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4026 Tasting Notes

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drank Rhubarb Vanilla Ale by Butiki Teas
4026 tasting notes

mmmm this one cooled a bit while i finished up the dishes. I was supposed to go out and run some errands today but i just haven’t been able to get motivated. Instead i’ve been drinking tea, watching tv and doing odds and ends around the house.

I quite like this one. It’s not a bold, dark or moody black but it is smooth and sweet with a splash of something else hanging out in the background. I’m enjoying this one, though i think i need to have another cup when i’m not making the whole house smell delicious with my brisket that’s slow cooking. I think it’s messing with my tastebuds a little haha

JustJames

mmmmm, brisket……..

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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this one is an interesting tea. It’s malty, but yet not. It’s..tangy…it’s like an afternoon tea…not quite as bold as some morning teas but still flavourful. I think i need to drink this a bit more and wrap my head around the flavours. this is looking like a tasty one stacy! :)

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drank Doke Silver Needle by Butiki Teas
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yes please! I struggle with white teas. They’re often fairly flavourless to me or they just come across as sweet water. this is tasty…and i totally got distracted while writing my tasting note and drinking this. and now it’s gone. but yummy this is! better notes to follow later haha

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woohoo! this is a great green. For someone whose preferences lean towards blacks and puerhs, this is super tasty. It’s clean and crisp and delicious! Seriously. I’d consider adding this to my cupboard as one of my few green teas. just. yum. thanks fuzzy P!

edit: 160 mission accomplished for today haha

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drank Doke Rolling Thunder by Butiki Teas
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eesh first tasting note lol I hate that haha. Brewed this one up alongside pumpkin milkshake. I am not generally a fan of oolongs, so i only ordered a small quantity of this one to try it out. I have a mini mission to try all of stacy’s teas and so far, i’m doing pretty well haha. I don’t love this as much as i ended up liking the sparrow oolong i picked up from her but this is pretty tasty. It’s on the lighter side of things, with a sweetness that comes through while you drink it. mmm quite liking this one! thanks stacy!

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drank Pumpkin Milkshake 2.0 by Butiki Teas
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So i didn’t realise it when i brewed my teas, but i brewed up this one along with the tea that makes the base. I tend to drink teas in pairs at my place and it’s a coincidence that i brewed the two together. I’m mostly just trying to try all of the new stacy teas in my house today so tomorrow can be a sipdown day haha.

this smells delicious. first sip? bitter. So i bounced back and forth tasting this one and the base to figure out what i was tasting. it’s not the base. i know i followed the steeping parameters so not sure what’s up here.

I added a bit of sweetner which really made the pumpkin taste POP so now it’s drinkable but i’m not in love. I’ll have to try this again and see what i might have done wrong and if it still doesn’t work for me, then it wasn’t meant to be!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Nicole

That was kind of my first impression as well. Okay but not in love or even a solid like yet. I passed it on to my mom since I actually got both this and the pumpkin brulee for her. I’ll get it back eventually since she won’t drink it quickly. :) Then I’ll try again.

Sil

yeah i picked up pumpkin creme brulee because i DO like that one..but this one…i dunno..

Fjellrev

Oh weird. I normally don’t add sugar but I’ll be prepared to do that when I make mine.

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Sipdown! (161) and on to the shopping list is goes. I’m supposed to be drinking down things this week but all i want to do today is look at placing orders. I blame terri – she has me looking at TTC and YS today…and then of course i’m also busy looking at MF, DF and theodor. Not to mention needing to place an order to restock this one…though i may try to hold out for a bit until i’ve got a few more teas to pick up form teavivre.

Lala

Have you made an theodor order yet or just looking at it?

Sil

I haven’t placed it yet…just cart building so that i can haha

Terri HarpLady

I placed my teavivre order, including an actual tin of this, since I love it so much.
I’ll probably do YS this week, if you want me to include anything, let me know!
How’s that for enabling?
And yes, put me down for pleine lune, LOL

Terri HarpLady

& whatever you think I want to share…

keychange

You lot are a bad influence on me—just added this to my shopping list as well!

Sil

keychange..it’s delicious! esp with a splash of maple syrup

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drank Blood Orange by CaesarsTea
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sample sipdown! (162) I figured i really needed to get in at least a couple sipdowns today so my goal is 160 so that i can spend the rest of the time drinking new teas and deciding which ones i love the most! haha That will also put me in a good spot to have 1 a day until the end of the month and STILL reach my goal (unless tea shows up from Miss B or terri or dexter…or kallieboo or…yeesh).

This tea smells lovely! it’s blood orange all the way. Drinking it though? WOAH man there is some serious tartness to this. It needs sugar to be drinkable and this reminds me more of grapefruit on the tail end of the sip…while the front end is orange.

Thanks for sharing Cavo! :)

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I had this yesterday as well. Not quite a sipdown but “today” it will be haha

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drank Irish Cream Cheesecake by Butiki Teas
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backlog from yesterday – after work we went out to the liquor station and out for dinner AND did a bit of browsing at the jewellery store so by the time we got home i was pooped and just wanted to sleep.

I picked this one yesterday because i am DYING to try all the teas i received from stacy (it’s been forever since i had new teas from her!) and this was my flavoured pick. I need to have this again before making a final decision. It was more irish cream than cheesecake, which i think i recall seeing stacy say was what they were going for. The smell is AMAAAAAZING! It’s a smooth tasting tea. I’m just not sure if I like it. I need to sit with it again in a cup. When i’m focusing on drinking my tea, not doing work. It’s for sure not a cup i hate..i’m just not quite sure how i feel about it yet. :)

Indigobloom

If you err on the hate side, I’m open for donations :P
(almost placed an order based on this one alone!)

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