1434 Tasting Notes

67

Hm. Either I did something wrong, or Random Carpe Diem and I have very different tastebuds.

This is okay, however I’m missing anything really.. minty. There’s some chocolate in here, more so with a touch of stevia. I do taste the green base, which is okay if unmemorable.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Lemon Tart by CaesarsTea
1434 tasting notes

Thank you to VariaTEA for sending this my way in a swap!

Smells lovely in the package, light lemony loveliness. I get the lemon bit drinking it, however it’s missing anything creamy, custardy, or tart-like. It’s okay, however my mind is wandering, wondering how Butiki’s Stacy would make this…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec
VariaTEA

I definitely agree with you

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94
drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
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Wow, this is delicious. Light and fruity, both in the flavoring and the feel. It is exactly as promised, and a stunning work of art, this blend.

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

This one really is a work of art.

Plunkybug

It’s a fave of mine…what sucked me in to Butiki.

keychange

Also my first Butiki love!

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85
drank Black and White Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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Oh, wow! Thank you OMGsrsly for sharing this with me. This is amazing!

Chocolate notes hit me first; really creamy milky chocolate. Really, that’s all that hit me though — milky chocolate. I’m totally cool with that, as I have too few chocolate teas that I enjoy, and I think this is the only non-black tea in that lot.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec
OMGsrsly

I quite liked this one, but never reached for it. :) Glad you enjoyed!

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71

Still far from my favorite tea, however likely my favorite from Darlene’s Tea Port… if you like Monk’s Blend/grenadine. A bit bitter because I steeped it just a bit too long.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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93

Just as amazeballs as yesterday. New favorite!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Dustin

What what?! I haven’t seen this tea before! Is it a new blend, an old one or a special box tea?

MissB

I ordered it on Black Friday; I’m unsure if it’s new or special. It’s still on the site, if that’s what you’re asking?

TheTeaFairy

I find this one whimsical :-)

Dustin

I must have missed it on the site before. I see it now!

MissB

Yay! Whimsical… I feel the same way TeaFairy. :)

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75

More decaf teas this evening as I enjoy Lost Girl, a poorly named show with a decidedly sexy sci-fi bent as I write a newsletter, get through oodles of email, and try to finish knitting my first shrug.

This still tastes like cinnamon bread to me, and I so wish there was a hint of icing. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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84

Have a tremendous amount more of this coming because I love it so, so I decided to stop hoarding and drink a cup tonight. So yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Turmeric Snap (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1434 tasting notes

Thank you Janelle so much for more of this! I need to find another supplier of this, or start making it myself. So good!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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82
drank Minty Winter Wonderland by Tiesta Tea
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Interesting how this came in the Amoda box last winter, and is here again this winter. Hm…

It is however minty and refreshing, although there’s only a mild amount of chocolate flavoring for me, I’m still really enjoying it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

You got your Amoda box?!

Dexter

Ugggg a mint tea – I’d kind of forgotten about the Amoda box – no hope of getting under 300 this week….

OMGsrsly

I totally didn’t even register the mint. :/

The Amoda box is only 3, Dexter! You can do it! :)

Dexter

LOL yeah those 3 plus the swap box due to be delivered on Friday, plus the GCTTB that I HOPE is about to arrive…yeah no chance…

MissB

Of the three, one I have to pass on right from the start. Yep, I received it this afternoon…

Cavocorax

I just got mine TODAY. #pitypartybegins
Are you guys happy you stuck with it? So far, yes. Although if you think of it as $4 a sample, that’s pretty steep, but OTOH, if it inspires you to buy from a vendor you’ve never heard of before, then yay?

OMGsrsly

I think I’m gonna cancel after next month. Depending on what we get. :)

Dexter

I think I’m too fussy, too many things I don’t like. I started in December, opened the box, looked in, went ewwwwww, and sent the whole thing to Sil. This month, I opened the box and thought 2 out of 3 not bad. When you look at it, I’ve now paid 24.00 for 2 samples that I’m interested in – that’s really steep. I’m going to give it another month or so – see what happens when we get past the Christmas flavors….

Cavocorax

Dexter – ouch!

Yeah, I guess I’ll go month by month for a little longer. Until I feel foolish for paying so much.

Dexter

That’s the chance you take with these types of subscription programs. It’s fine, just the way it worked out – passed some tea on to a friend – earned some tea Karma – it’s all good, just hoping for a couple of months that I like everything and find a new supplier. I’ll give it a couple more months.

Kittenna

… also very unimpressed that they’re using the same tea twice. I think I may complain about it.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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