4738 Tasting Notes

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
4738 tasting notes

Secret Stacy sample #2! I have to say after trying this one, I am even MORE anxious for Stacy to produce a caramel tea. Yes I know poached caramel pear is on the way but that’s a pear tea in my head. I want a delicious creamy caramel vanilla tea….nothing to interfere with the deliciousness of caramel and vanilla.

Digging this one Stacy! Sans “yellow” stuff :)

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
4738 tasting notes

I tried this tonight again because of another tea that I wanted to compare this against, not that they share the same ingredients or anything lol but it was an excuse to try this tea. I’m pretty sure I’m about done with this one, so the remainder of my sample will be going to a good home. Bergamot and I do no seem to dance well together. :)

Courtney

I’m not a bergamot fan either. I’ve been trying to find a variation of Earl Grey to enjoy but I just can’t. I think it’s time to accept I just don’t care for bergamot haha.

TastyBrew

I’m in the same boat. I gave up a long time ago. Every once in awhile I’ll try again to no avail. Good thing there are millions of other flavors!

Sil

Uh if you like lemoney flavours… earl grey creme from upton tastes like lemon chiffon to me..but maybe i’m a crazy person. it’s the only earl gery i’ve been able to drink lol because it doesn’t taste like normal earl grey haha

Terri HarpLady

I used to like the earl iced, unsweet. Then I didn’t. Hot, it always seemed harsh to me. I tried the tea spot’s earl, which tastes like lemon pastry, I like that one. I’ve sort of developed a taste for earls lately, with stevia, but I like some more than others.

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Cold brew of this one tonight as well. I think I prefer it hot to be honest. Th cold brew just seemed to flatten the flavours and make it less appealing to me. Still a nice tea, but not as versatile as I’d hoped.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

I have some of this in the Azzrian Box that I’ve been working on sipping down today. Haven’t gotten to this one yet…

Sil

:)

I’m totally spending this weekend drinking down things and packing up swap boxes!

Terri HarpLady

sounds like a good idea to me! I’m getting ready to do some new trades, & I’m thinking I want to polish off the trades I already did

ashmanra

This is weird, but this one as well as other flavored teas taste best to me after they have been inthe fridge for several days. This gets really sweet and mellow, and a friend who had a glass last summer immediately bought a pound of it for iced tea.

Sil

Not weird..my cold brews are usually put in the fridge and then I forget about them, put the tea away and then have to play the “what tea is this again?” Game lol

Barbara

:-)

Do I understand correctly that you steeped cold for only 7 min 45 sec?? I always thought cold steeping was a process of hours… (not that I’ve ever tried :-P).

Sil

the system won’t let me put in hours – and since i was writing this on the ipad i couldn’t get it to put 8min or more. fixed it now :) it was cold brewing for a couple days :)

Barbara

Thanks! :-)

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74

Sip down! Thanks to kittenna for the sample. I did this one as a cold brew and its pretty tasty. Again, nothing I MUST have in my cupboard but it was nice to have. The fruit and nuts blends nicely in a cold brew….though there are a lot of floaters :)

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 45 sec

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drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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Figured I’d kick this into my travel mug this morning since I’ve got the smores genmaicha on the way. I’m not as in love with this as everyone else it seems but overall, it’s not a bad little genmaicha.

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57

Had this today. While i don’t have the same aversion to this as most oolongs, it’s also not anything special. It’s a nice cup of tea but that’s about it for me.

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78
drank Boysenberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Morning Matcha smoothie!

I’m having a tough time trying to decide if i should place another red leaf order to get 50% off GC so that i can place a second order with that 50% off. The problem is, i have a few unopened packages of my favourites sitting in the cupboard waiting for me to get through a few of my less enjoyed matchas (chai, pear, raspberry truffle i’m looking at you). Decisions, decisions…especially since there are so many other flavours i still want to try from red leaf!

This one is a delicious fruity matcha, though not likely one i need to restock. I’m happy it’s in my cupboard and I will enjoy it for the next few smoothies i make but that will be it. :)

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77
drank Chance Combinations by Custom
4738 tasting notes

Surprise Stacy Sample!

I’m not sure how much she’d want me to give away but I feel compelled to write tasting notes when I try things. This one is a delicious green coloured blend that i am quite enjoying tonight. I am missing out on the chocolate side of it, but i can imagine how this would taste with the chocolate blending in with the tea. Yeah…i’ll be on the look out for this one. 78/100 Stacy – since it’s a work in progress :)

(hopefully that’s abstract enough of a tasting note lol)

Alphakitty

Hmm, a chocolate-flavored green? Intriguing!

Sil

Heh while i love seeing/hearing about what stacy’s up to..there’s another part of me that hates it because it means more tea for me AND having to wait…and wait…and wait…

Butiki Teas

This one you can talk about. Its almost done. :) I’m really liking how its coming out.

Alphakitty-It’s a marshmallow leaf and peppermint leaf tisane with chocolate flavoring & chocolate pieces. Sort of a late night dessert.

Mercuryhime

That sounds divine! Does marshmallow leaf taste like marshmallow root?

Alphakitty

MARSHMALLOW PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE oh my god my brain just exploded with joy. And I have just enough saved up for an order soon~

Butiki Teas

Mercuryhime-Hmmmm, I’m not sure. I’ve never tried marshmallow root before.

Alphakitty-It only has a vague marshmallow flavor, the leaf is more sweet than anything. You did just give me an idea to try out though.

Sil

Stacy – i figured this one was ok to talk about but i need practice being secretive lol wouldn’t want to spill the beans when i shouldn’t…plus this totally makes things more fun in a way haha

Butiki Teas

Sil-Hahaha, definitely more fun. Hmmmm, you just gave me a fun idea for a contest for the next blend I come up with.

Sil

ok but only if i can win another contest grin

Butiki Teas

No more winning for you missy. :P So, what do you think of this contest idea? A 50 questions game. You get to ask me any yes or no question in a discussion thread about a mystery blend and I will answer back. The first person to guess all ingredients in the blend wins the blend. Does that sound fun? I like games. It would be really hard for me not to talk about a new blend though.

Sil

Ohman….sounds like fun ;)

Cavocorax

Sounds great! (the tea, and the contest idea!)

Butiki Teas

Sweet, now I just need to come up with some ideas for a new tea. Hmmm, I might have to add some strange ingredients.

Indigobloom

Ack, I want this blend!!! I need more tisanes in my cupboard.
And that game sounds like fun!

Indigobloom

I always loved 21 questions. Let’s go! :P

CheshireEyes

I want this blend too! I love chocolate and mint together. Thats my favorite flavor combination in a dessert. :-)

Butiki Teas

Hahaha, it is 20 questions. Don’t know why I was think 50. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Questions.

Sil

i was wondering what crack you guys were smoking…i just figured you were giving yourselves a much needed edge in the game :)

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drank Blueberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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I had this today in the afternoon and somehow managed to hit it just right in terms of brewing it at work. I’d forgotten how much i enjoy this blueberry tea from frank. Not astringent at all this afternoon – just a cup full of creamy blueberry!

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Awe yeah! So this was my “something to look forward to tea” today since the custom blend arrived yesterday from Stacy. In retrospect i probably should have just tried it last night since i made it this morning and it’s sat in my travel mug all morning because i got busy.

I’ll give it another go over the next few days as well to give stacy some feedback but overall this is pretty darn tasty :) I much prefer it over frank’s honeybush strawberry rhubarb (since i get no rhubarb taste in his, just less cinnamon than strawberry pie).

I’m glad we went with a little bit of hibiscus in this one since it brings just a little tartness to the party, which is evident in all strawberry rhubarb pie!

Holding off on all my final thoughts on this though (as well as rating it) since i don’t think my travel mug does it justice and i’m super swamped at work and therefore not half as focused as i want to be.

Really happy this is finally in my hands :)

KeenTeaThyme

This sounds super yummy! I love my grandmother’s strawberry rhubarb pie and it’s such a unique taste. In a tea?! Sounds heavenly!

jessiwrites

GAH.

I want this!

Starfevre

Posts like this make me wish I wasn’t allergic to honeybush

tattooed_tea

I NEED THIS!
Strawberry Rhubarb pie is my fav, next to Pumpkin!!

Sil

it’s not honeybush hun :) this has a black base

Sil

52 teas was a honeybush and it made me sad. Though i DO need more non caffeinated teas…this is all black tea!

Emily M

I love that Stacy does custom teas. That’s AWESOME! =)
This one sounds yummy.

Starfevre

Really, black tea. This may cause my first order from Butiki. Does it have much cinnamon in it?

Sil

I honestly can’t recall if we ultimately decided to add cinnamon to it (it’s been a long process) but if there is, it’s very subtle. It’s not up on the website yet as Stacy was waiting for it to get to me so that i could taste it etc.. but it will be :) I highly recommend her teas! If it’s going to be a while, i can always send you a small sample star :)

Starfevre

A sample would be great, though I do have enough tea that I can definitely wait for it to be put up on the website. Trying before I buy might be preferable, I don’t remember if butiki does samples.

Sil

Stacy does samples with orders…rather than samples as orders if that makes sense. Though you can often order just a 1/2 ounce which is nice.

Indigobloom

omg I want to try this one SO badly!!

Sil

Well there’s a giant bag at my place waiting for the end of the month :)

Indigobloom

Sil… one of many reasons I’m looking forward to that weekend!! :D

tattooed_tea

Have I said yet how jealous I am that you guys are all down south? :( now I wanna go pout

Sil

March 23. Come on over!

Butiki Teas

Totally missed this note. Doh! Glad you are digging the tea! I’m so happy we went with the hibiscus too. Not too much, just enough to give it that rhubarb taste. Let me know your final notes and if you think any other adjustments are needed and I will be sending you those questions.

Sil

I’m going to try and have more on Sunday so that I can focus on it. I HAVE however, dolled out samples here and there that will be sent to a few people in the near future. haha

Butiki Teas

Great! What, you’re not saving all 168 cups worth? :P

Sil

weeellllll i figured 160 would tie me over. grin

CelebriTEA

This is really yummy!
I LOVE Strawberry Rhubarb pie and this is the Uber Perfect tea version :-)

Sil

glad you love it celebriTEA :)

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