5351 Tasting Notes

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I’ve got som backlogging to do and no idea how long my internet will be up to let me do it. While we have power here at our place which i am SUPER thankful for, the internet is still spotty and having issues.

Let me preface this by saying i HATE that all verdant’s blends seem to have a steeping parameter of boiling, 1 min. The teas never taste delicious and wonderful until you change those…and really? every tea needs boiling? hmmmm

This one is from yesterday. It’s tasty, but nothing to write home about. That being said, I would also be fine having this AND stacy’s peppermint patty in my cupboard as they both bring something slightly different to the table. :)

Dexter

Glad you have power. I’ve been lost in my own little world for the last few days, hadn’t seen any news and didn’t realize how bad the storms have been out that way. Stay safe, and I hope your power stays on. :))

Bonnie

(My personal feeling about most herbals is this…unless I’m sick or want to sleep…which is almost never…herbals are great mixers with puerh, black tea or whatever (had cocoa nibs, cinnamon, laoshan black….whatever.)

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another one from this evening where my impressions are sadly gone from the speed at which i needed to drink this and the length of time we’ve been out. More to come next time! (but i did enjoy this one)

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drank Dinjoye Estate Assam by Butiki Teas
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i gulped this down before getting hauled outside the house on this very miserable wet evening. We decided very last minute to rent a zipcar and run over to the grocery store and ikea to get groceries for the week and stock up on frames. Anyone in need of reasonable basic frames – ikea’s are on sale for 50% off right now… so you can get a 5×7 for 2.50 for example, or a poster size for 10$.

Anyway long story short…this was tasty and i loved it but i can’t tell you anything beyond that, so i’ll share my thoughts next time! hahaha

keychange

Love ikea!

Terri HarpLady

They are building an ikea in St. Louis

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drank Purple Sunset Oolong by Butiki Teas
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oooooh eeeeeee yeaaah! this is fantastically interesting! :) if you’re following me, you know my oolong thoughts.

this? this is a delicious cup of fruity, plum, cherry, sweet goodness. It’s..different.there’s a base note in this that is decidedly NOT fruity but helps to pull it all together. seriously…this is just a fun tea to be drinking right now..and so very unexpectedly different. neat!

Roswell Strange

Sounds really good!

Sil

it’s tasty! and not much like an oolong (well the variety that i don’t like anyway heh)

CrowKettle

Interesting! I opted not to get this last time but soon..ish.

Fjellrev

Me too, I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like but I’ll take the plunge next time I order.

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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this is very nearly a sipdown as with oolongs from stacy, i tend to pick up the .5OZ size so that i can see how it works for me. This reminds me more of a black tea with only the tail end of the sip being oolongy.

I drank this up without even realising it…this really has grown on me every time i drink it. Bumping the rating as a result.

Fjellrev

I fell in love with this one the first time I tried it. So freaking good.

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drank Rhubarb Vanilla Ale by Butiki Teas
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mmmm this one cooled a bit while i finished up the dishes. I was supposed to go out and run some errands today but i just haven’t been able to get motivated. Instead i’ve been drinking tea, watching tv and doing odds and ends around the house.

I quite like this one. It’s not a bold, dark or moody black but it is smooth and sweet with a splash of something else hanging out in the background. I’m enjoying this one, though i think i need to have another cup when i’m not making the whole house smell delicious with my brisket that’s slow cooking. I think it’s messing with my tastebuds a little haha

JustJames

mmmmm, brisket……..

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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this one is an interesting tea. It’s malty, but yet not. It’s..tangy…it’s like an afternoon tea…not quite as bold as some morning teas but still flavourful. I think i need to drink this a bit more and wrap my head around the flavours. this is looking like a tasty one stacy! :)

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drank Doke Silver Needle by Butiki Teas
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yes please! I struggle with white teas. They’re often fairly flavourless to me or they just come across as sweet water. this is tasty…and i totally got distracted while writing my tasting note and drinking this. and now it’s gone. but yummy this is! better notes to follow later haha

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woohoo! this is a great green. For someone whose preferences lean towards blacks and puerhs, this is super tasty. It’s clean and crisp and delicious! Seriously. I’d consider adding this to my cupboard as one of my few green teas. just. yum. thanks fuzzy P!

edit: 160 mission accomplished for today haha

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drank Doke Rolling Thunder by Butiki Teas
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eesh first tasting note lol I hate that haha. Brewed this one up alongside pumpkin milkshake. I am not generally a fan of oolongs, so i only ordered a small quantity of this one to try it out. I have a mini mission to try all of stacy’s teas and so far, i’m doing pretty well haha. I don’t love this as much as i ended up liking the sparrow oolong i picked up from her but this is pretty tasty. It’s on the lighter side of things, with a sweetness that comes through while you drink it. mmm quite liking this one! thanks stacy!

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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