736 Tasting Notes

90

Finished the last of my sample yesterday. Ah, it’s just so delicious!! I love it so much! ^^ Can’t wait to get more of this tea myself!! :D :D :D
Thanks to The Cookie Lady again! Keeps getting me hooked on these RoT teas! :D

The Cookie Lady

I’m so glad you ended up liking this one! :)

Ost

You seem to send me all the good RoT teas! :P

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So like…everyone that has reviewed this tea says how sweet and pineapple-y it is. But I didn’t really get any of that when I tried it. 0_0 The Cookie Lady generously sent me a sample because I’ve wanted to try this for so long! I was ridiculously excited, all up till the moment I actually tried it. xD
The Dry leaf and steeping aroma was a good sign, but I was not willing to believe it was all citrus-y. I just wanted to think it was like everyone else’s experience. D:
But sure enough the mail flavor I got was citrus xD Just my luck!
I pulled through that in hopes I’d get more than just citrus. Kinda got some flowery notes too, which I guess fit the name. But the citrus ended up getting to me and I gave up :(
Wish I’d have liked it, I really wanted to. Didn’t taste like pineapple to me at all. :( What a shame. :( Thanks for the sample though, The Cookie Lady! I’m really glad I got to try it still, even if I didn’t like it!

Flavors: Citrus, Flowers, Orange, Sour

Fjellrev

Aww, it happens!

Kirkoneill1988

eww pineapple tea :( i wont be trying this. thankyou for the head’s up

Sil

booo that sucks. this is actually my fav pineapple tea… :(

Ost

And I really like pineapple, so it’s sad for me. XD Now my quest must continue to find a good pineapple tea.

Sil

have you tried the lupicia one? (it has coconut though, which is why it’s second in line after this one for me) also…den’s tea is supposed to have a kick as pineapple sencha…but i haven’t tried it yet…need to get it in a swap first.

Ost

I have, Sil! I like it…but I have wanted to find one that the pineapple is the main flavor. Doesn’t feel like the main flavor in Lupicia. :S I forgot Den’s Tea has that one, I’ll have to look at the notes!

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drank Taiwan Jade Oolong Tea by What-Cha
736 tasting notes

So, I’m kinda disappointed in this oolong. I have tried a couple other “jade oolongs”, and most of them had a light floral taste and other light notes that I don’t remember. xD But nothing super strong.
I went into this one thinking that it would be like the others, but that was a mistake.
The dry leaves and steeping aroma smelled slightly of floral, which I had expected. But then when I went to take a sip all I tasted was butter. D: Like a lot of butter, not even mixed with anything else. It wasn’t as thick as some buttery teas are, but it was just enough for me not to want to finish the cup.
Ah buttery tasting teas are killing me lately xD This one was rather deceitful though, if you ask me. :P Not even a touch of floral in the taste.
So yeah, all that to say, I’m pretty disappointed with this one. Hoping that the black teas I ordered will make up for the oolongs that weren’t super amazing. I have a good feeling that they will though!

Flavors: Butter

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Wow, I’m the first to review this tea here. Pressure. xD Just is kinda lame since I’m not a green tea fan, unless they are genmaicha or it’s a flavored tea that hid the grassy taste I usually get from green teas.
Added this to my last WP order because I was just under the free shipping mark and this was pretty cheap with the discount. I planned on trying it once and sending it off to Albertocanfly, who loves green teas. xD I’m sure she will give this a much better review!
First off, this is an adorable tea, I really love how it looks. It’s just so cute like the Golden Snail, except it’s green. _
Now for how it actually tasted; the first cup of this tea was super light. Steeped it the exact time that it said on the bag and I couldn’t figure out what it tasted like. I spent about ten minutes trying to just think of what that first cup tasted like. Finally I gave up and brewed up another cup, because I just had to figure out what it tasted like.
Steeped it for a bit longer and decided that it tasted a lot like spinach, just like the aroma when it was steeping. The second cup was stronger, but not too overwhelming. I love spinich, but in tea form it doesn’t really work for me.
All this to say, it was an alright green tea. I’d drink it if I were stuck with it. But I would rather send it to someone who I know will love it!

P.S. Albertocanfly, you should be super proud of me for trying another green tea! XD And I’m pretty sure you will love this one, then you can come back and write a better tasting note than this one! XD I’m sending this in your next package! :D

Flavors: Spinach

Cameron B.

I get spinach notes from a lot of green teas, especially Japanese ones.

Ost

Really? I usually get grassy notes. xD But I don’t like either haha!

TheLastDodo

I have drank this tea twice, but can’t seem to give it an official note. I got more of a steel cut oats and bok Choy flavor to it.

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Backlog:

This was the first tea I got in my What-Cha order! :D I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a plain Four Seasons tea before. I have only tried an aged one and one mixed with another oolong. So those don’t really count.
I’ve really wanted to try one though, so thought I’d pick up a sample of it!
Not as good as I hoped it would be. At first I only tasted butter. Wasn’t overly strong, which was good. And it not being overly strong made me keep drinking the first mug of it. About half way through the mug I started getting floral notes. By the end of the cup there was a nice balance of both butter and floral. Wish there were more floral notes in this, but I’m glad that I didn’t give up after two sips. I think that I will enjoy the rest of my sample when I don’t want a super strong floral oolong. But I wouldn’t buy it again. Happy to have tried though! (:

Flavors: Butter, Floral

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I was pretty excited about this tea, because I love chocolate covered strawberries. But when I brewed it up it just tasted like a black tea. No berries or sweetness. :( It was pretty disappointing. I don’t understand what went wrong…I steeped it for how long it said but it didn’t taste like chocolate or strawberry. Unless the chocolate tasted like the black tea base. But I am not sure that that’s the case. :/
Eh, oh well. One day I will find an amazing combo of those two flavors!
Thank you for the sample, Albertocanfly!

carol who

How disappointing when something that sounds so good, doesn’t live up to expectations.

Sakura Sushi

I recommend Lupicia’s Chocolate Strawberry Puerh, if you are looking for those flavored. It is nothing short of amazing!

Ost

Carol Who, I know right? So annoying! XD

And Sakura Sushi, I have heard that that’s good, just haven’t gotten around to picking it up yet :P

Anlina

Have you tried DAVIDs Love Tea #7?

Ost

I have, and I wasn’t really a fan. The base got in the way too much for me. ><

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This was one of the teas I was most excited about in my last WP order! I love love love floral oolongs, and from TheTeaFairy’s note, this tea was pretty floral.
She was not wrong. xD
Tried this one yesterday and really enjoyed it.
Not too much butter notes, mainly floral, and orchard-like. That’s not a word. And I’m not really sure how to describe it. It’s just one of those teas that makes you feel awake and like it clears your senses. It’s refreshing and smooth. It reminds me of flowers and being outside, which I usually hate, but in this instance I think of it in a good way…But I just can’t describe it.
The first cup of it was really light, the second time I steeped it longer and it brought the floral notes out better. I really am going to enjoy the rest of this.
Probably won’t buy more just because I can get cheaper floral oolongs elsewhere. But I have really wanted to try this one and I’m so happy I did! I will savor the ounce I have of it! And maybe in a really good sale I’ll pick up more!
Lovely tea, and the color of the dry leaves is absolutely gorgeous!
Another fantastic tea from WP! :D

Also, this is my 500th tasting note! Woo! I thought that reviewing this tea would be pretty fitting since the first tea I ever reviewed was an oolong. So why not mark a milestone with another oolong? :P Definitely prefer this to Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong, which was the tea I first reviewed. Mann I really was missing out for so many years! XD Anyway yah for 500!!

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Flowers, Perfume, Smooth

Sil

woohoo! grats on 500!

carol who

Happy 500!

Ost

Thanks (:

mrmopar

Way to go!

OMGsrsly

Congratulations on 500! :)

Red Fennekin

Congrats on 500! And ah, I’ll deffo have to try this if they have it in stock (or a similar TGY) when I next do a WP order – they’re such exquisite teas!

Ost

Definitely worth a try, lovely tea, Red Fennekin!

Anlina

Woo 500!

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Holy Shanghai!!
Another RoT that I am beginning to fall in love with! It feels like people usually give bagged teas a bad rep, but I keep trying RoT teas and end up really loving them! They make such excellent Dessert teas! _
I think I actually like this better than Lupicia’s version of a chocolate and banana tea. In Lupicia’s version you can taste the black tea base too much, and it’s incredibly easy to over-steep it, which sucks for me because I am infamous for over-steeping.
This tea has a rooibos base, and the chocolate and banana flavors are both strong enough to cover up the woody rooibos flavor.
Plus, this tea is decaf! Perfect on sooo many levels!
I can over-steep it, and it will be fine.
It’s the perfect blend of chocolate and banana.
It’s the perfect dessert tea to satisfy my dessert cravings.
Anddd it’s decaf!
Ahh this is a must buy on my list. Thank you sooo much for this sample, The Cookie Lady! You keep getting me hooked on RoT teas! :P

Flavors: banana, Chocolate, Smooth, Sweet

Dustin

I really like this one too and am on my second tin of it. I usually do two bags for a richer flavor.

Ost

Really? For how much oz?

Dustin

I use a David’s mug, so 12oz.

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drank Kirara Rice Tea by Lupicia
736 tasting notes

The Cookie Lady was nice enough to send me a sample of this tea with her Christmas package I got the other day! I saw a few reviews of it last month and I really wanted to try it. xD I love genmaicha, and I am always eager to try another one.
This one is pretty good. Very popcorn-y. Reminds me A LOT of DavidsTea’s Genmaicha, but minus the actual popcorn pieces.
Don’t think it’s as smooth as Davids’ version though, which is kinda sad. A pretty good genmaicha still though! Glad I got to try it! Thank you, The Cookie Lady!! :D :D

Flavors: Popcorn, Toasty

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Finally got to pick up some of this tea! Sarsonator sent me a sample a few months ago and I loved it, ever since I’ve been wanting to buy it! :D Got my order today and I’m so excited to try everything!
This, I oversteeped the first time (surprise, surprise), so it didn’t taste the best. But second time I steeped it, I did it just under two minutes. Definitely not as strong as the first steep, but I got notes of honey and bread. (:
When I first tried this I thought it was super bready. This time it is pretty bready, but the honey balances it out more. Which is still fine, even though I’d want more of a bready flavor, but still really like this one!
Maybe if I steep it right the first time it will come out more like I remember it-haha! I will have to try it out!
Either way I am SUPER happy to have this one back in my stash! :D Going to be enjoying the rest of it!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Smooth, Sweet

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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