4847 Tasting Notes


Backlog: I finished up the last of this tea that TeaEqualsBliss sent me last night.

You can read my full-length review of this tea here:


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drank Toasted Sesame by Adagio Teas
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Backlog: I’m not a particular fan of Adagio’s black tea base, but, when I’m sick, I find that my palate is not nearly as sensitive to the harsher tones of the tea. I like this one with ginger and honey added, it really enhances the Asian feel of this tea nicely, and the ginger is working wonders on my cold/flu/whatever this is.

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Backlog: This one is extremely comforting as well. It is a bit like a warm, fluffy blanket fresh out of the dryer when I’m feeling icky! Thank you Arbor!

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Backlog: This is another that I’ve been reaching for over the past couple of days. A warming, comforting cuppa when I’m feeling down and out.

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With my taste buds being off (I don’t know if this is a cold or the flu, all I know is that I am not 100%), I have decided to sip on teas that I have previously tasted. This is one that I grabbed, I love the ginger in this, and I found this one to be particularly comforting over the past two days.

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I think this tea was actually calling out to me. I hope it helps!

Here is the full-length review I wrote of this one (back when my taste buds were operating at normal capacity):


Geoffrey Norman

Ginseng AND mate?! That sounds dangerous.


Now I know what tea to give to all the medical and law students in my life. Whoo. They could add guayasa and sell it as Trucker’s Tea.

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drank Classic Earl Grey by Butiki Teas
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Well, despite my attempts to fight it, I have come down with the cold that my youngest daughter brought home with her over the holiday. So, this is going to be the last of “new” (err… that is, new to me!) teas that I will be drinking until I feel better, because my taste buds just aren’t up to it.

This is probably much better than it tastes to me right now, so I am not going to rate it until I can taste it with healthy taste buds.


Feel better soon!


Oh no! Hope that your cold doesn’t last long.

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Delicious! I want to slow down on the caffeine so I am having a cup of this tonight.

You can read my full-length review here:


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drank Ginger Rooibos by Butiki Teas
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My stomach feels a bit uneasy so I decided to try this and see if it helps.

The flavor is quite nice. The ginger is a little spicy, but not overpowering. I can’t really taste much from the rooibos, perhaps a little bit of the woody/nutty taste in the background but it is certainly not a dominant presence. There is a sweet taste to this too that really makes this very yummy. It’s a lot sweeter than I thought it would be.

It’s really quite pleasant and as far as my stomach goes, I think it’s doing the job!


Feel better!

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Oh… so lovely! I do love a good Oolong, and this one is good! It has done a remarkable job at tempering my palate after eating a very spicy Caribbean jerk chicken too. (extra bonus points since I don’t need to break out the kefir)

This is one that I plan on spending a little more time with before I write a full-length review. I hadn’t originally planned on it, but, after tasting it, I find that I just wish to enjoy it right now, and not write so much. Good Oolongs tend to have that effect on me.

And this is a good Oolong! (Did I mention that already?)


So glad you enjoyed! :)

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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