773 Tasting Notes

drank Jewelled Apple by Tea Palace
773 tasting notes

i love apple teas. i didn’t know i loved apple teas, but one day i looked down at my tea drawer and realized i had a lot of them. all different and similar at the same time. apple this apple that apple apple apple.
it has a nice fresh apple smell in the cup. and the apple flavor is mild. i can definitely detect caramel notes, but it doesn’t taste caramel flavored per se. this is a good thing! it really is a apple tea, not an apple flavored tea. if you catch my drift.

Scheherazade!! thank you for making my monday a little brighter.


Did I have this on my list? I’m not sure how I missed this one, but if you have some left, or other apple teas I missed, I’d love to try them, since I love apple teas too.


okay Heather! i’ll include what i can. :)

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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i have a box of over 100 swap samples now and this morning i dug around in it in the dark until i had a few in my hand that seemed varied. i threw them in my purse and went to work.
this is my first taste from my swap with KallieBoo!
i immediately felt really lucky to have my random pick in the dark to be such a tasty tea! my cup was empty very quickly. i am NOT a gal to turn down hazelnut or vanilla in a tea. and hellyeah this one has both.

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i have had a twitch in my right eye for almost 24 hrs now.

this vanilla caramel chocolate tea is super easy to drink. like it was gone within minutes of cooling.


My left eye twitches if I don’t get enough sleep.


ya i probably am dehydrated and definitely don’t get enough sleep. sigh.

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i ran a 50k race on saturday. my legs are still very sore. especially my right leg.
i’m just saying, that’s why i haven’t commented much. sometimes i read your discussions and want to get involved, but i’m just kinda too busy to take a break.
i’m gonna have to start focusing on training more too. which means i won’t really be able to use steepster as much as i want to. which is a bummer.
did i mention that i have 100 tea samples to try?!?!
2 more swaps came in the mail over the past few days.
whew that’s a lot of yummy.

i love lapsang. and carytown teas has consistently great teas.


Congrats on the 50K! That’s far!!


Woohoo! Congratulations on the run!


I’m just gonna throw it out there – 50k, that’s ridiculous! Congrats!


That’s a ridiculous amount of running. I can’t even walk properly these days, even short distances, because of the tendons on my ankles, so props.


Wow, 50k! I’m so envious! I hope the race was enjoyable for you :D

I badly need to get back into running, for the exercise and stress relief. A half-marathon is still on my goal list for 2013… totally doable if I actually manage to start training in the near future :)


thanks for the encouragement guys! i’m so fond of my steepster friends that it means a lot a lot.
i’m also currently obsessing about signing up for a few more races before the season is up and they all sell out . it’s definitely all about the stress relief for me. and being in the woods. that is the best.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Wow, you’re amazing dude! I try to run 5 minutes and get tired, haha. Not a runner, clearly. 50k is astounding, you must be proud of yourself :)

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so my sister has a new fandom and it is Teen Wolf.
i have a new fandom or two and they are not Teen Wolf.
she has good taste so i full expect to read a great fic she shares with me one day and then adopt the fandom too. but until that time, i will just drink her tea!

she ordered the sample collection box on my recommendation and we are both glad she did.

this one is low caffeine and pretty yummy. the price of sharing this tea with my sister was watching the swimming pool episode. totally fine by me. :)

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well, i was thinking that i really shouldn’t write a note about this today. cuz my tastebuds aren’t on their best game. and i probably should have steeped this a little lighter. and i DO have more leaf so i can try again. and i’ll do a second steep of this cup. but i kinda also feel like this tea just isn’t for me.
the smell of the leaves was great!
but there’s something about the brewed tea i’m just not finding appealing. i suspect that lime and green tea just don’t mix well for me? maybe?
i might get back to you after the second cup…
thanks for this taste moraiwe!

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this is a rooibos i can actually get behind. nice job.

in other news here is a boring picture of an exciting thing.
tasted swap teas on the left, swap teas yet to taste on the right.
do work son!


Someone’s got work to do!


aaand more teas arrived today. so many to drink so little time!
yay boo yay

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i think i may be very out of it due to only getting about 3 hours sleep. and i think i may have steeped this tea in not-hot-enough water. and i think i may have slipped into a worm hole because i’m certain this past hour has only lasted 20 min.
forgive me moraiwe but i’m gonna have to review this properly one i become my self again. thanks for the lovely sample!

(posted last night at maybe 2am…)
i’m gonna drink this tea tomorrow.
but i’m up late and full of wine and wanna talk to my steepsters.
this episode of Merlin is good. the second season has much better acting/writing/development. like MUCH BETTER. i’ve cheered at least 5 times during this episode. (yes i’m a cheerer.) (you expected nothing less i’m sure.) plus Gilbet from Being Human is in it. i loved that guy!!
also, did you know how many people are in the Captain America movie? i mean, Thorin (Richard Armitage), and Matrix guy/Star Trek baddie (Hugo Weaving), and even Clara (the impossible girl) from Doctor Who. i only watched the first half of the movie again because, well, i MAY have read some Avengers slash. and i MAY have needed to see the Cap meet papa Stark. maybe.
also, bonus! …my phone texting turns Armitage into ‘armpit age’. which made me laugh so hard i almost shot wine out of my nose.
ya ouch!

apparently this week i hate sleeping and fandom will carry me through.


Yay Avengers slash fiction!


i HAD to watch it because i’ve only read 3 Tony/Steve stories so far but i swear they ALL had Tony time traveling in some way shape or form. and they all involve his father or uncle in some way. and seriously, fanfic made that movie WAY better. cuz i was NOT impressed when i saw it in the theater. jus sayin.


I’ve actually never seen the Captain America movie, but it’s on my list. I’ve been gravitating recently to hugging stories. Especially stories with Hulk hugging. I don’t quite know what this says about me.


awww! Starfevre! i just read a story with Hulk in it and the writer did the cutest thing when the story went to the Hulk’s perspective, she talked like a 10 year old and it made my heart swell a little.

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drank Decaf Ceylon by Adagio Teas
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thank you Shelley_Lorraine for sending me this decaf.

i drank it very peacefully, and with no excitement. and calmly read some Teen Wolf fic my sister recommended. and then we shared beans and toast and she drank the tea pot with me. very calmly and warming. because it’s DECAF. and i have enthusiasm for getting to try this nice adagio evening option, but no excitement for it. cuz it’s DECAF you see. decaf.
i will very likely try some of the other decafs adagio has to offer too.

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just smelling the dry leaf…i can tell i’m going to love this tea. i’m in the mood for this tea today. i need this tea today. and i only have the one cup so i’m gonna cherish every sip. (i will try a re-steep).
lightly citrusy and mushily creamy. so musical.

thank you whatshesaid!

i taught myself to play the misty mountain song from The Hobbit on my viola. i also learned the sherlock theme melody. and i am considering stenciling the 221b Baker street wallpaper design onto one of my bedroom walls.

i have been rather busy as of late. i want to give everyone’s adorable discussions and comments lots of attention, but i just can’t seem to dig out the time. sadly.


Wow. I’m sorta jealous that you can teach yourself that sorta thing. I don’t think I’m musically inclined.


Ooooh! I learned the Rohan theme song on my violin ages ago. LOTR music is so beautiful. *Swoon.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Aw man I thought I measured out a few ‘perfect spoonfuls’ of these?? :/


oh oh you did! i made one ‘perfect cup’ worth! and now i’ll make a second steep one.
you mean the 1.5 teaspoons right? the david’s perfect spoon? i wasn’t complaining at all! it was great!! heaven know i don’t need more than one cup i have WAY too much at the moment. for serious. your tea delivery is great and still goin strong!

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Ohh good!! I was like ‘aw frig did I really somehow just send one spoon?!’
Whew. :)

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

some tea pictures!

Steepster’s Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!

i only log each tea i taste once.

!!! SWAPPING !!!

ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.


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