357 Tasting Notes


I love the cheeky monkey on the package- is it completely wrong that it reminds me of my husband?
The tea and banana flavor are nicely balanced. The smell reminds me of banana runts. My brother could smell it from down the hall and thought I was smashing bananas to make banana bread. I don’t make iced tea by the 2-quart very often, but I plan to repurchase this one.


Teehee! Did you tell your hubby the monkey reminds you of him?


Haha or maybe you shouldn’t tell him that he looks like a monkey. Lol

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I finished this one a few days ago. It’s a lovely light limey summer tea. It’s not a tea that needs to live in my cupboard year round; it’s more of a seasonal favorite for me. I plan to pick up another sample of this next spring/summer, but now that the weather is cooling down, I can feel myself gravitating towards the heavier tasting teas.


i really liked this one… but had scribbles not sent it to me i never would have tried it.

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I’ve been finishing off a bunch of samples over the past few weeks, but with work, a touch of summer fun, the renos, and prepping for the move, I didn’t have the chance to write any tealogs lately. I’ll have to do a little catch up now. This honeybush is certainly coconutty. Unfortunately, coconut is not really my favorite flavor so I won’t be buying this one again. If you like coconut I’d say to give this one a go.

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I could have sworn I reviewed this already…

I’m not a huge lover of Tazo teas in general, but when I saw a 20 filterbag box of this on clearance last month for $2.96(on a trip to the U.S.), I couldn’t resist giving it a try. As expected of a white tea, it has lightness to it; both in color and in taste, but the flavors of the tea, vanilla, and apricot are nicely balanced. The aroma is wonderfully fruity, and on several occasions it proved to be a good tea option for guests who are intimidated by my loose leaf collection.

For best results I don’t let the water get anywhere near the boiling point, otherwise I find it can turn bitter. I also have to be careful not to over-steep this one, which is one of my bad habits that I haven’t consistently dropped yet. What can I say…life is just too distracting.

I’m finishing this box today, which on one hand is a good thing, because I’m trying to finish off some of the odds and ends of tea before the big move in a few weeks, but if I see it at the clearance price again, I’ll have a hard time resisting a repurchase(I love clearance stuff). It’s a good convenient bagged tea, but on the down side it has some flaws: the tendency to go bitter when the steeping parameters are a little off; it tastes like a Spring/Summer tea, and won’t fare well in my cupboard year round; and it doesn’t resteep well. So I can happily resist buying this at full price.

So far I’ve been good(ish) with not buying more tea over the past few weeks, but sometimes I feel like I should be in a support group :P

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I’m finishing this today –WAAAAAHHH!!!! I’m seriously questioning my self-inflicted ban on buying more teas until we’re moved into the new house. When I lift the ban (and this one available again), I will be repurchasing a few pouches. It’s such a delicious evening iced tea. Nummers! Good to the last drop

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It’s another crazy weekend of catching up with our things to do list, but I thought I’d take a little Steepster break. I’m finishing this as the last bit from my fruit try me pack. It’s alright but I feel I prefer a stronger flavor. I even used more leaf this time and it still didn’t have the depth of flavors that I like. It’s not bad; I just prefer other black teas over this one.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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I finished another sample of this today. I decided to finish this one today because my hubby and I have a movie night planned tonight. We picked a movie up from the library and we’re hoping to have a relaxing night for a change, rather than the hectic days we’ve been having lately.

As for the tea, it’s one of those blends that I gravitate towards in the Spring and Summer. It’s light, sweet and lovely, and it occasionally reminds me of caramel corn. I enjoy it, but it’s not a tea that I need to keep stocked in my cupboard year round. This is nice as an occasional treat so I plan to pick up another sample of this in the future, possibly next Spring/Summer if I can wait that long. I’m trying not to buy much tea these days and use what I have instead, as we’re gearing up for our upcoming move into our reno’d home. Less than a month to go, 22 days to be exact…I’m getting excited!

Josie Jade

Hope you enjoyed your movie night :)


We did, thank you. The movie (Hunger Games) was actually quite good. The book had more details, but my hubby didn’t read it, and he still enjoyed it.

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I really should be sleeping, but it’s been far too long since I checked in with Steepster. I’ll have to keep this one short and sweet, so I can get enough shut-eye. I’m drinking this one iced even though the weather was a little grayer today than it has been over the last month or so. I boiled it strong and then strained it into a jug and added ice. Mmm…refreshing! Darn you for being so heavy (making for one pricey tisane). Every time I drink this, I feel tempted to create my own fruit tisanes using fresh/dried fruits. Hmmmm…some day

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I’m finishing this sample today. It’s a light oolong with a definite pineapple taste. To me it’s more of a Spring/Summer tea than Autumn/Winter tea. I find that as the days and nights get darker, so does my taste change from the lighter teas towards black teas and deeper flavors. This one goes in my “like it but don’t love it” list. I’d pick it up if it were on sale, but it’s not one that I’ll need to keep stocked in my cupboard.

Aimee Popovacki

i didn’t love this one.. until i tried it as a teapop… i know teapop’s are so gimmicky, and it pained me that they were trying to talk me into it and i caved.. but i’m glad i did.. it was so good.

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I’m trying to finish some of the little packets of tea that I’ve been hanging onto to simplify our move when the renos are finished this September. This tea hasn’t grown on me even though this time I was expecting the floral taste this time. I feel I would have preferred exactly what the name and the ingredients list indicates: berries on a green tea base.

I won’t be repurchasing this one, in fact, I couldn’t even finish my cup this morning; it was upsetting my stomach. Instead I used the remainder as part of this morning’s face washing routine.


Wow, didn’t realized your renos weren’t finished yet… you must be so anxious to get in!
This tea is yucky, never finished my sample. There’s nothing berry about it and the base tastes funny.
Facewash? hmm there’s an idea!


Hi TeaFairy – Yes, hubby and I are both excited to see the final product of the reno/extension. Thankfully the company gave us a scheduled timeline before they started and they’re still right on track :) As for this tea, I must say it made a much nicer facewash than a drink.

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P



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