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drank Green Lime by Island Rose
940 tasting notes

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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99

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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88

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 suspect that this is a very fine tea, just not a type I am particularly fond of. It is roasty and very sweet, but kind of weak, in a way. I think I would appreciate it more if it was a bit more bold. Again, very appreciative I got to try it though! :)

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drank Sencha Shot by Ito En
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Saw this today at the Fresh Market on sale 2 for $2, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. This is actually pretty dang good, folks! Very good for bottled green tea. It is VERY strong, grassy, and a little nutty. Tastes just like I brewed up some strong sencha and chilled it myself. Color me impressed!

If you are on the go and love unsweetened green tea, give it a try!

Brendan

I bought one of these a few weeks ago. It was very good. I’m definitely planning on keeping a couple of these around.

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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I got a wonderful swap package today from Dexter3657!

This was the first baggie I opened and sniffed…probably because I couldn’t tell from the name what it was going to be like, and I saw almond slivers and that piqued my interest. Anyway, after sniffing I had to steep some up immediately! There was a rose bud and jasmine blossom in my steeper, and the rose unfurled seductively as it steeped. Man, this tea is downright sexy! It tastes like an almond pastry of some kind, with just a hint of floral. Heavenly! I might prefer this one to everyone’s beloved Brioche from American Tea Room, but I’ll have to try them side by side to be sure. I have one cup left of Brioche and 2 or so left of this sample :)

Thanks again, Dex!

Fjellrev

I think I like this one more too, but yet they’re both so different. Hard to choose, really!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I got this one in my HUGE package from dexter too!!! I’ll have to try this tomorrow!

Stephanie

I thought of you when I tried this BrewTEAlly Sweet you will LOVE it.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Awwww now I definitely have to try this!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I just tried it! I just tried it! I just tried it this very second! Oh em gee! Sexy it Tis!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

No rose or lavender buds in mine but I definitely smelt them and tasted them and after reading your note it makes sense!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You’re right this tea is soooo me! I want more!!

Stephanie

PS you bought the two Fauchon teas today that I almost bought…I would have ordered for sure if this one had been an option!!!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I only bought the raspberry macaron,the chocolate eclair was all sold out! I want it so bad, and I know I looked for this one too!

PS I found a jasmine bud in my tea after all !!

Stephanie

Grr now I wish I had ordered the eclair

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I was going to when I got to work but I thought it would b there after and nope! Just my luck..

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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