1768 Tasting Notes

drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
1768 tasting notes

Sipdown! (206)
I steeped this twice today and rather enjoyed it but now that it’s gone I can’t remember what it was that made it so good.

Guess I’ll just have to buy more?


I want to try this one, but it is so expensive! I am still contemplating adding it into my order though.


I looked and yeah, it’s more expensive than I remember! I checked and it’s about the same as Taiwan Tea Crafts so I guess it’s just an A+ fancy tea. I’ll want to buy some eventually but I’ll save it for a sale!

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Woo! My verdant order arrived and I HAD to have a cup of this.

Actually – literally. It wouldn’t fit in the tin I wanted it in so I had to have a cup to make it work. Not that I minded. Not at all.


Hehe, how much did you buy?!


4 oz !! So I won’t need another Verdant order ANY TIME SOON. (Maybe by Nov?)


(I actually spent a little more than I meant, but I had a coupon and I wanted free shipping!)




Yay your Verdant order came!!! (Mine is at the Stoney Creek Airpot?!? Where the hell is Stoney Creek? – estimated delivery 22Jul – UGG)


Oh no Dexter! Maybe it’ll somehow get magically sorted out and delivered tomorrow? :O


Mine was here today also.

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Thank you Sil for sharing this one with me!

I’m really enjoying this as I sit in the office, blasiting this Angry Females playlist from 8tracks: http://8tracks.com/lifeofshi/angry-females-pump-up BOOM! Get stuff done!

So this tea is not roasty like I would have expected from ‘baked’ in the description. It’s green and fresh. Grassy? Also a little sweet. Yay! Thank you!



You are the queen of motivational playlists


Hahah. I’m just happy (and surprised) that someone else enjoys them too!




No, thank you :)

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! (209!)
And I just realized that these numbers show what my cupboard will be WITH my verdant order so that’s actually better than I thought! I might hit 200 this week! :D

I might miss this one but I’m not in a rush to pick it up. Glad I had it but I have lupicia’s Honeydew tea now!



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drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
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Yay. I managed another actual sipdown today – 212!
I tried this because Sil was interested in it and it made more sense to buy a ton of things and split them and try all the teas, then to try and decide WHICH Butiki teas to get. :P

It tastes very earthy, like a Puerh, like you would expect. I’m also getting Smoke and wood. Hmmmm. Interesting.

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drank Tuscan Sun by RiverTea
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SIpdown! (213)
This is a sampel Sil and I shared from our last order.
It was nice and light and summery; fruity and a little sweet, but mild. Oh, so mild.
I liked it but my cupboard has no room for another white tea like this when I have Mulberry White!

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BACKLOG: (because I totally let Sil down by not reviewing this tea when she loved it and gave me the LAST CUP of it)

What a bad tea fren. :P

I remember I liked the pumpkin flavouring from it, but the rooibosness of it bothered me a little. I think I just don’t do rooibos well in the summer but come fall and I would probably be ALL OVER IT. I will have to keep an eye out for it!

Thanks Sil!


hahaha i’m such a witch lol


(I just going to keep being annoying and comment every time I see something about this tea – I would LOVE to get some of this if/when it’s reblended this fall. Please, thank you)


Haha dexter I will make sure you get some. Consider it payback :)


Thank you – will negotiate buying some when the time comes (there’s no need for any "payback) – Why is your package “out for delivery” but yet -"Item arrived at postal facility. Item on hold. " Canada Post drives me nuts….


yeah it’ll come tomorrow…i won’t be home… i’ll pick it up friday lol STUPID CANADA POST

Terri HarpLady

As I was telling Sil earlier, I spoke with the gal who makes this the other day. All the pumpkins were grown locally last year, & I told her we would want a lot of it, even if I had to roast the pumpkins myself :)

Mallory Louise

Dexter- we have some in stock right now! We are in the process of making our last few batches of the season; we bought the last pumpkin of the season this weekend. I suggest everyone order it now!

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Sipdown (209!)

So I think i was afraid of steeping this because it requires slightly more effort than steeping at boiling water, as this sample has sat around for months! Sorry VariaTEA! :O

But there was nothing to be afraid of and this tea is nice and fruity and slightly sweet and very nice on a cool summer day like today. So thank you- I’m happy I got to try it!


Glad you enjoyed it :)

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drank Hepburn by Nina's Paris
1768 tasting notes

This tea wins for best chocolate orange tea.
That is all.


How does it compare to Three Friends?


I never liked Three Friends? It was always a little bitter and flat – I like my friends a bit sweeter I guess? :P But I can save you a cup!


2 friends! 2 friends!


You already shared some with me. I should try it soon but I thought I would ask your opinion :)

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Thank you again Green Terrace for this sample! I really enjoyd the Li Shan Black, but this one just blows that one away IMO. It’s bright and sweet, and has a honeyed sweetness that lingers on your tongue. Surprisingly, I’m also getting floral notes, like in a lighter oolong. And peach?

Also, as it cools, the honey notes become even more apparent. Mind = blown.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to review this! It was my pleasure. :) Would I pay $23.50 for 100g of this? Yes. Yes I would.

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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.


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!

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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