4875 Tasting Notes

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Backlog and sipdown from the weekend. Had this over the weekend to remind myself of why i love this straight as well as in addition to other flavours in my morning smoothie. I’ve got a few packages in my cupboard, so this might be a technical sipdown but i for sure need to got through and see where i’m at so that i can place another order :)

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drank Blueberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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SIPDOWN! woot woot!
One more matcha finished up, just in time for me to try and make a decision on what matchas to re-order from the referral program. I do love this blueberry matcha in my morning smoothie. It’ll be a tough decision on what to pick up for my next order :)

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SIPDOWN!

Ok so i set this up to cold brew a few days ago to see if the cold version would be similar to lemon chiffon, since the hot brew is more lemon than anything to me. As it turns out? Cold brewing this makes it very much more like an earl grey…which means um NO thanks! I’m glad i tried anyway as the hot brew is pretty tasty.

Fjellrev

Interesting! I swear I’ve read that this is a really good Earl Grey Creme so I’ve been meaning to try it. Still hunting for the best one.

Sil

It tastes like lemon when its hot to me. Lol it’s tasty…but it’s lemon cream to me hahah

Fjellrev

I guess that makes sense. It’s funny though how it just doesn’t sound nearly as exciting as bergamot despite being citrus too haha.

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drank Holy Basil Spa Blend by Verdant Tea
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SIPDOWN! Thanks to Indigobloom for this sample. I don’t think i would have otherwise picked this up on my own from verdant, but now that I’ve had it, i might consider keeping a small stock of this one around. I am digging the way the basil and mint blend together! Really glad i jumped at the chance to give this one a whirl :)

Indigobloom

hehe! my fave ayurvedic blend :D

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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SIPDOWN! oh yeah baby! One of the first 52 teas i ordered and i’m finally finished the bag. While i thoroughly enjoyed this one, i find that i like the balance the strawberry pie gives to the cinnamon so that will likely be the staple in my cupboard instead of this one, though this is pretty darn delicious!

Indigobloom

You are on a sipdown ROLL Sil! hahaha see what I did there :P

Sil

lol goof. Only on a sipdown roll because two weeks ago i made a plan to get through the stuff that i only have a little of. Once i get through the next few then i’m pretty much SOL on any easy sipdowns. Esp with all the tea inbound.

Indigobloom

ah. still, yay for sipdowns! and… well I got my pun (not cinnabun heh!) so I’m happy :D

Kittenna

Except most of the Della Terra will be easy sipdowns, as you’ll only have 0.25 oz. to begin with! :D :D

Kittenna

Or 0.5oz.

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Sipdown! And thank you again to the lovely Hesper June for letting me try this one. Still not my favourite cup of tea but it does give me hope that I may enjoy some of the other blends that Whispering Pines tea company has to offer as i can sense the potential in the tea, even if this one seems all over the map resulting in a kind of boring tea. One more down..and technically one more to go to hit my goal for this weekend! woot woot!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I think Campfire blend may be a hit-or-miss kind of tea…hmm, who knows! :)

Glad you see potential though ;)

Sil

haha yeah. There’s a LOT going on in that tea that i think it cancels out some of each other.

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drank Cherries Jubilee Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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SIPDOWN!

Yay for getting through a few teas this weekend though i’m sad some of them are gone. At least this way i feel a bit productive…sort of.

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SIPDOWN!

…and i’m sad to say while this is the most wonderful smelling tea that i’ve ever smelled…i managed to go through pretty much the entire ounce without ever finding the tea to go with the smell. I’m not sure if this ounce was just a bad batch or what, but Kittenna had the same issues that I did when she borrowed a sample. It makes me sad as this is the first Butiki tea that i genuinely don’t like. (teas that aren’t to my taste don’t count, since those i can appreciate for what they are…this tea on the other hand is everything in a tea that i should love.)

I’m glad that others have found this enjoyable but there’s a bitterness to it that doesn’t equate with the deliciously amazing orange and chocolate smell. Even with a bit of sweetner or with milk it just wasn’t doing it for me.

Ah well, at least i tried…and there’s always creamy sweet wonderful amazing eggnog…right? :)

Ysaurella

I’m going to receive a sample of this one with my Butiki Order.I’ll try not oversteep it as you mention bitterness

Azzrian

I too have a sample on the way with my order.

Sil

in one of my other tealogs, stacy recommended 1 tsp instead of 1.5 as well as possibly taking out some of the orange. Other ppl have successfully brewed this though, so i suspect it was either my batch or there’s something in this that disagrees with me. :(

it smells AMAAAAAZZIIIIIIIING!

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Farewell my dear green caramel! SIPDOWN! This was one of the first teas i ordered when i was exposed to so many different teas through steepster. I have to say over time it hasn’t lost it’s happy place with me. I still find it quite enjoyable, though there are many other teas out there that i prefer. So far though, in terms of green caramel teas – The Persimmon Tree is my go to.

Azzrian

Awee what a bittersweet sipdown. This is a good tea!

Sil

yeah but it makes me happy that i’m finally getting around to getting through some of the first teas i ordered…in less than a year haha

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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you raritea

I may have over steeped this one so i’m holding off on rating it until i get a chance to sit with it some more. I feel like this is a brew i should really enjoy, though it’s kind of all over the place at the moment and as a result it’s slightly strange tasting.

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