6059 Tasting Notes

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
6059 tasting notes

bumping up the rating on this one since having another cup this morning. this really is a unique and interesting tea. I am really enjoying it this morning – it’s smooth, slightly sweet, and it’s got some sort of muscatel? notes but not in an overpowering way. it’s just…tasty. so there.

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drank Dinjoye Estate Assam by Butiki Teas
6059 tasting notes

I’ve been up working for a bit now, trying to get things wrapped up before my other half decides to grace me with his presence this morning lol. I can’t decide how i feel about this one. One day there’s a bitterness to it i don;t like and then the next day it’s just bold and delicious. Seems to me that there’s an after taste here as well that i don’t love. Still on the fence on this one for now. I think i’ll likely land on this being a decent enough tea, but not one to restock as there are other straight teas from stacy i like more.

No real plans for sipdowns today, though if i can get through 4 that would be awesome. Instead i’m focusing largely on having some of my butiki teas as i tend to hoard those and hold off on drinking them a lot of the time…for no real reason lol

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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this was my last tea from yesterday evening. We had a great time hosting friends for ‘sunday dinner’ and board games. stayed up a little too late but had a great time. this weekend has been super great – spring cleaning the whole house, having friends over and now we still have a day to relax and do nothing with :) Ended the evening with this one as the perfect night cap to a great night

Final Count: 144

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Figure i should keep drinking up these teas since i have a few ppl who will be getting little samples of these from me. I still find there’s too much blergamot in this one to really be a great tea, but the raspberry and vanilla flavoring do help to tone it down enough that i don’t want t outright dump the cup out (i’m looking at you river song..) This was ok in offsetting and creating a contrast for the puerh i’ve been drinking but i’m sure most of this tin will be off in swaps for others to enjoy more :)

MissB

Blergamot! Love it. :)

Sil

it makes my taste buds frown

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this is a partial sipdown for me since the piece that i finished up this afternoon was from gracebtlb but i have another 2 sessions from terri to get through :) One of those will be going to Cavocorax though, so she can try this one out as part of her puerh AND mandala journey :)

I’m still working my way through this, but so far, this has started out as a woody sort of puerh with some earthiness in the background. As i’ve gone through more of the steeps it’s become more woody… so far..pretty interesting :)

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73
drank Orange Pekoe by Ronnefeldt Tea
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you know…for an orange pekoe, this isn’t half bad. courtney sent this one my way as part of my ronnefeldt exploration. So far none of these have blown me out of the water, but they’ve also been relatively half decent. IE. nothing that i need to buy yet, but on the other hand, nothing that i’ve been unhappy with yet either :) i think my other cup of this will be with milk and sugar, just ’cause :)

Courtney

That’s how I’ve found them too.

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57

yep..still don’t like this one. Oh well, not a problem since there are plenty out there that i do. there’s just something about the taste to this one that makes me like this a lot less than other roasty oolongs that i don’t fancy.

Stephanie

See, I’m the opposite. I love this one but other dark oolongs notsomuch :)

Sil

moar for you! :)

tigress_al

The beauty of tea……different flavours for everyone!

Sil

i agree tigress!

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drank Amaretto Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I had this today, though i’m not sure i should have. For whatever reason this just wasn’t sitting with me today. The scent or something was just off as i was trying to drink this. That being said, this is pretty true to life in terms of the flavours/aromas. If you are a fan of amaretto, i would suggest trying this one. My flavouring was distinctive and i found that to be intense enough, but i don’t think that robust would be too much flavour either heh not rating it since i think it just wasn’t my thing this morning.

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this came to me from the lovely courtney as I asked her for a few of the ronnefeldt teas she had so i could try them as a company. This is not your malty sort of assam. Instead it’s more of a fruitier (but not a la taiwanese tea sort of fruity) cup of tea. There’s a boldness here that i can get behind, that is nice this morning. Thanks for sharing this one with me courtney!

Courtney

I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

Ronnefeldt® USA

Thank you very much for the great review. We really appreciate it and are happy you were happy with the tea.

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sad to see this one go. I started my morning out with this one as there are still a few things to be doing around the house as we have friends coming over for dinner and board games…and i’m still working as some things came to light from last night’s testing that i need to sort out. I love this tea and i can’t even explain why. there’s something about it that just makes me want to drink it. Plus the leaves always make me smile :)

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