403 Tasting Notes

drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
403 tasting notes

I got this lovely tea from Megan in the Santea Claus TTB. This is such a nice relaxing tea. Banana, caramel and coconut. Mmmmm…! Good! The only bad thing is that Stacy/Butiki is closing and I will miss her teas a lot!


I majorly stocked up on this one during Butiki’s Black Friday sale! It’s a bit of a splurge, but SO good!


The first sip that I had of Hello Sweetie was like WTF? For some reason, I totally missed that it had banana flavor. Since then, it has really grown on me, and I like it a lot.

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drank Sugar Plum Shou Mei by 52teas
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The first couple sips were very good but after that it lost its flavor. I was a little leery when I saw lavender in the ingredients. However, the lavender is more subtle. It’s there but doesn’t overwhelm or seem perfume-y. It’s gentle and soothing. I can’t rate it too high because, as I said, it seemed to loose a lot of flavor very quickly.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Tragic about the flavor loss, this tea sounded neat!

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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
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Mmmmm…. Yummmmy! Now you may wonder am I referring to Mal (from Firefly) or the tea. Ok, sort of both. The tea is smooth and lovely with a gentle touch of chocolate. I have really begun to enjoy genmaichas lately. The rice is really an interesting addition to the tea. It is interesting that adding the rice was a cheap way to extend the tea leaves for the less well off. Now it’s valued for its unique flavor. Anyway it’s a good tea and I wish I had it in my cupboard.

Miss Starfish

Haha, oh captain tightpants

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Really loving the caffeine-free option tonight. I really wanted to have the feel of candy and this is working. The mint is good, it could have used a bit more chocolate flavor IMHO. A nice tea, relaxing and smooth.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint


I have some of this…. should really bring it out for the season. THanks for the reminder!

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, not as interesting as I had hoped. It seemed heavy on the cinnamon compared to snickerdoodles that I’ve had. Even though it was heavily leafed it still seemed like a weak chai.

I expected better :(

Flavors: Cinnamon


Have you tried it with milk? It makes it taste sooo much better to me. Calms down the cinnamon a bit and replaces it with creaminess..

carol who

Good idea! Thanks!


I’ve never had this and my comment is pretty much useless, but I’m making snuckerdoodle cookies right now! Mrs. Sigg’s Recipe:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

How were they, Nightshifter? I have all the ingredients except butter (I usually sub margarine), and am debating making cookies…


Good! I’m eating a couple right now for breakfast with Golden Fleece. YUM! :)

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, I know why I didn’t review/enter this tea before… I can’t find out anything about it. I spent so long searching that the tea has gotten cold.

It’s a nice tasting vanilla black. Very smooth. It has a nice mouth-filling taste throughout the whole sip.

Quite a nice tea but I have to stop buying so many black teas!. I’ve become more sensitive to caffeine and can’t keep drinking it later in the day. :-( It’s just that I like them so much lately!!

Flavors: Vanilla

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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I am still loving this tea!

The problem is I am already running out because I’m drinking it so much. I think I’m drinking it just to be able to eat the brazil nuts after steeping. They are mostly full or half size nuts.Brazil nuts are my favorite nut. I’m pretending that there are no calories in the nuts because it’s a tea. I’ve been resteeping 2x’s . (It is always interesting to see what autocorrect does with resteeping: resetting, stepping, etc.) NayLynn sent me some tea with a sample of Brazillionaire . Yea! I am a lucky girl!

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Another of my Small Business Saturday purchases.

Tummy is feeling a little wonky tonight. The mint and jasmine blend so well with the gunpowder green. Oh lovely!!

I bought this tin (3 oz.) to share with a few others but I may have to reconsider… do I really love my daughters? Do they deserve this good of a tea? Well… we will have to stay in suspense until closer to the holidays. Mwa ha ha! (How do you spell an evil laugh?)

Flavors: Jasmine, Peppermint

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I think this tea has died. I see that I gave it an 85 but it has dropped probably to about 75. I’m sure it’s my fault by I’m not tasting the chestnut anymore so it’s just not much of anything special. :(

Note to self – Don’t let your teas get old. :(


:o Yeah – flavoured teas and greens are the worst for losing flavour.

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats; flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking ;-p
My husband of 43 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say. :-D
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading. I volunteer at my “old” school teaching reading and I volunteer for the blind. I am trying hard to lose weight ( I have now lost 40 lbs and I’m looking good in my skinny jeans, IMHO) I am now walking about 4.5 miles a day and I am trying to do some core work for about 30 min. 3x a week.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 33years. In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send some to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.


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