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drank Shiva's Breakfast by Butiki Teas
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I got a sample of this tea from Teavivre as a prize in my sample packet during the Spring Tea Review Giveaway! Thanks TeaVivre!

Oddly enough, this one does not appear to be on TeaVivre’s website for sale yet! Sneak Preview? Count me in! :)

This is a sweet, bold, assertive young sheng. Some apricot notes. I believe this is the first puerh I have drunk that was produced this year! VERY young sheng! Also very strong cha qi. I am super energized :)

Love the lingering aftertaste. This one’s a keeper!

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I got a sample of this from Marzipan who got it as a sample with a recent Harney order. She hates both green tea and coconut but I love them both! Lucky me!

This is actually pretty decent iced tea! I was very skeptical when the directions said to put the giant bag filled with green tea into boiling water for 15 minutes. But it worked! The green tea is not bitter and the coconut flavor is both pleasant and strong.

I would consider purchasing these some day if big bagged iced teas were my thing. Seems like lately I’ve just been making iced tea out of whatever is taking up room in my tea stash but not thrilling me hot, ya know? Anyway, decent stuff :)

boychik

I had a sample too. Not bad at all

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drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
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I am drinking the Autumn 2013 harvest of this tea, which I believe came to me courtesy of boychik :) :) :)

I slightly underleafed this but I can tell it is a winner. Nice and sweet and malty with cocoa notes. Heck yeah! Next time I will use a lot more leaf. Big leafed teas are hard to measure and I need to get in the habit of weighing them.

TheTeaFairy

I loved this one…And I do weigh them, so much easier!

boychik

Weigh them all the time. I’m so surprised at the amount of tea of 3g

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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

Sil

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

Marzipan

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

Suziqzer

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.

Stephanie

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

Marzipan

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.

Suziqzer

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.

boychik

I love the collage, so pretty

Marzipan

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!

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

sounds like one more for my Butiki list. :)

Stephanie

I’m definitely getting more!

Cheri

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

boychik

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.

Marzipan

Seductive tea rawr!

Stephanie

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

Cheri

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.)

Stephanie

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

TheTeaFairy

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

K S

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 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.

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