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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
988 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! This came to me as a free sample from the lovely Stacy at Butiki :) I decided to try it tonight. The dry leaves have a very faint honey scent, but it’s very light. I used boiling water and the whole little sample pack in 8 ounces of water, I didn’t actually realize it was an oolong until reading the description! The tea liquor was a light golden yellow, with a sweet scent.

The flavor was quite nice, quite light actually. I got a light honey flavor with a bit of floral maybe, I’m not sure, this is my first oriental beauty so I don’t really know what it should taste like at all! It was mostly like a mild darker tea, almost like a black tea, but not quite. Sigh, I am not doing a good job of describing it, as I honestly wasn’t specifically looking for flavors, I just enjoyed drinking it lol. Well, I still have another steeping or two out of the leaves, I might save them for tomorrow though, I had some tieguanyin as well tonight and I am about at my caffeine limit lol.

Overall, a tasty little tea, but I would need to drink it a few more times to pick out some flavors. The sweetness was quite nice, but I prefer the Mi Xian Black (yes, I haven’t written a review for it on here yet I don’t think haha, but I did realllly enjoy it :D) for a sweeter tea. But this was tasty, and I would probably order a bit to try again, as I am intrigued to find more notes in the tea! I will rate it though, as it was quite enjoyable :) Thank you for the sample Stacy!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

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(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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