1696 Tasting Notes

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
1696 tasting notes

I LOVE this tea. It’s so good!
I’m down to 152 teas after a few unsatisfactory sipdowns so I’m ending the night with this delight! I’ll have to cold-steep the leaves for tomorrow. :D

sherapop

I hadn’t thought of cold-steeping spent leaves. Great idea!

VariaTEA

This was my delightful tea after not-so-great teas today as well.

Sil

I wanna catch up! I have cupboard envy!

VariaTEA

You aren’t far off given where you started

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This is the first of 9 samples I ended up with from TTC! I’m so excited. I wasn’t even sure where to start, but I’m very pleased with this one.

It smells like honey, and tastes almost like baked bread with honey and just the barest hint of cinnamon. It has a thicker mouthfeel than your average tea, and is rich with flavour.

It’s too bad I finished off my Butiki Mi Xian because I’m curious how they compare? I enjoy both blends (and am looking forward to resteeping this all evening) but can’t say what makes them different.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Citrus, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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(156)
I forgot how much I liked this tea. It’s good! So good! Just add milk and you have a nice creamy, coffee-like substitute with cocoa notes in it. And maybe hazelnut? I’ll have to get more. Maybe someday Bayswater will ACTUALLY get their webstore going so that I can do so without relying on others to get it for me. :D

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75

I decided I wanted to try one of my WP teas, but I chose not to drink Campfire Blend because I wasn’t craving smoke. Well… whoops? Should have gone for Manistee Blend or North Winds.

So this is fairly smoky, with a little bit of sweetness. And cocoa! I’m enjoying it but I’m not going to rate it as it’s not what I was craing. It’d be better as an evening tea.

mj

I did the same thing this morning haha. I opened the package and was like, whoa smoke, welp this is happening

Sil

silly you

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84
drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
1696 tasting notes

Backlog:
I had this earlier today after steeping it for over 12 hours. The sample came with my tentacle mug that I bought last week.

I was REALLY impressed that this was a green rooibos. I’m getting sick of red rooibos and I find it irritates my throat a little, but green rooibos hasn’t let me down. And this tea, is PERFECT Cotton Candy. It’s light and fluffy (for a liquid) and SO VERY sweet.

I’m not certain if I want to buy more of it because I generally don’t add sweetener to my teas, and this has plenty of sugar in it, but for those who want something sweet and like cotton candy, then this will be your new favourite tea!

Roswell Strange

Did you taste the mango? It’s in the ingredients list and very much weirds me out. But otherwise I think this would be so good…

TheTeaFairy

That’s pretty much how I also feel about it also :-)

Cavocorax

I didn’t actually notice the mango! Mostly just the sweetness and whatever it is that gives it a cotton candy sorta mouthfeel!

TheKesser

It’s a green rooibos?!?! I’ve been asking them for ages to get more green in. I can’t wait to try it!

Cameron B.

OMG the balloon mugs are adorable! :3 Yay carnival!

A2ShedsJackson

How’s the tentacle mug? I haven’t bought one of their steeping mugs before. Is the design etched into the glass or a white color on clear? Tried to send this as a message but Steepster keeps sending it to a different user. Thanks!

Cavocorax

The tentacle mug is cute! I think the tentacle mug was made by applying a blue sticker onto the white mug – there’s a slight ridge along the edge but it feels solid. It was a great price!

A2ShedsJackson

Thanks for the tip! Might get a new mug one of these days.

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Sipdown!!! Woooo! I had 6 oz of this and now it’s gone and that’s a relief. I have an awesome TARDIS keepsake tin and I’ve cleared my oldest tea off the list and I’m just happy. 6 oz is A LOT of one tea, especially an Adagio tea.

It’s nice today. Blueberry vanilla goodness. I guess I’ll get more. Eventually. In a year or more? :P

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Monster Brew by Adagio Teas
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Thanks 221Tea! I cold steeped this for 14 hours and it’s ok but I really prefer the Tea Rex tea! The packaging on this is cute though! (160)

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74
drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
1696 tasting notes

Thanks Sil for sharing this with me! It WAS strong so I added milk and maple agave to and it was really delicious that way!
(161)

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Oh, this is SO good! It’s exactly what it says it is – blackberry and lime flavours against a slightly woody guayusa background. I really am loving this. I took the next two weeks off work so I could visit family and relax with J a little before he gets a job, and this guayasa is just what I needed to power me through cleaning the living room!

Because vacuuming is fine but then you see things you need to dust, and move stuff around and before you know it you’ve started to move furniture and are trying to visualize things and UGH. Gimme some power-up tea! :D

I may end up buying a buttload of this! I usually prefer straight black teas in the morning but this is a nice jolt!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec
oddree

Vacay, hooray!!! A pot of tea always helps with cleaning, yes. The rooms almost clean themselves…

TheTeaFairy

Have a great vacation :-)

CrowKettle

Onto the list this one goes; this sounds like a great guayusa blend. I hope you have an awesome vacation! :)

Cavocorax

Thanks guys! I’m almost done all the house-cleaning so things are looking far more relaxed. We might hit a Blue Jays came next week, and on tuesday I’ve got a friend coming so we can go to the Toronto live show for Night Vale! :O :O :O And with J’s dad down we’ll probably go to petting zoos etc so he can spend more time with his granddaughter! I’m sure it’ll be great, even though gasp it will likely cut down on how much tea I drink.

Amariel

I’ll share, CrowKettle.

Courtney

I can’t wait to place my Butiki order for more of this. One cup from Stephanie and I was hooked. It’s so delightful!

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Thanks VariaTEA! I’m really excited to try this because I’d heard so much about it and was so curious. And I really like it! It reminds me of Lupicia’s Orzo, but it’s not quite as rich and coffee-like. It’s just a nice warm barley tea. So comforting for the end of the day!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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