1738 Tasting Notes


Another sipdown, courtesy of *Sil!

Thanks for teasing me with a cup of this delicious tea. I’ll try to get as many resteeps as I can out if it, and then pretend it doesn’t exist since I won’t be making any US order for a while. :P

Damn you, Canadian Dollar!

Maddy Barone

What you need to do about that darned Canadian dollar is find someone like me who goes up to Canada a couple times a year. have the tea shipped to one of us, and when we head north we can bring it with us. If you’re ion Winnipeg we can make an exchange right here. If you’re outside the Peg we can maybe post it from there… Not that I’m trying to be an enabler or anthing…


That helps with shipping, but the exchange rate being

Maddy Barone

Yeah, I see your point. Oh, well. There are a number of excellent tea companies on your side of the border too.


I appreciate the offer, but yeah, it’s mostly the exchange that’s bringing me down. :| But, now it forces us to explore Canadian retailers more (and buying directly from Asia?)

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And I’m ending my night with this. It’s very nice and smooth, and I’m getting chocolate notes. It’s perfect. Now I’m looking up Tribute Tea’s website because I don’t know anything about the company and I’m interested in what else they have!

Thanks Sil/Terri!


I want to order from them when we come off hiatus…maybe once the dollar goes up…so we can do a joint order!


Sounds good! :)


Oh, I’ve been looking at their site. O.o

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And here’s another Butiki tea, gone forever… 160

I’m not trying to sip these down on purpose, but I try a cup, really enjoy it, and gravitate back to it over the next few days. The last new blends were really well done and I have no regrets about drinking them while they are at their peak.

This was very maple-y, with a nice almond breadiness to balance it out. LOVELY.


That’s how I feel…they will be gulped up if I want them…no hoarding and drink them while they’re fresh! Butiki party!

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This tea should have been amazeballs, but it was just bland. Really bland. Maybe I steeped it wrong?

Thanks for passing it on though Sil! Maybe I just need to try this one again at a later date!

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162 – another sipdown, courtesy of MissB!

This one smelled so strongly that I decided I needed to drink it soon because
a) it smells intriguing
b) I’m worried it’ll corrupt my gentler teas.

I think it’s mostly fennel and anise, but maybe there’s a bit of mint hiding behind all of that. It’s intense, even after 3 min, but I think this would be the perfect tea or a sore throat. It’d probably coat and cool it and make me feel better. I’d definitely like it around for sick days.

For regular days, it’s nice when you want something punchier in the evening, without the caffiene.

Thanks again! This was a really unique blend!

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Sipdown! 163

Thank you, Sil and Terri! I really enjoyed this oolong and it was the perfect day for it. I used my little gongfu pot, and steeped two little cups worth at a time so that I could sit and relax with it, and even with a 30 second steep, it was really rich and roasty. I ended up drinking it for 2 hours! I would definitely drink more!

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Thanks for sharing Sil! I quite enjoyed this one! It was creamy and had a lot of christmas spices to it – notes of orange and zips of nutmeg and cinnamon. I drank it before I really had a chance to savour everything, but it was delicious and I’d try it again.


Haha oh man, I still haven’t written about this one yet. I’m glad she passed some down.


Thanks for giving it to her to begin with!

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Good. This tea is good. Apparently no one else has rated it but that just means more for meeeeeeeeeee.


Oh this makes me think I need to give Full Steam some love. It has been hiding at the back of the cupboard.


Do it! Full Steam is really great too. I know I’ll be sad when I’m out of all my Hugo teas.

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
1738 tasting notes

I’ve had a few Butiki sipdowns lately, but I still have several cups left of this one. Phew. I love it, and I’ve never found anything quite like it. I shall savour every drop!

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Another day, another Yunnan. :P I have so many Yunnan samples but it’s great because I enjoy them.

This one seems nicer than some of the others I had. It’s brisk, but not astringent, and it has a nice lingering sweet after-note that makes me want to drink it slow and savour each sip.

Thank you Sil! (176)

What else is new in my world? KOREAN DRAMAS!
I listened to slashreport episode all about Korean Dramas (http://www.slashreport.com/wp/?p=256) and this was the lead-in that caught my attention:

Is your life lacking in hysterical sobbing and 24-hour binge watching of television in a language you don’t understand? Have you always craved an excuse to watch a genre of television that will destroy you so completely that watching someone robotically hug another person from behind is enough to break you into shattering tears? Do you need plotlines that include time traveling aliens and wealthy sons of industry who stand around bleakly with their hands in their pockets all the time? Do you like watching people get hella drunk in tents and then throw up around children’s playgrounds? Then Korean dramas are a thing that you need in your life, and for the first time since S1 of /report, Pru and Waldorph are here to deliver.


Anyway if you’re at ALL INTERESTED, I highly recommend FATED TO LOVE YOU. It’s on Canadian Netflix. It’s on American Netflix. It’s ALSO FREE TO STREAM HERE: http://www.viki.com/videos/1044095v-fated-to-love-you-aka-you-are-my-destiny-episode-1

The lead is a cheerful office worker who lets everyone stomp all over her and she sees herself as a post-it girl – common and disposable. But she’s amazing and you just want everything to go right for her and so you’ll watch her through all the ups and downs just to get to that happy ending. It’s listed as a romantic-comedy but don’t let that fool you. You’re going to cry. It’s just… let it happen. :| But it’s worth it. (I’m trying to watch other Kdramas but they just don’t compare…)

LOOK AT THIS ADORABLE WOMAN: http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/dramabeans/drama/2014/FTLY/FTLY_01/FTLY01-00191.jpg


Oh man, I don’t know if I even want to start with Korean dramas just because there is so much to watch as it is here haha. But if I do, I will check out Fated to Love You. :D


Well, this one is only 20 HOURS. :O
(Well, after watching 208 episodes of Supernatural, everything else is EASY in comparions)


I went and looked it up and Netflix thinks I will love it. So I may need to actually watch this.


Some of the humour is very over the top, and the sad is so sad, but I hope you enjoy it!!!

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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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