1774 Tasting Notes

drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
1774 tasting notes

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
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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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drank Limbo Queen by RiverTea
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I iced this for 10 hours and didn’t really care for it. It was a little flat. But I have a ton of great RiverTea teas to go through so I’m not worried about it. :D
Thanks for sharing Sil!

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drank Queen of Tropics by RiverTea
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I saw lime in the description and decided to snap it up, but now that I have this, I’m wondering… where’s the lime? I’ll have to try it iced! Maybe I’ll bring it all to work and ice it in our giant pitcher!

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Here’s a sipdown courtesy of VariaTEA! (215)
Sorry – I was hoping this’d be greater but it was just meh. Still, like always, I’m quite happy to have had the chance to try it out without sinking $12+ into ordering a bag!


Happy to help :)

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drank Ruby Black by American Tea Room
1774 tasting notes

Thanks JustJames for sending this along to me. It was a delicious tea that I enjoyed (216)!

I taste delicious maltiness, and cinnamon and fresh air. I see it’s from the Sun Moon Lake region and it makes me think of all those teas from TTC that I’ve been sampling and I suddenly regret not tasting them closer enough to really compare the two. But, ah well. That’s how it goes. So many delicious teas – I’ll never be able to keep them straight so I will just savour each one as I get to it.

Terri HarpLady

Great closing remark, because I can totally relate to that. Sometimes I am in the mood to really take in all the amazing layers of flavor, but other times that feels like work & really, I just want to enjoy a cup of tea without thinking too much. :)


I agree! Well said :)

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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)


Markham, ON

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