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drank Gramma's Spice Cake by 52teas
2878 tasting notes

Only one tasting note for this? HOW? I do remember someone on Steepster saying they loved this one, so I’m happy to try this sample. I wanted a nutmeg tea today and somehow this just happened to have it, so I went with it. Apricots even! Mmmm. I love that this blend uses three base black teas: golden Yunnan, Fujian and Assamica. (I’m also VERY glad that the new 52Teas uses the fancy black teas because I always hated the Ceylon in the old blends.) The flavors result in a lovely cup: mostly notes of apricot and hints of nutmeg. Exactly what I had hoped. I’m not really tasting the almond or cakiness. But that is completely fine, I like what I’m tasting!
Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for a full mug// few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep

Evol Ving Ness

Is steepster broken?

Evol Ving Ness

I have made several posts on teas that I’ve posted on before and my new posts have disappeared—-no longer showing up on Dashboard but now buried in the thread under the tea name, not showing up in new posts.

Evol Ving Ness

In fact, this post, ie. Gramma’s Spice Cake, has been at the top of Dashboard for almost 24 hours with no new posts added. Highly unlikely that no one else is writing about the teas that they are drinking on the weekend.

Evol Ving Ness

And also recent activity scroll is broken and not updating either.

__Morgana__

Yes, it’s broken. This happens periodically. I would send a note, but lately I’ve not gotten any traction when I’ve sent bug reports.

__Morgana__

BTW, yesterday I could post notes; even though they weren’t showing up in my feed they showed up in my Tasting Notes. Today I can’t post notes either.

Mastress Alita

Yesterday I posted a Tasting Note but it never appeared in my Tasting Notes feed, on the tea page, or on my Notices feed. I also updated the tea in the process but the tea still appears in its pre-updated form in the database. It seems everything is just “locked in time” and I’m hoping all that data will be released at some point; if not, at least I write all my notes externally on a NotePad first so I have a backup!

Tabby

This has been the first post on my dashboard for over a day now, lol. I tweeted @Steepster to let them know the site’s frozen.

Evol Ving Ness

Yay, well-done, Tabby. And yes, mine too.

Evol Ving Ness

I posted here because iirc there are several active journallers who could potentially do something about this.

tea-sipper

hmm, I didn’t see any of these comments on my tasting note in the tealog until I clicked on the dashboard (so also no e-mail alerts to comments), so yes, there is definitely something going with steepster. Hope it fixes!

tea-sipper

Also, I hope this tasting note didn’t break steepster. haha

Tabby

This is all your fault!! XD

Mastress Alita

One Gramma’s Spice Cake to Rule them All!

Lexie Aleah

If any of my posts are gone or broken I wouldn’t even remember what I wrote or for what tea. O.0

tea-sipper

What’s odd is I posted a tasting note after this one and it did go just to that tea page like Evol mentioned, and not to the dashboard or my tea logs.

Mastress Alita

The one I posted didn’t originally show on the tea’s page, but is now. It took a while for the updates to the tea page to appear. Dash/Activity/Notices/Logs/etc. still have been frozen for two days.

Tabby

And the cupboard, too. I added like 5 teas, and it shows them as in my cupboard on the tea’s profile, but not in my cupboard page.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh boy. I wonder how complicated this is going to be to fix.

Roswell Strange

Wow… I can’t ever remember it getting this bad or taking this long. Even to hear anything back from Jason & team. :(

Mastress Alita

It is very disheartening that there hasn’t even been so much as a Tweet sent out or anything with some sort of status update…

Indigobloom

Ugh. I just bought a bunch of teas at the tea festival. Was so excited to add them all and post reviews. Now I won’t have time to do them all at once (I took yesterday off work). Hmph. Steepster… come back!!

Evol Ving Ness

Steepster come back! Gah!

Jason

Sorry guys we’ve had an issues where the background processes that handle all of the site activity updates had died and we were having trouble getting everything restarted. Things should be coming back online now but there could still be a lag.

tea-sipper

Just as long as Steepster doesn’t disappear completely — thanks so much, Jason!

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks for updating us, Jason!

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Evol Ving Ness

Is steepster broken?

Evol Ving Ness

I have made several posts on teas that I’ve posted on before and my new posts have disappeared—-no longer showing up on Dashboard but now buried in the thread under the tea name, not showing up in new posts.

Evol Ving Ness

In fact, this post, ie. Gramma’s Spice Cake, has been at the top of Dashboard for almost 24 hours with no new posts added. Highly unlikely that no one else is writing about the teas that they are drinking on the weekend.

Evol Ving Ness

And also recent activity scroll is broken and not updating either.

__Morgana__

Yes, it’s broken. This happens periodically. I would send a note, but lately I’ve not gotten any traction when I’ve sent bug reports.

__Morgana__

BTW, yesterday I could post notes; even though they weren’t showing up in my feed they showed up in my Tasting Notes. Today I can’t post notes either.

Mastress Alita

Yesterday I posted a Tasting Note but it never appeared in my Tasting Notes feed, on the tea page, or on my Notices feed. I also updated the tea in the process but the tea still appears in its pre-updated form in the database. It seems everything is just “locked in time” and I’m hoping all that data will be released at some point; if not, at least I write all my notes externally on a NotePad first so I have a backup!

Tabby

This has been the first post on my dashboard for over a day now, lol. I tweeted @Steepster to let them know the site’s frozen.

Evol Ving Ness

Yay, well-done, Tabby. And yes, mine too.

Evol Ving Ness

I posted here because iirc there are several active journallers who could potentially do something about this.

tea-sipper

hmm, I didn’t see any of these comments on my tasting note in the tealog until I clicked on the dashboard (so also no e-mail alerts to comments), so yes, there is definitely something going with steepster. Hope it fixes!

tea-sipper

Also, I hope this tasting note didn’t break steepster. haha

Tabby

This is all your fault!! XD

Mastress Alita

One Gramma’s Spice Cake to Rule them All!

Lexie Aleah

If any of my posts are gone or broken I wouldn’t even remember what I wrote or for what tea. O.0

tea-sipper

What’s odd is I posted a tasting note after this one and it did go just to that tea page like Evol mentioned, and not to the dashboard or my tea logs.

Mastress Alita

The one I posted didn’t originally show on the tea’s page, but is now. It took a while for the updates to the tea page to appear. Dash/Activity/Notices/Logs/etc. still have been frozen for two days.

Tabby

And the cupboard, too. I added like 5 teas, and it shows them as in my cupboard on the tea’s profile, but not in my cupboard page.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh boy. I wonder how complicated this is going to be to fix.

Roswell Strange

Wow… I can’t ever remember it getting this bad or taking this long. Even to hear anything back from Jason & team. :(

Mastress Alita

It is very disheartening that there hasn’t even been so much as a Tweet sent out or anything with some sort of status update…

Indigobloom

Ugh. I just bought a bunch of teas at the tea festival. Was so excited to add them all and post reviews. Now I won’t have time to do them all at once (I took yesterday off work). Hmph. Steepster… come back!!

Evol Ving Ness

Steepster come back! Gah!

Jason

Sorry guys we’ve had an issues where the background processes that handle all of the site activity updates had died and we were having trouble getting everything restarted. Things should be coming back online now but there could still be a lag.

tea-sipper

Just as long as Steepster doesn’t disappear completely — thanks so much, Jason!

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks for updating us, Jason!

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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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