1500 Tasting Notes

drank Skin Purify by Dr. Stuart
1500 tasting notes

Not quite sure how I feel about this one yet. It’s got a crazy orange-red color to it (much like rooibos, which scared me, no red rooibos please!), and went down easily for a herbal that supposedly has medicinal effects.

Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Turmeric Gold by Pukka
1500 tasting notes

Turmeric lovers, rejoice!

I love turmeric tea. I make it from scratch all the time, but, it’s a huge mess and stains everything. So I prefer to find pre-mixed turmeric tea, it just makes my life easier.

Out of all the turmeric teas I’ve tried (I think more than 20 now, I’d have to check for sure), this is my favorite.

It’s STRONG, for starters. No powder that I can tell in this tea, it’s more of a small rock shape, for the turmeric, anyway. Perhaps little flakes of the actual root?

Next up, it’s smooth, I’m sure because of the licorice root. Then, the lemon is a surprising astringent twist. Both whole lemons and lemon oil. I thought it would be overpowering, but it’s not at all. I had to look at the ingredients twice, asking myself, “Is that citrus? No…”

Yes, yes it is.

This is probably to die for with some coconut milk and honey, but since I’m not using honey at the moment.. wah. Someone do tell me if they try it!

Flavors: Astringent, Lemon, Spices

Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Never tried turmeric tea but I’ll have to now!


I keep meaning to get around to trying a turmeric tea. Is the cardamom very noticeable in this?


Wow @rosebudmelissa, so odd that I didn’t reply to this. I had it again last night, didn’t even notice the cardamom. Having said that, I love cardamom, but it’s one of those spices you can easily overdose on. I don’t notice it in this tea.

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drank Supreme Matcha Green by Pukka
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Grabbed this as an alternative to ridiculously priced matcha – which is all I find in the UK at the moment. Darn traveling. ;)

I miss my matcha, and wish Red Leaf’s shipping wasn’t such a high threshold to come over here. Plus, since I’m on the road so much, it’s tricky to get anything without my being “gone” already, on to the next place. Suggestions for solutions, welcome!

Anyway, this tea. Suggested steep time of 3 minutes is perfect, as i’m finding this gets ridiculously bitter, fast. Did it as a keto / butter tea, didn’t notice anything of substance. Did it today just as a regular tea, and it was tight, astringent and bitter. Got some granularity from the matcha, which made me happy as I was worried there wasn’t any in here. Having said that, zero matcha buzz, which I consistently get with straight matcha. So…

Would I buy this again? Maybe, if I needed matcha in small doses for some reason, and couldn’t get what I wanted at a decent price.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Blood Cleansing by Sweet Cherubim
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Still intense. I quite like it though… the longer I steep it the more, um, pungent it gets. Sort of plastic-y thick, with a waxy feel to it. Weird stuff comes out of my pores and body when I drink this, in a good way.

Flavors: Grass, Herbaceous, Thick

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Mélange Ladurée by Ladurée
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I only drank this because I knew I could get more soon in France. Or Europe. Or just… anywhere over “there”.

Siiiiggggh.. I love his tea.

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drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
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OMG this makes an amazing Bulletproof Tea. (look on my Instagram for what I mean, although I took a picture of Hot Chocolate instead: http://instagram.com/bonnyadventures)

I was a bit surprised, as I’m getting a bit tired of this tea… although it still smells amazing, and that’s why I keep the last of it around. Silly, I know.

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Drinking this today, and have a GORGEOUS picture to share, just need to upload it from my phone. It’s a bit flat – was expecting a bit more complexity in the first steep (after a quick rinse). Green, light, earthy, a bit crunchy (?) and sweet, grass-like but lighter. Have kept it to re-steep a few more times and see how I feel as it goes.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Toasty Almond by Tealish
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Frank this yesterday and didn’t enjoy it at all. Maybe it’s too old, last of the amount I had, dunno. Just not a fan, dreading drinking the last little bit.

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drank Terra Firma by Wild Moon Organics
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In Jasper, and this was for sale in the local health food store – one of two places to buy food in this town that isn’t a restaurant. I wanted to buy every single blend, however I only have room for one, so this is it.

I loved drinking this. Not entirely sure I can put it into words. It was… grounding. (as the packaging suggests). Felt really good. Nourishing. I drank it faster than any other tea today. It just felt good at a soul level. I can’t explain why.

I think I might need more of this before I head off to Edinburgh on the 1st.

1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Aged White Tea by Anteeo Tea
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Steepster, I love you. I’m not sure why it isn’t mutual… I mean, I really love you. I send you new peeps all the time, I talk you up constantly, I support you wherever possible, I’m here for you…

… and you seem to consistently lose my tea ratings in thanks.

This is one of those reviews. I know I’ve reviewed it – I know where I was sitting when I reviewed it just a few weeks back when I bought this. And yet…

So, yes, I’ll get over it. Just please, tell me, how can I support you, to support me, oh lovely Steepster? :)

(BTW: this tea is quite lovely, I’m really enjoyed the aged and/or smoked whites, it’s surprisingly sweet and robust).

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.





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