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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

nom nom nom. I keep thinking that i’ve shared this more often than i have. It must be because i hoard this. I love this version from stacy so much :)

Nicole

Funny that you hoard something called “friends.” :P

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

it has been WAAAAY too long since i had this tea. I really love this blend, so much more than 3 friends. Not that three friends is bad, but it’s less for me. I really need to bring this out more often.

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

had a cup of this in the afternoon…today is just a day to enjoy and drink what i want :) I haven’t had this in a while since i keep wanting to hoard and save it.

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

I had this in the morning and it was delicious. One of these days i’ll try three friends again but i’m pretty sure i’ll still enjoy two friends more :)

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

I’ve got some backlogging to do…yes i do! It’s been a busy couple of week. Had this one a couple of days ago and it’s still as delicious and wonderful. I love this version from Stacy and as long as she’ll keep making it, i’ll keep it in my cupboard :)

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

pulled this one out of the cupboard this morning as well since i wanted a tasty delicious sure thing to go with my straight black. Still really loving this and i’ll be sorry when it’s gone and i have to beg stacy to blend up some more for me :)

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

Mmmmm…..busted open the package of this one today and man, I’d almost forgotten how delicious this one is. I really do love it with this base and the lack of marshmallows. Such a good yummy cup of orange and chocolate!

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Sipdown! But another fake one, because it’s really just a sipdown of my 2 oz. bag, and I’ve already even opened the 4 oz. one. The leaves were pretty broken for this cup, given that it was the bottom of the bag, so it’s verging towards astringent (I also probably overleafed because of that), but it’s still chocolatey orange goodness. Apparently, like many other people, I have a strong preference for autumn/winter-themed teas…. yum.

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Yum. Picked up 4 oz. of this in the recent sale, and it’s still just as amazing. Perhaps a touch more orangey, and I think I put a few too many leaves in the infuser last time, but it’s simply delicious regardless. Although I like variety with my teas, I could probably last happily for quite a while with just PTA, Two Friends, and HellowSweetie.

Cavocorax

Yes! This one needs to be a standard tea!

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Forgot to log this from a few days ago. Such an amazingly awesome tea.

ETA: Why is “orange” not a flavour?! Just orange zest? This is most certainly not zest.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Tabby

There are so many flavors that need to be added. I’ve suggested like 20.

Kittenna

It really is good. SOOOO good.

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Ohhhhh delicious, delicious tea. Can you believe that I forgot this tea even existed?! Crazy. Anyhow, It was amazing today. Favourite chocolate orange tea, hands down. Eventually I’ll order more, but thankfully I still have enough for a few more cups. The chocolate just blends so well with the base and the orange is absolutely lovely… definitely more fruity than peel (I don’t care for peel). Mmm.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Mmm. Travel mug-ful of this on Saturday, and a re-steep tonight, which unfortunately isn’t super awesome (probably because I left it sitting too long).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

On the other hand…. this tea is an exception to the “don’t buy in large quantities” rule. Although I think 2 oz. at a time is sufficient. This tea is so frigging delicious, chocolatey-orangey mouthwateringly good. I wish I hadn’t been so sleepy while at my boyfriend’s place on Sunday… I forgot to bring my infuser home :( So sadly, only got one cup out of it this time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Ahhhh, so good. I always get at least 3 infusions out of these leaves – the flavour lingers forever! It’s so amazingly delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

How on earth is my rating only 91? Bump!! I absolutely love this tea… I’m finding it to be one that I’m frequently craving, and have to restrict myself from drinking so that I don’t need to order more before the end of the summer. Such an amazing tea, and I always get three infusions from it :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Yup, still the best chocolate orange tea ever. This probably comes the closest to satisfying cravings for Terry’s Chocolate Oranges that I’ll ever come without ingesting hundreds of (delicious) calories. I bet sweetening it a bit would make it even more delicious…. but that’s such a slippery slope…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

If it’s anything like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange then I think I just may be in heaven when I try this!

Sil

it’s really tasty, though i prefer two friends to three friends lol

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Travel mug! Tastes delicious, as expected. I think I may prefer it in a regular mug though (but most teas taste better that way).

ETA: Yum. This lasts for one amazing second infusion, and a decent third.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
2596 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm. Travel mugged some of this yesterday and it was pretty amazing. All deliciously chocolatey with just enough orange. I think I overleafed though – no measuring spoons at the boy’s place. Still tasty, just a potential waste of tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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86

1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml

Very full flavour. Sweetness of the mango/fruitiness coming through with the great cilantro complement. The tea is thick and brothy.

Second infusion at 4 minutes. The flavours from the first infusion are present but are not as robust. I’m detecting a nutty flavour. A different experience from the first infusion but still very enjoyable.

Third infusion at 5 minutes. Overall flavour toned down quite a bit. Mild white tea taste is primary with hints of mango sweetness and cilantro in background. Would not likely do well past the third infusion.

Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing this with me!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

yay!! so happy you like this :D

Azzrian

Sounds YUM!

Sil

Azz – it’s pretty darn delicious :)

Raritea

It IS as yummy as it sounds!! I was really happy with this one!

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87
drank Mango Silly Antro by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

IB – this is actually pretty tasty cold brewed, plus the coluor’s awfully pretty, a pale pink :) Totally running late for getting out of the house today so incoming tasting notes while we’re in transit but yeah. I still prefer this hot, but cold it’s a nice refreshing glass of tea as well. I like how the cilantro and mango come out a bit more in the cold.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Indigobloom

Odd, I didn’t get any cilantro at all! maybe as an iced tea :)

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87
drank Mango Silly Antro by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

Having a few delicious cups of this with dinner tonight. Cilantro in the enchiladas! and cilantro in the tea! that’s pretty much the only reason i did that, plus it’s so very nearly a sipdown lol AND my mango lassi tasting note reminded me that i do have this other mango blend from stacy

I am enjoying the fruity mango-ness of this tea quite a bit :)

Indigobloom

I had this cold brewed today. Not as good as I’d hoped :/

Sil

noooooooooooo don’t tell me that! lol I tossed the last of it in a cold brew so that i can drink it up tomorrow haha

Indigobloom

oh. take a sip after two or three hrs and see what happens with that!! :)

Sil

i’ll be sleeping at that point lol

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87
drank Mango Silly Antro by Custom (Butiki)
5351 tasting notes

Thank you indigobloom for sharing your custom blend with us! I’ve been wanting to try this forever since i love me some mango. I figure my tastebuds seem to be back to normal so this came out. I have to say, this is pretty darn delicious! I’m not getting much in the way of cilantro but i AM getting the mango and that makes me super happy! Even cold (since i got distracted) this is still delicious!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Yay! so happy you like it!! :D

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84

Oops, apparently I double-logged this the first (and last) time I had this. Found that empty note and deleted it, and now get to write another!

So this was one of these teas I attempted in the hopes of making myself feel better…. no dice. However, it is quite enjoyable, and I have to say, it’s going down much more smoothly than the Laoshan Black. I probably should have stuck to lighter, creamy teas, in retrospect. Oops.

Anyhow, I couldn’t really remember what this tea tasted like, exactly, but now that I’ve had a few sips, it’s all coming back! I brewed this up more strongly this time, using about 2 tsp of leaf for 8 oz., and due to being distracted by my roommate, it got a nearly 3 minute infusion! Luckily, it survived just fine. The cilantro is definitely quite apparent here as a lovely fresh flavour, and the mango is fairly light, but still noticeable. The white tea base, of course, is deliciously in the background.

I definitely do quite like this tea, even though it’s not one I personally would have come up with myself (cilantro in a tea?!) I can’t wait to try my portion of Pineapple Cilantro Cream next weekend!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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