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drank Strawberry Oolong by Butiki Teas
604 tasting notes

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Did I really initially rate this a 39? Oh dear. I’ll have to bump it up.

I used the rest of my bag, otherwise I’d have been left with less than a serving left. And I thought I might resteep this one again later.

Anyway, it is better than last time, but I taste more oolong floral and less strawberry. I still maintain that I like the Teavivre one over this because I think it has a little more strawberry to it, and the oolong is less fragrant and overpowering. As a straight oolong, this is pretty tasty, but I really can’t pick up on much strawberry…which again, may be because I used more than suggested.

Butiki Teas

I wonder if you were part of the order that ended up getting the bottom of the tin where there was a lot of flowers that ended up overpowering the tea.

Amariel

Not sure. It’s from my order with the big group last year.

Butiki Teas

I don’t remember who ordered but there was a group Canadian order that had an issue with the Strawberry.

Amariel

Might have been…I know a few people from the group had mixed feelings on this one.

Butiki Teas

Here is a link from the ‘incident’. http://steepster.com/lindsay/posts/177413#comments. After she received the new tea, she reported that it tasted vastly different.

Amariel

No, this seems separate. Mine did not taste like lavender, but a very floral oolong. In a non-laveneder way. Just floral in the way some oolongs are. And just not much strawberry. This steep was better than the original, which is why I bumped my rating. But it’s ok. I only had a small amount because it was from a joint order via OMGsrsly…it was good to try this.

Butiki Teas

Ah, I see. I think we might move on from this one, since there is another strawberry tea I want to make but can’t justify having 4 strawberry teas.

Amariel

Other than Ruby Pie and With Open Eyes, and this…what’s the other strawberry tea?

Butiki Teas

So, it is WOE, Ruby, and this but I kind of want to make the tea I made for my friend Chocolate Espresso cupcake with strawberry vanilla frosting.

Cavocorax

OMG, yes please!

Butiki Teas

Cavocorax-It needs some work because I made a guayusa for her and I think that flavor would sell better with a different base, even though guayusa works amazingly well with both the espresso and the strawberry.

Amariel

Ooooh! Need a tester? :P

Butiki Teas

Hahaha. :)

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Butiki Teas

I wonder if you were part of the order that ended up getting the bottom of the tin where there was a lot of flowers that ended up overpowering the tea.

Amariel

Not sure. It’s from my order with the big group last year.

Butiki Teas

I don’t remember who ordered but there was a group Canadian order that had an issue with the Strawberry.

Amariel

Might have been…I know a few people from the group had mixed feelings on this one.

Butiki Teas

Here is a link from the ‘incident’. http://steepster.com/lindsay/posts/177413#comments. After she received the new tea, she reported that it tasted vastly different.

Amariel

No, this seems separate. Mine did not taste like lavender, but a very floral oolong. In a non-laveneder way. Just floral in the way some oolongs are. And just not much strawberry. This steep was better than the original, which is why I bumped my rating. But it’s ok. I only had a small amount because it was from a joint order via OMGsrsly…it was good to try this.

Butiki Teas

Ah, I see. I think we might move on from this one, since there is another strawberry tea I want to make but can’t justify having 4 strawberry teas.

Amariel

Other than Ruby Pie and With Open Eyes, and this…what’s the other strawberry tea?

Butiki Teas

So, it is WOE, Ruby, and this but I kind of want to make the tea I made for my friend Chocolate Espresso cupcake with strawberry vanilla frosting.

Cavocorax

OMG, yes please!

Butiki Teas

Cavocorax-It needs some work because I made a guayusa for her and I think that flavor would sell better with a different base, even though guayusa works amazingly well with both the espresso and the strawberry.

Amariel

Ooooh! Need a tester? :P

Butiki Teas

Hahaha. :)

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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