514 Tasting Notes


I enjoy this as a relaxing brew,

but lately we have no groceries, out of seasoning salt and soya sauce – all we have is rice! So I made up some rice with this tea, it’s amazing. I added a pinch of salt and a pat of butter. It’s creamy, nutty and full of flavour. Win!

The DJBooth

Awesome…glad there are more people who cook with tea. Try mashed potatoes with Lapsang :)


Great idea. We’re having as part of our dinner tonight, and I’m going to try this.


I’ve baked with my tea a lot, but rarely just straight up rice. I wish I had some lapsang, I have nooo smoky teas anymore as I gave them all away. oops!

Nice Veronica, enjoy your amazing dinner!


My fav is genmaicha tea with butter melted in it. I pour this sauce on spaghetti squash, but I bet it’s good on rice too.


Ohhh I’ve been meaning to pick up a spaghetti squash once we have money for real food! My body is craving nutrition <3

Marcel Duchamp

Mashed Potatoes with Lapsang sounds really good. I need to try that for sure.

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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Got a to go cup with milk and agave. Love it WAY more than Exotica, but Exotica will probably be cheaper so I’ll stick with it for iced tea.

That said, I will stock up if I ever get my T4 and get some tax (aka tea) monies. Love the citrus top note, very tropical meets thai!

Marcel Duchamp

Did you try this one iced too? Sounds really good.

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I enjoyed this gunpowder, it’s creamy and a bit smoky – perfect for mixing with mint for my own Moroccan Mint blend! Yummeh,

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drank Toffee Dream by Zen Tea
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Help me, lovers of this tea. It has such a high rating but I haaaate it. It tastes like cardboard. I have 50g.

So! any tips? haha


blech. I don’t like this one either.


Hey, that’s no help! jk, haha that’s actually a relief, I thought I might be the only one! Solidarity, Sil. That’s what I get for scanning ratings rather than reading actual reviews ;)


there are a few ppl in the reviews that didn’t like it haha i picked up a toffee dream from another company here in toronto and it’s a much smoother and nicer blend – what i wished this one was.


I just a checked my review and phew…. I wasn’t one who gushed over it. :p Good luck – hope you can swap it.


Yeah, I don’t recall being a big fan, though ordered the sample based on the rave reviews I was seeing.


I really wasn’t a fan either, I vaugly remember saying it smelled like wet cardboard and tasted like paper lol.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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I need a kick in the butt this morning, so I added 1 pu-erh tuocha from Teavivre and 1 tsp Pheonix Pearl from Zen Tea. The brew is coffee dark, has a nice kick, but is oh so smooth and sweet. WIN!

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yaaaay I’m back kind of!
haha I still feel like I’m under a rock. Anyways! My blog has been dormant far too long, since this tea was an amazing replacement for DavidsTea’s Dulce & Banana (sorry DT, I sipped them side by side and I prefer this one), I thought I would do a fancy photoshoot :3

Seriously my favourite iced tea ever. I don’t know what it is about this blend, I think it’s the lack of artificial flavouring? Whatever it is, it’s worth a try at least as a warm before-bed tea. AAAAND I have a coupon code for everyone: 15% off! Exciting :D I think anyways ;)

Pics: http://www.daisychubb.com/review-banana-dulce-by-the-persimmon-tree/

I should note as a disclaimer, not every tea is a 100% from Persimmon just because I got some samples from them. This tea though, I chose to be my first to review – because to me, it is 100. More reviews coming soon! Just had to get the rave out of the way haha!

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Thank you Azzrian for including this in my special Christmas package last month!

My goodness it is blended pu-erfection yesIjustsaidthat.

It really does taste like a spiced or mulled wine. Sweet deep berry notes that taste like they will stain your lips. How decadent. Thank you so much for sharing!


So glad you loved it!

The DJBooth

oh man that sounds awesome


It’s VERY awesome! Definitely have a future order planned with Vintage Teaworks :D

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drank Coconut Oolong by Zen Tea
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I have been so SO pleased with my box of teas from Zen after their 50% off sale. There is only one tea in the box I don’t like (it’s not this one) and sadly I don’t have any swap money because I want it gone, but that’s a story for another time.

This tea is creamy, coconutty, astringent (not bitter) and a bit buttery. Definitely vegetal – super delicious. I make pots of it and always put the last pot in the fridge for iced tea. Yummy with a splash of coconut milk after a work out!


This sounds delicious! I must try some, after I clear through some tea in my tea cupboard.

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Freaking. Delicious.
Honestly, the most tasty blend I have had in months. For me personally it is a 100. I’ll share why later.

Preparing my blog post and taking lots of pretty pictures, but dang, this tea is so refreshing! (Iced!) Stay tuned ;)

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drank Earl Green Cream by Tealish
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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.

The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!

<3 Daisy


Halifax, NS [Canada]



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