455 Tasting Notes

drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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two days of this tea – im in a Puerh heaven. it is very very good puerh, complex, first 5 steeps maybe so unlike each other.
5g 100ml gaiwan 212F
rinse pause 5/5/10/10/15/15/20/30/ sec etc
Wet leaves have strong smell of dried apricots
1st steep produced brownish reddish clear tea. its sweet but had some sourdough notes at the very end of the sip
2nd steep clean and sweet. as cooled introduced some cream
3rd steep it smelled and tasted of strong cream of wheat.
here i stopped taking notes, it was a midnight. some steeps were mellow, then introduced more flavors. i wasnt paying attention. i just enjoyed.
i have to mention i haven’t noticed any earthiness, leather, cedar or barn smell. this tea is very clean.
I think I should stop rating Puerh. its so hard to put a number for me

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Marzipan

It’s not tea related, but made me remember how when my older daughter was a toddler she called it “cweamy weep”.

boychik

Haha, kids when they little just start talking are so adorable. I used to write down some funny stuff.

Marzipan

Another favorite was “flumbingo” for flamingo.

mrmopar

This is a “Special cake” for us at home. We pull it out every year on Valentines and Christmas eve to drink. It has been aging well and we have a backup cake also. I also purchased one from 2012 to age and sit till we drink the other two.

boychik

It’s so good. It’s not giving up!

ifjuly

sounds beautiful!

boychik

My writing doesn’t do a justice to this wonderful tea. You are better at it;)

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i had a morning cuppa of this tea. i didnt change my mind. it is very good wake up cup. i wonder whats the name of the tea. According to Hugo its Summer Harvest Yunnan tea. i think i should ask them.

Nicole

On one of my previous tasting notes they said it was a blend but only of Yunnans.

Hugo Tea Company

Hi! Thanks for your friendly words. Yes—Full-Steam is technically a “blend” though it is also, technically “single origin” and one type of tea. Confusing, right?

Full-Steam doesn’t have a traditional name because it is made specifically for us by our farm in Yunnan, China. You could, if you like, call it a “Dian Hong” style of tea—but this doesn’t really mean anything other than that it is a black tea from Yunnan Province.

Keep a close eye on this: There’s good things on Full-Steam coming up: http://www.hugotea.com/blogs/hugo-tea-journal/tagged/travel

boychik

Thanks for the link, I loved reading the journal.

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This is a generous sample from TeaTiff – thank you !!!
1tsp 8 oz 205F
This tea is everything I need for a morning. It’s full bodied sweet malty dark bitter sweet chocolate with rye bread notes. So many flavors in a cup everchanging. Amazing!!!
Thank you so much TeaTiff for giving me the opportunity to try this fabulous tea!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tea Pet

Boychik….. I just placed a tea order…. why are you making me place another?!?! XD

boychik

I learned abt this company when they had a break. Then last summer I’ve seen a post on FB they are back n business. So kinda long wait to try but im not dissappointed. I like it a lot . and i placed some orders recently too. What did you order ?

Tea Pet

Based on your glowing review, I just ordered Full-Steam! I’m very excited about it!

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today was very stressful day. I went with my older DD to finally remove her braces. She was very nervous about the whole thing. She made up her mind that everything will be a disaster and painful experience. i made this tea in my timolino before we left the house. once we got to the office she was even more nervous and asked me if she can try my tea. She gulped the whole thing and said it was very good. i had few seeps and liked it as well. the tea calmed her down .
When we got back i resteep it. I rarely resteep Indian tea (A&D told me at NYC Coffee and tea Festival its a blend of Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon) it was a very good flavorful resteep. Gorgeous brown burgundy color. this tea is very nice and Im happy that i bought the tin.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

I love that your daughter was able to be calmed by your tea. :)
Hope that everything went well (if I was her, I would’ve been extremely nervous…and if my mom had tea to comfort me, it would’ve made me feel so much better.)

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i had several sessions for 2 days. this tea is incredibly smooth sweet. Wet leaves have strong smell of prunes. Tastes like leather(not strong) and prunes. Absolutely no earthiness. In fact its very creamy and thick. brew is dark maroon color.
5g 150ml gaiwan 212F
rinse 5/10/10/15/15/20/30/45 etc.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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