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I have missed Steepster so so much. I’ve been drinking tea but writing reviews has been a trial. I’m encountering a great deal of writer’s block—in reviewing books and tea, researching, even writing the odd email. But I think I am back. I think.

Awabancha was a weird experience. And in not a bad way at all. Weird as in it took me a couple of sips to understand. At first the faint taste of pickle-slight vinegarish saltiness— was kicking me right in the face. Definitely strange when you’re drinking tea. But I kept sipping and it kept growing on me. Sure, there is a slight pickle-ish bite but there is also a slight nuttiness on the finish. It’s definitely different and unique—it’s a step up in weird from pu’er. Perhaps not something I’ll reach for a lot but I will have the odd craving for this one. I can tell.

Thank you to Stacy for sending me this (and other) lovely teas.

P.S. Why isn’t this showing up on my Dashboard?

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Butiki Teas

You’re welcome! Glad you got to try this! :)

TheTeaFairy

Welcome back :-)

Angrboda

I’ve had those not showing up on Dashboard troubles as well, and it seemed like most other people if any at all couldn’t see it either. This one is showing up for me though.

graceatblb

Butiki Teas-I will be sending out your teas tomorrow. I keep adding pu’er to it. I hope you like them :)

TheTeaFairy- Thank you :)

Angrboda- I tried to post it 3 times before it showed up. Thankfully, I copy/pasted it or I would have had to type it all over again…and my memory is not the best.

Butiki Teas

Thanks, graceatblb! I can’t wait to try them! :)

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Butiki Teas

You’re welcome! Glad you got to try this! :)

TheTeaFairy

Welcome back :-)

Angrboda

I’ve had those not showing up on Dashboard troubles as well, and it seemed like most other people if any at all couldn’t see it either. This one is showing up for me though.

graceatblb

Butiki Teas-I will be sending out your teas tomorrow. I keep adding pu’er to it. I hope you like them :)

TheTeaFairy- Thank you :)

Angrboda- I tried to post it 3 times before it showed up. Thankfully, I copy/pasted it or I would have had to type it all over again…and my memory is not the best.

Butiki Teas

Thanks, graceatblb! I can’t wait to try them! :)

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Book blogger. Hockey fan. Reformed coffee drinker. Newly minted tea addict. I grammar police myself and no one else. Pu’er lover.

My favorite type of tea is pu’er. I can see myself living in a house alone with just pu’er cakes, a electric tea kettle, my trusty pu’er pick from Mandala and a thermos. I prefer ripe pu’er but love raw pu’er as well. My current favorite is the Special Dark from Mandala Tea.

Black Tea-I also love all forms of black tea. Black tea is where I started and I still love the malty loveliness of a good black tea. My current favorite is Grandpa’s Anytime Tea from Butiki.

Green Tea-Green tea is pretty hit and miss with me. I have never really developed a liking towards it. I have been dying to explore green tea more. Especially matcha and genmaicha. My current favorite is Autumn Harvest Laoshan Green from Verdant Tea.

Herbals/Mate-It depends on what’s in them. I gravitate more to herbs and spices rather than fruit flavors. My current favorite is Fired Up Fennel from Davids Tea.

I love mate (and guayusa). It helped me kick my coffee habit to one cup a day. I will try any blend with mate in it. My current favorite is Chocolate Rocket from Davids Tea.

White Tea-Sadly, I haven’t tried many white teas but I am planning on it very soon.

Oolong Tea-I have tried one or two oolong teas but in blends only. I am dying to try a straight oolong. My current favorite is Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea.

Rooibos-I love rooibos blends but they are very hit and miss with me. I love the woodiness of rooibos. My favorite is currently Oh Canada from Davids Tea.

Flavored Tea-I love flavored teas. I am willing to try just about any flavor combination and the weirder the better. My current favorite flavored tea is Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha by Verdant Tea.

I am always searching for a tea with fig or chili in it.

My favorite tea companies-Mandala Tea (their Phatty Cake was my first ever “Oh My God” tea moment), Butiki Teas, Verdant Tea, and Davids Tea

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