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drank Minted Monkey by Tippy's Tea
736 tasting notes

So…I gotta be honest…I was really really looking forward to these teas. When I opened the package I was hit by a wave of minty-ness, it was bold and amazing!
I couldn’t wait to drink it. So I brewed it up and when I went to take a sip the strong mint flavors had calmed down. I mainly just tasted the black tea base which really wasn’t my favorite. Tasted really woody to me. :(
There were still mint flavors, but really not strong enough to hide the woodiness for me. :( I was looking forward to this one too.
Really disappointed with this one :(
If anyone has experienced the same thing, or has any tips about making the mint flavor stronger, that would be great!
Otherwise I gotta find a new home :(

Flavors: Mint, Wood

Fjellrev

Aww, too bad. Can’t like them all.

Ost

Yeah, such a shame :(

TeaTiff

Oh man. I have been eyeing this one as mint and GM are two of my favorite things in the tea world. I will have to watch what others say about the mint…,,

Ost

Everyone seems to like it, TeaTiff…which is why I ended up pretty disappointed. :/
If you wanna swap I can send you some if you want?

Lindsay

I got a bag of Not So Vanilla that was just meh, and that’s after I really loved a sample of the same tea earlier. I feel like maybe the base tea is a bit… inconsistent? Or something. I’m still really confused.

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Fjellrev

Aww, too bad. Can’t like them all.

Ost

Yeah, such a shame :(

TeaTiff

Oh man. I have been eyeing this one as mint and GM are two of my favorite things in the tea world. I will have to watch what others say about the mint…,,

Ost

Everyone seems to like it, TeaTiff…which is why I ended up pretty disappointed. :/
If you wanna swap I can send you some if you want?

Lindsay

I got a bag of Not So Vanilla that was just meh, and that’s after I really loved a sample of the same tea earlier. I feel like maybe the base tea is a bit… inconsistent? Or something. I’m still really confused.

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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