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drank Orange Mimosa by Butiki Teas
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Another sample that Stacy sent me of her work in progress. This one is Orange mimosa and made the entire contents of my little package smell heavenly! I am a fan of orange in teas. I am NOT however, a fan of champagne….but i DO like puerhs. So…2/3 isn’t bad :)

Initial sip – sharp orange flavour that almost instantly becomes muted by the puerh. Sooooo i recently purchased an orange puerh from another company and THIS is what i wanted it to taste like. In subsequent sips, i get more puerh than that initial sharp orange flavour but it’s not bad,especially since this is not close to being finished. i don’t get bubblegum from this Stacy! I am missing the champagne flavour of an actual mimosa…instead this is more like an orange puerh to me. which of course just makes me want to add ginger to this for a little kick lol. Overall, this one isn’t bad…not quite as delicious as i want it to be given my love of orange and puerh, but not a bad cup of tea either. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one Stacy!

Edit: As this cools the flavour of what i think is likely the “alcohol” flavouring comes out more and the orange takes a back seat.

Cameron B.

Mimosa seems like a strange choice for a puerh… That’s about the last tea I think of when I think of effervescence! :P But I will not question the great and powerful Stacy!

Butiki Teas

The flavoring mix that you had is 2/3 champagne flavoring and 1/3 orange. I’m not loving the champagne flavor combo with this puerh. I may just stick to orange chai or might try orange pineapple chai or something else. The champagne flavoring is kind of sweet and dry.

Cameron B.

Stacy, I vote for some form of bellini tea! Oolong perhaps? ;)

Butiki Teas

Cameron-I’m definitely not opposed to do a belini! Probably won’t happen for this puerh though. Hmmmm, I’m going to try Orange & White Chocolate for the puerh next.

Sil

Orange, pineapple sounds amazing Stacy…esp because I LOVE your pineapple.

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drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
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Let’s talk about how awesome Stacy is. I allowed myself ONE small order for my birthday because mostly people forgot and it was from stacy because of the red Queen Cupcake and the limited Edition Boracay Breeze. included in the package that i picked up from my tea mule were a couple samples of some of the teas that stacy’s working on. So of course….i came home and have started in on them :) This is the first one i tried – let me tell you, this smells SOOOOOOOOO delicious. The Caramel is really present while the apple is hanging out in the background. I made my other half stick his nose in the cup and his response was…caramel…fruit? smells like a baked good. soooo he couldn’t place the apple but it was close.

Brewing this up – no steeping paramters really so i opted for “oolong” setting on my kettle and let it steep for about 3mins. Initial sips i get caramel! OOLONG! and then apple. it’s roasty oolong, so that’s ok with me. The apple is mostly present in the after taste and currently, the oolong is the dominant flavour. But there is for sure, both apple and caramel here.

not sure how far along stacy is in the process, but i WILL be buying some of this when it comes out because, while i am not a fan of oolongs, i can see how delicious this one is going to be. Thank you Stacy! soo good!

Cameron B.

Sounds so good! I love caramel apple. :D

Butiki Teas

That sample is close-ish to the final product. That will be one of the new teas we are releasing on Friday! :)

Sil

oh god.. you’re killing me Stacy. Want Moar!

Cameron B.

Hooray! I will definitely be ordering some then! :D Are you going to be releasing the Mimosa one too?

Butiki Teas

Sil-Hahaha :)

Cameron B-Nope, sorry the Mimosa one just isn’t going to make it in time. Not sure if that one will work out. I can’t get it to stop tasting like bubblgum but it still tastes good.

OMGsrsly

And… I’m away this weekend. Leaving Friday morning. Hope you start the sale bright and early, Stacy! :)

Cameron B.

Hah! Well I’m glad you’re not going to release it tasting like bubblegum, ew! So excited for the sale. :)

Indigobloom

nomnom. I have never really found a good apple tea. If anyone can do it, it’d be Stacy!!

Kaylee

Also, happy belated birthday!

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-We will be previewing the sale on our blog on Thursday and everything will be available by midnight on Thursday for purchase. :)

Cameron B-I was actually thinking about just calling it orange bubblegum. It’s a really interesting flavor but I also may just scrap the mimosa idea for the puerh at least.

Indigobloom-I think the apple works so well with the Gui Fei. Delicious!

Roswell Strange

So excited for caramel apple! (I still think you should do Caramel/Pear, though; Butiki needs a killer pear tea!)

Butiki Teas

Roswell Strange-I was desperately trying to make poached pear with caramel sauce and the pear and caramel flavoring just clashed horribly. I wish that one turned out. Maybe Pear Bellini?

Roswell Strange

That could be good too; I don’t know if I’ve ever had Peach & Pear together…

Butiki Teas

Rosewell Strange-I wouldn’t add peach to that one. I’ve seen “bellini” used for things other than peaches though that is a traditional bellini. I went to this fantastic bar in NYC that had so many types of bellinis that were amazing. I think I would try doing a pear and champagne flavor but maybe add a little brandy flavor and possibly some dried rosemary.

Sil

I’m still sad about the poached pear one :(

I’m tired of eat each, so I’d much rather see something like apricot heh

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Soooo steepster is for sure eating reviews. I’ve had this many more times than 3 including today and this is only showing 3 entries for it. grrrrrrrrrrr Love this tea and love Norbu as a company for interesting teas! Just need to drink some more so i can get around to trying more of their teas!

boychik

I don’t think they offer sample sizes anymore :(. I want to try them but 50g it’s too much for me

Sil

I can send you some of the ones from my cupboard! just PM me :)(unless i already did..in which case ignore me lol)

boychik

So don’t sip down it pls! I know you can sip down my couple month drinking in one weekend. When I come back in sept i will pm you ;)

Sil

I’ll write a note on all my Norbu Bags so the last cup(s) will get set aside for you. You can have a mini box here, just PM me when you want me to toss something in it for you to try :)

boychik

Sounds great! So now if I like to try something and you have enough to share I will write box pls;-). Thank you

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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I wanted to finish this up today as even though this isn’t a sipdown it IS one of the January teas i needed to finish for my other goal. Now i’m down to only 10 teas left from January to get to that other goal of a cupboard that is only 6 months old :) Still loving this one even though i’m beginning to think that Yu Lu yan Cha has surpassed it in terms of how much i want it. I should do a comparison this weekend or something to confirm. Either way, i’ve still got 4oz of each, plus LB haha

Sarsonator

Someday, when I run out of this, I will probably cry.

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drank East Frisian Blend by Cornelia Bean
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tea from this morning courtesy of omgsrsly Now that my Butiki teas have arrived i am back on track for figuring out how to get down to my goal this month! 95! here i come (sitting at 144). this one was fun to try but not my favourite of the black teas that omgsrsly sent my way. still though, enjoyable but not awesome enough to crack my favourites :)

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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FInal tea of the evening while i take a relax break and watch bad TV. go go adam baldwin and mcsteamy lol anyway i chose this one because someone commented on it today and so it was in my head heh. still loving this and glad i picked up 100g of it! it’s especially going to be nice in winter when i need a taste of summer!

Final Count: 138 (Only seemingly down one but i added teas to the cupboard today, so not too shabby!)

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had a cup of this tonight while proofreading some stuff for my other half and just trying to relax. I’m exausted and need sleep so i figured some herbal teas were a decent option. still enjoying this one as far as bagged teas go :)

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drank Mate Mint by Tea Desire
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thanks for sharing this one Roswell Strange this just add to my suspicion that mate is just not for me. I like mint but on the whole mate just has this weird strange taste that i can’t get behind. it’s WEIRD…like licking hot asphalt or something..i dunno it’s just REALLY present and what i always taste with mate. But i’m glad i tried it heh ’cause you never know!

VariaTEA

Did I share this?!? I don’t ever remember having it.
This seems more like a Roswell Strange tea

Sil

Oopsy you are correct, checked the outside bag. This is from Roswell. So used to it being from you, I thought I’d finished hers heh

VariaTEA

Lol. Well essentially we are one so it’s cool :P

Roswell Strange

Lol, one and the same ;) Sorry you didn’t like this one, though.

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drank Frisky Rhubarb by Cornelia Bean
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cold brew of this one tonight courtesy of dexter who hasn’t even logged this yet! :) I’m not sure that i would call this rhubarb or frisky…but it is pretty tasty. it reminds me of another tea i’ve cold brewed recently, so i’m not sure that bodes well for it as being “different” enough from other teas to hold its own. that being said it was refreshing and not super tart so that’s a win for me! thanks dexter!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Samovar Blend by Tea Desire
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thanks again for this omgsrsly i relaly like this one – the spicy note adds an interesting twist to this and makes it a fun tea to have around!

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