807 Tasting Notes

84

Enjoying a nice cup of this tea right now – plum and woodsy notes are primary.
Very juicy – I almost choked on my first sip due to the bursting effect it has.
Very delightful and not too drying.
Roasty and calming on a cool evening.

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
807 tasting notes

This tea is totally hitting the spot for me this morning after not feeling the greatest and I am feeling much better today! :)
Energizing but not in a shaky way. Delicious cup – with so many flavors that I find meld together nicely!

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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
807 tasting notes

Been sickly and this is the only tea sitting right with my tummy right now.

Nik

Aww, feel better soon Azz…

Azzrian

Thank you Nik. :)

Kittenna

Nooooo, another sickie! Get better quick!

Azzrian

Thanks I slept ALL day so feeling a bit better.

LiberTEAS

Sorry to hear you’re feeling poorly… sleep certainly does help! My hubby came down with something recently and has had a fever. I’m hoping I don’t get it!

Indigobloom

ack, get well Azzrian, we need you drinking tea! ;)

Hesper June

I hope you are feeling better this morning!

Invader Zim

Get well soon Azz.

Azzrian

Thank you all! Much better today – still sleepy and slow but doing better :)

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100
drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
807 tasting notes

Good Lord! I am kicking myself for not trying this before now! SERIOUSLY!
This oolong is out of this world!
I am on steep three and I am sure I could get at least two more if not more than that.
The leaves still have dryness and tons of aroma!
The cup is still colorful and flavorful!
When I smelled this steeped tea – before even taking the fist sip I knew I was going to be angry for not trying it sooner and I was right!
Peachy yes, woodsy yes, Juicy, apple flavors, almonds, yes its all in there but there is this wonderful mouthfeel that is outstanding – sort of syrupy in a way.
My full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ later this month.

Kittenna

Yes, syrupy! Isn’t this amazing??

Azzrian

YES! Did you get that too?

Kittenna

I got ice wine, and syrupy fits right in there. Loved it.

Donna A

Now I’m excited. I just put in my first Butiki order a few days ago, and this one happens to be on it! (Stacy suggested it to me)

Kittenna

Seriously, Butiki has some of the most amazing teas, many of which are blends, but this and the Mi Xian Black are IMO top notch straight teas.

Donna A

Kittenna, besides the Gui Fei Oolong last week, I ordered the Mi Xian Black too, so sounds like I’ve hit the jackpot. Other items on the order are 2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong 1oz, Grapefruit Dragon 1oz, and Pistachio Ice Cream.

Azzrian

I LOVE the Four Seasons Oolong!!

Kittenna

donna a – Great choices! I also like the other oolong you ordered. I have yet to try Grapefruit Dragon, and am not a fan of Pistachio Ice Cream, but they are very popular on here!

Donna A

Kittena, Grapefruit Dragon was on sale and had good reviews. Pistachio Ice Cream is a free promotional item they did if you ordered a certain amount,and sounds interesting to me. I’m usually willing to try something new.

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94

Just had this and its surprising!
Its like a black and oolong had a baby!
Great for those mornings that I am not sure which I want to grab first!
I love oolong and I love black tea but this is interesting!
There are many different flavor notes here including peach, pecan, woodsy, oak, and more!
Its deep, dark and robust!
A great one to have in the perma stash!
A full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/

TheTeaFairy

oh, let’s celabrate this new birth, baby black-oolong! I have tried some high oxidized oolongs that resemble more of black tea. This one sounds yummy!

Azzrian

Haha thats cute! Indeed baby black oolong :)
It did hit the spot!

Kittenna

Yum, this is on my list to buy in my next order.

Azzrian

Yup its a goodie! :)

Kittenna

You know, when I was drinking this this evening, I definitely had the thought that it reminded me of a light black tea. Had forgotten that I had read this review a couple months ago! Always nice to pick up on the same thing that someone else did :D

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94
drank Pistachio Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
807 tasting notes

So this does not beat my love for macadamia nut matcha and I probably even like the almond matcha more HOWEVER this is a very good matcha!
Its funny because pistachios are my favorite nut although macadamia does run a close second the things are just too darn expensive! Not that pistachios are cheap or anything but for the price – heck I will just buy matcha instead!
This pistachio matcha really does smell like pistachio.
There is a slight very slight chemical like smell but it does not come out in the blend when you make your matcha regardless of if you use just water or make a latte with it.
I really do like this matcha and the base comes through very nicely and with pistachio for some reason seems to make even more sense because pistachios have green on them. Yeah I know its a mental thing and I am after all somewhat mental however this may also be quite nice in a white base as well!
As per my usual I got the robust flavoring level.
Love me some Red Leaf Tea Tins as well – if you are new to ordering from them get one and see! Screw top lids make all the difference especially when it comes to matcha!
I feel that the price on them is more than fair as well.
So all in all nut my favorite nut from Red Leaf but even in saying that you can’t go wrong because it is a very fine nut matcha! Hey we all have our favorites! :)
Get yours here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pistachio-matcha.html

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100

This is just sex. Can I say that? Well anyway its better I dare to say.
Its like drinking a cup of maple syrup mixed with sweet cream and milk because I mixed this matcha powder with those things. I am going to do this review super fast because I want to go enjoy this cup alone in my room – yup its so good.
I mean the maple in this is A MAZE ING!
The flavor lingers on the lips causing a lot of licking to go down.
This is sinful.
As soon as my gift certificate is updated for reviews I am order a REALLY BIG size of this!
I get robust flavor because I like my matcha to be ROBUST!
If you are more shy you could go delicate but I dare you to go bold with this one!
You won’t want to share.
This is the matcha you don’t introduce to your friends out of fear they will take it from you!
Now to be fair I had my daughter try it and she said “Meh I’ve had better” to which I cracked up laughing as she has no idea the tone of my review and she is only 17 so what does she know right?
She only tries a sip of my matcha now and then anyway but she said she liked almond better.
I mean who can really compare one to another – life is full of flavor and we shall have it all thanks to Red Leaf Tea!
YUM!
Get yours here!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/maple-syrup-matcha.html

Helena

Steepster (in little kid whine) Azzrian keeps teasing me with the maple matcha tell her to share! (just kidding I’ll order some soon)

Azzrian

LOL Helena! :)

Babble

LOOOOOOL! You crack me up. Glad to see you like your matcha!

Azzrian

:) Glad I made you smile!

Scatterbrain

Everybody on Steepster is in a flavored matcha craze lately, what’s with it? Haha. I want to try it but all of the flavored teas I’ve been having just don’t taste very good for one reason or another.

Babble

@Scatterbrain, We’re all trying to review our flavored matchas before the promotion ended (Which was yesterday)

And don’t feel bad – flavored stuff isn’t for everyone.

Azzrian

But remember you can still get credit with them on the new program! Its on the site.
Scatterbrain PM me if you would like a sample!

Azzrian

Noted! :)

Chizakura

I have a question about this matcha. Does it taste like maple as in Aunt Jemima, or as in natural maple?

I’m hoping for the latter, as I go absolutely CRAZY over maple (I’m sucking on an all natural maple candy as I type this… xD)

Azzrian

Well since I can’t say for SURE that I have had REAL maple syrup and if I have it has been YEARS ago – I have to say it is more Aunt Jemima. So sorry. It is good though!

Chizakura

Ah darn. I’ll probably make my first matcha purchase the caramel then in that case. Thanks for answering :)

Azzrian

My pleasure! The caramel is wonderful.

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100
drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
807 tasting notes

I will get this updated soon with photo and such but I just pulled out my bag today to try it after letting it meld more over the last couple of (months?) anyway its SO good!
It was good before but now the peach notes are really peeking through and the hops have tamed a little.
Very happy with my custom blend from Butiki and I will do a full review for SororiTea Sisters soon!
Loving it!

Sil

this sounds like one i’d love! mmm peach…

Terri HarpLady

This sounds great, I like hops, & I love peach. I still have the sample you sent me of this, & once I get my taste back, I’m going to finally sample it!

Azzrian

Can’t wait to hear what you think! :)

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

read your blog post – that is so cool what you did with Stacy! as i said in the thread, this opens up a whole new world of possibilities! also, your description is mouthwatering.

link to Azz’s blog http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/01/26/peach-hoppitea-custom-blend-from-butiki-teas/

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94

Goodness this is good! I love yellow tea! Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me some!
I am going to have to add this to my TO GET list as well!
A perfect example of yellow tea for those who may want to venture into yellows or anyone who is already a fan!
Sweet, buttery but not too buttery, creamy, slightly vegetal but not like a green, even a slight candy like flavor when cooled.
Full review on the 21st here: http://sororiteasisters.com/

LiberTEAS

Yay… I’m glad you are loving Yellows!

Azzrian

Oh I DO! I was lucky to be introduced to yellow tea the first time I ever purchase loose leaf! WOO HOOO its good stuff! :) Thank you for this!

LiberTEAS

You’re very welcome. :)

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
807 tasting notes

My Morning Cuppa!
I love this stuff but sadly my sample is now gone. Once again thanks to Terri Harp Lady for introducing me to this tea and this tea shop!
I WILL be getting more next month!
Great quality chocolate flavor with a fruity twist, deep and robust.
I feel this is a perfect blend!
Will be reviewing on sororiteasisters.com

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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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