940 Tasting Notes

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I drank a to-go mug of this while I taught my block printing class this afternoon. It helped keep me alert but not jittery and tasted lemony and great! My class went really well but now I’m so tired and kind of have an adrenaline hangover headache, lol. I will feel much more confident if I get to do this again, and way less nervous the next time :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
keychange

oh gosh, I know the exact headache you’re talking about. I didn’t know anyone else got those.

boychik

I can imagine its so much pressure to teach. I’m sure it will be smoother with each class;)

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I’ve been saving my sample of this for a special occasion. I’m teaching my first class later today and I am SO NERVOUS! Looking for that theanine calmness :)

Anyway, of course this tea is amazingly sweet and smooth and vegetal. Very luxurious and velvety. Wish I could drink this more often! I do enjoy sencha as well but this is definitely a special treat!

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
Sil

good luck with the class!

scribbles

Good luck!

Kaylee

good luck!

Courtney

Good luck! :)

Tealizzy

Good luck!!!

caile

Good luck!!

Jennkay

I also really like this tea. And good luck with your class!

Stephanie

Thanks everyone! It went really well :D I feel silly for being so nervous now lol. Yay!!

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Got my Butiki box today. YAY!!!

This reminds me SO MUCH of Good Morning Sunshine, minus the guayusa. It is very good, creamy, lemony, tasty tasty…but probably will not be a re-purchase for me. I get why everyone is raving about it though and am totally glad I tried it! :D

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

ooooh, I just ordered some stuff from them recently and I hope mine arrives soon :)

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drank Crimson Horizon by Butiki Teas
940 tasting notes

I got a nice sample of this from Jennkay Thanks!

I was extremely curious about a “premium” CTC tea…and on a quest to Try All the Butikis!

This was a very nice bold malty breakfast tea. I enjoy the flavor, but I only really get the one flavor note from it. I’m ok with that though, since that one single flavor is so nice! I will have no problem at all finishing the sample but I doubt it’ll be a re-buy for me. So many other nice black teas out there, even others from Butiki!

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93

Sipdown!

I had been hoarding the very last of this tea. I love all of Verdant’s Laoshan offerings, but this one is pretty high on that list :) It is so sweet and vegetal and tangy and creamy all at the same time. Sad to see it go but I know there’ll always be something from Laoshan in my cupboard so it’s all good.

boychik

I should stop hoarding this tea;)

Stephanie

drink it while it’s fresh!

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I am so bad at hoarding my Verdant teas, they are just sooo good that running out is tragic!

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85

Sample sipdown! Found this one in my desk drawer at work. I think it was from BrewTEAlly Sweet ages ago!

Good stuff. So rare for me to like a vanilla tea, much less one with lavender. A testament to Stacy’s blending wizardry, I suppose! I’d re-order this one but I slightly prefer the Good Morning Sunshine for my flavored guayusa kick :)

CrowKettle

I can’t make up my mind on those two blends! I thought The Killer’s Vanilla would be good for starting off an all-nighter, while Good Morning Sunshine would keep me awake long enough to physically hand in the paper later in the afternoon.. Maybe that’s too much guayusa.

Stephanie

hahaha :)

Courtney

Blending wizardry is right.

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WOW this is good shu! Extremely sweet and flavorful but not “dirty” tasting at all. A little nutty and creamy, too. I will enjoy drinking this one all day. Thanks very much boychik :)

boychik

I’m happy you like it. I wouldn’t know about it if TeaExplorer wouldn’t send me a generous sample. After I got the whole cake. It’s very pleasant, sweet and full of flavor.

Stephanie

Yes! Exactly. It is hard to describe the flavor but it is very flavorful :) Thanks for sharing!

mrmopar

Yeah i have heard good things on this one.

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92

Today I’m having a sample of the Oolong version of this tea, gifted to me by kaylee :)

I am not sure which version I like of this tea better. Both are quite tasty! Tastes kind of like Autumn to me. Sorry for the brief notes today, this week has been crazy at work and I just haven’t had the energy to be verbose! Normally I get a few nice breaks during the day to read and write tasting notes and drink a lot of tea which is awesome. Slightly less of that this week, but enough to get by I suppose :)

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95

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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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos.

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