1112 Tasting Notes

Revisiting this one for a nice afternoon pick-me-up. Long steep time but did not get bitter. Slightly astringent but pleasantly so. Raisin notes very apparent this afternoon.

Kind of celebrating because I just let myself order the Damn Fine Holiday blend 2014! Naughty though- I should not spend money on myself this close to Christmas! I did order a 2nd tin to give as a gift to a non-Steepster tea friend though :)


aaaaaah jealous!

Terri HarpLady

me too, I haven’t ordered the Holiday Blend…yet…


Keep thinking g about it ….


really hoping for a free ship deal…otherwise it’s like 35$ for a tin to me…blech

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drank Chocolate Malt by 52teas
1112 tasting notes

Backlogging from the other night.

Decent little Honeybush blend. The Chocolate Malt flavor is not as strong as it is in my Chocolate Malt Mate from 52Teas. Not sure why! shrug

Not bad, but probably won’t re-order.

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Another delicious and complex young sheng from TeaUrchin! Lots of floral notes, a little fruit in later steeps…I like Yiwu sheng :D

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I’m a big fan of rice shou, so I stocked up on this during TeaVivre’s black Friday sale without even tasting it first. Luckily it is a good one! And SO convenient. The sachets are individually wrapped!!! I’m normally not a big fan of sachets or wasted packaging in general but these are going to be SO convenient for travel. Seriously. Awesome.

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I drank a sample of this tea all morning yesterday. I was off work and baking quiche and wrapping Christmas presents so I had time for a proper gongfu session for once! It was really enjoyable. One of the cleaner and smoother aged shou I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. I think I am getting more accustomed to aged flavors in puerh. I’ve been quite fond of younger shou and sheng for a while now, but older stuff is definitely starting to grow on me :)

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Ooooooh! Another sample from my Tea Urchin gift from Marzipan :D

I’ve never had a sheng quite like this one before. It reminds me of Silver Needle white, sort of hay like and a little sweet, with a floral shengy vibe, and mousse-like creaminess! I keep thinking of it as flower custard :D


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drank Neptune by Lupicia
1112 tasting notes

I got a sample of this tea from sweet Marzipan!

It smelled wonderful…I was so excited! But like many other teas with honey flavoring, it just tastes like chemicals to me :(


Honey flavoring is a really weird one. It ends up tasting floral to me and nothing like the real thing.

Terri HarpLady

I hate tasting chemicals… :(

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I got a sealed sample pack of this tea from a new IRL tea-friend! We met on Facebook through a mutual friend who knows us both and that we are both big into tea. She happens to teach yoga classes in the same business complex my office is in! So last week I decided to try out one of her yoga classes and she gave me this tea. I gave her some random green tea samples, too. She basically only drinks green tea and her husband only drinks shou, so when they got a sheng sample free with a recent YS order they were happy to pass it along. I can’t believe I met someone IRL who had never heard of steepster but orders from YS :-O

ANYWAY, the tea is very nice! Syrupy thick liquor, nice bold flavor which is not too sweet or too bitter but has plenty of flavor. Floral overtones round it out. Lingering taste on my tongue and real nice Monday morning boosting cha qi!

Very glad I got to try it! :D

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drank Lang He 2010 Yu pin by Tea Urchin
1112 tasting notes

I got a Christmas present in the mail today from Marzipan! She got me a bunch of TeaUrchin Samples! SQUEE!


WTF Steepster ate…half my tasting note? sigh I wonder if anyone else can’t read past the "


“I got a Christmas present in the mail today from Marzipan! She got me a bunch of TeaUrchin Samples! SQUEE!


Oh crap, it broke my comment too. Anyway your tasting note stops displaying after the less than three heart. Less than signs sometimes, randomly break comments, tasting notes and forum posts. I’ve emailed Jason about it, but it’s really random. If you edit and save your note again, it may work.


There’s a ?

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drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Zen Tea
1112 tasting notes

Vanilla mint puerh sounded great! But there’s CINNAMON in here too? Hmm…

I’m drinking it, but it is a bit weird to me! O_o


love this one


Cinnamon? That seems out of place in a vanilla mint tea (but I suppose it could work!)

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

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