744 Tasting Notes

my first of 5 tea orders arrived! between all the orders PLUS 2 new tea cups i’m obviously preparing for the coming winter months. tea and kindles is all i ever need. ever.
i’m so in love with this stuff.

i ordered this one especially for my sister. and lucky her, they sent me two 3oz tins for the price of one :) she loves earl grey and she loves rose teas and i just know for sure that she’s gonna love this one. i anticipate that half of it will be gone within 2 weeks time, easy.

IDK why but i added honey and milk to this first cup. things are going to crazy!

i have all this new tea to taste and i finally figured out how to get steepster working on my work computer again. everything has fallen into place.

here is a list of other things i want to tell you
- i am still reading all the Avengers and Sherlock fan fic
- i got into the Berlin Marathon so i will be going back to Europe in september
- at the encouragement of a friend, i now get monthly massages

Tea Sipper

I’m the same way… I just need my tea, books & music.. and maybe my favorite TV shows.

MissB

Congrats!

Cavocorax

The Berlin marathon sounds like quite an adventure! That’s great.

t looked into that one.

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Don’t hate me. I drank it. One from the orphaned household cupboard dusty tea pile.

The real reason I’m writing is to see what teas OTHER than brioche you guys like from the American Tea Room? I’m placing an order I think perhaps maybe yes :)

JustJames

…… the hot cinnamon spice was zippy, and although it is expensive the ancient moonlight is very good (my wife drank most of it so i don’t thin i reviewed…. lol).

MissB

I drank Lemoncello last night and it was lovely. Coco*Loco was also yum, and I enjoyed it more than Coco*Late (although in the second’s defense, I had it as a tea and it’s supposed to be a latte, so…)

moraiwe

I enjoyed Romanoff quite a lot. It’s citrus with a very slight smokey element. If you like figs and toasted sesame, Sultan’s Delight really hits the spot. Tangier is one of the better apricot teas I’ve had. The Genmaimatcha is solid, but not terribly exciting. Nirvana is awesome if you like fruity, floral greens. Bliss is pretty mellow and fruity/tasty, but probably a better springtime tea. Their Milk Oolong is very good, but hits my pocketbook a bit too hard. Aaaaand, I think that’s everything.

MissB

Oh, and Macaron was also good – I think I rated all of these in the high 70s to mid 80s. I’d just avoid Provence, unless you like lavender a whole lot.

moraiwe

Oh! And La Vie en Rose is probably my favorite rose tea at present.

Shmiracles

Oh my goodness justjames, moraiwe, and missb! These recommendations are so helpful. I’ve basically added samples of them all to my cart! Your feedback is one hundred percent heard and appreciated :)

MissB

Their sample sizes are decent, too. Most of them I’ve gotten a liter of tea out of (4 cups), which was enough to determine if I wanted to order more.

Sil

macaron only if you like coconut. lemoncello made me want della terra’s lemon chiffon more. cocoloco is similar to herbal infusions cocoa tea… If you like apricot, tangier is delightful. uh… there’s a few more i’ll try to remember…

Shmiracles

well the results are in! i ordered a 3.5 oz of the Brioche. (which i got to try back in May thanks to TastyBrew). Then i ordered samples of ALL the Peach Oolong, Tangier Apricot, Victoria, Lapsang Souchong, Choco*Late, Rose de Chine, Romanoff Blood Orange, Caramel, Notting Hill, English Breakfast, Sultans Delight, La Vie En Rose, Lemoncello, Coco*Loco, AND Macaroon Organic Tea. ALL THE F*KS OF THEM!! and i used that small discount to soften the blow. and holy crap am i super excited. thanks for making my day a little more fun because the interactive nature of this order definitely made me more giddy than i would have imagined. you guys rule.

moraiwe

That’s an awesome order! I hope you find some stuff you love!

Sil

Awesome! I did that with my first ATR order too….a zillion samples lol

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wanna hear something weird. this is one tea where i think i vaguely remember liking the david’s tea version better. that like NEVER happens ya know? Della Terra is far superior to davids always. so idek why. maybe i just find the creme a little lacking in creme-ness?
i still have one cup available left to brew. bear with me. i’m probably wrong. only human.

i bought 4 poetry books for my e-reader yesterday. and online tea today.
that concluded my post-thanksgiving shopping.
i did it all in my room wearing my jammies.
priorities, i haz them.

Holly Faye

I approve of your priorities. :P

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well it’s a yummy little tea isn’t it! and the sparkles make it quite holiday festive appropriate.
i don’t need a big tin of a pear tea, but i wouldn’t be surprised if i end up getting a sample of this on more than one occasion when i place an order.
speaking of which, i just totally placed 2 hearty tea orders (harney & della). now if only i could get the david’s tea site to work…

keychange

oooh ohhhhoooh! what’d you get? what’d you get??!?!

Shmiracles

the harney order was mostly all about my sister. she LOVES earl grey and rose type teas, and if i buy tons she will proceed to drink tons. which fills me with glee! so i ordered Earl Grey Supreme, Rose Scented, Lemony Gunpowder, and Sally’s Secret for her.
ME, i’m all about chocolate teas and lapsangs. i got myself Florence and Russian Country, plus a handful of samples like apricot and diamond jubilee to try.
the Della Terra order is just a re-stock of my fave dubble chocolade plus my new fave the almond biscotti along with a sample pack. can’t EVER place a della terra order without including a sample pack. it’s just not scientifically possible!

Shmiracles

i should really update my cupboard huh… maybe it’s about time to re-ignite my swapping flame.

Shelley_Lorraine

you’ve been slacking for sure :D

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oh steepster I miss you so much! I used to be able to think about tea and read about tea and see what my tea friends were drinking all day while i was at work, but now, for some reason, the steepster website won’t load on my work computer anymore! I change browsers and I try different settings but nothing seems to fix it :(

I drank this tea when I went to go see Thor alone at 10am on a Sunday morning. I know the Asguardians are aliens and all, but they also have kings and queens (plus this isn’t a tea I’ve tasted before and wanted to try the sample.) queen tea! fit for a Thor!
(I’ll re-sample this tea and write about the flavor later.)

I don’t quite remember the tea. I think I was too distracted by the abs.
You heard me.

Shmiracles

see and I am HORRIBLE at posting from my phone cuz my sentence structure and spelling and just all of it end up making even less sense than usual!

Sil

haha it’s fine :) glad you had fun at the movies!

Dinosara

I had that problem too! I had to set up a dummy DNS address in my network settings… The one I used was 8.8.8.8 and it magically worked!

Holly Faye

Not gonna lie, those were some pretty tasty abs.

OMGsrsly

LOL @ the abs. I saw Thor with my brother and one of his old friends. Their expressions during the Ab Scene were hilarious.

Shmiracles

Dinosara! i finally figured out the DNS fix. thanks so much for the nudge! lookout steepsters i’m back in business !

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it’s a cupcake tea and I just got it for fun. I love fun!
It’s a cute and playful tea. But no attachments were formed.

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drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
744 tasting notes

Funny thing is, this is a free sample from adagio. I would have never looked to purchase it. And, surprise twist, my boyfriend loves it!
I’m not a hibiscus person, but he got one wiff of the bag and was immediately like ‘I want that’.
And I am not a person who will deny a man his tea.

Tea Sipper

This one is actually a more tolerable blend with hibiscus.

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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
744 tasting notes

Okay fine. I’m just gonna have to log all my teas from my phone since my work computer doesn’t seem to be cooperating. (I’ll just fix typos later I guess)
This tea smells awesome! But the flavor is rather meh. I have become a kind of chocolate tea fanatic over the past year, and in this instance, I’d rather have my dark oolong in a cup and my Nutella spread on my toast.
That does sound like a great breakfast though! Yum

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drank Kava Stress Relief by Yogi Tea
744 tasting notes

idk why steepster is broken on my computer but will work on my phone. I haven’t been able to make regular posts in days. And posting from my phone is not fun and full of typos.

I drank this tea as still another agenda of drinking even the dreg teas of the house. At least once.
I do not like the flavor. And it surely didn’t relax me. Hah

moraiwe

I feel you on drinking the dregs. I’m coming up with craft projects for the paper wrappers around the tea bags to get myself to drink them. And even then it’s only kind of working.

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drank Citrus Burst by Tea Guys
744 tasting notes

this is a really good version of this tea, if you are a person who might really like this type of tea.
if you know what i mean.
it’s a nice one. i’m glad i have a few more cups worth.

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

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