5074 Tasting Notes

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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sipdown #4 boooo…i didn’t get to 5 today so that makes me a sad panda….not as sad as hearing about the LB that is unloved and undrinked (that’s a word) and cavocorax’s house!

This will be a restock as i am a huge fan, though maybe not until July. I want to try and get a bit more time with some of my other teas. I do love that this is a great herbal option!

Final Count: 116

TheTeaFairy

I dream of July….

VariaTEA

I can share some more with you. Also congrats on being so close to your 115 goal. I am about 30 teas away but at least I am under 150 :P

Sil

I mean technically I’m nowhere close to my goal…..but the more I drink up now, the less I have to get through in June….the last chance I have to get to 100!

Terri HarpLady

Did the BBBB arrive yet?

Sil

no mail on weekend terri lol and the mail doesn’t come until later in the day. I promise i will flood your facebook when it comes!

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83
drank Dinjoye Estate Assam by Butiki Teas
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I hoped that this one would be a sipdown today but it turns out i have enough for another cup or sil mug. I quite like this one and i’m super excited to hear stacy’s trying to use this as the base for one of her new creations! I think it will pair nicely and i’m looking forward to picking some up!

Butiki Teas

This will definitely be the base. That tea is now in the tweaking stage. It’s almost perfect.

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86
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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this one was a fake sipdown today because i DID get through the rest of my december amount of this tea but i uh ordered more in january. So off the list of “old” teas but still IN my cupboard lol

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94
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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sipdown#3 for me today. I took this one out with me while we went to the hardware store for ideas on the new place and to finalise paint colours together. My other half will likely end up doing most of the heavy lifting with this move but i’m trying to help as much as i can when i have a few spare moments. I’ll likely wait a bit before i restock this one and see if it reverts back to it’s spicy glory that it was. not that this version was bad..just not as good :)

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80
drank Steamed Purple Green by Butiki Teas
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so many teas to catch up on from earlier today. This one will get a better tasting note later but it’s a green tea and i actually enjoyed it. It’s “fresh” and “green” without being that sort of over the top vegetal taste that i can’t drink a lot of. Glad i picked this one up to play with :)

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86
drank Fresh Bamboo Mint by Steam Tea House
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Sipdown #2 for today. 5 may be pushing it believe it or not. lol This was again from courney and i have to say i really like this one. it’s not one that i could drink every day given it’s a green tea, but when in the mood for a fruity strawberry tea, this one would hit the spot!

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65
drank English Caramel by Lupicia
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sipdown#1 for today. I overleafed this one today hoping to bring out more of that caramel flavour. it worked a bit, but i find that i prefer the caramel out of Tea Gschwedlfjklitiu….as the base shines a little more there. Still though, i did enjoy this one while i had it :)

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85
drank Pumpkin Creme Brulee by Butiki Teas
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backlog from yesterday as well – my other tea for shopping. I haven’t had this one in a while and i’m pleased to say that i DO still love this more than pumpkin milkshake. it was nice to have it again even in the heat of the day :)

Final Count yesterday: 120

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backlog from yesterday

this one one of the teas i took with me out to do more wedding dress shopping. We went to the worlds tiniest place that had the worlds biggest selection and seemingly the best prices for a brick and mortar store. Their most expensive dress was 2k, which is still more than i ever want to pay, but at least it gave me reassurance i wouldn’t fall in love with something ridiculous like 10k.

This tea was wonderfully calming – i needed it after dress #15…..and more. lol Glad that LB is almost back…

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94
drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
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admittedly i probably should have brewed this gong fu style but i just don’t have the patience today to do so. So i opted for stacy’s other recommendation for a longer steep.

Let me tell you, courtney should stay away from this one. lol while the other stacy tea i had was fruity, this came out of the bag and i was like WOOD! SMOKE! WOOD! forest? lol It has a VERY strong smell but to me, it’s the sort of smell that evokes memories of being up in the mountains, cross country skiing and coming back to the lodge….or camping in the fall. i love it! I also want more. I prefer this one to stacy’s 2009 Banchang that i also tried, though i did enjoy that one. This just screams winter, maple, relaxing in the sun as the day grows longer to me.

This is not an overly in your face tea though. It’s very smooth and mild in it’s deliciousness. I’m not sure i’d call the after taste sweet, but there is no bitterness here or jarring notes to interrupt the flow of this one. i think stephanie’s tastnig note really captures the essence of this tea and i’m looking forward to buying more and having a few gong fu sessions with it…but western brewed? so doable and really a great start to my day. thank you for finding this one Stacy!

Terri HarpLady

I have a bit of this one, which I’m looking forward to sampling once my sipdown extravaganza is over.

TheTeaFairy

Mmmmmm….

Sil

I resteeped the leaves again this morning and it’s still delicious..even as a western brew so i am a huge fan!

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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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