726 Tasting Notes


Since the first two teas I tried from the package Cookie sent me were too buttery for me, I was kinda nervous about this one.
But much to my surprise, it was actually really great!
I have only tried two other Four Season oolongs before, one of which was roasted. The other was okay, but the flavor wasn’t strong enough for me. :(
Even after those two I still have been eager to try more Four Season Oolongs. And Cookies was generous enough to send me some! :D
The main flavor is floral, and there are very very subtle hints of butter and honeysuckle in the background. More of the honeysuckle than butter though. Which is good! It adds a certain sweetness with the floral, and they both make a lovely combo.
This tea is seriously so much better than I thought!
I steeped it for a bit less than 2 minutes because my kettle ran out of water and the big mug was only like 3/4ths full. I didn’t wanna risk oversteeping it if it was going to be buttery like the other two!
But it was just really really good.
This is definitely the best Four Season Oolong I’ve had so far! :D Makes me excited to try more. This is totally a tea that I’d consider picking up too. :D
Thank you sooo much for letting me try it, Cookies!!!

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Honeysuckle, Sweet


Yay, glad you enjoy it. I like this one too and it’s really well priced.

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Went into this one expecting there to be honey notes mainly. But it ended up having more nutty and buttery notes. The nutty notes made it more drinkable, but still really wasn’t my thing :S
Oh well. I probably would have bought this one otherwise, so I’m glad that Cookies was generous enough to send me a sample! Thanks again! (:

Flavors: Butter, Nutty


I would probably love it ;)

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drank TieGuanYin by The Mountain Tea co
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Got a sample of this tea from the package Cookies sent me! I think this is the right tea on here, but took me a bit to find it for some reason. xD
Anyway, she sent me a bunch of oolongs, which was awesome because I love oolongs! I seriously will try any oolong, unless I know for a fact it’s only going to be roasty xD
Anyway, this one was smooth and thick. The main flavor was butter, which really is not my thing. There was a touch of floral in the background but not enough of it to balance out the salty butter taste. For the sake of my stomach I decided not to finish the cup. Don’t do so well with buttery teas. :S
But glad to have tried it. Thank you for the sample, Cookies!!

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Salt, Thick

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drank First Blush Blend by Teavana
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Ahhh FINALLY figured out how to make this exactly like it is in the store!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Took me long enough. :P
Just add a wee bit over a tsp, steep it for 4-5 minutes, and add a couple drops of agave. And it’s perfect. Sweet and floral just like in the store!
Such a good tea…Man…Those 4oz is going to be done soon.
Definitely another staple in my collection! Really wasn’t expecting to like many of Teavana’s blends…but feels like in spring they come out with better blends than in the winter. Heh, I am not complaining!


That actually sounds pretty cute!


I could send you a sample if you’re interested in trying (:


Teavana occasionally comes out with pretty good blends. They are, of course, the ones they discontinue just as soon as you become a fan of a particular flavour. Or maybe that’s just my experience.


They’ve kept the ones I liked so far…But maybe I just like the more popular ones? xD


Yum! I would :D I am gonna pm you for a swap!



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drank Birthday Cupcake by Della Terra Teas
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Had this the other day. Wasn’t entirely sure that I’d still like it since my taste buds have changed so much.
But it’s just as good as I remembered! It’s super sweet like DavidsTea’s Birthday Cake, but it also has a creamy battery note in it that just completes it.
The DavidsTea one has kinda been tasting off lately, like just pure sugar which I usually like…but I don’t know…just is a bit too much for me :S
Oh well.
Glad I have this one! :D


Oh yum, I’ll have to try this one sometime!


So does anyone know what is up with Della Terra? Did they go out of business?


no idea facebook just has the following from feb 17: Della Terra is officially closed until further notice due to new management. Anyone who ordered will have orders shipped this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our down time.


Thanks Sil. That explains a little more. I went to their website to buy some lemon chiffon and it has been down for a week or more.


Tea makers are dropping like flies, recently.


Yeah, I asked if they were closing, because they still have a lot of my favorite blends, but they just said that they will open up again soon…hoping new management doesn’t totally change the blends. Though I do hope that they start stepping their game up on things…last year they barely did any advertising or anything…keep feeling like they’re gonna go out of business.

Lariel of Lórien

Hope they bring back the sampler packs, those were good.

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This one is pretty earthy. Kinda too earthy for me, to be honest :(
Earth isn’t the main flavor though, the main flavor is like fruity. Mainly getting plum notes, which was rather unexpected!
Just the combo of earth and plums is not my thing! D:
Thanks so much for the sample though, Nicole!

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Plums, Wet Earth


Not a fan of eating a plum you dropped in the mud? Yeah, mixing those two sounds a little odd to me as well


thanks for the warning….this might have been on my long list to order eventually.


If you don’t like this, I’d buy it if you have any left?


I believe I do, I’ll let you know how much I have left and give you a price-that’s in the box that I have to measure out how many tsp of things I have and such still :/ So may take a while. But you will be the first to see the list, no worries, Tea-sipper_!

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Got a sample of this one from the lovely Albertocanfly in her last package. I kinda had high expectations for this one, to be honest. Coconut and mint sounds like a really good combo. But this company didn’t really pull it off too well, sadly. :(
At first all I could really taste was the coconut, so that was kinda disappointing.
As it cooled I started tasting the mint…Kept thinking it was peppermint. But on here it says it’s spearmint apparently?
The coconut flavor kinda got replaced by the mint flavor when it cooled…which was even more disappointing because the coconut was barely in the background and it really wasn’t mixing. I think that if both flavors had been mixed better then it would be a great tea but it’s like you could only taste one flavor at once. Was really disappointing :( Thanks for letting me try this anyway, Albertocanfly!

Flavors: Coconut, Mint, Peppermint

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Another one from Terri!
Soo at first I wasn’t so fond of this one. I started drinking it when it was still hot, and it mainly just tasted like wood, with a small hint of sweet potato in the background.
But as it cooled I started drinking it again, and the flavor changed.
A lot of the wood flavor was replaced by a sweet potato flavor. Was kinda weird. xD There was still that woody flavor present, but not like before!
This one ain’t bad when you drink it nearly lukewarm. xD
Probably wouldn’t buy this one, but soo glad I got to try it.
Thank you soo much, Terri! I am enjoying trying all these teas so much!! :D :D

Flavors: Sweet Potatoes, Wood

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Had been wanting to try this one for a while, now that I’ve tried it I can’t remember quite why I wanted it so badly. It’s definitely one of the weirdest teas I’ve ever tried! I really don’t know what to think. 0_0
It’s pine-y, kinda peppery, ever so slightly minty, and has some weird other spices going on that I can’t pick out. It’s seriously so weird. Might be the weirdest one yet!
It’s not a horrible weird, but it’s not an amazing weird either. I feel like it’s the kind of weird that my taste buds will just like start craving randomly sometime for no apparently reason. It’s a weird combo of flavors. But part of it kinda reminds me of a certain food. What food is that, you might ask? I don’t know. xD But it really does remind me of something.
So yeah, not my kind of tea really. But thank you soo much for letting me try it, Rosehips!! :D :D

Flavors: Mint, Pepper, Pine, Spices, Wood

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Got this one from Terri!
Soo not sure what to make of this one…it mainly reminds me of wood…not like the normal wood I usually get in black teas…but like….a more drinkable wood? Like the wood isn’t the only flavor. The texture is really thick, almost kinda creamy in fact. And there’s hints of bread in the background of each sip. It’s a very odd tea for me.
I’m honestly not sure what to make of it. It’s not bad, but it’s not great either. It’s just interesting. I would try it again, but I don’t think it’s something that I’ll ever crave.
Thank you so much for letting me try this one, Terri! Glad i tried it! :D

Flavors: Baked Bread, Creamy, Thick, Wood

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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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