1185 Tasting Notes


Another blue tea. Lovely smell, lovely leaves. Blueberry, or currant, and roses are what I smell and taste every time. Fruity overall. And nice.

Flavors: Blueberry, Candy, Fruity, Rose

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Liquid Nutella is the best deccription I can offer. Smells like thick flavored booze or tobacco. And a very smooth black tea base that is INCREDIBLY sweet. Officially one of the best chocolate teas I’ve yet had. I highly recommend. Thank you Sil for giving me the recommendation and coupon!

Now. This is for you guys.



Thanks to Sil and you for the coupon! I really need to get off my ass and make an order.

White Antlers

How nice to get a coupon! 6 more teas to try. Thanks, Enablers! :→

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Finally got to try it! Yay! And I got it really fast. I can officially recommend August Uncommon Tea as a company. I’ve never had better customer service. And they included a tea scoop which makes measuring leaves out so much easier.

Onward to the tea. About 2-3 grams in 2-3 ounces. I could have done it Gong Fu with more leaves, but I turned it into western for strength.

30 seconds.
Orchid. And toasty. Overall pleasant. More time needed.

Two and a half minutes later.
Chocolate orchid dominant, which is something that is hard to describe. It does taste exactly like that flower. Again, that is a distant reference. Still more toastiness and a little bit of the coconut talked about.

5 minutes second/third steep.
Toasted coconut and mild orchid. On the borders of being similar to an almond joy, but not nearly as sweet or chocolaty.

10 minutes, fourth steep.
Toasted coconut and chocolate orchid.

This tea could actually go on.

Anyway, I agree with Sil and it is a fairly typical roasted oolong that is not quite green and not quite dark. Yet I can say it’s one of the better examples of a roasted oolong. If I had more disposable income, I might get the full 100 grams of this because its so calming and pleasant. Really an everyday tea. As for the petrichor, I can definitely understand the comparison and would drink this on a rainy day, too. Chocolate orchid and toasted coconut are the two best ways to describe this tea really. But I do have teas that are similar to this. It actually tastes exactly the base of Tea Spot’s Coconut Cabana which is by no means a bad thing. I actually appreciate the purity this one has. I can now say I feel a little accomplished after drinking this tea.

Flavors: Coconut, Orchid, Toast

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Impressive-sounding multiple steeps!

Daylon R Thomas

That’s what impressed me about it. :)

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Not bad. Not bad at all. Definitely reminds me of coffee, but smoother. Love sampling from whole food stores. I would not be sure I’d get some myself, but if I was desperately trying to give up coffee, I’d get this on discount. It also might NOT be beneficial because it would accelerate my coffee cravings.


I had a boyfriend in college who loved this stuff.

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This tea is bizarrely alien. Vanilla and eucalyptus with a berry note rose from the bag. I have to write another paper for work, and I have an emergency. I know that I’m running my stash low. But I need more tea.

I brewed for a little bit and it was the usual white tea color. Near four minutes, the tea turned into a highly translucent aqua green color. The smell was like vanilla and what I’m going call fermenting grain, almost like a beer.

I taste it, and damn. I’ve tasted very few teas like this, and the few I refer to are from Lauren. You can definitely tell this is a white tea with it’s natural creamy and light texture. But the liquor is really sweet. It is practically a candy laced with vanilla and a lighter eucalyptus taste. I ‘m also tasting a bit of grain and something that I want to call blueberry, but isn’t. It’s almost sour. I’m guessing that’s the brandy.

It still smells strong, and I’m brewing it two more times to get more out of it.

I still am sore about Eggnog Poundcake and wanting more of that, but I HIGHLY recommend a try of this just because of how unique it is. I’m really not sure how else to describe this tea, and I don’t know if the berry taste is accurate, but that’s the best way that I can think of describing the other sweet aspect of this. The longer you steep it, the bluer it gets.

Flavors: Berry, Brandy, Candy, Eucalyptus, Grain, Sour, Sweet, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

An interesting sounding blend.

Daylon R Thomas

It is. And it’s intentionally alien. Gotta keep up with the galactic theme. The berry again is something that I could be imagining, but the green/blue color with the eucalyptus and vanilla are definite.

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Finished off my sample and I’m not happy about it. I’ve spent so I much on tea though. Dang it. I really liked this one…but I think that the Ice brandy might cheer me up when I get to it. Curse my expensive tastes!

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Okay. Tea tumbler try. And I’m really impressed with how smooth this Earl Grey can be. It is deeply satisfying. That is all.

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I did something kinda naughty. I took the Beautiful Taiwan Misty Mountain and I scented it with vanilla for nine days…the results were actually pretty incredible. The vanilla only made the tea’s natural flavors stronger and creamier. Peaches and cream all over again with a strong yield of six cups western. It resembled a milk oolong and lishan a little bit, but it’s Shanlinxi goodness was only heightened.


Sounds amazing!

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First Off, Current Targets:

Whispering Pines Alice
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Jasmine Black Tea
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong


I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii with a dominant Eastern Asian influence. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.


Michigan, USA

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