1045 Tasting Notes

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
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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
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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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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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Very tasty bold malty black tea. It gets even sweeter and more complex as it cools.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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I’m really enjoying this as an evening treat. Guess I should check and see if it is sold out yet…

Butiki Teas

Not sold out yet! :)


I’ve been wavering on whether or not to buy just some more birthday cake, but it’s now all gone. Guess I’m not getting more.


Sweet, thanks for the tip! Maybe I’ll get to place ONE more order! Sorry bout the birthday cake Cheri :/

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This is my kind of sheng. Nice bold punchy flavor. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Faint hint of floral. I like a little astringency sometimes. Good stuff.


This is one I like very much!


I saw they still have some and the price isn’t too bad! Tempting…


What’s holding you back? :)


Lack of proper puerh cake storage and lack of money! I still have a lot of Christmas presents to buy in the next week and a half…

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drank Qi Lan by Nannuoshan
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This sample came to me via Marzipan and was a free sample from a group order a bunch of Steepster folks went in on. The dry leaf is huge and twisty and gorgeous. The steeped liquor smells amazing- roasty and tangy. I get mostly mineral and lightly roasted flavors with a very faint hint of tart cherry. The aftertaste is long and lingering. I would prefer more fruity sweetness and more floral flavors, but that is probably just a personal preference. I’m normally not a huge fan of this style of oolong. Thanks Nannuoshan and fellow Steepsterites for the sample :)

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Yesterday (and lots of days lately) have been hellish at work and left me with no time to write tasting notes! Anyway, this is another sample I got from ChaiVeck. It was nice and light and clean tasting. A little woody but not in a bad way. Not a type of tea I’ve explored much yet so that is always fun! It’s so different! A little like shou but not really…

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Thank you for the sample ChaiVeck!

This is a nice easy drinking shou! Clean and basic “shou flavor”, but with a nice pleasant sweetness. A little bit of cocoa notes make me think of Special Dark which is always good.

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This tea isn’t bad. Mild cinnamon and vague spiced fruits. I’m not getting any “pastry”.

Really nothing wrong with it, just not as thrilling to me personally as some of the other Dammann Freres teas I’ve tried lately :)

Cameron B.

Clearly Prague is a much cooler city than London. :P

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