drank Maple Syrup Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
2148 tasting notes

This is my first David’s tea, and my first thought upon opening the packet was, “Oooh, I smell maple!” That was quickly followed up by “Where’s the tea?” This is full of dibbins and nubbins of fruit and other ingredients.

Hubby’s comment was much the same on his first sip: “I get the maple, but where’s the oolong?”

Don’t get me wrong…this is still extremely tasty; great for afternooners when you need a sip of something sweet. But the general impression it leaves is maple with fruit, not pancakes and waffles. I think it just needs to be more accurately renamed.

Michelle Butler Hallett

It’s one of my pet peeves with DavidsTea blends. Every time, I find myself asking ’Where’s the tea?’

tea-sipper

General info as this is the latest tasting note (now five hours old): Not sure if Steepster is updating right now. Most pages are getting a 404 Not found right now. Sent Jason an e-mail.

Roswell Strange

I think it’s probably fine? I have a tasting note on my dash that was posted after this (about four hours ago) and I just posted one and it semms to be visible? Maybe just a quiet Sunday?

tea-sipper

I JUST now see the one you posted about ‘The Night I Dark and Full of Terrors’. So it did take a while to pop up? hmm

Roswell Strange

I don’t think so – I literally wrote it just before replying to this comment? But maybe everyone’s dash isn’t in sync? IDK.

Roswell Strange

**seems

Also to clarify, when I say I have a tasting note on my dash from four hours ago, I don’t mean that it was written by me. I can see someone else’s tasting note that they wrote four hours ago.

derk

I experienced 404s and 503 timeouts for several hours. Only around 630 pm pacific was I able to access the site again.

tea-sipper

But since you wrote it right before I saw it, it would tell me it was from a few minutes ago instead of five hours ago. I’m confused! Your note is the only one I see after gmathis, but maybe you’re following someone I’m not. Steepster is definitely acting odd for me today. But maybe it’s just me.

tea-sipper

The “2 minutes ago” etc on the times of these messages seem accurate.

tea-sipper

Okay, now your ‘Night Is Dark’ is saying the right time – 18 minutes ago. What the heck.

tea-sipper

Yeah derk, that is the time frame it wasn’t working here. Glad Steepster’s back anyway!

Mastress Alita

I was receiving 404s yesterday too. Freaked me out because I’m convinced the next time the site goes down it’ll be for good now that the admins have abandoned it. So glad it came back up!

tea-sipper

Yeah, I dread that day. I think I actually had a dream about Steepster last night!

gmathis

Did somebody … I could’ve dreamed this, too … mention that they had figured out a way to conveniently access/download one’s whole tealog from the site? This has, over the years, turned out to be “my whole life with tea” rather than “my lifetime tealog.” Might be good to capture it.

tea-sipper

I think Kittenna can hook you up, gmathis.

LuckyMe

@gmathis, yes you can download Steepster tasting notes through your RSS feed: steepster.com/username/feed.rss. I do this every now and then because there’s no telling when Steepster might go down for good :)

gmathis

Ah! Thank you. I ended up with kind of a messy text file, but it’s there!

Martin Bednář

Thank you LuckyMe! It’s better than nothing :)

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Michelle Butler Hallett

It’s one of my pet peeves with DavidsTea blends. Every time, I find myself asking ’Where’s the tea?’

tea-sipper

General info as this is the latest tasting note (now five hours old): Not sure if Steepster is updating right now. Most pages are getting a 404 Not found right now. Sent Jason an e-mail.

Roswell Strange

I think it’s probably fine? I have a tasting note on my dash that was posted after this (about four hours ago) and I just posted one and it semms to be visible? Maybe just a quiet Sunday?

tea-sipper

I JUST now see the one you posted about ‘The Night I Dark and Full of Terrors’. So it did take a while to pop up? hmm

Roswell Strange

I don’t think so – I literally wrote it just before replying to this comment? But maybe everyone’s dash isn’t in sync? IDK.

Roswell Strange

**seems

Also to clarify, when I say I have a tasting note on my dash from four hours ago, I don’t mean that it was written by me. I can see someone else’s tasting note that they wrote four hours ago.

derk

I experienced 404s and 503 timeouts for several hours. Only around 630 pm pacific was I able to access the site again.

tea-sipper

But since you wrote it right before I saw it, it would tell me it was from a few minutes ago instead of five hours ago. I’m confused! Your note is the only one I see after gmathis, but maybe you’re following someone I’m not. Steepster is definitely acting odd for me today. But maybe it’s just me.

tea-sipper

The “2 minutes ago” etc on the times of these messages seem accurate.

tea-sipper

Okay, now your ‘Night Is Dark’ is saying the right time – 18 minutes ago. What the heck.

tea-sipper

Yeah derk, that is the time frame it wasn’t working here. Glad Steepster’s back anyway!

Mastress Alita

I was receiving 404s yesterday too. Freaked me out because I’m convinced the next time the site goes down it’ll be for good now that the admins have abandoned it. So glad it came back up!

tea-sipper

Yeah, I dread that day. I think I actually had a dream about Steepster last night!

gmathis

Did somebody … I could’ve dreamed this, too … mention that they had figured out a way to conveniently access/download one’s whole tealog from the site? This has, over the years, turned out to be “my whole life with tea” rather than “my lifetime tealog.” Might be good to capture it.

tea-sipper

I think Kittenna can hook you up, gmathis.

LuckyMe

@gmathis, yes you can download Steepster tasting notes through your RSS feed: steepster.com/username/feed.rss. I do this every now and then because there’s no telling when Steepster might go down for good :)

gmathis

Ah! Thank you. I ended up with kind of a messy text file, but it’s there!

Martin Bednář

Thank you LuckyMe! It’s better than nothing :)

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