25 Tasting Notes

74

These are as pleasant visually as much as they are lovely flavor wise. They remind me of little spiky sea urchin when they float around in the pot. Very pretty and fun to brew. The color of the liquor is light amber, the flavor is floral, lightly fruity, hints of peach, earthy and strongly reminds me of “Shipovnik” which is a dried Rosa Cannina berry ( gives away with its light sour notes and the aroma). Its quite pleasant tea, I’m enjoying the second brewing more then the first. Its lighter and a bit more floral, fruity then earthy, I could totally see Puerh and Asam being part on the blend. Very flavorful and great with some sugar or agave.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cocoa, Earth, Floral, Peach

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

While I got excited when I first opened the container of this tea, I was quickly let down by how highly perfumed this tea is. It might be just me, but I seem to have this issue with many Teavana teas. The “perfumed flavor” is soo strong you can’t smell, taste the actual tea. This peach, cranberry concoction is very sweet, super fruity with some sour notes. Its full of dried fruit, and with some sugar or agave nectar tastes like pure candy. While its a pleasant pick me up tea, its just not for me. The overpowering aroma is literally giving me a headache, burning my nose, i cant smell anything else but over saturated cheep peach perfume. Maybe if I wash it first and drink the second steeping it would lend itself better.

Flavors: Cranberry, Fruity, Honey, Peach, Raisins, Sour, Sweat, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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91

I think this is going to become one of the favorite greens in my books. Such a delicate blend, very pleasant aroma. I usually love everything pistachio, but this combination is quite an unusual twist. I was expecting a sweet, nutty, honey taste, but in fact this tea is a delicate green with seaweed, grassy, nutty taste and lovely greenish color. I brewed it stronger then usually, but its thick, a tad murky and offers a nice mouth feel. The aroma brings the sweet creamy notes of ice cream and pistachio. Very nice combination, very pleasant experience. I enjoyed is with out sweetener.

Flavors: Cream, Grass, Nuts, Seaweed

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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83

I was hoping for a bit more macaroon and a bit less lemon with this one. The aroma out of the bag is just such, but when brewed the lemon really becomes almost overpowering. That being said the lemon notes are on the sweet side, with a hint of macaroon. It is a very light tea, almost transparent in color and i find it refreshing.

Flavors: Cookie, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Zest

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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Yuuuum! What a delight this tea is. As soon as I opened the package I knew I was going to love it. It has sweet, coconut-vanilla-pastry aroma with a hint of almond, honey and is can almost say some citrus. When brewed, it fills your senses with delicious coconut cookie experience. Quite flavorful with out sugar, but I added a teaspoon for that sweet desert taste. On the second brew the coconut notes are not as strong and more of almond, honey, toffee come out. Still sweet, still delicious. I will definitely order more with my next perchance.

Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Honey, Sweet, Toffee, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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73

I have been enjoying this one for two days in a row now. It has lovely sweetness to it, floral notes yet earthy. Very mild and pleasant pu’erh, I don’t even wash this one. It offers a nice mouth-feel too.

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Moss, Walnut

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 11 OZ / 325 ML

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63

I pulled a single mini Tou Cha from my Pu Erh stash, which I think is this tea, judging by the labels on the wrap. I washed it well, and made the first steeping at about 40sec. It was dark in color, this tea seems to be a one that keeps on giving. Rich and earthy, it has some bitter notes, but they seem to decapitate with the later steeping. Its quite silky and mouth watering, but a bit flavorless. I add some sugar for sweetness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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96

Sip sip, happy happy!
Super Assam, rich, flavorful and the aroma is wonderful! It lingers with raisins, cherries and plums, dipped in honey and sprinkled with nuts. Love it! A perfect morning tea, or mid day re-energizer. I’m definitely ordering more of this one soon.

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92
drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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This one reminds me of The Black Lotus, the differences I can clearly taste are: Black Lotus has strong Assam influence, it has more raisin in it while this one is more pure honey, its seems less complex to me. Lovely tea though, very enjoyable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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