847 Tasting Notes

92

Just opened my FRESH package of this tea from a joint order with BrewTEAlly Sweet Could this be the perfect cinnamon tea? Perhaps…perhaps…

Bonnie

The resteeping of this is one of the best.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You’re making me crave this one but I MUST get thought his traveling tea box so it can be on its way this week!

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95
drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
847 tasting notes

I am up early and working from home today. Thank goodness, since we’re still covered in ice and snow here!

To be honest, I chose this tea this morning because I thought it would pair well with the banana and small pile of Nutella I’m eating for breakfast…and it does! :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha sounds like my kind of breakfast

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94

I was EXTREMELY lucky to have been gifted a bit of this tea. Thank you BrewTEAlly Sweet! You’re the best!

I was allowed to go home from work early today due to the winter storm, so I’ve been relaxing with a gongfu session this afternoon http://twitpic.com/dnt1nh

WOW. So smooth…so much honey flavor! Almost a floral honeysuckle but not quite. Also very rich and lightly malty. SO very very good! I’m so happy I got to try it :) :) :)

Kaylee

That cup is gorgeous!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Yay I’m glad you liked it! I would have sent more if I knew you liked it that much:) or at least bought more when it was available. It’s the special budset edition.

Stephanie

Kaylee- the cup is also from Verdant. They have a few left but be warned, it is a TINY cup! http://verdanttea.com/teas/jingdezhen-lotus-and-fish-tea-cup/

Megan- Dude, I have so much tea right now it is ridiculous! So while it is a nice thought I’m kinda glad you didn’t send me more! :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha okay good:) and that cup! I almost bought that on black Friday for you… good thing I didn’t… what are the odds?

Kaylee

1 oz capacity! That’s like 2 sips/cup!

Stephanie

Yeah, it’s probably a “tasting cup” :)

Super cute but not very practical for me personally! Though I did use it today!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

It’s good for things like the traveling tea boxes! Quick sip downs! Ha ha

Sil

lucky steph! i missed out on getting to grab this one..too slow (not that i need more tea) haha

Bonnie

Lovely!

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90

Another comforting Butiki tea to get through my snowy snowy day at work :)

This might be my favorite from the new batch of flavored teas just released…they have all been wonderful though!

Courtney

I’m so excited to get this one :)

keychange

Me too!!

ifjuly

this is my favorite of the new ones so far too. yum!

Fjellrev

I’m so glad to hear this! I have some coming.

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92

Good tea. Very comforting in this scary weather! Southern Indiana got hit with an ice/snow storm…but I’m at work today. Luckily my coworker with a Jeep gave me a ride. We do a lot of work for the funeral industry, so even though I’m just a graphic artist the show must go on! I’m hoping it doesn’t get much worse because I have to work on Saturday and Sunday, too. What is up with adulthood ruining snow for me? I used to love snow so much! :(

keychange

Quote:What is up with adulthood ruining snow for me? I used to love snow so much! :(.
Such truth! I used to love it, too. Now I only appreciate it when I’m indoors.

K S

Snow used to get you out of school, and when you fell you got right back up without having to bandage anything up. Hate winter.

We have about 6" on the ground with some icy stuff underneath. My wife said this morning it is the first time she is glad I don’t have a job at the moment. I don’t recall if I have asked before – I am halfway between Indy and Louisville, which direction are you?

Stephanie

K S – I’m southwest of you, on the ohio river right across from Kentucky. We’ve got ice with 10" of snow on top now!

K S

Stephanie – when this started yesterday, I watched the radar and saw the sleet and ice you got reach our county line then go North of us. By the time it actually hit us the upper atmosphere was cold enough it had turned to mostly snow. We have now gained a couple more inches.

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90
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
847 tasting notes

I made this into tea syrup the other night- I brewed 1 cup of tea triple strength, and then simmered the tea with 1/2 cup of sugar and let it cool. Now I’ve been adding a few spoonfuls of it to club soda…HOLY CRAP SO GOOD!

It tastes like strawberry rhubarb cream soda with a hint of tea. dies

Everyone should try this!!!

However- when I was putting the dry leaf in the steeper, I came across a particularly large piece of bunny graham…and made the mistake of nibbling it. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! bleh! I had to rinse off my tongue LOL

moraiwe

Yay! Tea soda for everyone!

Stephanie

:D :D :D

Roswell Strange

I guess I’m adding this on my list of things to make into tea sodas (along with DAVIDsTEA’s Coconut Grove, Butiki’s Root Beer Float, and 52Teas’ Very Big Hill Dew Honeybush).

Sil

so happy people like this blend heh

Dinosara

Will definitely have to try this… I’ve been thinking about tea sodas recently!

TeaBrat

wow, I should try this!

Veronica

Brilliant! I need to try this.

Fjellrev

Awesome idea!

caile

This sounds so good!!

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92
drank Lychee Oolong by Butiki Teas
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This is the perfect lychee tea! Lychee + light and floral oolong = perfect!

JustJames

this one is ALWAYS in my cupboard.

Fjellrev

I KNEW I should have ordered it last week haha.

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Of course this is a fantastic TGY! Thanks for sharing some with me BrewTEAlly Sweet :)

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94

Still my favorite herbal blend so far. I’m sure i will be drinking plenty of it this winter!

Bonnie

Love this blend! I can add puerh or laoshan black when I want to which makes it versatile.

Stephanie

That sounds good! I’m picky and don’t like many caffeine free teas/tisanes so I usually save this one for nighttime :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Still can’t believe it ha ha

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Is this still the pack I gave you?

Stephanie

Nah, I finished that one ;) I’ve only got about half an ounce left of my other packet though!

Thanks for sending it along, btw.

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94

First tasting note! Thank you Stacy for including a sample of this with my recent order :)

Fans of sencha, this tea is for you! Smooth and sweet and grassy without being bitter or overly astringent, this tea does have strong asparagus notes, and a tart cherryish taste too. SO GOOD I am loving it!

TeaBrat

oooh, this sounds yummy

Stephanie

I love how complex it is…so much going on here :)

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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.

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