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drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
1962 tasting notes

I probably won’t have very many sipdowns this week. I have gone through most of my easy sipdowns and am left with moderate amounts of lots of teas (and lots of a few teas). I will make myself crazy (and maybe bored) if I try to focus on only drinking the teas with the least amounts in them, so I am going to cycle through all the moderate-amount teas in the next couple of weeks. That way I will have a better idea of the amounts I have left as well.

I started with this one! It really is quite a tasty Chinese black tea. It reminds me more of the black pearl teas from Yunnan, with it’s nuts and chocolate notes, than the golden Yunnans with their honey and sweet potato. A solid, delicious black tea, and a pleasure to drink.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Chizakura

That’s me too. Except for the occasional reward tea, I’ve been drinking nothing but the sipdowns for the last couple weeks.

Sil

i read this as…time for sil to catch up again! only not ’cause thats not bloody likely anytime soon lol

Dinosara

Haha, perhaps, Sil!

Sil

dinosara….probably not. I can’t seem to help myself. soo close to 200 and yet sooooooo far.

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Chizakura

That’s me too. Except for the occasional reward tea, I’ve been drinking nothing but the sipdowns for the last couple weeks.

Sil

i read this as…time for sil to catch up again! only not ’cause thats not bloody likely anytime soon lol

Dinosara

Haha, perhaps, Sil!

Sil

dinosara….probably not. I can’t seem to help myself. soo close to 200 and yet sooooooo far.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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