599 Tasting Notes


Surprisingly for a bagged tea, I quite liked this one. It tasted like a cookie. I usually add sugar to black teas because of the bitterness but this one could have used much less than I actually added and still tasted like a cookie, I think. I wouldn’t want to drink this all the time but if I want to drink a cookie, this one’s pretty good for that.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Well, I was speculating earlier this morning if I’d ruined my taste buds to tea for the next little while until I get used to it again but then I had some of this (it’s some sort of trade, I have no memory of who gave this to me or when) because I was a bit worried about the age of the coconut.

Not only is the coconut still tasty but the whole tea tastes amazing. I’m really liking it. Coconut is the dominant flavour of the tea and then a touch of chocolate, and then the tea base. At some point when I’m buying tea again, I may have to pick some of this up. Onto the wishlist it goes.

I did use milk and sugar with it but I do that with almost all black teas so it wasn’t something special that I did for this tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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So I have no idea what I did to this tea but it was terrible today. Possibly steeped it too long. Possibly just ruined my tastebuds to plain tea over the last few months of little to no tea drinking. I don’t know but it made this tea very bad this morning. Drank it anyway but wow. Note: pay more attention to steeping this even if it is a plain black bagged tea next time.

1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

was it the bagged or loose version? Eeek, that happened to me a few times and it is an awful feeling!

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First time I’ve had both this tea and tea in general in quite a long time, been away from steepster for months. Combination of busy and moving to a desk that is smaller in a building that has no filtered water. Nasty tasting water and no place for tea does not make for a teaful day.

I’m not enjoying this tea as much as I remember doing and it might be that I need to reacclimate my tastebuds to tea again. There’s been a lot of hot chocolate in my recent past. At the same time, I can sorta see why I liked it and I hope to get back to that place soon.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 800 OZ / 23658 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Just you wait till Autumn ’15 GO ;-)

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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First tea I’ve had in a while. I needed a comfort drink though it’s not really the right weather for hot tea. My favourite cousin died exactly one year ago today, at age 19 in a car accident. She was a beautiful person, inside and out and I miss her terribly.

200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

:( So sorry. She knows you remember her…


That’s awful. I’m sorry hun! hugs

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The last of this!! So this is a sipdown, finally.

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Still enjoying this tea, though it was a little weak today. Should have gone with 5.5 or 6 tsp for the 1000 ml mark. I wanted to fill up my giant cat mug twice with this pot.

Tea is aging okay. Persimmon Tree has been bombarding me with 50% off sales all week that I’ve been resisting. Can Not Purchase More Tea.

Flavors: Almond, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Soft and vaguely sweet. This is super old and I’m aaaaaalmost done with it.

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I do believe that this is quite possibly the first white tea I’ve ever had as an iced tea. I brewed it much the same as I brew the other successful iced teas I’ve made. I cold steeped it for 7 hours instead of 8, though that was mostly because I wanted to go to sleep, not because I thought it would benefit from the shorter time. It’s quite strong as it is so I’m not regretful. Added the normal amount of sugar that I put in and it’s really quite nice.

Black currant is not my favourite flavour but it’s far from my least favourite and definitely the first time I’ve had it as an iced tea so this is a double novelty. It’s fruity in a strange way and has that sort of sweet that I enjoy but I have difficulty describing as evidenced by the fact that I’ve rewritten this sentence about 8 times in my head before giving up.

I won’t make a resteep because it takes me long enough to drink these things that the bag always gets weird by the time I’m ready to do so and this one is no exception but it was good.

This was the first tea in the 12 iced teas of Christmas that I’m finally getting to, in April.

Iced 8 min or more 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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First time drinking this as iced tea. It’s pretty good that way, actually. Same brewing method as usual for work. Make it up in the morning with 4 cup’s worth of leaves in my 1 QT pitcher, let cold steep for 8 hours and then sweeten and drink. I work 10 hour days these days so it’s totally doable.

I’ve drunk through 1/3 of the pitcher already with another third in my glass. It’s pretty good. Really refreshing during the sip and as soon as I stop drinking, the dragonwell green-tea-ness comes through pretty strongly for a few moments. If it were strongly green through the whole drink, I might have difficulty with it. It’s one of the difficulties I have with green tea in general. Also I didn’t have any of the usual ‘green tea nausea’ I have on an empty stomach.

In cat news: remaining kitties stayed nearby during all of yesterday, even the standoffish girl kitty. The initial grief has died down a bit though I still can’t talk about it or even type up this note without tearing up a bit (or a lot). I miss him but he was not having a good life anymore. The regret for the decision to have him put to sleep is that his life was so miserable now and not that I let him leave me. Hardest decision of pet parentship.

Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

I’m so sorry to hear of your kitty’s passing :( hugs


Thanks. It’s been difficult, especially since this is the third kitty I’ve lost to illness/age in 3 years. But he’s with his sister now and I can take comfort in the fact that he’s not feeling bad anymore.


Oh no, I’m so sorry. :(


I know what you are going through. In May of 2013, I had to see my belovèd cat, Elton, who was almost 19, across the Rainbow Bridge. It broke my heart. He had developed cancer and was going blind. I know in my heart that one day we will be together again, and I find comfort in that. :::Hug:::


♥ I’m so sorry to hear this.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.


Renton, WA, USA

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