2087 Tasting Notes

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drank Lucky Star by Cornelia Bean
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I tried cold brewing this to see if I preferred it that way but I am still unimpressed. It basically tastes like sweet rooibos and nothing else. Really leaves me wanting more.

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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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This cup has much more lychee flavor than the last. If I didn’t know any better, I would assume I was drinking a straight lychee tea with no other flavors. It is a great tasting tea, I just wished it delivered on what it promised. Nonetheless, I am happy to have tried it and may even restock when I get my cupboard under control (though I believe that means I have to go to San Francisco). Thank you for sharing, Kat_Maria!!

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drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
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Thank you Kat_Maria for the couple teabags of this tea. The green base is a bit more present in this cup than the last but it is not vegetal, rather just a touch leafy. However, the more prominent flavor is the creamy strawberry milkshake taste that comes out of the strawberry and vanilla intermingling.

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Well, I am jumping on the Melon Oolong bandwagon. This is amazing! No oolong flavor at all, just nice refreshing melon. I think I prefer this melon flavor to Cantaloupe and Cream even. I would definitely keep this one stocked. Thank you Kat_Maria for the sample of this tea. It seems that everyone has been loving this tea lately so I am grateful to have gotten a taste of it.

ETA: I resteeped this and the oolong is coming out a bit more but the melon flavor is still delicious.

Courtney

Preference over Cantaloupe & Cream? I will be on the hunt now.

VariaTEA

It is different because this is straight melon as opposed to just creamy melon but I think I do prefer it.

keychange

This one is the best melon tea in the world. For sure.

Amariel

Oh nice!

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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I cold brewed this overnight and the result is a super nice and light minty tea. It is refreshing and very representative of summer. The mint is the lingering flavor but it doesn’t overwhelm. Instead, the cucumber flavor really shines while the melon adds a nice sweetness. This tea is great both cold and hot. Definitely one I would want to keep around, especially as the weather warms.

Aimee Popovacki

i’m really surprised they did this for spring..

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80
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I took a sip of my matcha milk today and got the caramel, as I expected I would, but was also surprised to get a hint of saltiness that reminded me of the caramel popcorn flavor. I actually had to do a double-take to make sure I grabbed the right package. However, after confirming it was just plain caramel and being confused for a moment, I realized I had just had peanut butter and the saltiness was remnants of that. Nonetheless, it made for a pretty tasty treat.

Stephanie

WHOA, next time I make a caramel matchaccino I’m going to add a pinch of salt…that sounds amazing.

VariaTEA

Or just eat peanut butter beforehand :P

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A sad goodbye to this tasty, tasty tea. I just stocked up on Peppermint Patty so I don’t think I need another mint chocolate caffeine free option but if I did, this would be first on my list. It really and truly is DAVIDs White Chocolate Frost minus the oil. Delicious! Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me. It was fun while it lasted.

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drank Swaziland Rooibos by Cornelia Bean
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This tea is supposed to have a bunch of different components: pineapple bits, mango bits, cherry bits, apple bits, hazelnut leaves, sunflower blossoms, rose hips, rose blossoms, mallow blossoms, marigold blossoms, and peppermint. I definitely would have never guessed because flavorwise, I am getting rooibos, a generic floral/fruit sweetness, and maybe a hint of mint right at the end of the sip. It is not bad but it certainly does not deliver on all it promises. I did prep some of this to cold brew so perhaps more flavors will come out that way? We shall see…

Kayla

Do you know why it has “Swaziland” in the name? Peaked my interest because I am going there in October.

VariaTEA

I have no idea. Perhaps the company thinks the flavors they added are representative of flavors you might find there?

Kayla

Sounds like a tea I should try then. haha

VariaTEA

Probably. And then you can let us know if it is representative after your trip :P

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing a sample of this tea. Personally, I would not have ever bought this because its an oolong but I ind it is always a good idea to try the adagio teas because you never know what might make it into one of your fandom blends.

I was actually surprised by this one. I was not expecting much other than oolong but the base is actually pretty mild which allows for the candy peach flavor to shine. If I were given the choice, I would choose a different base but at the end of the day, I don’t think I would be as hesitant to buy a blend that has peach oolong in it as I can see this blending well with other flavors. Thank you Kat_Maria for sending this my way and forcing me to try this because now I know I don’t need to completely avoid blends with oolong. That information now opens up my options for fandom blends and that can be very, very dangerous.

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drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
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I have come to the conclusion that Lupicia knows what they are doing when it comes to strawberry flavor. This is an amazing green tea that tastes exactly like what it’s name implies: strawberry & vanilla. Plain and simple and really great. Plus, no grassiness from the base. Oh, and it can be brewed at boiling, which is always nice. Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing a couple of teabags with me :).

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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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