842 Tasting Notes

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
842 tasting notes

I should be sipping through samples but I was really craving this tea. Really hits the spot. One of my favorite teas ever!

CelebriTEA

I just got some of this in the mail,but I haven’t trried it yet.

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Well, this is better than Puerh #2 but nowhere near as good as Puerh #7. It is a rather bold sheng, with a tiny bit of smoke in the first steep, slightly bitter and astringent with some faint fruity notes. Drinkable but not something I’d seek out again by a long shot :)

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Blissing out on green teas today. This is another tasty one from the box!!!

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drank Gyokuro #2 by Educational TTB 2
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I’ve never met a gyokuro I didn’t like, and this is no exception :)

Sweet and green and slightly astringent. Now just waiting to see if the theanine kicks in!

carol who

Got to love that theanine kick!

KiwiDelight

I liked this one too :3

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Thank you Courtney for letting me sample this flavor!

Hmm, I’m not sure about this one. I should have tried it with just milk first, but I combined it with a frozen banana. I’ll have to try it plain next time. There is something artificial tasting to me going on here, but based on all the other reviews maybe I am mistaken…I’ll try it plain soon! As of right now I prefer the regular caramel.

boychik

I really liked coconut you send me;)

Stephanie

That one is my favorite boychik!

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I’m drinking a rose puerh tuocha this morning. It was in one of the Butiki Educational tea boxes, but I forget which one!

It is drinkable, but nothing special for sure. Kind of boring and not much rose flavor but it isn’t revolting or anything like that. shrug

Courtney

I was thinking of the pu’erhs you’re sending this morning. I hope they show up soon!

Stephanie

Aww man, still not there? Hmm, well let me know in a week or 2 if they still haven’t showed and I’ll try sending another batch :(

Courtney

No worries! It’s not been overly long or anything. I am actually just getting excited to try some new teas haha.

Stephanie

I am excited to hear what you think about them, too!

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Sample sipdown!

I had been hoarding the last of this sample which I got with a Mandala order a while back. This is probably one of my favorite shu puerhs. I’m pretty sure I prefer it to the famous Phatty Cake as well! I will just have to order more eventually.

Happy Mother’s day to all the Steepster moms!!! Hope you have great days :)

Garret

Too funny that this review happened just now, my friend! I am drinking the same tea. The loose leaf version. I’m really happy that you enjoy this one. It’s one of my all-time fave loose teas. I’ve been sipping and comparing it to the Temple Stairs blend that I did this year. The Noble Mark, with it’s age, has a slightly more well-rounded flavor, but this Temple Stairs, with a little more aging will most certainly be a rival. I just wrote the description for the Temple Stairs and put it on the site: http://shopmandalatea.com/ripe-pu-er/loose/temple-stairs-ripe-pu-er-2013-loose.html

I can’t remember if I got you some of it on your last order for a sample or not. I hope I did.

kimquat

New shu from Mandala?! Oh, I’m in trouble now.
(:

Garret

Oh boy, I hope that’s a good frowny face :) Pretty excited about it. So much so that I pressed 500 of the 100 gram cakes and 10,000 5gram mini-tuochas. Gonna be one mighty fine mini-tuo. Can hardly wait to get them shipped. They were pressed at the pu’er factory last week Now they just need to finish drying before getting on a boat and headed to us. Then you!

Stephanie

I have never tried the Temple Stairs! Sounds good!!

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Thanks Marzipan for a sample of this tea!

I have electricity again, YAY! Apparently what we experienced yesterday was a “Macroburst”. They’re kinda scary! We were also pretty lucky. I think we are one of few houses in our neighborhood without some kind of property damage.

So, this tea is pretty good for an herbal. Chocolatey chai is exactly what it tastes like! I still prefer a more bold flavor than most herbals can give me. I might give some of this sample to my mom for Mother’s day tomorrow to see if she likes it. She can’t have caffeine at all but really enjoys tea and anything chocolatey :)

boychik

Yay, glad you are back!

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drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
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Our power has been out for 24 hours now. I miss real tea! :(

boychik

Im so sorry. I hope they will restore it soon

Marzipan

You are welcome to come crash here.

Stephanie

Thanks guys! Our power is BACK! We were so lucky it was only out for just over 24 hours :) Bad storm yesterday!

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