5366 Tasting Notes

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Oh man…i accidently took this out of my steepster cupbaord because i’d forgotten i horded an extra bag of this when i placed my last order. So happy i found it this afternoon as it was really what i wanted. Good to the last drop! Drank this while trying to figure out my next butiki order…to wait or not…to get ALL the teas i want to try or just some of them lol

Autumn Hearth

Hehe. I picked this up with the Autumn Comfort sampler, since it was on sale and they all sound good! At first I was going to get all the samplers, but that would have brought me too close to my limit without trying many of the ones I had on my shopping list for so long ;)

Fjellrev

Looove this one.

Sil

You picked up some good ones that I saw, at least in my opinion :)

CrowKettle

I got this as my sample but I almost don’t want to drink it. It smells too good!

Sil

crow – it’s a really nice one i think…and i’m not a fan of oolongs really, though this is a dark one. the maple and pecan balance nicely together.

Donna A

I like this one a lot. Stacy does a good job with flavored teas.

Sil

I agree Donna! She’s spoiled me though as there are now some companies that I can’t drink anymore because i expect their flavourings to be more “true to life.”

Finn88

Does she still have this? I think my mouth watered when I read the title…

Sil

Haha yes Finn…this one and many other delicious wonderful teas!

Donna A

Sil, Stacy has LOTS of teas I love. She has a knack for picking great unflavored teas as well as a talent for blending some excellent flavored concoctions. I always plan Butiki into my tea budget.

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Well anyone who follows me know by now that oolongs and I don’t generally get along. That being said, it’s been a while since i’ve had a straight oolong and this was my random teavivre tea for today! My first infusion was about 2 mins long and my first sip was not a happy place. I let it sit for a while and not that it’s cooled off it’s much nicer. It’s not as vegetal as i thought it would be, which is a plus in my books :)

It’s still an oolong, so it will never be my favourite but this is probably the closest i’ve come to enjoying a non roasted oolong. That distinctive oolong taste is still present, but it’s muted – possibly by the honey. There’s a sweetness present that is tasty.

After several steeps of this, i can at least admit that this was a much more pleasant oolong experience than some of my past tastings. Has it changed the way i feel about green oolongs? not really :) BUT i wouldn’t turn this away if someone offered me a cup. So overall i’d call this a success.

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Sipdown! Once again thank you nicole for this sample. I steeped this one longer than the recommended time and it was a much tastier bolder cup of tea without picking up any more astringency. Nothing i need to keep around in my permanent collection but i wouldn’t turn down a cup/samples of this in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
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Cold brew of this one from the last bit of my sample. I have to say at this moment in time, i prefer this cold brewed. I enjoy it hot, but the cold brew seems to mute the apricot a little turning it into a smoother flavour. Thanks again to Nicole for sending this my way!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
ashmanra

I think I will put a sample of this on my next Harney order. It sounds great!

Sil

if you like apricot teas it’s a nice one, especially if you enjoy black teas.

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drank Sweet Sin by Joy's Teaspoon
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Sipdown!

Soooo re-evaluating this tea. AFter being sick at the beginning of december..this now reminds me of cherry cough syrup. Though i guess that would be raspberry cough syrup. dropping the rating a bit since i am not in love with it and not crazy about it so much atm.

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drank Blackberry Bramble by Della Terra Teas
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yeah…think i’m going to have to stick with my plan to try this cold. While it’s not a BAD tea…the flavour is just kind of in the middle without a real discernible strong taste one way or the other. I wouldn’t turn my nose at a cup of this again…but i don’t think i’d order it again either if i was looking for a fruity tea.

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Totally hard to believe this is a herbal infusion. It’s a damn fine tasty cup of almond cake. I could really see keeping this one around for when I need a hit of sweet cakes almond goodness. Especially since it’s a herbal infusion. Mmmmmm so tasty. Only down side? Th bright red colour of the tea totally messes with me since its almondey and cakes lol

Indigobloom

again with the beetroot!! I’m tellin ya, it’s a conspiracy…

Sil

Huh?

Indigobloom

Just sayin, this is one blend that nearly every Toronto tea company sells!!

Sil

haha like i know anything about that :)

Indigobloom

uh huh! :P

Kittenna

Bahahaha, I think you’re right, Indigobloom :P Although the pic looks a touch different (did they add marigold petals?!)

Indigobloom

If I’m right, this one is sourced from Metropolital Teas, and I think they offer customization of their blends.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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Sip down! So yeah this is a tasty tea but its still not something I need to keep in my cupboard all the time. Instead I’m happy to order it from time to time to satisfy my need for marshmellowy goodness but I don’t need this all the time. It’s been a good tea to try.

Kittenna

You drink so many cups of tea a day! I assume you don’t usually re-steep?? (Just curious!!)

Sil

Haha no I resteep! I just don’t usually make comments on them unless its a tea that changes flavour profiles as its resteeped. I pretty much don’t drink anything but tea and both work and home offer easy ways to just have water going and ready for a resteep. Flavoured teas generally only get one resteep though unless the flavour is really present.

Just keep in mind I don’t drink much else so it’s easy to drink lots and lots of tea hahaha

Kittenna

Fair enough! I often don’t have a good setup for drinking tea so only get to make some in the morning and evenings. I don’t drink much else either… and I’ve found that if I don’t have tea as usual, I end up dehydrated by accident because I don’t drink other things throughout the day!

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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So i may have taken a 3 hour break from work to go out with my other half as it’s a SUPER quiet day and he has today off. Had some of this while we were out. While it’s not a bad cup, i am still not a fan of that consistent taste that most of david’s tea flavoured teas seem to have. i wonder if it’s stevia. Who knows. so not a bad cup but i still don’t feel the need to keep an david’s tea in the house! :)

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woah man…so even though i knew this was the tea in my travel mug i was NOT expecting the creamy caramel that dropped into my mouth. Holy…this tea is…creamy..and caramel and sweet and yes it’s an oolong tea, but apparently flavoured oolongs don’t bother me nearly as much as plain old green oolongs. Roasted oolongs seem to be ok as well..but i digress.

This is a pretty damn tasty cup of tea if you’re looking for that caramel taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I wonder how it compares to the Teaopia version…

Sil

no clue. i really never shopped there and don’t intend to do much shopping at teavana if ever, until i hear about their culture changing.

Indigobloom

heh me neither. Only reason I go there is cuz a friend works for them

Kittenna

Oh no, another on the shopping list… :(

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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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