268 Tasting Notes

Just because I’m still finding my taste buds for black teas (even though they most often have the fun flavors!), I steeped this for 3 instead of the recommended 4 minutes. Added sugar on my way to work, it didn’t help. This one isn’t for me. I am very happy I was able to try it though. Thanks again TeaNTees :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Vanilla Velvet by Teajo Teas
268 tasting notes

I was really excited for this one! I was thinking it was going to be creamy and vanilla-y. Instead I am getting a fruit flavor? After looking at the ingredients, it’s gogiberry, interesting.

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drank Pancake Breakfast by 52teas
268 tasting notes

This was yummy! Made it on my way out the door to work! I’ll have to have it this weekend to fully review it :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
268 tasting notes

Thanks to TeaNTees I have another sample of this. Thank you! I keep planning a Lupicia order but then the responsibilities of adult life take precedence.

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TeaNTees

Yay! I’m so glad they have arrived safely! :)

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drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
268 tasting notes

I almost got called (texted?) into work today. I said no due to the want of trying the few teas in my stash that I haven’t gotten to and in the hope of sipping some of said stash down.

The dry leaf smells a bit like camp, like a mix between the scent of a campfire and the sauna. But there is something else on top of that smell that I cannot place. I am likely doing this tea a disservice by using a gravity steeper when the directions indicate to “Gonfu brew for best results.” The only thing I get from the first few sips is smoke. It feels almost heavy in my mouth, in a nice way. It is growing on me and I think this would be great for a cooler fall day.

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Nicole

Blowing off work for tea. You are my hero.

Kayla

Lol! I knew I would just be “extra” since I wasn’t originally scheduled!

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This brewed up lighter than I expected for a black tea. The first sips taste like the usual harsh black tea to me. After several sips, it softens up. I think I am getting floral notes.

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
268 tasting notes

Drinking one of my oldest herbals tonight, Honeybush and Rooibos that I picked up on my Swaziland trip. I cannot believe that was 8 months ago already. Regardless, this one is perfect for when I want something simple. I still like it best with some honey added :)

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It’s been so long since I’ve had this one. It is now one of my two oldest black teas! Last time it wasn’t strong enough, this time I think it’s too strong. Added sweetener again, it helped but this still isn’t my favorite. I have over an ounce of this one left, is there anyone out there who would like to have it in their stash?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Golden Yunnan by In Pursuit of Tea
268 tasting notes

Another sample from long ago from a box of Steepster Select.
Accidentally steeped this for 2 minutes longer than recommended, which is likely causing the bitterness. I am not going to make it through the cup, but it is user error and cannot be blamed on the tea.

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
teatortoise

Since those finicky Dian Hongs turn nasty after over-steeping, my trick is to carefully under-steep the next infusion, so as to soften and diffuse that bitterness, without harming the flavor.
Now, that’s frugalitea!

Kayla

Thanks for the tip! :)

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Second and last sample of this.

Tea latte: 2 tsp (the entire contents of the second and last sample) in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. 1 1/3 cups of warm milk with 2 tsp of sugar was added. This is MUCH better this way. I think I should just stop trying to drink chai teas plain. Not bad for a cold night.

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After almost two years back in my hometown I have embarked on yet another adventure. I have moved, yet again. This time for a new job in a city. I can’t wait to see what is in store for me.

I am happy to have found Steepster. It gave me a hobby that I could devote as much or little time as I could during school and I believe that it will continue to help grow that hobby as I now have more time to explore.

I still consider myself newbie to the world of tea. I am still in the process of trying just about everything but have come across a few favorites. So far the only thing I don’t care for is coconut.

Ratings:

1-49: Never getting again. Couldn’t drink the cup.
50-59: Finished the cup, but won’t get again.
60-79: Buy once in a while.
80-89: Will get more as soon as I run out.
90-100: Must not run out.

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