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This is really tasty. I think I’m going to be sad when my sample is gone, Marzipan!

Enjoying a lightly sweetened to-go cup while I work today :D


need to try this one the next time i’m in chicago!


I still have lots, I can get some more for you. I bought 100g.


Seems like a lot of people like this one. How does this compare to Lemon French Macaroon? I imagine it to be a richer tea w/some added tartness.


I haven’t had the macaroon in a while! I should drink that later and compare :)


They are pretty different, LFM is more bright and crisp, this one is sort of a mellow custardy lemon to me with a little “wang” to it.


Funny you use the word “wang” Marzipan.. Around here a wang is usually not a good thing. Usually means an “off” flavor.

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So, I used this beautiful tea in my tea photo project but I’ve never written a note on it? WTF? https://www.etsy.com/listing/192822968/beautiful-tea-poster-photography-collage

This tea came to me from boychik. THANKS! I love exploring these gorgeous yunnans. This one is not as sugary sweet as I expected based on its appearance. There are haylike flavors that remind me of a white tea, with malty and mushroomy notes asserting that this is indeed a black. It is also pretty mellow like a silver needle white. Thick and creamy too. Really interesting beast this one. And of course the dry leaf is just gorgeous.


I love the collage, so pretty


My kitchen wall loves it.

Terri HarpLady

Lucky you! :)

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drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
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This tea is ridiculously good. I got a sample with my birthday order before the tea was named. I drank one cup plain a week or so ago and hoarded the other half of the sample till today, and I am drinking this cup lightly sweetened. To me the espresso manifests itself as just a richer deeper chocolate flavor. (kind of like a cake recipe I tried once with a tiny bit of espresso powder added, doesn’t taste like coffee, just richer chocolate! Don’t be scared, coffee haters!) The strawberry and chocolate seem very well balanced and with sugar the cake-vibe is definitely enhanced, though it was rich and creamy and VERY delicious even without. I love the assertive assam base. This is one of the best chocolate+fruit teas ever! Really great stuff. Can’t rave about it enough!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

sounds like one more for my Butiki list. :)


I’m definitely getting more!


I’m definitely getting more of this one, too!


On shopping list it goes, I love chocolate espresso strawberry notes. Yum

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One of my favorites! This tea always makes me happy. So seductive and aromatic. One of my favorite teas of all time, for sure. I get aromas of aloeswood and exotic flowers. Tastes a little sweet and dark and tangy. So, so good.


Seductive tea rawr!


hehehe ;)

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I’m declaring today Drink Whatever Makes Me Happiest Day.

So I started my day with this made with raw milk :)

Nom Nom Nom


I am out of milk. I need to stop and get some on my way home because I’ve been craving a matcha latte all week. (Yes, I’ve been out of milk for a week now.)


I never think to buy it, but my husband gets it and if it is there I will totally drink some :)


Have an awesome “DWMMH” tea day Stephanie ;-)


Thursday is usually my SMGTF day at Starbucks. I was over ruled. Bagged tea at Steak & Shake instead. Glad one of us had a DWMMH day.

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I drank this tea this morning, but then was pretty swamped at work and didn’t get to write about it until just now. Lots of coworkers on vacation right now, we don’t actually have more work to do, just less artists!

Anyway, thanks so much boychik for the sample. This was DELICIOUS though I do not remember details. Very very nice though!


Yay, another good offering fr YS. Glad you like it:)

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Thanks for the sample Marzipan

Well, this isn’t offensive in any way, but it is pretty flat and boring compared to all the delicious Yunnan Sourcing and Butiki black teas I’ve been drinking lately! I’m pretty spoiled ;)


Tin is pretty though

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drank Spring Tea by RiverTea
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This is really wonderful flavored oolong! Thanks so much Marzipan for the sample.

I love fruity oolongs iced in the summer. I made a cup at lunch hot poured over ice, and will likely cold brew the rest of my sample in a big pitcher :D

The raspberry flavor is nice and natural and the oolong seems high quality with a slight floral overtone.

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DELICIOUS! Like TGY crossed with Laoshan green.

Thank you so much inranger for the sample :)


I’ve yet to try this one, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Sounds like an interesting cross of teas.


What? That sounds freaking delicious!

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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