4923 Tasting Notes

drank Blackberry Lime Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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I picked this one up, knowing that I probably wouldn’t like it, but i always try things anyway. As it turns out, i was right… i am not a fan of Guaysa….it just seems to overpower any sort of flavouring that is added to it and turn every cup of tea into something i don’t like. So it’s not that this is a bad tea…it smells delicious, and i do get both lime and blackberry out of the dry aroma…but steeped..it’s just guayusa to me. at least that means i can give cavo a little more of our shared order and send some off to Roswell Strange to try out!

VariaTEA

Blackberry lime sounded good but I also had reservations about the guayusa. Glad to see I probably made the right choice by passing on this blend.

Sil

yeah no more Guayusa for me… i didn’t mind it in the cider one stacy had..but soon the flavour overwhelmed and i became less enthused. Now they all taste the same to me…

VariaTEA

I didn’t mind it so much in the cider either but even that I passed along because I just preferred others.

Amariel

It does sound interesting though.

Stephanie

Glad you tried it though :) I really like it but Guayusa flavor appeals to me!

Sil

i’ll try nearly everything once haha

Roswell Strange

I’m excited to try it! :) I need more early morning work teas :P

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farewell amy! You’re off to visit with other friends now, though i’ve enjoyed the time we spent together. :) Not my favourite of the adagio doctor who teas, but not awful…just not really what makes me think of Amy.

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My rating and notes for this one seem to have disappeared. BOOOOO! This tea is really lovely. It’s a beautifully smooth black tea that’s middle of the road in my world in terms of boldness and strength. I have thoroughly enjoyed having these tea bags around because they’re just a quick and delicious option. Plus i adore the handmade aspect to the boxes they come in and the handmade beads that are used to close off the plastic wrapper inside. I fully support what these guys are trying to do as well – especially since their end product is delicious!

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drank Lord Petersham by The Devotea
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noms. I really like this one, though i couldn’t explain why. There’s just something about how smooth it is while still packing enough of a taste to make this a great morning cup for me. I’m super glad i got to revisit this one via terri after the amoda box. :) A reorder for sure down the line.

Anna

The tea break thing seems to be going really well!

Terri HarpLady

Between sharing samples & drinking this, I’m getting to the bottom of my bag! It really is tasty!

Cavocorax

I have 2 oz if you want more, Sil!

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drank 2009 Banchang Tree Puerh by Butiki Teas
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I had this early today to wake myself up. I’ve got work to do as well as some “fun” organising some tea swaps. We also have a bunch of work to do to get a list going of all the things we need to do if we’re really going to move to another apartment within the complex we’re living in right now.

This was a sample from Stacy, and i have to be honest, i’m not yet sure how i feel about it. I was initially getting a bit of a bitter note that i didn’t like, but then with a longer steep there was much more pleasant smokiness and a bit of spiciness to it. Overall, i think i may need to order this one later to really play with it :)

Terri HarpLady

I have a bit of this too, but haven’t gotten to it yet.

Sil

i’ll be interested in seeing your thoughts..

Stephanie

I cannot wait to get my hands on this tea.

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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I love this tea….malty and slightly cocoa-y and overall just delicious! I really am looking forward to being able to place another order from Yezi once i get my cupboard under control lol :)

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ugh…almost out of this one too..but i needed something delicious for my shopping yesterday to help with my stress level lol. I hate shopping. This will be a restock for sure, but thankfully this will still give me a few more cups before i am totally out of all forms of LB in my house haha

Final Count yesterday: 142

TheTeaFairy

So chocolate yummy this one!

Suziqzer

Having tried the Laoshan Black now, I can only imagine this one is delish.

Terri HarpLady

Did you box arrive yet? ;)

Sil

haha not yet…. i will keep you posted. a few things are inbound.. also note I WILL BE MOVING (most likely) so packages need to stop if they’re coming from the US!

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mmm another tea i had yesterday in a continuing effort to coax cavocorax in to picking up her teas sooner rather than later lol. This was a tasty accompaniment to wedding dress shopping, though i need to remember to add a splash of maple to it next time to double up on the taste! :)

boychik

Did you get the dress?

Sil

not yet.. that was only the very first outing i’ve been on. I’ve got loads of time still so baby steps… just narrowed down some styles

boychik

I remember when my baby sister was getting married. It was a nightmare with the dress. I used to spend all my weekends with her and her obnoxious friends. Haha Happy Times!

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drank Finbarr's Revenge by The Devotea
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Another one from terri, that is still really tasty, but just slightly less so than the other couple i’ve had. This one leaves an after taste in my mouth that i’m less a fan of. HOWEVER, i wouldn’t turn this one down, nor would i discount the possibility of picking it up again because i can see it being just what i need on cooler winter mornings :) strong, smooth with a little reminder left over of what i was drinking heh. thanks terri!

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
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mmmm i figured that i’d better start my morning off with a few cups of bold/stronger tea. I’ve got to go wedding dress shopping today and i need something to get me through it. I hate this sort of thing, though i’m sure i’l have fun with my friend and her 6 month old lol those bridal ppl have no idea what they’re in for! thanks again to terri for sharing this one with me. I think i’d be likely to pick this one up again in the future. I still love lord petersham, but this is a pretty tasty one as well

VariaTEA

Hope wedding dress shopping is more fun than you expect it to be. I’m sure it will be and if not, at least you got to spend time with a friend so that is always nice.

CelebriTEA

The name of this tea is intoxicating.
Have lots of fun dress shopping.

Sil

we had a really nice time together. My friend is a sweetheart and it meant the day with her little one (7 months old)

Terri HarpLady

I like this one! It has a ‘shiny’ quality to the taste, like obsidian.

Sil

i haven’t tried obsidian yet..but i have some in house now!

Robert Godden

“Shiny like obsidian”. You don’t hear that every day.

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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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