96

In retrospect, the tea of 2013 for me was this one. I realize that it has made me feel better every time I’ve had it. It commends focus and keeps your mind interested and curious. It fully deserves your attention. And when I drink it, it gets it.

You need to spend some time with it in order to fully appreciate and develop its potential . That’s only my opinion but I have brewed it Western style a few times only and although it is still a terrific cup, I deprived myself of so many subtleties that can only be found and achieved through gungfu brewing.

I don’t think I own one tea (incuding flavourded tea) that has so much true caramel notes to it.

It’s a gem, and as long as it’s being offered by Butiki, it will remain in my cupboard as a staple…

P.S. It well deserves a rating of 100, but Steepsters’ Smileys won’t let me go over 99!!! Bad Smiley :-(

cryptickoi

its a good one…it keeps going and going…

TheTeaFairy

I know, it quite amazing!

Dexter

Your favorite tea of 2013 was an oolong? Really? Interesting – going to add that to the profile – this might change everything…

TheTeaFairy

Hehe, dexter, blacks and oolongs are on top of the list for me! Not necessarily in terms of numbers (though I haven’t counted!) in my cupboard but in terms of most consumed! There’s a couple on heavy rotation I drink almost every day (not this one cause it would be too expensive).
I just found the perfect everyday tie guan yin from teavivre that I will review shortly :-)

cryptickoi

which tgy did you pick?Im kinda partial to the nonpareil organic heavily roasted….

TheTeaFairy

Cryptickoi, it’s a green TGY, Anxi Monkey King. $15 for 100g, the quality is unreal for the price, ridiculous!! Almost as good as a Da Yu Ling I keep that costs me 35$ for 50g!!

cryptickoi

that is a good deal…

TheTeaFairy

Now you know I’m gonna have to look at nonpareil organic heavily roasted and I have a feeling it’s more on the pricey side!

cryptickoi

haha…yeah,its kinda spendy…I liked it most out of all their roasted offerings..

tigress_al

LOVE the anxi monkey king!!
I have not tried this Butiki oolong though…. It is now on my shopping list though!

TheTeaFairy

Yes Tigress, the king is the KING!
And for this tea, add it with confidence :-)

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cryptickoi

its a good one…it keeps going and going…

TheTeaFairy

I know, it quite amazing!

Dexter

Your favorite tea of 2013 was an oolong? Really? Interesting – going to add that to the profile – this might change everything…

TheTeaFairy

Hehe, dexter, blacks and oolongs are on top of the list for me! Not necessarily in terms of numbers (though I haven’t counted!) in my cupboard but in terms of most consumed! There’s a couple on heavy rotation I drink almost every day (not this one cause it would be too expensive).
I just found the perfect everyday tie guan yin from teavivre that I will review shortly :-)

cryptickoi

which tgy did you pick?Im kinda partial to the nonpareil organic heavily roasted….

TheTeaFairy

Cryptickoi, it’s a green TGY, Anxi Monkey King. $15 for 100g, the quality is unreal for the price, ridiculous!! Almost as good as a Da Yu Ling I keep that costs me 35$ for 50g!!

cryptickoi

that is a good deal…

TheTeaFairy

Now you know I’m gonna have to look at nonpareil organic heavily roasted and I have a feeling it’s more on the pricey side!

cryptickoi

haha…yeah,its kinda spendy…I liked it most out of all their roasted offerings..

tigress_al

LOVE the anxi monkey king!!
I have not tried this Butiki oolong though…. It is now on my shopping list though!

TheTeaFairy

Yes Tigress, the king is the KING!
And for this tea, add it with confidence :-)

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)

http://instagram.com/theteafairy/

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The Laurentians, Canada

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