517 Tasting Notes

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Holy cats. Another just-a-sample courtesy of Stacy that is just wonderful.

Delicate lemon, pastry notes, cream… wow. I don’t get any malt or almond, but that doesn’t matter. This is superb!

I am not a lemon in tea person so this is another that I didn’t expect to like and now regret not ordering more of!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML
TeaBrat

this one sounds so yummy

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
517 tasting notes

Okay, wow. I was almost reduced to doge-speak when I had this after breakfast this morning. Such wow.

This is fantastic. I can taste banana but it is a very natural banana flavor, not like Banana Laffy Taffy. It’s very mild and it blends oh so well with the coconut. It smells amazing. As the cup cools I get more caramely notes and cookie. Although my initial taste was at 3 minutes, I let this sit in my cup the whole time I was drinking and it didn’t get bitter, either. This is like banana bread with coconut. Much love!

Sadly, I just have a sample of this that Stacy recommended with my last order. I didn’t order more because I didn’t expect to like a banana tea. Now I wish I’d gotten more to share this weekend! Ah, well, there will be another order. I simply will not tell myself I can’t buy more tea with this waiting in the wings!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tigress_al

I don’t really like banana teas either but you have really “twisted my arm” lol, on the shopping list it goes!

CHAroma

I love doge. Such wow! LOL!

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So wow. So nice. Much deepness. Some smoke. Some hay. Some sweet potato. Much yumness.

boychik

Nicole, you note like Doge(Shibe) style ?! ;)

Nicole

I’ve been using dogeweather.com for chuckles lately so it was fresh in my mind when I wrote this. :)

boychik

my daughter is a huge fan. she keeps says everything in this language. last night i was reading notes,she was around and started laughing. “mom, its like my Doge”. soo funny and addictive:)

Nicole

I actually looked it up awhile back. There an analysis of it as a real language, believe it or not. Rules and everything. It is pretty addictive, I’ll admit. Especially if you think of smiling dogs saying it. :P

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First, thanks for expanding my tea world, boychik. :)

As to the tea, it’s okay. I did multiple infusions for an increasing 15 seconds per. At about the 1 minute mark was where it was a tea in which I could taste distinct flavor. It seemed pretty mineral. And holy cow, after about 3 minutes it’s as dark as pitch!

I think maybe my palate just needs more expansion before I can properly appreciate pu-erh. This wouldn’t be anything I searched out.

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drank Heritage D’Istanbul by THE O DOR
517 tasting notes

Dry leaves have a nice, nonspecific floral scent. I get a bit of jasmine, I think, in the steep. I’m not sure I know what lotus tastes or smells like. What I have the impression of overall, though, is roses. And to me, the taste is best described as the scent of roses that have been shut in a hot car all day long. Nice at first, but then cloying and overripe. I am glad to have tried this, Ysaurella, and I think the tea base is decent, from what I can tell, but I don’t think it is one I’d go out of my way to purchase.

Sil

Ew lol

Nicole

At first it was good, but the more I drank, the more that overrripe rose just stuck in my nose. And I do like floral teas of all kinds, so that isn’t it. I do wonder if it would calm down iced.

Ysaurella

This is not my favourite Theodor because I think I don’t like lotus in tea. Rose was ok for me but not the Lotus.

cteresa

I have to try this one cold brewed. I think I still got something.

My utter favorite of their byzantine teas is Inachevee though, that is going to be a rebuy (haven´t tried Trahison Byzantine yet though=

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drank Framboise by Betjeman and Barton
517 tasting notes

This has a nicely round feel. Definitely raspberry but with a sweetness as opposed to the sourness I’ve usually encountered in raspberry teas. Overall this was a nice cup and I can see where it would be good iced. Thanks for sharing, Ysaurella!

Ysaurella

it is delicious iced yes and I even prefer it iced

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drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
517 tasting notes

Sil passed along a sample of this one and I’m glad she did! It is a very good, smooth and round tea. I swear I taste coconut but maybe that’s just how my brain interprets “cream” flavor. I like this one! Maybe not enough to buy some, but I like it!

Courtney

I know what you mean with the coconut.

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And boychik was nice enough to include this one as well so I could compare. :)
Between this and the flavored version, I think I probably prefer the flavored version, but this is a very nice tea as well. Smooth and lightly milky.

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A sample from boychik! I liked this one quite a bit. Smooth, deep and pretty milky. It tastes “fresh” for lack of a better descriptor. I think I probably prefer the Golden Lily from Whispering Pines but this is a high quality tea (unsurprisingly) and you wouldn’t go wrong choosing it.

ifjuly

i like this one too, one of my favorite flavored milk oolongs.

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It doesn’t count as breaking my “no tea purchase for awhile” resolve if I order for someone else. My mom asked me to order some of the Jackfruit for a friend of hers and this was one of the samples they included.

This was nice and fruity. The description doesn’t mention strawberry specifically but it sure does smell like strawberry! Nicely fruity and lightly sweet. This was a nice tea to have tried. I wouldn’t keep it on hand myself but it would probably make a nice iced summer tea.

And by the way, if you are looking for companies with great customer service the folks at Mahamosa are just super. I completely spaced putting the discount code in at checkout and emailed them about it. They added it on to my order without any issues.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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