912 Tasting Notes

Thank you for the sample Dexter3657 :)

I haven’t had Earl Grey in a long time…there is something weird and not quite right about this one IMO. It SMELLS really good but tastes weird. I will finish my cup and glad I got to try it but this is on my do not like list , heh.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dexter

Sorry – I don’t do EG, you asked for Lupicia, so I just passed it along. I hadn’t tried it – not that I would be a good judge. :((

Stephanie

No, don’t get me wrong, super glad to try it! especially for free since I didn’t like it and all :)
Plus everything else you sent has been amazing so far :D

Dexter

I know, can’t win them all. Yes you get to take it off your list without buying it. :))

Stephanie

Also? Sometimes I feel weird that SO many of my tea reviews are resoundingly positive…so its actually kind of refreshing when I can leave a neutral or somewhat negative review on something, LOL!

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I am digging the new Steepster updates! Also still very much digging on this tea. To me this is ideal classic ‘shu’ flavor. Perfect when I am in the mood for it!

Flavors: Earth, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
BrewTEAlly Sweet

Is this still the one is sent you for Xmas?

Stephanie

Yes ma’am :D

boychik

You inspired me, I’m drinking it right now. Very smooth. I think it would be perfect for beginners. I enjoy it a lot.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’m glad it was enough for you to savor:):)

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
912 tasting notes

Had this one iced with my lunch. Perfect balance of sweet/fruity and tart! This is going to be a re-stock when it is gone for sure :)

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
912 tasting notes

I had this for breakfast. I will be sad when my sample is gone! I’m getting pretty attached to this one…

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drank Pear Tea by Fauchon
912 tasting notes

Another generous swap sample from Dexter3657!

First off, I wasn’t overly excited by the idea of this tea. I do rather enjoy fresh pears, but the thought of a pear flavored black tea was just kinda “eh” in my mind. Boy was I wrong! OK, you know how a really good Bosc pear will have an almost floral quality to its scent/flavor? This tea somehow captures that. These French teas, man…something magical about them :)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, how convienient, I also have a sample of this from Dexter, yay! You make it sound really good Stephanie, will be hard to resist it, it is screming at me right now, drink me, drink me!!!

Starfevre

I have more of this if you want another sampler. I wasn’t too enthused about it.

Stephanie

Wow it even re-steeps well! Dang, Starfevre, you’re so generous! I’m sending you some surprises this coming week but I haven’t picked them out yet…

Starfevre

I also have a caramel and jasmine tea from Fauchon that I hated very much.

Stephanie

:-O that sounds amazing…

Starfevre

I don’t think there was anything wrong with the tea. I think I just hate jasmine.

Stephanie

I lurve me some jasmine :)

Starfevre

I’ll send you some then.

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drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
912 tasting notes

This tea is hard for me to measure! The leaves remind me of pine needles…so I usually end up guessing how much to use.

Anyway, I love a sweet creamy vegetal green tea, and this one has the added bonus of occasional twinges of tart cherry sneaking in occasionally. Very complex and delish! Happy Friday everybody!!

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VariaTEA

This short tasting note is every so heartbreaking

VariaTEA

*ever so heartbreaking

Courtney

I have some Stephanie :) I can send it your way!

Stephanie

At least I can still buy Creamy Eggnog :) consoles myself

Stephanie

Aww, Courtney did you not like it??

Courtney

Not so much for me, but I’m not huge on greens yet.

Stephanie

Well, I’ll gladly take it off your hands if you really want to send it. Hope I can return the favor :)

Butiki Teas

Stephanie-This one will be in stock only for a month very shortly. :)

VariaTEA

That is very exciting. This one is sooo good. I also really liked Nutmeg Cream.

Butiki Teas

VariaTEA-That one will be in stock as well. This will be happening very very soon and will be in stock only until the end of February.

VariaTEA

Ooooh I am so excited. I should probably try all my other Butiki teas so I know what I want to restock once I am ordering.

Butiki Teas

VariaTEA-It will be slightly different though as we are no longer stocking one of the base teas but it won’t be different by much.

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I can’t believe how fast I’ve been sipping through my Mandala teas…I’m going to try really hard to make it a few more weeks before I place an order. My cupboard is FULL. Anyway, I love this one. I’m not sure I ever want to explore other shengs because this one is so interesting I could drink it daily and never get bored!

Kamyria

Oh that’s the one that I’m dying to try… I love sheng in general and I have a feeling that I’m going to love this one a lot too.

Sil

Kam..this one is amazing. at least in my humble opinion. it was the first cake i purchased.

Dexter

Ditto – love this one – ok love all Mandala pu’erh but this is my favorite sheng.

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