5401 Tasting Notes

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
5401 tasting notes

I made a cold brew of this to see how it would hold out. Final verdict? I prefer this hot, or hot brewed cooled. When it’s brewed cold, there’s a larger floral presence to the tea that i don’t love as much. It’s also not a juicy and delicious until you add a bit of sweetner. :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Roswell Strange

I’m excited to try this once my Butiki order arrives (well, I’m excited to try everything)! Pineapple is easily my favourite fruit – and DAVIDsTEA’s Pineapple Oolong does nothing to excite me.

Sil

i like butiki’s better than david’s tea…but this is pretty closely tied with lupicia’s version – stacy’s being more accessible

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87
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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justjames sent me a sample of this since i’m trying to try all the butiki teas! :) I am NOT a fan of coconut. You know what i am a fan of though? this tea! This is coconut and caramel and banana…but the banana is subtle…hiding in the sip until about halfway through and then it’s like BAM! haha I am really enjoying this one. I’ve got some more to play with so i’ll be enjoying that. I would likely purchase this is it was available as a standard tea, though given the coconut, i couldn’t drink it all the time. Thanks SO much for sharing this with me justjames Love the DR Who reference as well! :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

My roommate is freaking out because he’s been dying for tonight to finally get here (one of our local movie theaters is even playing it on the big screen) – but his first day at his new job happens to be tonight so he’s going to miss it and’ll have to watch it tomorrow online. My calendar kiosk does a daily “theme” promo where a selection of calendars/games fitting a certain topic are promoted and discounted. Normally they’re things like “gardening calendars” (yesterday, for example, was cat calendars). Well, today out theme is “Doctor Who” related things!

Sil

awesome! I’m still working through last season so i’ll be avoiding the internet tonight hahahaa

Cavocorax

And I"ll make sure I don’t inadvertently spoil anything!

JustJames

we should put together another one called ‘spoilers’….. i am so glad you enjoyed the tea!!

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Terri sent these my way and i was super excited to try them out! I have to say, if nothing else these are fantastic looking when they’re brewed :) I’ve had a couple of steeps of these – they’re malty and rich and delicious! I’ve got one cone left that i’m going to use tomorrow for a mini gaiwan session.

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Trying to use the steepster app as much as possible but it’s slightly challenging :) I haven’t yet figured out how to add or remove teas from my cupboard or edit teas but I do like the interface so far.

This tea was from dexter! And it’s quiet delicious. There are some chocolates notes in the background that are quiet nice, though it’s not like, say laoshan black.

Dinosara

Those features are coming later. :) right now it’s basically only for logging and reading your dashboard.

Sil

then i’m pretty happy with it so far :)

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’m laying in bed using the app. It’s so pretty! I’ll definitely need to use it in conjunction with a computer or the web interface until adding and removing teas is possible. :)

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77
drank Pumpkin Milkshake by Butiki Teas
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Justjames sent me this as well as his custom butiki blend as a thank you for the matcha i sent his way. This has been on my list to pick up from stacy for an eternity, but since i’ve been trying to sipdown my cupboard, i hadn’t picked it up yet. I brewed this up tonight because i was exausted and wanted something to just sit and enjoy. I’ve had two cups of this now – with a cup left over to try this again over the weekend because i kept it to normal people cups haha.

I’m not sure how i feel about this one. I don’t love darjeelings, so that might be something to do with it. It’s for sure, creamy and delicious but mostly it comes across as a vanilla tea to me. Not so much with the pumpkin. I’ll be drinking this again this weekend to see if i can figure it out. A tasty tea..but not quite “pumpkin” for me….though as i sit here i wonder if that’s because i always equate ’pumpkin" with pumpkin spice…. hmmmm

thanks justjames! this was a great end to my long day :)

JustJames

i’ve been musing over this one too. creamy? check. spice? check. beloved pumpkin? wait….. maybe i should rebrew? i agree, might be me butting heads with the darjeeling. i won’t review until i’ve made up my mind and played with it some more. colder, hotter, longer, etc.

very glad it started your weekend though!!

Sil

saving your custom tea for tomorrow! something to look forward to!

JustJames

hope you enjoy it…. second and third steep are awesome for a hot chocolate base! wowza!!

Cavocorax

Ooooh – good idea! I’ll save the last half of my Hello Sweetie sample for tomorrow too – assuming I can dl the 50th anniversary special…

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82
drank Keemun Classic by Capital Tea Ltd.
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SIpdown on this one from the lovely dexter! I find this one to be really tasty. I do need to compare it sometime with a few others so i can narrow down my favourite keemun but this one is up there! light smoke, slightly malty. yep! delicious!

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84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Morning tea! I pulled this out because i realised that i hadn’t had my tea in forever. :) I made it to the end of the week and wanted to celebrate. Here’s hoping the weekend is quiet at work! THis is still as delicious as ever and i really am happy we got the chance to make it! thanks for being awesome Stacy!

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just for cavo…. finishing off the day with a cup of this tea. :)

Terri was kind enough to send some of this my way and while i’ve been drinking this tonight i’ve been perplexed. I’m not sure how i feel about this tea. It’s smooth…and then there’s this weirdo mid taste and then i’m confused again. I like it..but it’s going to need another few cups for me to land on where i feel about this one. Still glad to be trying it out though!

Cavocorax

Hahahaha.
<3

Terri HarpLady

Did I send you enough to get a decent sampling of it? If not, * can always send a little more. :)

Sil

I have lots! :) I can drink normal ppl cups too haha

OMGsrsly

You might need one of the new DavidsTea Latte mugs, Sil! 24oz of tea! (I want one…)

Sil

Haha

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i had this earlier today and it was still a delicious treat. I’m getting near the end of this so i’ll need to decide sooner rather than later if i want to restock this one or try a few more variations on the theme first :)

Amariel

Hoping I get to try some in an upcoming samples box! :)

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69
drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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mmmm…it still counts as drinking it in the morning if it’s a minute before noon…right? :)

Brisk and malty and just a good average cup for a tough day!

Cavocorax

You’re drinking your tea in the wrong order today. :P
Now you just need some Organic Morning Journey for dinner.

NofarS

I haven’t tried their Breakfast Blend. Is it interesting enough to warrant a buy?

Sil

NofarS – happy to send you some so you can give it a try before buying it. I’d likely lean towards “no” but i can toss some in the mail for you this weekend if you like

Cavo- wait for it…

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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.

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