972 Tasting Notes

Having some really delicious sheng today while cleaning and prepping the house for thanksgiving. We are cooking for 11 people tonight! My husband is smoking a turkey, and we are making spicy collards, maple roasted Brussels sprouts, and dinner rolls. Oh and I made apple pie! My MIL is bringing scalloped corn and a pumpkin cake, and my mom is bringing fancy baked mashed potatoes with cream cheese in them (around here we call them party potatoes!)

Anyway I’m very thankful for all my wonderful steepster friends. Hope you all have a safe and warm holiday and tummies full of delicious food and of course TEA! <3

Tealizzy

Yum! Sounds like an amazing feast!

yyz

Sounds fabulous, have fun and have a great Thanksgiving!

Fjellrev

OMG smoked turkey. I really miss it! Sounds like a scrumptious meal.

boychik

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family! <3

Terri HarpLady

My Son in Law smoked a Turkey today. I’m not a big turkey fan, but it was delicious!

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drank Kenya Obsidian by Butiki Teas
972 tasting notes

Free with my last Butiki order!

Very nice solid black. Super malty and bready. Nomnomnom…

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Thank you Marzipan for the sample! I picked this one out at her house yesterday, because I’m trying to decide which Black Friday Dian Hong I want to order. This is good! I think I WILL order this one, even though its 30% off and the Full Leaf is 40% off. Even with the discount difference this one still ends up cheaper!

boychik

i will send you mine. im not drinking it. get yourself something else

Stephanie

Well now I have to make a decision all over again boychik! Helping but not helping LOL :) Maybe I’ll get some rice shou on Black Friday then instead, yum…

boychik

sorry ;-)

vc

I really like this one as well! Since the full leaf version is on sale I’ve decided to get both :)

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drank Coffee Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
972 tasting notes

So creamy!!!! Slightly naturally sweet, and a smidge of coffee. Cafe au lait. NOM.

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My Butiki order came today! Squee!!!

This tea is exactly like I imagined it. Super natural raspberry, insanely good oolong shining through, rich buttery cashew oozing over it all. Gah! What am I going to do without Butiki?!?!!?

I’ve been craving cashew butter ever since I tried this tea so I’m having a honey crisp apple with cashew butter for a snack as we speak :)

Butiki Teas

Yay, first feedback on this tea! Glad you are enjoying it!

I used to buy this raw cashew butter that is $30 a jar. I always justified it by saying it takes me a month to get through it and it’s my only sweet treat so I deserve it. I love cashew butter. :)

Cameron B.

Totally, that’s only a dollar a day! :D

Butiki Teas

Right! Also, for some reason the raw cashew butter tastes infinitely more awesome than regular cashew butter to me but alas my grocery store no longer sells it. :(

Stephanie

We have a local food co-op that makes it’s own raw cashew butter in house and sells it…ohmahgah it’s good! I think they just use a vitamix blender Stacy, you could make your own!!

Dustin

My order is still two days away according to the tracking and it has this in it! Gah!!!
There is a soy butter that I kinda go bonkers for. So good!

Stephanie

I will probably try one of the new caffeine free teas yet tonight, and definitely smoked maple banana tomorrow! Happy times :D

Butiki Teas

Hmmmmm, I do have a vitamix and I do have a few bags of cashews (don’t judge me :P)

boychik

Sounds awesome ! Glad you are enjoying it Steph!

Cheri

I’ve never had raw cashew butter, but it sounds amazing.

Fjellrev

Sounds butikilly wonderful as always!

Tea Sipper

This is the one I wish I had ordered, but I didn’t want to get TOO spoiled. :D

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Sipping down a sample pack of this today. Trying to help myself decide what to order from Teavivre on Black Friday! I was able to snag one of the $10 gift cards over the weekend so I’m super excited!

I still like this one a lot but I think I’ll get one of the Yunnan Dian Hong teas that are on sale instead :)

Stephanie

Should I go for the full leaf Dian Hong or the regular? Opinions??

boychik

I like golden tip, then full leaf. I have regular, can send you . Out of three regular is #3 IMHO

Marzipan

Are you still coming to town tomorrow? I have several huge quantities of their teas you can try.

Tealizzy

I’m doing the same…trying to figure out what to get on Friday! I have a $5 giftcard and $9 worth of points! :)

Stephanie

I’m still coming to town tomorrow Marzi. I’m meeting with a gallery at 10am, and figure I’ll text you when I’m done with that and see what you are up to! Probably around 11am. I have had the golden tip Dian Hong and really liked it! Full leaf has the biggest discount, so I’ll probably go for that. Might get some rice shou if I have leftover money. $10 gift card plus $7 in points :D

Marzipan

Ok I’ll be here!

Marzipan

You have my address? Just come to the house when you’re done.

Stephanie

Ok I’ll still probably text you and give you a heads up that I’m on my way :)

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Wowzers, this is one of the best flavored puerhs I’ve had! It tastes like a sweet almond cookie or maybe a scone with an orange glaze. Slightly earthy puerh undertone. Dirty sexy French scone! hahaha! YUM :)

Cameron B.

Yum, sounds amazing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be included in my advent calendar. :(

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Thank you Angel and TeaVivre for the sample!

This oolong is floral, sweet and vegetal, with a light toasty baked flavor! Really lovely lingering taste on my tongue. There might be a hint of a mineral note, something I can’t quite put my finger on. Quite complex and a refreshing change from the strongly vegetal green oolongs!

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Thank you SO much Marzipan for this sample!

This is such a nice shou! Only my 2nd tea ever from White2Tea. This is the first shou I’ve had with pronounced camphor notes that I’ve actually enjoyed. It is quite balanced with the earthiness, sweetness, and dark fruity notes. A perfect tea for a cold and snowy day :)

Kittenna

Cute name! If I liked shu, I’d want to try it just to have a tasting note on it, haha.

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drank Orange & Ginger by Lupicia
972 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Marzipan!

I really like ginger in tea, but it turns out I’m spoiled from having used fresh ginger for so long when I get that ginger craving. This is good tea, but I wouldn’t buy any… I think I’d rather add fresh grated ginger myself! I’m a ginger snob apparently :P

Marzipan

I liked it well enough but it’s not a reorder for me either.

Ysaurella

Ginger absolutely deserves snobbish drinkers, this is an amazing fresh spice

boychik

i do like ginger in Whispering Pines teas. all spices are super fresh

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