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1343 Tasting Notes


Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me some more of this tea. It is a tasty cinnamon cuppa. I think Monkey Bread is actually a more fitting name because it has a sweet cinnamon bread flavor but lacks the icing that you might expect on a cinnamon bun. Still very, very good.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Roswell Strange, you have created an addict. I basically have a few more teaspoons left of a 50 g bag that I got less than a month ago. Seriously, it is a problem! I just can’t help myself because cold brewed this is 100% vanilla frosting deliciousness. Amazing!

In other news, I have just finished one of my exams. I am happy because I know I did well but sad because it is for a class where the mark doesn’t count. Nonetheless, it is pretty exciting stuff. I have one final project due tomorrow, an exam on Thursday, a take-home exam due on the 23rd and then I am done my degree. It is pretty surreal.

carol who



WOOT. That is awesome.

Roswell Strange

Lol, sorry… But also, congrats! That sounds really exciting!


Oh my gosh, congratulations! you’re so so so close now!


Thanks guys :). It is a pretty exciting time, only made better by the fact that this is probably the least stressful exam season I have had since I started. It will be sad to leave Montreal though.


Yay! That’s great!!

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drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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Terri Harplady’s description of this tea yesterday as “vanilla wafers, with lemon added” is probably the most accurate description of this tea you will find. It is delecate and sweet with a nice creamy lemon quality. Delicious. Thank you Sil for sharing!!

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Faith for sharing this with me. I really expected to love it but something in the blend is just not for me. I think perhaps I expected more strawberry flavor and less rooibos but that is not what I am getting. It is not bad but just not something I need to have again, which is good because it is not available anymore.

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drank Thé de Pâques by Mariage Frères
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Between this tea and the Rabbit’s Garden, I seem to have a bit of an Easter theme going, albeit a week early and completely unplanned. Anyways, thank you Sil for sharing this tea with me. As I brewed it up, I couldn’t help but hover because it smells really amazing. Alas, this doesn’t necessarily translate to the taste. Not that it is bad but rather, like so many other french teas, the scent is significantly stronger than the flavor. What I hoped to taste was a creamy vanilla. What I am tasting is mostly the smooth black base and citrus notes. Not bad but not necessarily for me either. Nonetheless, I am grateful for the opportunity to have tried something new.

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Sipdown!! (161)

Thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try this tea. It is definitely I was interested in sampling given its unique ingredient list. Now having tasted it, I can say it is good and definitely worth giving a try but it is not something I NEED to have stocked.

This particular cup is actually from last night and has cooled significantly. The most prominent element is the peach by far but the veggies provide a nice complimentary taste to round out the flavor. Also, the base is virtually undetectable thus allowing more room for the other flavors to shine. A really fun and delicious tea!

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drank Prickly Pear by Cornelia Bean
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drank Napalm Ferret by 52teas
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Sipdown!! (162)

Thank you Kat_Maria for the opportunity to try this tea. There is a little more heat in this cup than the last but still nothing close to what I expected. Plus, still no banana. I am grateful to have gotten to try it but I can’t help but feel disappointed.

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown!! (163)

Thank you to both Dexter3657 and TraceyC for sharing this with me. I made a pot to share with friends. To me, it mostly tastes of butter, with a hint of nut. Very nice. I am really glad I got to try it :)


uh oh…you’re catching up to me again! haha


I like this one as long as I brew it right.


Sil, I have been making the most of my sipdown Saturday.

Amarial, it definitely is a nice tea. Though there are so many others I would reach for first that I doubt I would stock it.


Yeah, I hear you. I don’t buy this one anymore because I find it is too finicky unless I cold steep.


I see that….I will get time tomorrow! Though that might be mostly it for the rest of the the month heh

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drank Hanalei by Lupicia
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Sad surprise sipdown. (164)

So long banana medicine tea. Your tastiness will be greatly missed. Thank you Dustin for sharing with me!


The banana medicine is now the only thing I think of. I’ve long forgotten rooibos associated with this tea haha!


Haha. I wish I had more to share with you because I feel like it is something you should taste.

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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


Montreal, Quebec/Thornhill, Ontario



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