1789 Tasting Notes

drank Tropical Dream by RiverTea
1789 tasting notes

Backlog from last night. Thanks Sil!
I threw this in the fridge last night to cold steep it and this is good, although I think I’m less fond of rooibos. But the vanilla and fruit are nice. I’m happy to have tried this.

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Thanks VariaTEA! (244)
I’ve never heard of this company but I was interested in NEW TEAS! Thanks for sending so many of them.

Huh. I’m not sure if its the base, or if it’s just the flavours, but there is something odd with this one. I’m not sure I’m big on it but… and don’t hate me, I’m not the biggest bestest fan of maple teas. So maybe that’s it. :P


Haha don’t worry about it. I shared all the Victoria teas since it was a new company to me and thought it would be interesting to see others thoughts. I haven’t even tried this yet so I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it.


GASP! How can you call yourself Canadian if you don’t like maple (teas)?! ;)


Hahaha I made the mistake of telling the Americans in my residence that my family uses Aunt Jemima syrup instead of real maple syrup and they were all really disturbed at how uncanadian that was.


I grew up with golden syrup or home made fruit sauce on my pancakes. I love pancake syrup, but maple is only for tea. And whipped cream.


I don’t think I’ve had maple syrup that often? Aside from maple fudge? We grew up with Aunt Jemima.


omg – gross… gross gross…

and cavo – yeah seems like maple syrup is an ontario thing moreso because it’s cheaper out here… i’ve fully embraced it and used to HATE it… go go aunt jemima :)


At least it’s not as bad as my gramma’s “butter” being a tin of oil with a brush in it. :)

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drank Yume au Lait by Lupicia
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I had this yesterday without milk and it was a nice slightly sweet black, but when I added milk to it today it turned into creamy strawberry/fruit tea! Oh, wow. That was surprising!

Thanks Dexter3657. I might have to try this one again some time and play with it!


It seems like a LOT of Lupicia’s blacks are INSANE with milk. I’m going to make it my mission to learn all about it this fall.


Milk tea is HUGE in Japan, so many of their teas (including a strawberry and vanilla green tea with matcha) are good with milk. I really like them.

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drank Tropical Dream by RiverTea
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This was my requested sample from my last Butiki order. Yay: Three Friends!
I find that I do still enjoy this tea but it’s also so subtle and generally I want more chocolate in my face, or I want something less chocolatey. This is an odd middle flavour level and I’m not sure that I’d crave this one often enough to purchase it.

I don’t think. It’s really tasty though. I’m happy I requested it as a sample. I imagine I’ll buy an oz of it someday.


You went from “I’m not sure I’d crave this one often enough to purchase it” to “I imagine I’ll buy an ounce of it someday”



Hahah. I’m not very good at logic. ;P

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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VariaTEA dropped this and a giant bag full of all the other teas I bought in group orders, as well as generous samples from both her AND Sil and I am in total tea heaven! I don’t even care that I’m back over 250 teas. There’s just so much good stuff here and I have ZERO temptation to buy more. It’s a good place to be.

This was the first one I had to try of the new ones, and it was just as amazing as I remembered from before. So incredibly good. I put the leftover leaves in the fridge and cold-steeped them so I’ll see how that turns out when I get home tonight!

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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This is mostly coconut and cocoa and sweetness and I’m ok with that. It’s not the fanciest tea. But it’s relaxing and this feels like a treat.

So much coconut.
I find that coconut in tea makes me think of warm butter. Odd, but tasty.


Yup, I find this tea to be generally comforting and uncomplicated as well.


Man, that’s just exactly what I need sometimes too.

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Sipdown! (187!)
Woo! I’m getting further from 200! Maybe by the time my Butiki/Lupicia teas come in, I’ll still be under 200!

This is an odd tea but I like it. I was happy to try another cup of it when MissB offered to share some of her teas! Thank you!

Also look! You can click ‘Buy Now!’ I’m happy to see that functionality only because it was misleading before those buttons worked.

Also, sorry I’ve been absent more and more. Life is getting in the way. Work. Trying not to be on my computer all night. Blah. Things are good though! HI GUYS! Just busy


I might have added a bunch to your package. However, it is all small sample sizes so hopefully it is not too overwhelming


Ahahahah. I can live with whatever you send me. :) Your samples are very reasonable. (2 big cups, at most!)


hey!! your absence makes me feel better about my absence! and i’m sure that you have been NOWHERE near as absent as me. i’m MEGA MIA.
but i’m still sipin!
and reading fic.
and yes super busy too.
we we’ll synchronize our return as well.


not likely… it almost didn’t all fit in the grocery bag… and there’s more incoming

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drank Rhubarb Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This was one I bought on impulse a few weeks back because I was curious. And it was Mothers day. :P

And this is a strange one! It’s mostly ginger and cinnamon, with a bit of fruit, and then a lingering coolness at the end of the ship from the licorice. So odd. But not bad? I’m enjoying it, and I won’t mind finishing the rest of this 20g pack.

Would I buy more? Meh. Now that my curiosity has been sated, I’m ready to move on!

ETA: 1500th tasting note!


1500 yay!




Wow 1500!! Go you!


Ok, total noob question here: Where can you see how many tasting notes you’ve posted? I know I can find out if I click on a tea that I’ve reviewed and then search for my review (which is usually way way buried). But I was wondering if there was an easier way?


Congrats on 1500!!


mj1851, click on Dashboard in the “You” section. You’ll see your picture on the right of the page with all your stats underneath :)


Wow. My keen powers of observation are astounding. Just call me Sherlock. embarrassed


Woohoo 1500!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a little girl and a devoted bf, two cats, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, fandom!, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

I keep trying to learn languages on Duolingo and failing. I’m currently failing Esperanto. :P

1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


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