914 Tasting Notes

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drank Organic Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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After enjoying some of Butiki’s flavored guayusa blends (Good morning sunshine is my favorite, but the Killer’s vanilla is good, too!) my husband asked me to get some straight guayusa so we could taste it by itself. It is quite nice! Not too strong a flavor, actually. Pretty mild and grassy, and sort of nutty. Very stimulating! It is very drinkable straight but I would still prefer to drink a flavored one because why not?

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Today I am trying an organic black tea my friend gave me that HER friend brought her back from Nepal. I think it is technically a little old and stale, but it has a bold, pleasantly astringent breakfast tea type flavor. I won’t have any trouble finishing the sample she gave me :)

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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I’m in a puerh mood today. Also I’m running low on this one pout

Definitely will be re-stocking this when I run out! SO GOOD!

mrmopar

Good stuff!

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90

Another DELICIOUS bottled green tea I bought at Fresh Market! This one is not as crazy strong as the Sencha Shot but has the same bright green yet sweet and nutty sencha flavor. Totally great! I will buy it again, I’m sure, for convenience reasons, though I try to avoid bottled beverages when possible.

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drank Green Lime by Island Rose
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Swap Sample!

When the packet said “Green Lime” I assumed green tea with lime…but no. My tastebuds say, “WTF IS this crap?” Apparently it is Lapacho. I googled Lapacho…and to be honest it sounds dangerous! “The active ingredients such as lapachol have been found to possess significant abortifacient and reproductive toxicity effects for rats.234HOLY CRAP! How can they sell this as tea then? Good thing it tasted terrible and I dumped it out…bleh!

mrmopar

Good catch!

caile

that sounds terrible – good you dumped it out!

Lynxiebrat

Huh?! Major WTF. shudders

Fjellrev

Ouch! I have some lapacho coming my way from another company. Never thought to read too much into it.

Skysamurai

Yea… Which is sad because all of their other teas are so good.I was the same way. Dumped my cup out.

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Another neglected favorite of mine. These flavors were meant to be together! :)

K S

I have never tasted a coconut tea I thought even came close to this one.

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100

In honor of my Steepsterversary I decided to open my last sample pouch of the only tea I’ve ever given a 100 rating to (I have several I’ve given 99s, but this was my only 100)

This is still VERY delicious! So creamy and buttery and GREEN! Still one of my top faves of all time :)

Terri HarpLady

Happy Steepsterversary!!

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GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS! Today is my one year Steepsterversary!!! During my first year I wrote 537 tasting notes, got 115 followers, and currently have 58 teas in my online cupboard. I probably have closer to 100 in my real life cupboard, because I never add small samples or small swaps to my online cupboard. I’ve had so much fun and met so many nice fellow tea lovers this past year! It is great to be here! :D

Anyway, I started my day today with an avocado/white matcha shake. One of my faves! I will bust out some other old favorites to celebrate throughout the day, hehe :)

Courtney

Happy anniversary!

Courtney

Correction! Steepsterversary. :P

caile

Happy steepster anniversary!! :-)

boychik

Wow! Happy Steepster Anniversary!

keychange

Happy steepster birthday! woohoo!!

Cavocorax

Woohoo! Grats!

Stephanie

Thanks guys!

Rosehips

Happy Steepaversery!

K S

Woot!

Dustin

Whoa! I have been here three months longer than you and only have 167 notes. I’m slacking!
Happy anni! :)

Roswell Strange

Happy Anniversary!

mrmopar

Yayy!! Congrats!

LuckyMe

Happy anniversary!

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drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
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Thank you Dexter3657 for the sample!

This is a decent tea, but I think it would be more enjoyable with milk and sugar (neither of which I have at work anymore) So I will save the rest of my sample to try another day when I am at home and can sweeten and whatnot. The black base is pretty bold, and there is a little (but not much) rum and pruney plummy flavor from the raisins…

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This is a pretty nice oolong! Very creamy and green. I’m only on steep #1 so I’m not sure if the lilac flavors are going to show up or not, but overall I’m quite happy with this offering from Steepster Select! I brewed this packet western style but perhaps I’ll save the other one for a time I can do it gongfu.

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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.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.

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