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drank Jamaican Rum by Bee's Soulteez
1274 tasting notes

Taken with milk.

This one is pretty nice, with a satisfying combo of pineapple, coconut, and malt notes. The coconut is a little baffling, because it’s not a listed ingredient, but I swear you can taste it; the nutty element may be attributed to the sunflower, as well as my brain’s tendency to pair pineapple with coconut! The tea also delivers on the booze, with an aggressive astringent nip.

All in all, I enjoy this one, even if I wish the base was something more special! I enjoyed the far sweeter Buttered Rum from David’s Tea+, and the more perilous but fancier One Night in Rio! from Camellia Sinensis (always scared coconut will expire and become soap), so not too surprised I like this one as well. I’m going to play around, and potentially make it into a Rum Hot Toddy or a Sweet Tea Rum Punch (Note to self: https://food52.com/recipes/77603-sweet-tea-rum-punch).

+Buttered Rum: A spider (Edit: probably wasn’t a spider as ashmanra points out) somehow made it’s home in my last tin. Needless to say I didn’t get to savour my remaining 40 grams, because.Webs.Everywhere. I’m still heartbroken but at least we have other rum teas!

TMI or TW: If bugs make you uncomfortable you probably won’t want to read the comments on this note!

Flavors: Coconut, Hay, Malt, Nutty, Pineapple, Rum

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Unless you actually saw a spider, I am guessing those are little webs from larvae of some kind of Indian Meal Moth. I got them in a blend with dried fruit pieces.

CrowKettle

Delightful! I honestly couldn’t bring myself to look too closely, but that sounds more realistic. The web’s look similar too; it was a fine coating.

tea-sipper

egads, no thank you buggish tea.

Kawaii433

I once used a red pepper bottle (pizza topping) and halfway through the bottle, I looked at closely and saw it was loaded with bugs. I bet I ate a lot of bugs. Ewww.

tea-sipper

oh no no no Kawaii!

CrowKettle

Ahhh… This is why I don’t look too closely once I’ve committed to eating or drinking something. If I spot a spider, silverfish, ant, or larvae beforehand (that’s my count), great, but once I’ve dived in, ignorance is truly bliss XD

My heart goes out to you, Kawaii433

Shae

Oh my goodness, this whole comment thread is giving me the shivers!

Nattie

Well this is a whole load of nope I wish I hadn’t read.

Leafhopper

Yikes! I didn’t need to read this thread either! I’m glad I don’t have too many tins.

CrowKettle

Ah, lol.. I’m going to do a quick TW on the original note re-bugs. Sorry, guys.

Nattie

Lmao, at least I’m informed as well as grossed out.

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ashmanra

Unless you actually saw a spider, I am guessing those are little webs from larvae of some kind of Indian Meal Moth. I got them in a blend with dried fruit pieces.

CrowKettle

Delightful! I honestly couldn’t bring myself to look too closely, but that sounds more realistic. The web’s look similar too; it was a fine coating.

tea-sipper

egads, no thank you buggish tea.

Kawaii433

I once used a red pepper bottle (pizza topping) and halfway through the bottle, I looked at closely and saw it was loaded with bugs. I bet I ate a lot of bugs. Ewww.

tea-sipper

oh no no no Kawaii!

CrowKettle

Ahhh… This is why I don’t look too closely once I’ve committed to eating or drinking something. If I spot a spider, silverfish, ant, or larvae beforehand (that’s my count), great, but once I’ve dived in, ignorance is truly bliss XD

My heart goes out to you, Kawaii433

Shae

Oh my goodness, this whole comment thread is giving me the shivers!

Nattie

Well this is a whole load of nope I wish I hadn’t read.

Leafhopper

Yikes! I didn’t need to read this thread either! I’m glad I don’t have too many tins.

CrowKettle

Ah, lol.. I’m going to do a quick TW on the original note re-bugs. Sorry, guys.

Nattie

Lmao, at least I’m informed as well as grossed out.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Citrus Fruits, Passionfruit, Banana, Pineapple, Melons, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Elderberry, Persimmon, Rhubarb..

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai, Cardamom

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc.

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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