550 Tasting Notes
stomach virus be damned!
let’s drink some tea!
oops i just burnt my mouth.
this one isn’t one of my faves. it was pleasant, just not very mint in my opinion.
no worries though!
there is a tea for everyone!
thank you KallieBoo! for the great samples!
i needed some comfort. something warm and restful and sweet. and i kinda struck gold.
i have sooooo many herbal teas in my samples box it’s kinda bonkers. i mean, mostly just cuz they are so easy to drink you can drink them anytime! so why don’t i?
but i promise to try harder.
raspberry rooibos and ‘Endeavor’ on masterpiece mystery theater. too bad i fell asleep before i could find out who-dun-it!
thank you Scheherazade for this cozy wozy cup when i needed it.
i haven’t drank this tea is over a year, but i logged it back then a year ago, when i was new to steepster and really into herbal tea.
wow i’ve come so far.
basically i logged this tea and never made a note, so here it is. my note.
i was just learning what rooibos was, and didn’t even understand what part of the flavor came from hibiscus.
i remember liking the ‘get lost’ tea best because it had orange peel and cinnamon in it. everytime i tried another version of the ‘get’ herbal teas from Republic of Teas i was disappointed. thus i have 2 tins of the ‘get lost’ tea at home and haven’t touched it in forever. sigh.
this was drank over a year ago.
got a cup from a local tea & coffee store here. let me just say that tea is NOT their focus.
mediocre tea. i was new to the game.
has this on a quick drop by Carytown Teas after lunch.
why is it that anytime i see a youngish gal in the city’s best tea shop and she is clearly discerning in her tea choice i can’t help but hope/assume/guess that she is on steepster?!?! and i’m always wrong hah
this oolong tasted just like the coconut oolong. i got no pineapple in it. but i ain’t complaining! cuz i like the coconut one plenty :)
drank this for breakfast! before my house hold went on a camping trip!
so freakin good!
i mixed it with agave and warm unsweet almond milk. and i wasn’t shy i used a hearty amount.
house camping means i live with a married couple and their 7 month old baby and my boyfriend and my sister (and two cats).
our old roomates also came along. here is a picture of us packing in the parking lot http://instagram.com/p/cSCDEwIc4i/
we hiked in maybe 1.5 miles into George Washington National Forest. we found a GREAT place near the stream. it couldn’t have been more perfect! http://instagram.com/p/cSCYETIc5G/
i basically spent the whole time A.) reading fan fic in my tent, B.) drunk in the stream sunning on a rock, C.) eating too awesome food including smores of course.
and i returned tic free!
i will say that if like camping and you’ve never done hike-in diy camping, you MUST try it, there is nothing like it. it’s so amazingly beautiful over any other variety you’ve done.
thank you CHAroma for sharing such a precious and hot commodity! i appreciate every sip.
another mate for the boy to adore … and for me to steal sips from his cup of!
if he likes this one i will do what i always do which is say ‘i will buy you some mate!’ and then use the order as an excuse to buy myself some fandom blends i don’t need. (i’m looking at you Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.)
my samples are slowly coming under control, so buying tea doesn’t feel as guilty as it did before, but i still have a ways to go. i definitely need a lapsang in my collection. and della terra chocolate. and vanilla. blerg nevermind.
a yummy mate! i’m not a big connesiour yet but what’s not to like about a tea with MOCHA in the name eh?!?
thank you moraiwe!!
cheers to you Sil for sending me this taste!
this second cup i just brewed had a big chunk of something in it, i suspect it was a Bunny Graham. at least i hope it was a Bunny Graham and not a mutant hatchling of some type.
the description of this tea is very accurate! the crust is light and the berries are a balance of sweet and tart. the tea is dry but still fruity and bright. very nice.
i know this isn’t the musical taste of many, but i personally think this is one of the best new bands of the year.
Nature of Feeling by Pleasure Leftists
lightly burnt and honey notes! i get it i get it!
i love this oolong. love love love. it’s not super greeney. it has a darkness to it that really appeals to me.
this is gonna be a good weekend i can tell.
thank you so much for choosing this one to send me Sil!
i got this sample from whatshesaid, and i think she got her sample from Sil. cuz it was in Sil’s baggies when i got it in my swap box. :) we are incestuous. or, our tea is incestuous. hah. in a cute way i swear.
speaking of which have you seen the movie cement garden? it’s pretty good from what i remember.
i need to see Catfish and Melancholia soon. and finish watching Top of the Lake. and probably watch teh most recent Mad men season too. oh and Holy Motors, i wanna see that too.
and catch up on my Inspector Lewis episodes.
oh. but really. really really. i recommend watching Red Riding. it’s 3 movies. but if you wanna just watch the first one you can do that too i guess.
i don’t really taste much of the flavors in the this tea. it’s fairly subtle. not bad, just mild is all.