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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 :-(

(Also see previous notes)


Now, this part is only partially tea related:

Anyone who’s ever been left heart broken will relate to this Queen of the Stone Age song. Such clever lyrics, and done with such a good musical vibe to it, it makes me feel stronger instead of weaker. Here’s some of the lyrics:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gOXaUjGk-yY

I sat by the ocean, and drank a potion, baby to erase you.
Face down in the Boulevard, yet I couldn’t face you.
There ain’t no use in crying. It doesn’t change anything,
So baby what good does it do?

Imagine I’d be your one and only
Instead I’m the lonely one

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We’re passing ships in the night.

There’s nowhere to run away.
Do you know who you really are? Are you sure it’s really you?
Lies are a funny thing.
They slip through your fingertips because they never happened to you
Time wounds all the heals as we fade out of view.

Just glad I got it out of my system… my potion BTW was this tea :-)

cryptickoi

its a good one…it keeps going and going…

TheTeaFairy

I know, it quite amazing!

Dexter3657

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!

Dexter3657

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

My relationship with tea in a nut shell:

I’m married to straight Blacks. I have torrid love affairs with Oolongs. My BFF are Greens. I socialize more and more with Pu’erhs. I have distant White acquaintances that I visit once in a while. I party with Flavored!

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 and what they want to be and expect the same in return.

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

As tea and books, music is something I can’t live without! From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Art is food for the soul…I consume lots of it.

Animal and nature lover, I will never let a fury friend in needs.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember. But since I’v joined Steepster, my tea knowledge has emancipated exponentially.

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

As for my rating system, well it’s pretty much inexistent…Since I don’t write many reviews, I try to focus on the good stuff and will usually review teas that left a big impression on me.

Not a big «swapper» but if we do get to swap together, you’ll remember me, I live up to my Fairy reputation :-)

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