736 Tasting Notes

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Got a late, unexpected Christmas package from the lovely Albertocanfly today!
She sent me some of this tea which i was excited to try. I love kiwis, and strawberries are pretty good in tea form. Not really a fan of real strawberries anymore even though I loved them as a kid. Think I had too many sour ones so I stopped eating them.
But I’ve found that strawberry flavors in tea is actually really good. In this tea the strawberry flavor is super sweet and present. Very in-your-face. Which I like!
The kiwi on the other hand is the sour one. 0_0 Like super sour. The kind of sour only Warheads should be. xD
For that reason, I do not like this tea. Strawberry and kiwi would make a great mix, as long as neither of them are sour. It was so close to being good, but just not close enough! D:
Thanks for the sample though, Albertocanfly!

Flavors: Fruity, Sour, Strawberry

TeaNecromancer

too many sour strawberries pretty much scared me off too, especially after that time I had a clogged salivary gland and had to eat a ton of them, ugh. Agree they are still yummy in tea!

Though sour warhead kiwi sounds blech! I had a warhead for the first time in years the other day, oh man those are intense!

albertocanfly

Sorry it was so late!!:O I tried… but enjoy the comfy, cozy teas! :D

Ost

Amanda, that sounds truly awful! D: That is definitely a way more valid reason to not like strawberries than I have-haha!

Albertocanfly, no worries! I forgot so it was a nice surprise!

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Think I oversteeped this one today. Not very sweet…just tastes like a normal oolong,with hints of sweet melon. Sadness :(
Usually this one doesn’t get oversteeped easily!

Dexter

:((( That tea is usually awesome – bad tea misbehaving on NYE. Hope you find a good one for the rest of the evening. Happy New Year!!!

Ost

I know! I don’t think I’ve ever had it be bad like that! I mean it wasn’t horrible, but you know. xD Happy New Year to you too!! :D :D

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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I’m nearly finished with my first tin of this tea! Has been a few weeks since I last had it. I still really enjoy this tea so much. I really hope that by the time this one runs out, they have it stocked on their website or in the store closest to me. I cannot run out! D:
Still as perfectly sweet and juicy as always! Wonderful tea for bad mornings!

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Every time I have this tea, I remember how amazing it is. For some reason in my head I keep thinking it’s gonna be a really sour lemon that I really really gotta be in the mood for. But it keeps surprising me and making me realize how amazing it is. It’s such a creamy and smooth lemon. It’s actually pretty amazing-and I wish my brain would stop lying to me! It’s annoying! ><

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86

Quite enjoyed this one earlier today! ^^ It’s not overly fruity, but it’s just enough to hit the spot! Plus! Decaf! :D

tantonino

Is it a herbal? What do you think of the republic of tea?

Ost

It’s a rooibos actually. Not sure if that counts as herbal? I have a few favorites from RoT. Most of the things I’ve tried from them are great, very well done. And not a bad price at all! There are definitely a few that are staples in my collection that are RoT! You should give them a try if you haven’t already!

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drank Youthberry White Tea by Teavana
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I’ve always wanted to love this one. It was always so popular at Teavana, but it was always too citrusy for me. The bag we have is a couple years old now-not stored properly at all since we got it so long ago when none of us knew anything about tea.
So maybe this is an accurate review, but maybe it’s not. Because I can’t tell if it’s lost flavor yet. xD I know it certainly hasn’t lost its smell yet!
Whenever I open the bag I’m hit with a strong citrus smell. While steeping the strong orange smell turned into a grapefruit smell. Which didn’t give me any confidence that I’d like it.
But I tried it anyway.
This tea has the weirdest texture. It’s like…fuzzy, and kinda leaves a weird dry sense in your mouth after each sip. That probably doesn’t make sense, but I have no idea how to describe it!
As for the flavor, it’s a lot more mild than the steeping or dry leaf smell. It’s kinda fruity, mostly citrusy. Not very sweet, like the other Teavana teas I actually like. It’s kinda just there. It definitely needs sugar, and I’m not one to add sugar to any of my drinks…So yeah.
This one is not for me! >< I can see why everyone loves it though. I’m a weirdo since I don’t like citrus xD Oh well! Saving money I guess!

Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Grapefruit, Orange

Kat

I feel like it’s not that this tea is popular at Teavana, but that they are insistent that it should be. It’s like always brewed in house there and they offer a ton of free samples of it. I don’t understand why they don’t promote other teas!

Ost

Yeah maybe. Just everyone I know who has tried it loves it too…Except my bro. He tried the sample of Youthberry and the other tea which I forgot the name ofand hated it and said it tasted like hot koolaid. xD

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drank Assam #8 by Tealux
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Took this one in a tumbler to church with me this morning. Was a rough morning to be out and about, but this tea made it a bit more enjoyable. Still trying to decide if I should purchase more of this when I finally run out. Today it tasted really fruity and almost like grapes. Which I usually don’t like in teas, but in this one it worked for me. But I only used those leaves once, and couldn’t re-steep them later. Maybe by the time I’ve finished the two ounces I have, I’ll know if I want to make this one a keeper.
But today It was nice! (:

Flavors: Fruity, Grapes

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This one hit the spot today! The lemon flavor isn’t too overwhelming, and the coconut really balances it out. I can’t explain how it totally tastes like perfume because I don’t taste any floral notes in it…But somehow it does.
Feel like as my sample of this runs out, I’m enjoying it more and more. And Butiki is closing. xD I bet my last few cups of this tea will be amazing haha-I will savor them! XD

Flavors: Coconut, Lemon, Perfume

Fjellrev

Yep, life seems to work that way far too often!

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Sample sip down.
Had one last tsp of this tea left, so figured I’d finish it off. I can’t remember what I thought of it before, but today I found it much too buttery for my taste. It’s so buttery, it’s almost salty. And ever so slightly floral-y. Way too much butter for me ><

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Salt

Dustin

Sometimes I read other’s reviews of teas they don’t like and think it sounds really interesting! Butter, salt and floral? I’m intrigued!

Ost

Haha that’s what swapping is for! :P If I had more I’d offer to send you some, but I don’t. Sorry! D:

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86

I finally steeped this one right this time! It was delicious. Sweet, bready, sweet potato-y. Glad I gave this one a second try. So much better this time around! :D

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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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