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drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
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Another great tea from ifjuly.
This is a great black blend. I think it’s well balanced, and stands up to the random steep parameters that I’m putting it through at work today.
I don’t know if bold is the right word, it has a ton of flavor, but they aren’t in your face. It’s just nice and smooth, comforting.
There are some leaves in here that are really green, that seems odd to me, but whatever it is – it works. Thanks ifjuly this is a really nice tea.

Butiki Teas

The green leaves are from the Giddapahar Darjeeling. It is a more greenish First Flush black tea.

Nightshifter

I need to try this one!

ifjuly

aw, i’m glad you don’t hate this one! i knew i was taking a big chance/leap of faith, and i’m touched you didn’t mind trying one you must’ve figured you wouldn’t like.

i am dying to log more of the teas you sent, crossing my fingers i FINALLY can tonight after dinner. you are speedy!

Dexter

ifjuly – I’m just home and have some things to do – but I am having issues with a different one you sent me – if you don’t mind – I’m going to PM you with some questions.
I’m game to try almost anything, but I was surprised how much I liked this one….

Sil

i still need to try this…and couldn’t even tell you if i ordered it this time around…i think i did.. lol

ifjuly

yeah, sure Dex. curious!

Cavocorax

Oh! I think I ordered some! :O I know I added it to my shopping list after seeing a few enthusiastic reviews.

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Butiki Teas

The green leaves are from the Giddapahar Darjeeling. It is a more greenish First Flush black tea.

Nightshifter

I need to try this one!

ifjuly

aw, i’m glad you don’t hate this one! i knew i was taking a big chance/leap of faith, and i’m touched you didn’t mind trying one you must’ve figured you wouldn’t like.

i am dying to log more of the teas you sent, crossing my fingers i FINALLY can tonight after dinner. you are speedy!

Dexter

ifjuly – I’m just home and have some things to do – but I am having issues with a different one you sent me – if you don’t mind – I’m going to PM you with some questions.
I’m game to try almost anything, but I was surprised how much I liked this one….

Sil

i still need to try this…and couldn’t even tell you if i ordered it this time around…i think i did.. lol

ifjuly

yeah, sure Dex. curious!

Cavocorax

Oh! I think I ordered some! :O I know I added it to my shopping list after seeing a few enthusiastic reviews.

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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