5357 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel Cheesecake Black Tea by 52teas
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Mmmmmmm tasty tasty tuesday morning tea. Getting near the end of this tea but it’s been a good run. :)

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drank Citrus Dream by Butiki Teas
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this was one of those random purchases from Stacy where I was trying to do something with the dollar value and needed another tea to balance things out. Since i have a ton of teas with lots of caffeine i picked this one for when i have people over who don’t want any. This is pretty nice. It’s nothing with a WOW factor but then i wasn’t expecting that. It’s a nice, calming evening tea for relaxing with. If you like chamomile tea – this is a nicer version that your generic type brand from most places :)

Kittenna

Haha, when I’m making an order where dollar amounts matter, I chuck everything I want into a big pile and rearrange it until it fits the way I want it. I did have to add a couple things this time (but I’m not unhappy that Taiwanese Assam made it in there!)

Butiki Teas

I agree, I’m just not a big herbal person and I doubt I will ever be wowed by one. This is my favorite of the herbal blends but probably only something I drink once a year.

Kittenna-I think you will be happy with the Premium Taiwanese Assam. Its so good. That’s one of the first teas I recommend.

Sil

oh the taiwanese assam makes me smile…sooo good.

This is a decent tea for when i’m having an off day i think…right before i want to sleep, with a little honey :)

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78
drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
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Upping the rating on this one as I have more than just a sample to try and this is pretty decent. There’s a bit of cross contamination from th mint tea before this one but its still delicious.

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63
drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
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Going to need to play with this one a little. I am getting zero chocolate out of this, which is fine if you want a mint tea but I was hoping for more of a blend.

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85
drank Organic Japanese Puerh by Butiki Teas
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So i think I’ve had maybe one puerh to date and it wasn’t that impressive. I ordered this one on a whim to give it a try and see if i could get into it or if it was a type of tea to cross off my list.

The aroma off this tea while steeping is one i can’t quite place.If my other half was here tonight i’m sure he could tell me but I can’t figure it out. It’s an aroma that left me a bit worried as to the taste. I should know by now that Stacy hasn’t steered me wrong yet- even if i don’t LOVE it, i won’t hate it.

I’m going to have to have more of this… There’s a bit of fruitiness but it’s almost like the taste of the texture prunes have. yeah this doesn’t taste like prunes..but like dried prune’s textures…when they’re all mushy in your mouth. It’s…really good but it’s different. there will be more tastings to come, perhaps on the weekend when i can give this it’s full attention. :)

Butiki Teas

I wouldn’t count this puerh as a puerh experience. It doesn’t taste like any other puerhs I’ve tasted. The main note I get from this is roasted chestnuts but others have said acorn which I think might be a better description, not that I’ve tasted acorn.

Sil

what you don’t go licking squirrel food? :P

This is still my baby step in the world of pureh heh. Kinda like oolongs… gotta take it slow…eaaaaase into things

Butiki Teas

Nope, I don’t go around licking squirrel food most days. Hmmm, well I would recommend our Wild Purple Buds Puerh then. A lot of beginners have mentioned that it was more palatable than other puerhs they have tried. Its very mild. It has lightly smoked oak notes with honey and floral notes.

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80
drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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Totally found a wee bit of this left in my cupboard the other day and made this into a cold brew! It was super tasting after getting home later-er this evening and being on my own to try and refrain from making another 129692829743 tea orders for cyber Monday. It’s hard! There are so many teas out there I want to try…I really need to make a conscious effort to do a few more swaps in January to cross things off my list that way.

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66
drank Midnight Magic by Shanti Tea
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Ok so I tried this again as a cold brew on a white thinking that might help. Not so much. I it don’t like floral teas. I’m SURE there is someone out there who would love this tea but it is not for me. At least I can say I gave it a fair shot and drop it into my trade box. Yes…I now have a box of teas I need to get around to trading lol

Nik

Aww, I love floral teas! Maybe we can do something about this one in Jan/Feb?

Sil

For sure nic. It’s tucked away in my swap box and you have the first swap heh. Will just need to remind me :)

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82
drank Strawberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Soooo i feel bad that this is my 500th! tasting note and I don’t have much time to craft it at work today. Release weekend means that we’re having a few issues this morning :( However, i have to say, if you’re a fan of strawberries this is wonderful! I made this as my smoothie this morning and it was fantastic! It was like that perfect strawberry ice cream where the strawberry taste is GENUINE! not that artificial strawberry taste you get from “neopolitian” ice cream.

I picked this up as distinctive and it is pretty much spot on for what i’d want in terms of flavouring level.

KittyLovesTea

Congratulations on reaching your 500th tasting note :)

Uniquity

I can’t believe that so many people enjoy this one – I got completely artificial strawberry with chemicals and soap behind that. Hopefully I will try it again someday and see what you see! : )

Sil

thank you!

Sil

Uniquity – maybe it’s the strength of your matcha? I had that problem with the robust pear matcha that i ordered. or maybe my taste buds are broken lol

Uniquity

Trust me, if anyone’s buds are broken, it’s mine. Every other review for the strawberry is a rave!

ashmanra

Oh, I bet this does make a marvelous smoothie! Don’t make me order more matcha!

Sil

ashmanra – it’s still on sale until the end of today! 40% off is better than using any GC’s you’ve accumulated. just saying lol

Ninavampi

Congrats!!! :)

Nik

Whoa. Congrats on 500, Sil!

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drank Blueberry Purple Tea by Butiki Teas
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mmmmmmmmm! Another winner from Stacy! I am totally digging this today as well. I’m a little sad that I don’t have any sweetner here at work as I think that this would be that much better with just a hint of sweet added. This is not a sweet tea…it’s blueberry…that kind of blueberry that is both sweet and sour. I am really digging this as a blueberry tea.

Butiki Teas

Yay, glad you like it! That one is made up of either 12% or 15% (can’t quite remember which one it was) of crushed freeze-dried blueberries. I think it tastes like blueberry muffins with a touch of sweetener.

Nik

I need to try this based purely on how pretty it is.

Sil

I have a cold brew waiting for me at home of this one, just for fun :)

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
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OMG. THISTHIS is a wonderful tea! Seriously in contention with my other favourite blacks (Laoshan Black from verdant and Zhen Qu from Butiki). I could not get enough of this this morning…now that it’s gone i just wish there was more. Thankfully I have a bunch to drink through so a new order is not quite yet ready for me and stacy. heh I really need to get through a few more of the tea i recently (and not so recently) purchased from her. but this one…it’s wonderful!

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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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