1877 Tasting Notes

drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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So my Butiki order arrived today (yay!) and I was debating between brewing Red Queen Cupcake or Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies but since I had to make it in a travel mug I decided against them. Instead, I decided to try icing this tea. Alas, all I am getting is Adagio’s black base with some coconut creaminess. It’s drinkable but certainly nothing to write home about. Still, I am happy for the opportunity to try it so thank you NayLynn for the share :)

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Potato? Check. Applesauce? Check. Yum.

Cheri

I still have a sample of this that I haven’t tried.

OMGsrsly

This one is so good. :)

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drank Celebration by RiverTea
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I iced this, and though the cup was underleafed it is still as delicious as last night’s cup. Creamy, sweet, and tastes amazingly of cake and icing and happy things. Thank you Roswell Strange for introducing me to this tasty brew. I am sad to see it go but it will be making it into my RiverTea order when I eventually place one. 159.

Roswell Strange

I think you definitely like this one more than me. Do you prefer this or Buddha Bamboo? I still think Buddha Bamboo wins.

VariaTEA

I think I may prefer this. Lately I have been getting a lot of currant flavor in my Buddha Bamboo and I don’t love that, though I still really enjoy the cup. I just really enjoyed this. Thanks again for the share :)

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drank Infinite Good Feeling by RiverTea
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Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me yet another sample of this tea to try since I stupidly decided to hot brew the last sample I got. This is certainly better cold. There is a lot of creamy vanilla and quite a bit of currant flavor. Raspberry also comes through in a taste that is true to the fruit. At the back of each sip, there is definitely hibby tartness though it is not offensive and I am sure it could be muted with a shorter steep time. It is a good tea and I am glad I got a second chance to try it but it is not something that I urgently need restocked. I would consider adding it to an order though if I were placing one. 160.

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drank Birthday Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Cold brewing this tames the rooibos and brings out a sugary sweetness to the tea. However, there is still a strong floral quality to the blend that I could do without. Thank you Scheherazade for sending this my way but in the future, I think I will stick to DAVIDs Birthday Cake rooibos instead. 161.

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drank Pure Life by Tea Desire
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Cold brewed the rest of this sample from Roswell Strange overnight and I am still getting creamsicle from this blend. It is a touch more muted in this cup than the last but it is still very good. I might need some more of this one. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!! You always find such great treats :). 162.

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drank Cherry Bomb by T2
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I decided to have this iced and that was a great choice for this tea. The cherry flavor really pops and the chocolate notes take on a more milk chocolatey vibe. It is almost like a cup of liquid cherries garcia and it is great. Thank you Memily for this tasty, tasty sample!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Guess what guys?!? Sipdown!! 100 g and a broken kettle later and this tin is gone. I will probably buy this again but not for a while. Still, this tea always produces a solid cup and for that reason it remains a favourite. 164.

Cavocorax

Woohoo! It’s nice to finish off a big one like that!

VariaTEA

It definitely does feel good, especially because it is also my oldest tea. Now to work on Sugar & Spice.

Cavocorax

Ceylon Star is my Sugar & Spice. I bought 7 oz or 8? Whatever those web special sizes are in. I think I’m down to 3 oz and I have until November to drink all that before it hits one year! :O

OMGsrsly

I have a huge amount of Forever Nuts. I need to drink more tea lattes!

Sil

Crazy ppl buying vSt amounts of flavoured teas…

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drank Pure Life by Tea Desire
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This tea tastes sort of like creamsicle, with it’s bright and creamy orange flavor. It is good. Really good. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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