Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

29 Tasting Notes

81
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
29 tasting notes

This was a soothing tea for this sick day. I won’t say much more at this point as I doubt my taste buds likely are not functioning properly.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

Note: I’d give this tea a 90 if I was just rating for cold brew/iced tea, but it’s closer to 70 for me hot

I took Stacy’s recommendation and tried this as an iced tea, and it was delicious. I cold steeped the tea, so it took a while to infuse (probably close to 30 min), and still was much lighter in color than if I had brewed it hot. It had a slightly citrus flavor to it, and was thirst quenchingly refreshing.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
Butiki Teas

Glad the iced version works for you!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

This is my second sample of Tan Yang Gong Fu from one of Teavivre’s black tea sample packs. Wow, this tea surprised me this time. It has a smooth, sweet taste reminiscent of caramel, with an accompanying satisfying faint aroma. I had a hard time sipping instead of gulping. Very pleasant tea, I’d highly recommend it.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

While I’ve had this tea on its own, today I’m drinking a DIY breakfast blend that uses 2/3 Butiki Dinjoye Estate Assam and 1/3 Butiki Organic Ceylon. It provides a malty sweetness and is overall simply refreshing. It is close to many English Breakfast blends I’ve had. I’d recommend giving the blend a try, but also highly recommend the Assam as a standalone (the Ceylon on the other hand is just not my speed, hence the blending…)

Flavors: Malt, Sweet Potatoes

Butiki Teas

We use both of those teas in our Malty Irish Breakfast but also add the Khongea Golden Tippy Assam. I’m not a big fan of Ceylons as hot tea but if you enjoy iced tea, the Organic Ceylon is a great iced tea.

Sailor Todd

Ha, I thought it tasted like I was on to something. I’ll have to try the Irish Breakfast sometime. And that’s good to know the Ceylon makes good iced tea. I’m excited to try that. Thanks for the feedback.

Butiki Teas

I love our Malty Irish Breakfast in the morning though the previous Irish Breakfast that we did was great with a more bready feel. If you happen to have our Khongea Assam, let me know and I can message you the proportions we use and you can try making the Malty Irish Breakfast yourself. Ceylons make a great iced tea. That’s my favorite type of tea to make into iced tea but I just don’t like Ceylons that aren’t iced or used in a blend. Good luck with experimenting! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84

This is a great blend. The Darjeeling lends a candy floral sweetness (I also enjoy the Giddapahar Darjeeling as a standalone). The Assam adds a malty backbone for that floral sweetness to stand on, with just a hint of the keemun in the background. It’s very light and refreshing for an English Breakfast blend.

Flavors: Flowers, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

Being fairly new to oolongs I don’t know how this is in comparison to others, but strictly from a tea standpoint, it is fairly unique. I am currently on my third steep, having conducted first steep for 1 minute and second steep for 2, this one got 3, and my next and last for these leaves will get 4. That said, I might start with a 2 minute steep next time or add just a few more leaves for a stronger, more potent brew.

The aroma is a distinct and sweet aroma, like a flower I can’t think of the name of. Magnolia? Hibiscus? I’m terrible with plants, so the right comparison escapes me. The liquor is clear with a light golden hue. The leaves barely opened up on the first steep, and only partially opened up on the second. They’ve finally fully bloomed with the third steep. And finally, the taste is a faint sweet nectar with a slightly roasted character.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

I just steeped this too strong. I got this as a sample with another order a while back and finally gave it a shot. I steeped enough for about three cups in the volume of two, so it was a bit stronger than my first time steeping this.

The leaves are a deep green, flat and mostly intact (any that weren’t can likely be attributed to my less than careful handling of the sample). The liquor was a greenish yellow, although it would have been a lighter yellow if I’d had the right amount of leaves for the water. I’d also say The Tea Spot’s own description of sweet and herbacious were right on. I have too many other unique, nuanced greens for this to make my favorites list, but it was a great green tea.

Flavors: Green Melons

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81

I finally got the ratio right and the first steeping came out mildly sweet and buttery, with almost no vegetal flavor to it. My mug holds 12-14 oz, and a just barely rounded teaspoon made a great cup.

Flavors: Butter, Honey

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I only recently started my fascination with tea. I was drinking 4+ cups of coffee a day, and the caffeine intake was starting to affect me noticeably. So I quit coffee, bought some loose leaf black tea and have since grown to love many varieties of tea, mostly unflavored.

Location

DC

Following These People