654 Tasting Notes

April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “O” Tea
I didn’t expect to like this one as the loose-leaf looked pretty heavy on the lemongrass along with the citrus oils in it. It’s actually a nice citrus herbal blend. I honestly don’t remember much about the cup other than that.

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drank Daily Matcha by Mizuba Tea Co
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I got some Banana Almond Milk recently to try and I decided to make a matcha latte with it using the Vitamix. (my preferred lazy method for creamy matcha lattes)
It was good but the matcha definitely took over with the banana milk just providing some sweetness and creaminess. I’m gonna have to play around with it to see if I can get a stronger banana flavor by using less matcha or more water next time.

Boiling 1 tsp

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drank Neptune by Lupicia
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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “N” Tea
I only had two ‘N’ tea choices which was a bit of a surprise. I like this one but I am lowering the rating because I don’t love it. I drank this one quite a bit last year so I snagged some more during the group order. I just opened up my new pouch of this and it wasn’t as good as I remember. Still smells just as good though just a nondescript honey fruit tea. Unique in its own way.

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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2021 Sipdown #58:
April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “M” Tea
This sample was kindly sent to me from AmandaStory
I like this one but the blueberry in this seems hidden as I’m pretty much just tasting maple from it. That being said the maple flavor is really nice and I did add a splash of soymilk to this cup as the website suggested. With the milk, it’s a nice and creamy maple tea. I do wish this tea had a stronger base though. It’s a nice dessert tea but not one that I feel the need to repurchase. I’m curious to see how this compares with the Blackberry Maple Waffle tea.

Flavors: Maple, Sweet

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I made a cup of this after seeing CameronB describe this as tasting like banana candy. I definitely get the banana runts now and don’t know how I never made that association before. This is Still one of my favorite boxed teas along with the Melon boxed tea from Stash.

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “M” Tea
This is one of the “M” teas I chose since it’s one of the older teas in my cupboard. I had 4oz of this to start with and probably have about half left? still to finish off.
It was definitely one of the nicer cups of this that I’ve had recently. I didn’t oversteep it and it was just a nice somewhat mindless cup I sipped on while working on papers. I had the worst procrastination week that I’ve had in a long time this past week. I’ll be happy when this is gone though and I can pick up a higher quality milky oolong that checks all the boxes.

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Banana Flambe by Curtis
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National Haiku Day
Luscious break of day
A wild, smooth banana sip
out of caramel

Reviewed this one before and still really enjoy it. At some point maybe once this box is gone I’m planning on ordering their grape flavor to try. (:
(full disclosure I used a haiku creator)


I like how day rhymes with flambe. Makes it even more satisfying to read.

Lexie Aleah

I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out!

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “L” Tea
This was another tea in my box that I was really looking forward to. It’s a raspberry herbal tea without hibiscus! I like this one though I do wish they had used real raspberries here instead of natural flavoring. The natural raspberry flavoring does come across as a tad medicinal. Always happy to have another caffeine-free tea in my cupboard to balance it out more. Short notes in between working on my 3 essays that are due soon.

Flavors: Medicinal, Raspberry, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “I” Tea
So I finally have an “I” tea now for the challenge. I’ve never had a yellow tea before as far as I can remember at least. I’ve always wanted to try one though so this a nice surprise!
The description of this tea compares it to a green tea but I’m not sure I agree with that?
Don’t remember much about it other than I liked it and it resteeped well. I’ll have to write another tasting note on it with more details.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’ve had some yellow teas that remind me of green teas and some that remind me of Yunnan black teas…


My experience as well.

Lexie Aleah


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2021 Sipdown Count: 58
College Student
21 years old
Lover of Animals and Books~
I’ll try any tea at least once. I drink tea all day.
Message Me if interested in a Swap.

Favorite Flavors:
-Green Tea
-Black Currant
-Red Fruits
- Eucalyptus
Least Favorite: Hibiscus heavy, lemongrass heavy, red hot cinnamon teas.

I drink tea for many reasons: For pleasure, health benefits, mindfulness, to help with anxiety, hydration because I have always struggled with drinking plain water.

0-23 Rating Means I couldn’t finish the cup
50- Undecided on a rating or don’t remember enough about it to rate the tea.
90-100 Absolutely Love and would always want to keep in my cupboard

Favorite Companies:
-August Uncommon
-Jasmine Pearl
-The Tao Of Tea


Near Portland, OR



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