911 Tasting Notes

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I was SO excited to see some of these in my package from boychik! They are one of my top fave black teas of all time, and they are really hitting the spot this morning. So rich and bold and sweet :) Yes!!! Thank you boychik <3

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This tea sample is courtesy of boychik who is so lovely and generous with me :)

I guess I’m continuing with my theme of the day which is TOO MUCH CAFFEINE. I had some matcha for breakfast and didn’t log it, a green tea mid morning, and then some Turkish coffee at lunchtime. Add some keemun to all this and I’m WAY over caffeinated for the day! heh

This is my first “Damn Fine” tea (I think?) and it is damn fine, indeed! Very complex, rich, full bodied and malty yet also has some floral notes on top. I’m not really getting any smoke from it, but I’m fine with that! YUM

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

I should send you samples of others A&D. It is Damn Fine Tea!

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89

Oh wow, this is a lovely tea! Green tea with a floral black currant? YES!

I think this was from kaylee…thanks so much for the sample! This is right up my alley :)

Super classy, well balanced, and natural tasting.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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97

I have lots of samples from various Steepsters I should be tasting, but I was really in the mood for this one this afternoon. It is really hitting the spot! It is rainy and a little chilly here, and this is just perfect! :)

Makes me want to make some maple pecan scones tonight, too…heh.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tealizzy

Mmmm, scones!

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88

Oh my goodness! This is another custom version from kaylee, and OMG I think I like it even better than the original!

This is an oolong version…it is even creamier somehow. Very, very nice.

Kaylee

Glad you like it!

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90

kaylee was kind enough to send me a sample of her custom version of this tea with Organic Huangshan Mao Feng as the base!

Wow this is a completely different tea…I really like this green tea. However, I do strongly prefer the original darjeeling base.

Thank you so much for letting me try it, kaylee!

Gosh I was so busy this weekend I basically wasn’t on Steepster at all! Did I miss anything exciting?

Kaylee

It’s amazing how much different bases can change a tea!

You didn’t miss much. I think a lot of people were busy.

whatshesaid

I think I will have to request the Irish cream cheesecake as a sample with my next Butiki order (whenever that will be… Must get rid of lots of “meh” teas first

Stephanie

Sorry whatshesaid…It’s not actually available right now! The original darjeeling base was not well received (I loved it though!) So I think they are re-working it with another base tea :)

whatshesaid

Ohhhh booooo. Yeah I thought I read some not so great reviews on it, well nice that they’re trying to tweak it! I will wait, maybe by the time I’m ready to order :)

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Another night time themed tea today!

Very grateful that keychange gave me a sample of this. It sounded better than it is…the honey flavor leaves a weird after taste. It isn’t terrible, just a little weird/artificial tasting. shrug this is why I love swapping samples!

keychange

Yup! try all the tea!

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Starting my morning with an evening in France! heh! Thanks boychik!

There is a lot of juicy apricot going on here. Also as expected, the nice mild base and floral overtones signature to Fauchon. Very enjoyable. I could picture it being a pleasant evening tea. Man, I want to go visit Paris some day! If I ever get to, I’m totally going to the Fauchon store!!!

Dinosara

Fauchon’s store is a totally dazzling array of goodies… I love it! It’s hard for me to leave that store without spending an absurd amount of money, not just on teas but jams, candies, etc…

Stephanie

Yes! I can only imagine…if/when I get to go I will have to budget quite a bit for Fauchon. My car will be paid off in a year, and after that I’m going to stick so much money in savings! The plan is to save up for a trip to France in approximately 5 years. I just want to eat so much food and look at so much art, hahaha :D

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drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
911 tasting notes

I was in the mood for something that tastes like spring this afternoon. This one always hits the spot when I’m in the mood for green!

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Thank you SO much Keychange for a sample of this tea.

This is probably my favorite leafhopper tea I’ve tried so far, and possibly one of my favorite black teas of all time. WOWZA! I will be SO tempted to get some of this when I order Hello Sweetie and Lemon French Macaron when they are back in stock!

It’s like black tea had a baby with a belgian waffle :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
keychange

It really is like that, isn’t it? I’m so glad you like it!

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