1135 Tasting Notes

drank Pina Colada by Tetley
1135 tasting notes

I bought this to make as a cold brew and didn’t have too high of expectations. It is more of a citrus tea than pina colada. I’m not getting any coconut here and the licorice gives it kind of a weird sweetness. It’s just ok. I’m not sure yet if I would purchase it again or not.


Not a huge fan either. The Bellini (same line) is excellent iced, though.


I bought the Bellini one as well, good to know!

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drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
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This was really floral today, but still very enjoyable.
I only have a few cups of this left.


If Butiki Teas was still around I’d order this one immediately – Sounds heavenly!


Sorry you didn’t get to take part in Butiki’s teas. They were one of my favourite tea companies!

S.G. Sanders

I’ve watched a review on their tea, and was disappointed to see that they were closed. However, that’s life, and it’s okay! There are plenty more options!

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Steepster, stop eating my notes…I know I reviewed this one within the last month but the note is gone. Oh well.
I think age has had a bit of an effect on this tea because it it a lot lighter than I remember it being. Or maybe it’s my memory that is fading! ;) The pumpkin is still there and I get a bit of the creme brûlée. I won’t have any problems finishing this one off anyway because it’s still tasty.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown. I finished this one up as a latte today. I only had 1.5 tsp left though, so it was on the weaker side but it was still good. I am surprised how well this tea stood up to time—this tea is from November 2014.
I usually like to brew this one for 4 minutes but for lattes, I usually brew for 5 minutes.

Resteep 7 minutes.

205 °F / 96 °C

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Sample taken from GCTTB5
A bit artificial in my opinion. It also turned a bit bitter, but that was my fault. The timer went off (I always set a timer or else I forget about the tea), and I got distracted by the kids. So, I oversteeped—-maybe 5 minutes or so instead of the 3 minutes the website recommends. Oops, I have enough for one more cup, so I will try some other time.

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1000th tasting note! I probably should have chosen something a little more stellar, but c’est la vie!

The tin recommends a little less than boiling water which seems a little hot for white tea don’t ya think? Maybe next time, I will try 90 degrees and see what happens. I would also like to try cold brewing it.
This tea is getting really old though, so I better hurry up. I feel that it has lost some vanilla flavour. It is still a decent bagged white tea though.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Daylon R Thomas

I almost tried that one when I was first getting into Steepster. I’ve always liked Zhena’s anyway, but vanilla looked like a good combo with white tea. I didn’t cause a few others caught my attention, but I still really wish that there was more vanilla white teas out there since they are so creamy. This is also why I really want to try Gold Rush.


Gold Rush is one of my favourites! You should certainly give it a try

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I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5.
I really enjoy peach teas, but I found that the tangerine kind of took over in this cuppa. I didn’t really get any floral notes, but that’s alright. I think I would have preferred the peach alone rather than paired with the citrus. Oh well, I’m glad I got to try it. I have a teensy bit left, so I will try a cold brew sometime.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
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I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5.
I have been eyeing 52teas Genmaicha for a long time, but never wanted to commit to a whole package because I was sure that I probably wouldn’t like it. I think I did try the marshmallow treat one way back in the day, but I don’t even remember now.
Well, this tea is just not for me. It just tastes like vegetal green tea and toasted rice…duh…lol. The chocolate was nonexistent for me, but maybe I didn’t get any in my teaspoon. Oh well, just not for me. Glad to have satisfied my curiosity though.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

this is pretty old to i think.


That could also have something to do with it


Yeah, please don’t judge our Genmaicha by this particular variety. I like to think our genmaicha teas are better now.


52Teas ok, maybe I will give it another try in the future!

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drank Fake Mead by Liquid Proust Teas
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I had taken a sample of this out of the GCTTB5 to try later since I didn’t want to have the box for too long.
This was an ok tea for me. There was slight notes of malt and honey. I read through the other notes, and now I feel like there was a hint of beeswax as well like Lala and Sil mentioned. To be honest, I find that kind of weird. Oh well, I’m glad I got to try it. I guess I can’t like every tea!

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Sipdown today.
I finished this one off as a cold brew and it was so refreshing. Sweet lemon, with hints of that macaroon and pastry.


I don’t think I have cold brewed this yet. I will have to try it out.


It is freaking amazing cold brewed.


Let us know what you think of the cold brew!

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


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