2946 Tasting Notes

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The first time I ever drank this tea it freaked me out a little, it was too intense. It was like a slap in the face of citrus & bergamot.
It was also Tony’s favorite tea. He took it personally that I didn’t like it, LOL. He can be like that sometimes, but he got over it.
So did I. This tea is very bright & was initially very acidic to me, but it doesn’t seem so bad now. Although it isn’t a favorite, I can drink it, & with sweetening it tastes very juicy with the flavor of orange, & a little bergamot. Unsweet, it tastes more like grapefruit, & the aroma of the dry leaf is more grapefruity than orangy, IMO.
If you can get past the fruitiness to the teabase, it’s actually kind of nice too, with a bready flavor.

MsWhatsit

I just posted a review of this one.

Terri HarpLady

I hope you liked it!
:D

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Sasha, you & I must have been having the same dream!
This is awesome! I drank the first cup plain & it’s so tasty, spicey, & good. I love licorice & it’s naturally sweet anyway. I re-steeped & added stevia, & it’s dessert!

Thanks for the sample, Stacy! I can’t believe I’m already planning another Butiki order, LOL, but I’ll have to have MOAR!!!!

MsWhatsit

I like the name.

BoxerMama

She’s like some kind of wizard!

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I’m starting the day with this Assam. I got a sample of it from Stacy a few weeks back, & it was wonderfully tasty, so I ordered a couple of oz which came yesterday, along with a few other things.

I love the name of this tea! It’s also a beautiful tea to look at, & although it’s not as wild & crazy as the Premium Tiawanese, there’s still a bit of an adventure in getting it from the bag through the tsp & into the cup. It has a nice sweet & malty flavor, a little on the astringent side perhaps, but tasty none the less, & it resteeps pretty nicely too! I’m on the 2nd steeping, but my eyes keep roving towards a certain sample of licorice tea…

Thanks Stacy, for all you do for us crazy tea drinkers! I think I speak for everyone when I say, “We Love You, Ms Stacy!!!”

Sil

Do I want this one Terri? I’m guessing yes lol

Terri HarpLady

Probably! LOL
I enjoyed the first cup, steeped at 3min 30sec, & honestly, I think the 2nd cup, steeped at 5 min, was even better! It had this awesome fullness to it that you rarely get in a 2nd cup.

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Honey, I’m home!
I steeped & then resteeped this & combined them both in my thermal cup to take to my gig tonight. It was a wedding rehearsal dinner. I brought my electric harp & played a mix of rock, jazz, etc. The actual wedding, which I’m also playing for, is on Saturday.

Those of us who have enjoyed this tea know the secrets of it’s awesomeness. If you haven’t tried it, you should, then you’ll know the secrets too! :)

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I’m not gonna write an actual review on this, because I haven’t drank the sample Stacy sent me yet, & also because I think Sasha should write the first review.

BUT I AM gonna say that it smells AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Cuz it does!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I really want to try this one! I can’t wait until it’s on sale!

Sil

It’s up now unless you meant on sale as in discounted price :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I didn’t see that on the Butiki site and I was there today…. hmmmm.

Butiki Teas

Fuzzy_Peachkin-I put it up last night. I was going to announce it on Facebook later today. It’s under the black tea section. If you don’t see it, you may need to hit the refresh button on your browser.

BoxerMama

K, I’m gonna have another cup and write a review.

KeenTeaThyme

OMG – this sounds awesome! Added to my shopping list…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Must place order when I get home!! :-)

Butiki Teas

Fuzzy_Peachkin-If you are at all into Darjeelings, you might want to wait until tomorrow when we will have 3 new Darjeelings up, 2 of which were harvested this month. The Giddapahar is exceptionally outstanding! :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I’m not sure if I’m into darjeelings just yet: Still so many things to try!

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This is really nice!
I think I needed something with Keemun to help me get grounded.
The banana adds a nice touch, & the walnut is there without being bitter. I didn’t add any sweetener of any kind, as it’s got a natural earthy sweetness to it that I also needed!
Now I’ve got a gig to get ready for!

Tamm

This one sounds really good!

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So this is actually ‘Two Friends’, but I’m ‘Too Lazy/Busy’ to create a listing for it. It is Sil’s custom blend from Butiki, & as always, Stacy is the awesome Mistress of the Arts of blending! Here’s what I like about it:
1 It’s bold! The chocolate isn’t some wimpy milk chocolate flavor, it’s dark chocolate, all the way. Very satisfying!
2 The orange is very juicy, very mouth watering, & it’s not ‘life savers’ kind of orange flavor, it’s more like a grown up orange, like an orange liquor.
3 They are blended together perfectly, & remind me of candied orange slices dipped in dark chocolate.
4 It’s decadent!!! I’m kind of grumpy. I need decadent! It’s tasty plain, it’s delicious sweetened, add french vanilla coconut milk creamer & it’s chocolate & orange pots of cream. I love them all. Its probably also delicious cold, but I haven’t tried it that way yet.

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and I also had a cup of this, with stevia added, just for variety sake.
After breakfast, I went to starbucks, which is in the same strip mall. I had my 16 oz awesome stainless steel travel cup with me, because at least I can get a decent Chai from there! And I did.

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The selection of teas at the restaurant was, of course, not particularly exciting, but they had one back of this, which for a bagged EB is ok.

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I’m not having a very good tea day so far. I got up, did my yoga, made a cup of this, took a few sips, & jumped in the shower. It didn’t settle well with my stomach. I couldn’t drink any more of it, or I would have barfed. Plain & simple, some teas do that to me on an empty stomach, mostly green teas & ceylons. I can drink Assams, Keemuns, & Yunnans before breakfast, but this tea fits into the ’don’t drink before breakfast’ category. It also reminds me of the ‘iced tea’ kind of tea, so I put the cup in the frig, & left to meet a friend for breakfast, basically tea-less.

Sil

awe…hope your day gets better.

Terri HarpLady

It’s improving!
I had an order from Butiki that appeared to be lost in the mail, no fault of Stacy’s though. The PO claimed to have delivered it last Thurs. I just got back from the PO, & it turns out it was sitting on the dead mail shelf. Now I can go practice, & I have a gig tonight, which always makes me happy!
Thanks! :)

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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!

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