662 Tasting Notes

70

This is one of the few teas from this company that missed the mark a bit for me. Based on the name, I was expecting a peach tea. But so many other flavors have been added, I really can’t discern the specific fruits that are present in the blend…it’s just generically fruity, like a mixed fruit candy or something. Still not a bad tea, but it falls short of many of the other excellent blends that were included in the same sampler.

Flavors: Artificial, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

Lemon teas can go so very wrong (I’ve had some that made me feel like I was drinking Lysol!) but this blend does it right! Smooth, sweet lemon and vanilla with a bit of sweetness coming through from the honeybush. A lovely bedtime treat!

Flavors: Creamy, Lemon, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

This is such a common blend that I never would have purchased it on its own, but it was included in the Memphis Medley sampler I bought, so I ended up trying it. Like pretty much everything else I’ve tried from My Cup of Tea, this blend was excellent! The peppermint tends to overwhelm the chocolate in other chocolate mint rooibos teas I’ve tried, but this one has a distinctive creamy chocolate flavor, which comes out even more with a bit of milk. This company just keeps impressing me!

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95

This was probably the blend I was most excited about in my most recent purchase from My Cup of Tea and it didn’t let me down! A robust, chocolatey black base tea provides the perfect backdrop for lots of rich coconut and almond flavoring…like a melted Almond Joy bar in a cup! Really lovely with a splash of milk and I’m guessing it would make an amazing latte. Will definitely be re-purchasing!

Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

I had the opportunity to visit the My Cup of Tea shop on my recent trip to Memphis and thoroughly enjoyed my experience! The shop (housed in an old Victorian home) is utterly adorable, the tea is fresh and delicious, and the employees I talked to testified that this company is doing good work in the Orange Mound community. I walked out with two different teas, plus their “Memphis Medley” sampler pack containing 7 Memphis-themed blends, including this one. I wasn’t expecting it to be a favorite, but it’s actually one of the best blueberry-flavored teas I’ve tried! It’s a black tea (which was a nice surprise) and NO HIBISCUS (even better!) The blueberry flavoring layered over the black tea base is giving me the vibes of blueberry jam on toast…quite delicious! I may consider a full box of this one next time.

Flavors: Blueberry, Jam, Toast

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

The shop sounds like so much fun!

Inkling

It was a delight! Highly recommended if you’re ever in the Memphis area.

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65

Just polished off this taster from my mystery grab bag. I had another zabaglione tea from 52Teas that I remember being pretty amazing (I think it was raspberry?), but this one was just so-so. I got notes of plum and nutmeg, but none of that creamy custard flavor I was expecting.

Flavors: Nutmeg, Plums

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
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I don’t understand the logic of blending black and green tea and was worried about how this one would brew up, but I followed the directions and treated it like a black tea and it turned out fine. The mint flavor is cool and natural and the vanilla smooths it out nicely. It’s pretty good hot, but beautifully refreshing iced!

Flavors: Peppermint, Smooth, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Darjeeling Tea by Golden Moon Tea
662 tasting notes

I’m not generally into Darjeeling, but this one was a pleasant surprise! Definitely has those fruity notes I would expect, but it’s more full-bodied than other Darjeelings I’ve tried and has a lovely lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. I still prefer my lovely malty Chinese blacks, but this one is a nice change of pace.

Flavors: Fruity, Muscatel, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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60
drank Jasmine Tea by Golden Moon Tea
662 tasting notes

Yay, Steepster is finally updating again! Lots of tasting notes to catch up on. Drank this one at work on Monday. I don’t generally care for jasmine, but this one wasn’t bad. The jasmine flavor is natural and not too perfume-like and the green tea is nice and smooth with no bitterness or astringency. Still not something I’d be likely to re-purchase, but I’ll probably finish the sample I have.

Flavors: Jasmine, Smooth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

A kind friend brought me a sampler box of Golden Moon tea as a hostess gift and so far this one has been my favorite of the batch! I love Earl Grey and find this to be an exceptionally good one. The base tea is flavorful yet smooth, with no bitterness or astringency, making this one of the few Earl Grey blends I enjoy without milk. The lavender and bergamot are well-balanced and not at all soapy or perfume-like. I’m a fan!

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!

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