371 Tasting Notes

drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
371 tasting notes

Stopped by to see my friend who works at the South Park location. This is one that I have had the pleasure of wafting but had yet to taste. So I grabbed a cup. I do like a good earl grey so I anticipating a good experience. Seriously a good brew. The vanilla mellows but doesn’t completely cancel out the bergamot flavor. As it cools there’s a hint of chocolate maybe that’s part to the base black tea. There’s maybe even a hint of maybe creamsicle. I have to admit that there was a fantastic empty cup aroma…a sign of a good one :) This may have to be added to the collection.

Autumn Hearth

May I ask who the friend is? I worked there up until April, so just curious.


I had the privilege and JOY of working at Teavana for over three years sampling, selling and passing on the joy of tea and art and artistry of tea-making. There are many stars out there, and combinations one can make of the tea selections and yet EACH day without fail, Earl Grey Creme was my go to tea every morning. My husband and I love that tea. Still do. And yes, it has a fantastic empty cup aroma. Amen on the hint of chocolate and possible hint of a creamsicle ice pop. Good call on that one. :) But no Popsicle sticks were ever in the bag. CHEERS.

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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
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Thank you to Amanda for sending me a sample of this. I have been anxiously awaiting to try this one. Bacon…yes please. Opening the bag there is a nice candy like aroma that fills the air. I noticed that it is the very much like some of the other black tea blends from 52/Manteas. So the aroma is good. The maple comes through pretty well. I think better than it did when I received a sample of the pancake breakfast. The black tea is bright but not too astringent. Sigh Where’s the bacon? I’m not tasting the bacon come through and that is a little disappointing. It’s almost like The Great Bacon shortage hoax of 2013. Which I think was just a ploy for people to eat more bacon. It worked…at least for this guy. I really wanted to love this one. I like it. I just wish that I could taste the bacon.


well it sounds really weird to me to see bacon flavored teas…but why not


Try it with a pinch of salt.

The DJBooth

thanks @liberteas it does help.

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I received this one from tattooed_tea. I am really starting to wish there were some DAVIDs locations in the states…ok Ohio. Opening up the package the dry leaf reminds me of a chinese black or an ceylon. I was excited to get this one because I have never sampled a nepalese black. Reminds me a little bit of a chinese black because there’s that starchy flavor like baked potato. Pretty smooth and it may have to be added to the permanent collection.

Autumn Hearth

Yes Ohio would be nice ;) Chicago will be getting three in November, there’s one in NYC, SanFran and I believe somewhere in the NW.

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I have received this in a swap with BTVSGal. This is my first offering from Asha. It’s everything you would expect from a good golden Yunnan. A little malty, a little starchy like fresh cut french fries. It’s quite good.

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Dr. Tea Lapsang to Josh is equal to calgon take me away to my wife. That is all.

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If there is one tea that get me going anytime it’s the good doctor’s imperial nectar. Which is good cause to my dismay back to work today. It’s been a great couple of days chilling with the new Mr. Ezekiel Martin who was born Monday 8lbs 1.9 oz and 21inches long. So of course a toast is in order :)


Absolutely! Enjoy! (Both the tea and the little one!)


Woo Hoo! Congrats. Is this the first? Kids change everything.



Michelle Butler Hallett






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Having this at the hospital. Seems to be a trend for this tea. I’m having the decaf version, I didn’t see a reason to create a new listing for this one. Don’t worry I’m not sick. I’m here with my wife getting ready to give birth. So while she’s sleeping waiting for the petocin to kick in I might as well write about some tea :) I have to tell you this is just a nice, smooth, no frills black bagged tea. I would say it’s rather delightful. I think this is better than the other option of lipton in the courtesy room. I like this one a lot…it could be a long day.


Thinking of you both!

The DJBooth

Thanks :)


Wow, congratulations! Hospital tea is a welcome distraction, I would imagine.


Thinking of you both! Prayers for baby and Mom, an easy birth, and a joyful life!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Congratulations to the both of you. :)


Baby toes! One of those things in life that always makes you smile. Congratulations on a new set to count!


I hope for a safe delivery and a healthy baby and mom!

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Picked this one up on my recent excursion to Wooster. The long straggly black leaves are enticing and I love a good Irish Breakfast…Tea and actual Irish Breakfast. A malty aroma eminates…and then. Eh I have to say this is a soft cookie Irish breakfast. There should be a lot brightness to it. It’s fairly smooth but have that subtle peppery bite that you would expect from Irish breakfast.

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This is my first Milk Oolong type tea. Thanks to Teavivre for allowing me to sample this tea. I already love Oolongs for their nutty and buttery characteristic. So I was excited to try this one. I have a pouch of Verde au Lait that I acquired in a trade and it fell short of the goal. I made it at work and shared with my co-worker who I am making a tea lover as well. A pale yellow liquor typical with most green oolongs. I’ve been going nuts a bit with getting a week ahead on music logs since the baby will be here any day, and I’ve been re-inventing our broadcast clocks…tea is much needed. This is great! Milky? I am not really getting a milky flavor from this tea. Buttery? Absolutely! I feel like I’m in the theater enjoying a huge bucket of popcorn with double butter. For dinner last night I made garlic lime shrimp in a butter sauce. I think this would make a great butter substitute in cooking. Four tasty pots were made with the leaves.

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Pardon my absence from the Steepsterverse. Work schedule has been kinda nutty as of late. Has a nice malty cocoa like flavor. Reminds me a lot of the Gonfu black from Teavivre. Very smooth. Somewhat grainy like whole wheat bread. Another great offering from Teavivre


Good to see you back.

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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



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