5948 Tasting Notes

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drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
5948 tasting notes

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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82
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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69
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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88
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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83

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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85

Oh man. Thank you terriharplady!
THIS is a black that is not for those who don’t like rich, bold blacks. Now, is there a lot going on with this tea like say a laoshan black? Nope but it’s got a great character to it and a delicious bold black flavour that i really enjoyed this morning. It’s not a malty black or a chocolate black, but it’s smooth, not astringent and most importantly – delicious. Thank you terri!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

You are most welcome! This one is smooth & rich, & it really packs a punch IMO! I’m glad you like it! :)

Sil

I may need to order this at some point unless I find another in the giant box of wonder you sent lol

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I aim to please!

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82
drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I have not been having my morning matcha smoothie lately. Not because i haven’t wanted to but because i just haven’t had time recently in the morning AND allergies are killing me, such that i want nothing to do with milk in the morning.

Today though? I felt better, so i made a quick latte this morning with this matcha to see if that helps with the serious sleepies that i’m feeling these days as a result of not sleeping well. See previous tasting notes, but this is still a really enjoyable matcha flavour for me :)

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84
drank Organic Sparrow Tongue by Butiki Teas
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Sooooo i think i just went on record (again) that i love this oolong. I really think it’s delicious and wonderful and tasty and THIS is an oolong i would keep in my cupboard. THIS is a non milky oolong that makes me happy that there are oolongs in this world. And it’s GREEN. yeah that’s right. GREEN. So yeah. this is good. drink it. love it.

Edit: sooo many teas. 257…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Sounds…. green! I got a sample of this with my Butiki order. I mean to try it this week! :-)

Sil

I hate oolongs. Especially green ones. They have this taste to them that makes me want to throw my cup in anger. Roasted oolongs are a bit better but it’s rare for me to find an oolong that I like (SOME milky ones are ok), and rarer still that its a green one. :)

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80
drank Pineapple Cilantro Cream by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! Semi fake sipdown as the rest of this will be going out as a treat in random swaps if people haven’t tried it. Not because it isn’t a lovely tea but because it’s not the tea for me. Something i full expected when i ordered it, but have now confirmed. It’s just too light and i much prefer the more substantial differing tastes between the mango and the cilantro in IB’s custom blend from stacy.

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74
drank Houjicha by Tsaa
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SIPDOWN!

You know? this one grew on me the more i had it. Bumping up the rating a little because it’s an interesting tea for sure. I like how it changes through the various resteepings while still remaining close to that sweet earthy taste that the first steep has. While i wouldn’t necessarily keep this in stock all the time, it’s certainly a tea variation i’ll be more aware of now, and may possibly look in to picking up a few more to try.

Edit: Also apparently my 1500th tasting note. woah nelly!

Kittenna

Hmm, was this from Indigobloom? I want to try more Houjicha :P I think I’ve only had one from…. Mercuryhime?

Sil

Raritea actually :)

Indigobloom

I’ve yet to try the tsaa version,it sounds great!

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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