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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
783 tasting notes

No real tea review here.

I overleafed this one just a little bit because I was at the end of my sample and there wasn’t enough for two cups but a bit too much for one cup. There was also quite a bit of leaf dust, being the end of the package. I shoulder have steeped for less time due to this but forgot so it is a bit bitter. Still drinkable but not as enjoyable as it could be.

So I had plans today, tea plans. And nothing gets in between me and my tea plans. Except a water main break which will have my water shut off for 5-6 hours. cries.

I can’t even be too upset about it. I was at home and saw all the city trucks driving down my street, then a man came to my door and told me I have 15-20 minutes before my water gets shut off for minimum of 5-6 hours. So I got all flustered. I filled up the bathtub and sinks, and all my pots and pitchers and cups with water (just in case). I was in the middle of laundry but the washer was on the last rinse so that had time to finish.

In my flusteredness I filled my kettle up to the top with sink water, instead of the filtered water I normally use. So I went to make a cup of tea and had to boil the entire 1.7L kettle of tap water. My tap water is not even bad, but I usually use filtered water for the kettle, so it tastes different.

And how do you clean your tea implements? Well you can’t really. I wasn’t planning on doing the teas with multiple steeps today, but I guess that is what my plans are now :(

And don’t even get me started on the toilet situation.

I shouldn’t complain though. At least I was home and had a chance to prepare. My neighbours with kids aged 4 and 1 are not even home, so they are going to get a surprise when they get home for supper.

#teaproblems.

tigress_al

shoot, darn water ruining your tea plans!

Roswell Strange

I feel your pain. My landlord shut off out water completely for over two days, and we only had about an hour of notice. It was a rough two days with limited tea drinking. I went through a lot of lattes…

Anna

Ugh, nooo.

caile

Hopefully they’ll have the water back on soon!

Fjellrev

That’s horrible!

Terri HarpLady

What a bummer! Hang in there, & hopefully the water will be back on soon, with NO complications.

Lala

Thanks everyone! The water came back on about 5 and a half hours later. I greatly overestimated the amount of water I would used during that time. So now I have a whole lot of water sitting everywhere that I don’t want to waste. It was a good lesson. (Although I think in the back of my mind I was worried I would be without water for days).

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tigress_al

shoot, darn water ruining your tea plans!

Roswell Strange

I feel your pain. My landlord shut off out water completely for over two days, and we only had about an hour of notice. It was a rough two days with limited tea drinking. I went through a lot of lattes…

Anna

Ugh, nooo.

caile

Hopefully they’ll have the water back on soon!

Fjellrev

That’s horrible!

Terri HarpLady

What a bummer! Hang in there, & hopefully the water will be back on soon, with NO complications.

Lala

Thanks everyone! The water came back on about 5 and a half hours later. I greatly overestimated the amount of water I would used during that time. So now I have a whole lot of water sitting everywhere that I don’t want to waste. It was a good lesson. (Although I think in the back of my mind I was worried I would be without water for days).

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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