6140 Tasting Notes


This tea, Radioactive Marshmallow vs Chocomint by Palais des Thes. Check out the tasting note for Chocomint here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/423474

Simple but delicious. Clear marshmallow but it’s not overly sweet and it doesn’t drown out the black base. I was excited for this one which is why I knew it was going to win before I even really made either tea. Chocomint is lovely today but this is sweet and fluffy and smooth and delicious and a great example of Anne’s mastery of some flavours.

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drank Chocomint by Palais des Thes
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Second round of my mini tournament is underway. The options were either two caffeine free teas or two caffeinated teas and Roswell Strange suggested caffeinated made more sense for Sunday morning. Granted, I asked her hours ago but stuck with the caffeinated teas anyways. So it’s this tea, Chocomint vs Radioactive Marshmallow by 52 Teas. I do think I know which is winning even before drinking but…

The chocolate flavour is more cocoa powder and a lot stronger than it was last time. This is cocoa forward today with lingering mint. Costco sold a pack of fancy hot chocolates years ago. I feel like they were maybe Starbucks brand but maybe not and this reminds me of the mint hot chocolate but made in water so it’s on the thinner side.

It’s good today…unfortunately it’s up against a tea that is also really good and will just always appeal to me more. Check out the tasting note for Radioactive Marshmallow here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/423475

Lexie Aleah

I know here in the U.S. I remember Costco carrying the Land O Lakes flavored hot cocoa packets. I used to love those!


This was years ago in Canada. I don’t think it was Land O Lakes and I think now they sell Carnation but I am pretty sure in the past it was either Starbucks or Laura Secord or something I remember thinking was fancy lol

Cameron B.

Ooh I love those Land-o-Lakes cocoa packets in the winter!

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drank Sticky Toffee Pudding by Pudtea
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Latte Sipdown (208)

This week has been crazy hectic. I felt like I wanted a latte several times but just didn’t have it in me to make it. Yesterday I left the office late to go for dinner and finally have a drink after a long week…and I did…and then I returned to the office at 7 pm. Fun times.

However, I took today off and finally decided to make the latte. This caught my eye and it’s a Sipdown so yay! I topped it with chai sprinkles and am having it in my cozy fox mug for all the cozy fall vibes.

This tastes so familiar. I have no idea what it’s reminding me of. Not sticky toffee pudding but something sweet and cinnamony and very familiar. This is bugging me…

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drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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Latte Sipdown (209)

Thank you Sil for sharing but this wasn’t for me. Made it as a latte but it was still overly grassy and drying from the floral notes. I do get a nutty top note but it plays into the grass. I don’t like it.


i think this was one i didn’t even try haha


You just gave me a full sample. You didn’t miss out on much.

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Sipdown (210)

Got this as a sample in one of my DAVIDsTEA orders. Today I needed a tea bag tea for a #cuppateaathon prompt (which ends today) and it was this or another tea. Figured I’d finish this off.

It’s fine but as someone who doesn’t care much for Jasmine, it’s just not for me. One of the better Jasmine teas but still a Jasmine tea.

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drank Thé des Amants by Palais des Thes
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The #cuppateaathon on Instagram ends Sunday so I’m trying to get in another prompt. This was about drinking a tea from your favourite mug. I wasn’t sure if the mug I picked was actually my favourite, but it’s the one I thought of when I read the prompt.

Since the mug was the focus, I could go with any tea so I did my random number generator to randomly select a tea. This was the randomly selected option. I have to say, I don’t love it. It was a touch astringent and sort of flat maple nut flavour. Just meh. I think it’s going into the swap box since someone else will probably enjoy this more than me.

Cameron B.

I don’t really have a favorite mug either, I just picked the one that spoke to me in the moment. :P


Yep! That’s usually me lol

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There is a coffee shop near my office (several actually) called Mos Mos. People really like it but I have always ignored it because I don’t drink coffee. I got curious the other day though and noticed they had a pretty extensive chai latte list. So today while procrastinating at work, I decided to pop over and grab a Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte to meet the #cuppateaathon prompt: “Drink a Fall Blend”. However, I wasn’t wholly convinced I wanted to commit to Fall yet so I also grabbed an Iced Mango Chai Latte. Check out the pic here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUfx_hcr0cf/?utm_medium=copy_link

I started with the Mango first. It is not bad but it is very sweet. Distinctly mango, but mango syrup rather than the fruit. Mango syrup with a touch of cinnamon. And it is super creamy. It’s like a crazy smooth and creamy mango ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon.

The pumpkin spice tasted odd at first. I even made a face when I drank it. It is also very creamy and is making me think pumpkin pie. So that’s good if you’re into pumpkin pie. Like normally I expect the spices when I order “pumpkin spice”, but not the actual pumpkin flavour so that threw me – hence the face. I think this one is actually the better of the two options though.

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drank Fluffy Bunny Tails by Cuppa Geek
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I wanted a black tea for the #cuppateaathon but it was late so I didn’t want a super intense black tea. This seemed more parts other ingredients than black base so it fit the bill. Thank you Sil for sharing!

This is fruity and minty. I get lime and mint mostly but some other fruits underneath. Nice enough but it doesn’t really stand out to me as super exciting or memorable. Still glad I got to try it.

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drank Root Beer Float by The NecessiTeas
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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped


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