374 Tasting Notes


Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers. After taking my wife to breakfast I was going to make Pu-Ehr, but my wife asked me to make the tea that she likes. A combination of oolong and Teavivre Golden Monkey, or as my wife calls it Chinese restaurant tea. Finishing off the King’s Oolong.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Lavender Crème by Teavana
374 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Morning Traffic reporting…break out the good stuff. Hey all sorry to be inactive for so long. It’s been kinda hectic in my world. Job…or should I say jobs..family and heading back to school. They carry this at CAM Asian market which is just a phenomenal place. I love their street crepes that they only serve on the weekends. First of all I am a fan of Genmaicha and matcha. This is inexpensive but really good. It’s good as a mixer but I think it’s good straight up hot as well.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
374 tasting notes

Still hanging on to a little bit of this left over and it is still amazing. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been on but life just seems to be crazy these days.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Jasmine Green by Pokka
374 tasting notes

Perusing the Asian Market I came across this one for 99 cents. It’s not bad. Really sweet and quite flowery. Not bad for on the go.

Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


So I realize that it has been since June that I have done a tea review….what is wrong with me? Well….life. Let’s see my son Zebedee was born on June and work has been absolutely nuts. One day I’m in at 5:30 am the next it’s 9 or another time. Rarely is there a week where I’m not working 6 days straight and with DJ gigs sometimes is 16 hour days. It’s a challenging time right now in our house. Today I’m celebrating. It’s my birthday. I must have tea! Pulled this one out of the tea cabinet. I love a good Keemun. I opened up the sample and breathed it in! Leathery…malty…the qualities that are awesome about Keemun. It’s a good straight black definitely a good one to have on for number 36.


Welcome back and happy birthday! Hope things will calm down a bit in your household. I’m glad you’re taking the time to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Sooooooo Happy Ice Tea Day! Is it a coincidence that ice tea month is 6 months from hot tea month in January? No celebration is a must. However I’m celebrating with hot tea rather than the iced version I’m having it hot. https://youtu.be/Xf2MNCu5oqM Yes a little Power Station for your enjoyment. I have a great affection for Ginseng Oolong. I love the sweetness the back end of the sip…funny looks and inquisitions from coworkers. It’s harder to get Oolong flavor because of the ginseng but it’s a pretty good base. If it was a poor quality you would taste it. I’m liking this one quite a bit. I don’t know if I’ll get “boost” from the ginseng but, I’m liking it regardless. Maybe next steep will be on the rocks.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


2005….where was I? I was a kid trying to succeed in the radio business, no kids, single, and trying to make ends meet. I guess you would call this my Throw Back Thursday Tea. Ten years later I wonder if I’ve still really made it in this biz, 2 kids with one here anytime now, on my second and last marriage, and there’s a whole lot more in between. First I’ve never met a Pu I didn’t like. Erh that is. This one is no different. Dark. Smooth. Earthy. Everything that you would expect from a great Pu-Erh. Good tea is a part of a great daily trifecta. A good cup of coffee, good tea, and a good BM. That’s really all you need to have an excellent day. I am now remembering why I need to take the time to make good tea. Pu-erh has a balancing effect on me. It may be real it may be in my mind. I feel more relaxed after having this tea. I never worry about the quality either. I have not had a tea from Teavivre that is not top quality.

Flavors: Coffee, Dark Wood, Earth, Smooth

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Gyokuro Imperial by Teavana
374 tasting notes

So the wonderful thing about ambibeverageous is that being a Starbucks rewards member I can now get a free ounce of tea rather than a free coffee drink. It’s not just the bottom of the barrel tea either it’s any tea…so of course I went for the Gyokuro. Supposedly the most exquisite and finest quality tea right? First steep the pot is like neon yellow and the sediment left over is almost like matcha. The flavor is smooth and grassy. There isn’t much difference though between this and a really good Long Jing. Seriously the same flavor profile. The real test…ummm yeah this ones a two hump chump. Third steep the leaves couldn’t hack it. The pot was closer to a brown more than bright yellow, and this is doing 1 minute steeps like recommended. I’m sorry but if a tea is going cost that much you should at least get 3-4 good steeps out of the leaves.


1,000 bonus points for “ambibeverageous!”

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pick Me Up Peach by Inca Tea
374 tasting notes

Hello friends I miss you. I’ve been missing being on steepster. So I grabbed a bag of this from my mom . I’ve seen this a few places and seems to be really pricey for bagged tea. I know it’s has the purple corn but I wonder if that’s just something to try and sell the tea. Smells pretty good dry. Then I see the red and know there’s hibiscus in there…kind of a disappointment to me. Flavor is just okay. Slightly bitter. It’s just alright.


Good to see you :) Purple corn? That’s a new one for me.


welcome back :)


Welcome back, DJ!


Purple corn?

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



DJ, Work in Radio,father, husband, Owner of my own mobile DJ business, and lover of tea.

My favorites are Pu-Erh, Black teas, Oolongs, Mate…then again I’ll try just about anything. If you are a company and would like me sample your tea. I would be more than happy to.


Cleveland/Alliance, Ohio



Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer