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Testing testing… a backup tasting note to post from the last freeze… no new tasting notes for a while. I’m sure all the Steepsterers are congregating in some tasting note I’m not seeing….

From a long ago order, just never wrote a note yet.  First, for some reason I expect this to be like the rocket popsicles, but no, those aren’t chocolate.  Then I always expect this to taste like raspberry, but then I realized I’m thinking of the David’s tea that has a similar name — I think I only had that blend once or twice, so my memory is a bit hazy there.  This blend isn’t raspberry… it’s mainly black tea, chocolate, yerba mate, and coffee.  The yerba mate is the green rather than the roasted, which seems a bit odd with chocolate and coffee.  It works well enough anyway, but it’s not really a flavor profile I’m ever gravitating towards.  Earthy, rustic, a bit bitter, even with only a teaspoon.  At least it doesn’t have the chicory the David’s blend had.  Maybe the caffeine is supposed to skyrocket me into space or something. 
Steep #1  // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 23 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  3 minute steep

Mastress Alita

I have around four notes on my Steepster.txt, but just am not posting them until the site is more stable. I’m still having it 404 on me several times every day, and hitting 503’s way more than normal.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I just wanted to post that one to see what would happen, now I’ll probably just be drinking some tea without posting anything for a while. Hopefully things will be fixed soon!

Leafhopper

The http version of Steepster works for me, but the https version consistently does not. I’ve decided to keep posting tasting notes in case the site stops working for me altogether.

Mastress Alita

For me, even the non-SSL version of the site goes down (Someone forgot to turn the kettle on! screens) several times a day. Too unstable for me to bother pasting over my tea notes right now.

Leafhopper

Mastress Alita, you’re right, I’ve gotten a few of those screens, too. Let’s hope they figure out how to restore some functionality to the site.

Mastress Alita

And now my Dashboard is completely missing yet again… the site is just so broken for me the last week it’s been unbarable.

CrowKettle

There was no dashboard new notes at all and then I followed a new person and now my dashboard is just there notes. lol. Stuff is strange.

Leafhopper

My dashboard also disappeared this morning, though now I see my last review. Sigh.

tea-sipper

Yep, I’m only seeing your last review on my dashboard too, Leafhopper. Hopefully a bright shiny new steepster will eventually happen!

Leafhopper

Yes, fingers crossed.

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Mastress Alita

I have around four notes on my Steepster.txt, but just am not posting them until the site is more stable. I’m still having it 404 on me several times every day, and hitting 503’s way more than normal.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I just wanted to post that one to see what would happen, now I’ll probably just be drinking some tea without posting anything for a while. Hopefully things will be fixed soon!

Leafhopper

The http version of Steepster works for me, but the https version consistently does not. I’ve decided to keep posting tasting notes in case the site stops working for me altogether.

Mastress Alita

For me, even the non-SSL version of the site goes down (Someone forgot to turn the kettle on! screens) several times a day. Too unstable for me to bother pasting over my tea notes right now.

Leafhopper

Mastress Alita, you’re right, I’ve gotten a few of those screens, too. Let’s hope they figure out how to restore some functionality to the site.

Mastress Alita

And now my Dashboard is completely missing yet again… the site is just so broken for me the last week it’s been unbarable.

CrowKettle

There was no dashboard new notes at all and then I followed a new person and now my dashboard is just there notes. lol. Stuff is strange.

Leafhopper

My dashboard also disappeared this morning, though now I see my last review. Sigh.

tea-sipper

Yep, I’m only seeing your last review on my dashboard too, Leafhopper. Hopefully a bright shiny new steepster will eventually happen!

Leafhopper

Yes, fingers crossed.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

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

Happy sipping!

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