I knew this one would be good, but WOW! Regretting only buying a sample packet now. The rice is a little different here somehow than in other genmaichas, but it blends perfectly with the malty Laoshan black! I’m not detecting as much chocolate as the other reviewers, but I love it anyway. I tried this unsweetened and then sweetened the second half of my cup and I loved it both ways. Roasty caramelly goodness folks!
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This is DELICIOUS! But I do think I prefer the Autumn Harvest! Oh well, it is still incredible and I’ll still gladly drink it all up :)
Mmmmm! This milk oolong is GREAT! Creamy, floral, sweet and vegetal in that order! Definitely my kind of tea. Thanks so much Angel and Teavivre for the sample. This one is highly recommended. I am digging the mineral notes as well. Very smooth and well balanced!
I can’t remember who sent me this sample in a swap, but thanks whoever it was!!!
It was maybe a month ago and I lost it but just found it again today :)
This is your basic chinese restaurant jasmine tea. Decent, very drinkable, but I have jasmine pearls I enjoy more. If it is really as inexpensive as everyone says, I may have to buy a tin for iced tea making! I’ve actually seen this at my local Asian market so that would be nice and convenient, too.
I woke up today in the mood for a puerh! That has never happened to me before! Interesting how our tastes develop :)
SO good iced! So good!!!
I’m off work today babysitting the ceiling repairman fixing our living room. Since I’m at home where my kyusu is I decided a pot of sencha would be perfect! :)
Apparently this was from my very first Butiki order! I had one tsp left and it got lost at the bottom of the abyss that is my tea drawer. I dug it out this morning and have been enjoying it today. I can’t wait to place my next Butiki order! I’m running out of my favorites :( This one would be wonderful iced all summer long…
So glad I bought this one! Coconutty afternoon here :)
Today brewed 2tsp with 8oz water at 170 degrees for 90 seconds. Mmmmm tasty! So fresh. I LOVE sniffing the dry leaf. Almost intoxicating just smelling it!
Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for a sample of this tea!
I love silver needles- the little fuzz all over the leaves just makes it seem so alive!
This might be the RICHEST white tea I’ve ever tasted. It is hard to describe. The smell of wet straw dipped in white chocolate maybe? Its sweet, earthy and VERY smooth.
If you like white teas this one is a sure bet!
Oh how I love green teas! This was my first straight Dragon Well. Thank you Angel and Teavivre for the sample :)
I’m really much more familiar with Japanese greens. This is a less grassy and buttery than a sencha, but it is still sweet and very vegetative. It reminds me of steamed broccoli, where a sencha would remind me of kale or spinach. It is rich without being buttery, but VERY smooth!
Extremely enjoyable, thanks very much Teavivre!
This is my first Teavivre tea sample for review! (Thanks Angel!)
I am a huge fan of jasmine pearls, and these do not disappoint! Delicate, sweet, and smooth with a nice strong jasmine aroma. Just how I like it :)
Looking forward to trying my other Teavivre selections!
I went to the mall last night (bathing suit shopping…don’t wanna talk about it, UGH!) and noticed a NEW little locally owned coffee/tea shop with cute tea pots in the window! So of course I had to check it out ;)
Anyway they had a bunch of VERY reasonably priced bulk looseleaf teas so I picked up a couple. I got this one and also a “wellness” herbal blend with chamomile, mint, echinacea and licorice root.
This tea looks like a kinda stemmy white peony tea. The blueberry flavor is not bad! Not miraculous but very drinkable. I’m planning on making this one a regular iced tea staple over the summer since it was so cheap! I’m drinking it hot right now but I think it’d be really good over ice :)
I made a cup of this last night brewed according to the package directions- 1 rounded tsp leaves with 2 oz water. I tried to boil the water and then wait for it to cool to the proper temperature. I don’t have a very sensitive thermometer so I don’t know if I brewed it properly or not! It was VERY strong though. I probably killed it. So this morning I brought 1.5 tsp to work with me in a paper filter and brewed it with around 8oz of water from the instant hot water machine in the break room. I really like it this time! Bottom line, this tea is very good but also very finicky! Tastes like a sweeter/brighter version of my favorite sencha :)
I’ve been hoarding the small sample I got of this. Decided I was in the mood for it this morning! I’ll be drinking it all day :)
Enjoying this very much today. I’ll have to save a tiny bit to taste side by side with the spring harvest when it gets here :)
Making a pot of this to drink during Game of Thrones. Last of a swap sample! I think I’m craving the mint in it.
Feeling icky…pu’er all day! I can’t handle my junk food anymore :P
A friend brought this along to the cabin over the weekend to share. I was not impressed! Drinkable but nothing special at all.
Back from a weekend of too much beer and too much food at the cabin. Detoxing with salads and pu-erh today! :)
Enjoying the malty flavors of this one this morning. I dig it but I do prefer the Laoshan Green! :)
Still loving this one very much! Sad it is sold out along with my precious Autumn Harvest Laoshan Green. I’ll savor every drop while I’ve got em ;)