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2483 Tasting Notes

First cup of the day, one more cup to celebrate Stacy’s birthday, & even though the contest is over, one more Haiku as well:

Lonely lion walks
along the elephant road
golden in the sun.

Butiki Teas

Love this one! :) So beautiful.

Terri HarpLady

Thanks! I wish I had wrote it yesterday :)

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Life can be bitter
and yet bitter reveals sweet
Life is bittersweet

Butiki Teas

I love your haikus! :)

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Stacy!
So…does the sale end at midnight tonight?
I only ask because I’m headed out the door to play a gig & still haven’t completed my order… I don’t want to miss out!

Butiki Teas

It does end at midnight, but no worries if you are a little late. We make some exceptions for long standing customers.

Terri HarpLady

That’s because you’re awesome!

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Now we must depart
to swim other worldly seas
We hope they have fish.

Butiki Teas

Love this!!!!


My inner geek got excited.

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drank Congou Keemun by Butiki Teas
2483 tasting notes

Oh damp forest floor
gentle blooms and mushroom ring
your cool shade calls me.

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From Taiwan you come
First Cup of this awesome day
Malty Sweet & Rich.

Happy Birthday Stacy!!!!!

I’ve decided to drink Butiki teas all day to honor our lovely & beloved Stacy’s birthday! Here’s another Haiku:

Crazy looking leaves
Aroma of fruit and malt
Cup of awesomeness.

Butiki Teas

Awwww, well I hope you enjoy your day filled with Butiki Teas! :)


Haha, I was going to have a Butiki tea day too! Except… all my infusers were full and needing to be re-steeped. Perhaps tomorrow.

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I was digging around for something with some immune support, & realized I still had enough of this for one last cup. I’ve enjoyed this tea, with it’s healing properties & earthiness. I need some lung support right now, & it offers that, along with an interesting flavor that I enjoy.
And it’s a sipdown!

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I deserve a tasty treat today, & this was it! This is a pleasantly malty & chocolatey cup.
I split up a 3oz bag of this to share with friends, along with the rest of our order, & these things will all be headed to Canada, along with some other goodies that arrived today from TastyBrew, hopefully tomorrow.




Woohoo! I better add these to my massive spreadsheet so I know what’s coming. :D

Terri HarpLady

If there’s anything either of you want me to include let me know. Cavo, as I recall I was maybe suppose to send you some red dragon pearls? Or mandala’s black dragon pearls? Or was it both?


I can’t remember which, but I’d be interested in either or both of you have enough. Just enough for a cup would do! And I sent.the Zen Tea Dragon Pearls to you about a week ago. :D


Oh god I wanna be back with my tea!

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drank Black Gold by Mandala Tea
2483 tasting notes

This is a nice straight forward cup, rich & flavorful,smooth & mellow.


I love this tea and so it makes me very happy that you are enjoying it, as well. Whenever I drink it, I am transported right back to the mountain this tea is grown on. So beautiful there!!!

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Thank you, Steven Smith, whoever you are, for this awesome cup of tea.
I can’t say that #49 is my absolute favorite, because there are just too many wonderful cups of black tea out there to have just one, but in the world of Assams, it is definitely one of my most preferred top picks, & when I woke up this morning, this was the cup of tea I wanted to start my day with. So again, I thank you. :D

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drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
2483 tasting notes

Feeling better by the hour!
I’m happy to report that my taste buds are working again. This morning I tried a cup of Verdant’s Bai Mu Dan, & didn’t really report on it, as I just wasn’t getting much. Not the tea’s fault!

Anyway, I’m so happy to be tasting this tea again. It’s a very rich malty brew, but there is always a flavor that I just can’t quite identify. I’ve read everyone else’s review of it, & I’m not finding it in anyone’s comments, although I’m sure others taste it.
What is it? I can’t say. I guess I don’t have a reference point for it…yet!
But this is delicious, & I’m glad to have picked up a few oz of it on my last order. Now I think I’ll re-steep & play the piano for awhile.


Yay for piano!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


St. Louis, MO



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