1504 Tasting Notes

I don’t care that this is caffeinated, it is delicious and comforting and I just needed that tonight.

Mmm…..

Two steeps, even. :)

(This is another must-have Butiki tea. Pretty much all my must-haves are Assams. Huh.)

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
OMGsrsly

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. The second steep at 6 minutes is, dare I suggest it, better than the first. I’m getting chocolate notes as well as the rest of them. So good.

OMGsrsly

(I forgot about it and it’s almost cold, but it’s still amazing and delicious.)

Sil

yay!

OMGsrsly

I also found my missing ounce of So Long and Thanks for All the Licorice. Yay! Now I’m not in danger of running out, and I can bring a couple cups camping with me. :)

Sil

YAY!!!!!! I wish i was looking forward to camping…at least after this weekend i can get on with planning our vacation/sil is GOING AWAY AND NOTHING CAN STOP HER!

OMGsrsly

Haha. Looking forward yes. Organize and planned, no. :) Hope the weekend goes quickly for you (I’m assuming you’re working…)!

Sil

i just realised…that i’ll have done 20 days in a row by the time we get to next weekend. lol no wonder i’m getting loopy at work haha

OMGsrsly

OMG. That is terrifying. I haven’t done that since I was stacking 3 retail jobs.

Sil

i know… it’s a little hard to believe… i’m in the middle of it to..so no end in sight until a week from now. But we might go to ottawa for the weekend, so that’s a nice end cap.

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drank Orchard Spice by Verdant Tea
1504 tasting notes

I had this tea at breakfast this morning. I managed to get up early enough to have a cup in a real mug at home. :) That was nice.

Sadly, I’m not too thrilled with this tea. It’s just not a set of flavours that I’m liking together very much. It’s not really appley enough, and the base teas were very much in the background this morning.

Oh well. I think I have one serving left, so that’s fine. Maybe I’ll take it camping. Everything tastes better (“better”) when out camping!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
1504 tasting notes

Oh yeah this is a favourite. I gave my BFF her teas tonight, and made us a pot of this to share while she cleaned the frogs and I dealt with whatever it was I was doing.

I’m drinking the second steep right now, actually.

We both really REALLY like this tea. I highly recommend it. I love the slight tartness, the strawberry, the custard. Yum.

(3 min for first steep, 4 min for the second)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Memily

… cleaned the frogs?

OMGsrsly

I am reluctantly taking care of frogs for someone right now. Reluctantly because they are so noisy.

Mercuryhime

Memily, I thought the same question. :) I wondered if it was slang for something or if maybe I’m just really ignorant about frog care.

OMGsrsly

And really it’s their habitat that gets cleaned. We don’t give the frogs tiny showers. ;)

Sil

i wanna see you give frogs tiny showers…

OMGsrsly

Maybe I should do a kickstarter. “I will make a video of me giving frogs tiny showers.”

Butiki Teas

Would totally donate to that :D

OMGsrsly

I might have to get crafting, then. They’ll need little shower stalls, scrubbies, and wee shower caps. ;) Maybe I could make as much as the Potato Salad Guy!

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drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
1504 tasting notes

This morning I had coffee, but I also managed to make up a mug of this to bring with me.

So tasty. I need to grab some whiskey so I can have this as a toddy when I’m out camping. :D

Oh tea, how I miss drinking mugs and mugs and mugs of you every day. Soon I will get things together again so I can make 2-3 mugs to bring with me for the day. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
1504 tasting notes

Mmm. Marshmallow leaves, vanilla… this is so good. And I’m almost out! Although I’ve been thinking I’m almost out for ages, so maybe the marshmallow leaf bits are multiplying in the cupboard when I’m not watching. :)

Flavors: Marshmallow, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

that’s like my smokey tea!

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
1504 tasting notes

(Gluten free version!)

Sil, your tea is freaking AMAZING. OMG, it’s perfect. It tastes like rhubarb and strawberry custard. I decided to add milk this morning, but it was good without. And it’d be fab with sugar too if you lean that way.

Love it. Oh man, I don’t want to pass this on to my friend! Can I steal a portion of her birthday present?

Flavors: Custard, Rhubarb, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
mj

You can if she won’t know about it haha

Sil

hahaha i’m so glad you liked it. I love that stacy was able to make a gluten free version of it as well :)

OMGsrsly

I totally stole some right in front of her. I filled all my sample tins with tastes of all her teas. :D She laughed at me. It was great.

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drank Awake™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo Tea
1504 tasting notes

There’s two options for this tea, and I don’t get it. Eenie meenie miney moe.

I didn’t have a chance to make tea this morning, so I got this on break at work. Because it’s a university and exams are over, EVERYTHING but the sbux is closed. :( Sucks so much. All I wanted was a cookie, and I ended up having to get this instead.

It… was tea. I added some milk and a touch of sugar, just because. It did the job, but it really isn’t a favourite.

Basically I’m spending too much time up late in the evening planning a trip to the Kootenays. :) Should be fun. Camping and hiking for 10 days. 10 days without the internet, though. How will I manage?

yyz

You can do it:)!

Sil

Oh man…that would be divine!

OMGsrsly

It should be interesting. :) Gotta stop by the library before work to grab a couple books. I’m so excited!

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I, uhh, bought this for my BFF but since I hadn’t tried it before I thought I’d give it a go.

OMG, the blackberry and lime is INCREDIBLE. The smell is great, and the flavour is mostly great.

Too bad it’s not honeybush. I really don’t like the flavour of guayusa.

Flavors: Blackberry, Green, Hay, Lime

Sil

mmeeee tooooo

TeaBrat

The sales guy at David’s tea was trying to talk me into a guayusa the other day, I just don’t care for the flavor either…

OMGsrsly

It’s not just the flavour, it leaves me feeling weird and jittery. I don’t think I’ll be having it again.

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Sipdown. Thanks for the sample, Shmiracles!

I figure that since I’ve been hulking out lately (anxiety sucks!) and my emotions are all over the place, something calming might be nice.

It’s a decent tea. Yep, mostly chamomile, a little orange, good with honey.

I still like my homebrew chamomile mix better, but this is a pretty tasty option. Especially if you like green tea.

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Sample from Dinosara. Thank you!

As this was steeping, all I was thinking was, “Uh oh.” It didn’t smell that good at all. The chocolate and everything just wasn’t doing it for me.

And then I tasted it. Oh yum! It’s morphed into a roasted almond butter with chocolate and some sugary sweet flavours. So good with a dash of milk!

This is definitely a tea I’d consider picking up small amounts of. I don’t think I’d reach for it too often due to the smell of the chocolate as it steeps, but the flavour is really neat and I’m appreciating it right now.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Roasted nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
OMGsrsly

(Ahaha. Totally different from my last note, although I didn’t appreciate the chocolate flavour smell there either. I didn’t get roasted almond butter AT ALL! How things change…)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

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