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The leaves of this tea are stunning! Twisty and wirey with almost a blue tone hue to them.
The steeped cup is a lovely deep golden amber tone and smells of sweet potato and chocolate! OMG yes!
This cup is DELICIOUS! For my facebook friends who may be reading this – as I am going to be posting the review there as well…if you are not used to really high quality amazing tea like this just understand – this is not your mother’s or grandmother’s Lipton tea! Haha, my grandmother, bless her heart would drink that instant powdered tea daily, you know the stuff that came in the glass jar with the green lid. Today it is probably in plastic but regardless – this is a true delight and anyone who is even considering trying a different black tea should give this one a go!
There is a very sweet aspect to the tea, it has notes of sweet potato pie, even a bake-y element to it but it is not that sweet – not like as if someone spooned sugar into the cup – just a very natural sweetness. There are strong notes of chocolate and also notes of honey.
A very rich cup yet the mouthfeel is bright and cheery. It is not too heavy or syrupy.
This may be one of my new favorites! I wish I had tried this one sooner!
As if I do not have enough teas to drink I have added this one to my shopping list!
There is a slight very light note of cinnamon or some kick of spiciness here but nothing that my weenie husband could not handle …(love you babe)… and oddly enough I am even getting a bit of a saffron note!
As the tea cools a bit it does become slightly thicker with a heavier mouthfeel and notes of maple syrup begin to peek through.
I know it sounds like I am talking about a dessert not a tea yet this is not a dessert tea but rather a wonderful black tea that anyone would love!

Donna A

I am smiling right now after reading your review. I just got my order from Butiki yesterday (I am a 1st time customer). I am loving their Mi Xian black today, but when I read your notes, I was thinking, oh no, I need this one too! Then I checked my package and there was a sample of Premium Taiwanese Assam! I had forgotten that Stacy had suggested it. So I am very excited. I have mostly had Chinese blacks, so I’m really looking forward to trying a good Assam. My 1st experience with this company has been excellent. I spoke with Stacy and she was so helpful with her suggestions. I have a feeling I will be ordering a lot from this company.

Sil

Donna so glad you’re having a good experience with butiki. Stacy really is awesome :)
…as are her teas ;)

Azzrian

Yay Stacy is so awesome! So is her tea! I LOVE this one!

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Donna A

I am smiling right now after reading your review. I just got my order from Butiki yesterday (I am a 1st time customer). I am loving their Mi Xian black today, but when I read your notes, I was thinking, oh no, I need this one too! Then I checked my package and there was a sample of Premium Taiwanese Assam! I had forgotten that Stacy had suggested it. So I am very excited. I have mostly had Chinese blacks, so I’m really looking forward to trying a good Assam. My 1st experience with this company has been excellent. I spoke with Stacy and she was so helpful with her suggestions. I have a feeling I will be ordering a lot from this company.

Sil

Donna so glad you’re having a good experience with butiki. Stacy really is awesome :)
…as are her teas ;)

Azzrian

Yay Stacy is so awesome! So is her tea! I LOVE this one!

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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