4366 Tasting Notes


I hot brewed this one tonight, just to get an idea of what it tastes like hot. I tried it cold-brewed previously (in the Steep & Go) and I think that this one is much better cold-brewed. It’s good hot, but better cold. So refreshing and thirst-quenching.

As a hot beverage, I find it to be very calming and relaxing. The lemony notes are refreshing, and there is just a hint of mint in the background… the chamomile is not a strong flavor … the rose and the lavender are the strongest floral tones here. But, I like how it all comes together… it tastes light and bright with just a hint of sweetness.

Its good hot brewed, but even better cold brewed.

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This is splendid. I haven’t tried a lot of purple teas, only fewer than a handful, really, but, I’ve really liked what I’ve tried.

This tea has a lovely consistency to it: brothy and smooth. It has so many layers of flavor too. At the start, I noticed the wood tones and the earthy notes right up front… and as I continued to sip, the wood tones began to emerge stronger than the earthy notes. There were also hints of vegetative notes and fruit notes, and toward mid-to-end of the cup I found that the fruit notes sort of wandered off into the distance, while some of the vegetative notes began to creep forward only slightly. The vegetative notes are very mild, reminding me of white beans… and the creaminess to the tea evoked thoughts of a white bean soup (no, it doesn’t taste quite like white bean soup, but there are notes that sort of remind me of the flavors of a white bean soup) … it is very comforting and calming.

A really lovely purple tea! I am excited for this new company!


I love learning about new companies! And tea… I’ve never heard of purple tea, but it sounds really good.

Wanja Tea of Kenya

Thank you for the review. Please visit our website www.wanjateaofkenya.com for more information.

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drank Cherry Almond Gunpowder by 52teas
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I love the combination of cherry and almond, I even had a stellar cherry almond black tea blend that I offered back when I was a tea artist, but, I don’t find cherry almond flavored green tea quite as often as I find the black. And I don’t understand why not – these flavors work wonderfully with the gunpowder green!

Sweet, nutty, and I love the delicate touch of cherry. It isn’t so strong that it tastes of cough syrup. It’s just really yummy! Love it!


Mmmmm this one sounds tasty. Need to find me a really good cherry tea that isn’t cough syrupy or artifical


2nd Infusion: The cherry flavor has emerged here, not overly syrupy or anything, but a stronger tart flavor has come forth to contrast with the sweet nutty notes. I am enjoying this second infusion as much as I enjoyed the first infusion! It’s really good.

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Lovely! Absolutely lovely!

The aroma of the dry leaf is very vegetative and earthy – reminiscent of where I live – the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, the forest areas … it smells deep and green with notes of earth and even hints of wood. After it’s brewed, it has a stronger vegetative tone, not so much of the woody or earthy notes to it now that its brewed… it almost smells grassy, but it doesn’t taste “grassy” … this tastes more like a light, gentle and soothing vegetable soup!

I love this Goomtee Silver Green. It tastes so fresh and vibrant … and it’s oh-so-smooth. Sweet and pleasantly vegetative. Light fruit notes along with gentle (very gentle) spiced tones… tasting a little bit like what I’d expect from an oxidized Darjeeling but, this one is much softer and smoother in its approach. It is still very clean and crisp … and very enjoyable.


This makes me want to have a cup while preparing for the move!

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Yum! This is my matcha for the day. Since I started the day with Guayusa, I think I’m going to limit it to one bowl of Matcha today, otherwise, I might be a little TOO caffeinated.

This is such an amazing flavor. I at first thought maybe I’d combine a couple of other flavors, maybe go with caramel cheesecake again or boysenberry bavarian cream… but, my eye kept coming back to the cotton candy. So I finally gave in. So yummy. I can’t get over how much it tastes like cotton candy and Matcha.

The more I drink this one, the more it stands out as a distinct favorite.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea.

Not intending to continue on with citrus-y teas, but not disappointed to be doing so, I randomly selected this tea from my huge stash of yet-to-be-tried teas. It smells intriguing. I can smell the bergamot but it isn’t as distinct as the grapefruit. It smells bright and citrus-y.

Wow! Very interesting, indeed. This would be a great bergamot flavored tea for those who don’t think they like bergamot, because it is not an overwhelming taste in this tea. I taste it, but, the grapefruit is equally as strong, if not stronger. Some sips I taste a bit more grapefruit, and every once in a while, the bergamot emerges.

It’s really quite refreshing, and a nice change from the typical Earl Grey.

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Having one last pot of this before I send the rest of what I have to my SororiTea Sister, TeaEqualsBliss. This is just what I needed today, I was still feeling groggy and needed something to give me that kick start. I can already feel it start to work it’s magic.

I love the flavor of this too, it has such a pleasant citrus flavor, but, it isn’t too tart or tangy. It has a delicious smoothness to it. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/09/06/good-morning-sunshine-from-butiki-teas/


It’s awesome!


It really is… but then, that’s not unexpected considering it’s from Butiki… I don’t think I’ve come across a tea yet from Butiki that I’ve disliked. This one is really bright and refreshing while it invigorates.

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this.

This is pleasant … the cranberry and blood orange balance each other out nicely so that it doesn’t become too tart or too sweet. I think I would probably prefer it if the fruit notes were able to mute the flavor of the rooibos a bit more, it has that distinct rooibos/nutty/woody kind of flavor to it that I’m not wild about, but, it doesn’t taste too bad in this cup. The berry and citrus have a nice, tangy finish.

Not my favorite rooibos blend, but, it’s not bad either.


Their regular cranberry orange black is very tasty; stands to reason that this would follow suit.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Today’s Chance Combination/Operation Drink More Matcha blend is a combination of the newly acquired Bavarian Cream Matcha and the Strawberry Matcha, both from Red Leaf Tea, of course! I went with a 1:1 ratio here, and it is amazing. Creamy, vanilla custard and strawberries… need I say more?

Have I mentioned lately that I love Red Leaf Tea?

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OH MY GAWD! This stuff is incredible.

Yes, I know that I pledged that I would not open any more new ones until I finished off at least one of the ones I already had opened, but last night, I came up with a genius plan. Or at least, some way to justify having all these open packages of Matcha.

Here’s the plan: It’s alright to open a new one so long as I’m actually having some of the stuff that’s already opened on the same day. And I plan to do that today, because I need at least 2 bowls of Matcha today to get all the housework done! Lots to do, not enough energy to do it, Matcha to the rescue!

Anyway… this stuff is fantastic! This may be one of the best ones I’ve had so far. And not just for the flavor that it has on its own, but also because it represents a lot of versatility – I can mix this Bavarian Cream with just about any of my fruit flavors to have a rich, creamy, fruity, yummy dessert-y Matcha and satisfy my sweet tooth cravings.

So rich and creamy, I love how well the idea of Bavarian Cream works with Matcha which is also rich and creamy… just a perfect pairing. Wonderful!

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.


I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.


Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.


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