November 3rd, 2010

piranha - bite the bottle that feeds you

Steepster Review Round-up, October

I didn't post a lot on Steepster last month.  I haven't been trying a lot of new teas; most of the ones I've been drinking were reviewed ages ago, and I don't really feel the need to go back and re-review a blend every time I drink it.

White Tropics by Adagio Teas

Oh man what did I do wrong?
This tastes like…like…bread???
There’s a yeasty or malty note that reminds me of beer. Am I crazy? (Maybe.) I can taste a bit of the coconut, too, towards the end, but it’s this other bread-flavor that dominates.

It’s gross, to be honest. I’m disappointed. I followed Adagio’s instructions, so what happened? Le sigh. I don’t know whether I’ll give this another chance. I mean, it could be awesome, but is it worth mucking around to find out?


Earl Grey Lavender by Rishi Tea

I wasn’t sure if I’d like the combination of lavender and bergamot, but the two flavors go together really well! The lavender softens the citrus note of the Earl Grey, but the tea remains bold and intense. Really nice.

(Feeling lazy today so short review, sorry.)


Vanilla Apricot White by Tazo Teas

Much better than I expected for a bagged tea. When I opened the paper envelope, the scent of dried apricots came rushing out. Once brewed, the flavor is light, but I could definitely taste a creamy sort of apricot. (It was definitely apricot, not peach. There was a pleasant tartness that peaches just don’t have.) I would definitely drink this again.

I hope I get more tea drinking done in November, but ya never know.  When I'm busy I drink more tea, but I don't have time to write about it.