drank Star of India by Artful Tea
4843 tasting notes


I discovered Artful Tea on Etsy. Every once in a while, I’ll visit the etsy site and check out the tea purveyors to see if anything captures my interest. This is a company that did.

I like the packaging: I like attention to details like lining the boxes with tissue paper and each of the samples were pre-measured in the DIY type of teabags and then put into glassine envelopes that were then folded down and “sealed” with a cardstock label and tied with a little bit of twine cord. It was simple and rustic looking and very nice. It didn’t look like something that you’re going to pick up in your average supermarket. It looked like a gift. I like that.

This tea was one of my favorites of the sampler that I purchased from Artful Tea. A well-rounded taste. Sweet but not overly sweet, smooth, not too astringent, and it’s rich and flavorful and satisfying. It would be a good breakfast tea.

Smooth, malty, caramel-y, notes of earth and wood. Really nice.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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