4653 Tasting Notes

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Oh stacy… this is lovely!

I’m finally getting a chance to try this one and i’m not sure why i waited to long. I know that there is a sample (i think) of the other darjeeling on it’s way but this is pretty tasty. I don’t even know how to describe this one. It’s a black that doesn’t taste like a black but still has character and delicious notes happening here. mmmmm yeah this is nice! (sorry for the inadequate note, just not sure how to describe this)

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drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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mmm continuing my butiki week, i figured i should finish this one up as well. SIPDOWN! I so wish this one tasted nearly as good cold as it does cold brewed. I supposed i could brew it hot and then pour it over ice but the thought never occured to me until this second lol

I really like this one a lot. it’ll be back in my cupboard before you know it. It’s one of the few mango teas that i find actually tastes like mango. :)

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN!

I figured that i might as well finish this off since i had half a sil cup left :) Still enjoy this quite a bit and find that it comes in to rotation now and then in my cupboard as i need a few changes.

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drank Assam by The Tea Spot
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Since i had the organic assam that Terri sent me yesterday, I figured that i should try the regular version. I for sure prefer this one (or managed to brew this one correctly) This one still has a bit of a bite to it but it tastes smoother to me. I also really like the aroma that this one has – sweet almost. mmmm tasty malty goodness.

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drank Organic Assam by The Tea Spot
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SIPDOWN!

I made a sil sized cup of this to help me tackle my meetings with China tonight. Thankfully it did the trick. This is little more bitter? than i like or rather the last notes in each sip have a bit of bite to them that isn’t my favourite across teas but isn’t terribly bad in this tea. I could have also brewed this incorrectly (read too long) as it got away from me a little. Thanks to terriharplady for sharing this one with me!

I can’t wait until we get my new bookcase/tea cupboards set up over the weekend.

Terri HarpLady

Their regular Assam has more of a bite than the org assam, but they definitely both have an ‘edge’!

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drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
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Backlog

Cold brewed this one just to see how it changed from the hot brew. I still get confused by this tea since when it’s brewed, there’s like a sludge comes to life in my brew basket. I like the tangy-ness of this tea cold brewed. i think it needs a little sweetness added to it to really make it pop….and china calls. crap.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Hallieod

Berry-flavoured sludge … yum! :)

Sil

Lol yeah it’s just weird

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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backlog!

I tried this one cold brewed today and i think i might prefer it over the hot brew. Jury is still out though. I like that the cold brew brings out more of the fruity flavour and smooths out the base just a little. I understand why this is one of MF’s most popular teas, though i suspect there are others that i will prefer more than this one in the long run of trying various MF teas.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Ysaurella

oui il est un peu surestimé je crois… très bon mais surestimé

Sil

Certainment :)

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drank Blueberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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Backlog

I had this earlier in the evening but we’ve been doing some running around this evening to ikea for some much needed shelving. We rearranged the house again last weekend so we needed one more bookcase, since that’s where i keep my tea. :)

I’m still enjoying this one though it’s almost gone and likely won’t be a repurchase. I suspect i’ll try a cold brew with the last of it. :) still decent enough but there are better blueberry teas out there:)

Lala

did you see any monkeys?

Sil

LOL man that took me a second to register. must be Wednesday! it’s CHINA time! woot woot! i swear those calls suck my brain out.

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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having a tasty travel mug of this while i contemplate which teas to drink in the afternoon. I have a bunch of back to back meetings, so i usually refill my travel mugs and bring both to my meetings. I get funny looks but hey it means tea all afternoon! :)

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In my continuing effort to go through all of my butiki teas over this week (and possibly in to next…there are a bunch of them) I chose this one to drink this morning since i had the sparrow tongue oolong last night. I’m not sure whether my rating reflects it, but i think that i prefer the sparrow tongue to this one. NOT that this one is bad, but the woodsy taste that this one has isn’t as delicious as the green buttery taste of the sparrow tongue.

All that being said, this is still a really nice oolong. There is no hint of that oolong taste that i hate and this has a flavour and texture to it that is really interesting. Pretty much enjoying this a bunch this morning.

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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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