5599 Tasting Notes

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drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
5599 tasting notes

Sooooo good! Had this today as well as it had been a long time since i’d had a chance to sit down and enjoy MY grapefruit tea. I’m so impressed with how much this tastes like grapefruit. It was totally worth the wait to finally get this one from Stacy. I’m not sure she’ll ever really want to tell me about upcoming teas though with all the poking i did in anticipation (is it done now? how about now? now? when will i have it? naaaaaaaaooooooo!) :) I highly reccommend this to anyone in search of a grapefruit tea. So good!

Butiki Teas

The poking is good sometimes. This really wasn’t a priority for me until I got the extra nudge but I think it turned out pretty fantastic.

Sil

haha. I like to think the strawberry rhubarb will rival the fantastiness of this one. at least in my head it will. :)

Butiki Teas

So far so good. I love it with the bunny grahams and tomorrow I should be able to taste the other blends that I’ve made.

Sil

WOOT! now i just need to find a way to simultaneously drink all of my stash down, while still taking the time to enjoy it and have all your tea arrive at your place so that i can place a mundo huge order to re-stock all my favs from butiki teas lol

Butiki Teas

Now that sounds like a challenge!

Indigobloom

this sounds so good… though I can’t picture grapefruit!

Sil

IB…you haven’t tried this yet?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!!!!!

Indigobloom

nope not yet!

Sil

jesus woman! remind me when we get together. If you like grapefruit it’s delicious!

Indigobloom

I didn’t know you had any left! sweeet :D

Sil

it’s in my cupboard :P MINE is up to date haha

Indigobloom

mine is… 92%! lol

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Random Teavivre Sample of the day!

Wheee! I accidentally ordered a sample of this in addition to the sample that comes in their black tea sample. Luckily though, I’m enjoying this one. SO much so that I was just kind of sipping on it this morning without thinking about the fact that this was a brand new tea! gasp the horror! :)

I can totally get behind this tea. It’s the first dragon pear i’ve had so it was fun getting to watch them unfurl as it stepped this morning. I’m sipping on this tea while munching on the last of my cardamon and orange shortbread…yes you heard that right. Visit shortbread.ca if you want to see what i’m talking about…sweet AND savoury shortbread! I am also digging their garlic and asiago….though not with tea :)

Ok on with the tea…. This tea is much more chocolatey than other blacks that i’ve had that I enjoy. I wish there was a bit more maltiness to it, but it’s also nice not to have that total malty taste up front for a change. It’s on the lighter side of blacks that i typically enjoy but it’s delicious nonetheless!

The more i drink this, the more i am really enjoying that this is a more “pure” black in that there’s just the dominante chocolate flavour coming through. So glad i got to try this and happy that I have a bunch more thanks to my order mistake lol

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drank Strawberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Man i am a slow poke today with my tea logging. Finally getting back to a more normal work load with more people coming in to work. I had this one again today because it’s almost out lol. Digging the strawberry to wake me up in the morning :)

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drank Minty Winter Wonderland by Tiesta Tea
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This came in the December Amoda Tea box! They’re a Canadian Company so if fellow Canucks are looking for a monthly tea box, this one is great value for your buck and has so far been an enjoyable time for me (this is from my third month). They also ship to the US (and maybe elsewhere?) for my friends down south.

I have been off of minty teas as of late but wanted a few cups tonight of tea that wouldn’t keep me up all night IF the caffeine decided to hit me. I am pretty happy with this blend over all! The minty is just the right kind of minty – that leaves my chest happy when i breath in after drinking some but the chocolate really helps to balance is out and dial back the intensity. I really enjoyed this one tonight!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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drank Honeybush Haze by Amoda Tea
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Bumped the rating on this one a bit. Steeped this for about 6 mins. While the tea now leaves my mouth a little dry, there’s much more interesting flavour things happening. There’s a sweetness to this, and almost an appley taste….and almost a caramel taste. Really interesting to say the least. This might be good with a bit of milk later.

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drank Black-n-Blue by SerendipiTea
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Oh man…this tea…steeped in vodka (grey goose)…added to cran/raspberry juice with some gingerale is mighty tastea! I am going to miss this when i run out of my vodka infused tea…or is that tea infused vodka. Either way the blueberry-ness of this tea makes for a delicious blueberry cocktail!

Hesper June

Oh! this does sounds yummy!
I made a Earl Grey-Tini one time, with earl grey infused alcohol.
It was pretty darn tasty!

Sil

Oooh :) that sounds good too

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drank Japanese Cherry by Steeped and Infused
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I can understand why this tea is popular. I like that the floral notes aren’t really strong, so it really is more of a green cherry tea. However, as is often the case, the “weight” of the tea just isn’t enough for me. I love thick, full bodied delicious teas. I still think this is a nice tea but it’s nothing i need to pick up again. I do really like the cherry taste, so now i just need t find a cherry black tea :) or maybe a roasted oolong… stacy i’m looking at you! lol

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Apricot Cheesecake Shou Mei by 52teas
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mmmm decupboarding this to give it to a work colleague who made the mistake of saying to me today “tea! i need to go buy tea!” uh no…what do you want…i’ll bring some samples tomorrow lol.

This was a lovely tea from Frank that i still enjoy but i’m hoping will inspire my workmate to order teas with me lol

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drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
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mmmm second morning tea! I need to stop looking at the internet for tea. I keep wanting to place more orders and i REALLY don’t need more tea. I think part of the draw for me though, is a)getting mail and b)having new things to try out! I’ve made a resolution this year though to try and get my cupboard down to 100 teas by black friday of 2013 so that I can place a few orders at that time lol

This tea is still one delicious tea! I find it soothing and love how stacy has captured the cantalope flavour. It’s not wonder this one was winning awards. Still really happy i took a chance and picked this one up even if the name totally threw me off.

Autumn Hearth

I know how you feel. I was just sorting through my cupboard, putting things away and I was overwhelmed that I have four different packets of Laoshan Black, three harvest of Verdant’s Tieguanyin etc. I was going through my blends and was glad to find I still had some Gardens of Anxi because I wanted to share it with a friend but truly surprised I had a serving left of Taiping Temple Green and Lavender Earl Green, must drink those two soon. I have like a dozen pu’erhs I haven’t even tried, teas from swaps and I have an order on its way from Butiki?!?! Must stop!

Sil

Autumn…i can’t stop. lol I tried that..lasted for all of about a day. I managed to get from 193 teas to 158 in a two week period but i’ve got so many unopened/tried teas in my cupboard that it’s going to slow down getting through things. On top of that i have tea coming from S&V; Verdant; Butiki; Sloane; Upton and Lupicia! (thankfully all of these are sort of shares with Indigobloom and.or Kittenna)

Autumn Hearth

Wowzers! Good luck and enjoy of course! It’s nice that you have friends you can regularly share with :)

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This is a delicious tea! I’m really happy that I got to try this one from Teavivre. It’s a beautiful tea. The first sips of this give way to a medium malty tea, that tapers off with notes of honey. I’m looking forward to seeing how the resteeps work out with this one. I’d rank it up there with my other favourite blacks.

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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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