1108 Tasting Notes

I had to try this one. Forgive me for forgetting which box it came from!

I love Japanese greens but I’ve never had a Japanese black! I was unsure on steeping temp so I went a little lower than I would for another unknown black, just to be safe.

Not sure if I underleafed or if this one is suffering from its age? I feel like there is a lot of potential here and I would really love it if it was just a tad stronger tasting. It is a mild, somewhat nutty definitely black tasting tea, with some vegetal/mineral/sea elements that I enjoy in my Japanese greens. This is definitely something I would like to explore further. Bring on the Japanese blacks!!


Maybe I missed this one. Sure would’ve liked to try it.


Must have been in box #1. I still have 1 serving left. I’ll send it to you next time we swap! Unless I have procured a better Japanese black by then ;)


I’ve had Japanese oolong before but never a straight black, interesting…


Oh that’s OK. I’m not so curious :)


Huh, sounds interesting. I’ll have to start looking into Japanese blacks!

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Oh yum this is really good black tea. I’ve had so many good black teas lately it would be really hard to pick a favorite! I love sweet honey malty teas :) :) :)

Happy Friday Steepster!

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Thank you Marzipan for the sample!

Hmm, I’m not sure about this one. The chocolate notes are not strong. It isn’t spicy either but there is another flavor floating around that MIGHT be something peppery. But honestly? This reminds me of flavored pipe tobacco! WEIRD!

Anyway, Della Terra’s offerings are hit or miss with me. I’ve only had a couple of them I’ve really loved. Always fun to try new teas though :)

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Kenyan whites are really different! I like them. Malty and somewhat lemony. Savory yet sweet. Something about it reminds me of a mild darjeeling. Good stuff :)


Wow, that seems really unexpected for a white tea. Sounds interestingly delicious!


Butiki does sell a really good Kenyan White- White Rhino! it is really good


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Enjoying more of this interesting tea from Boychik since she sent me such a generous sample :)

Good for when I’m unsure if I am in the mood for black or puerh.


This generous sample came to me fr TeaExplorer. I’m glad you liked it.

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
1108 tasting notes

I should be sipping through samples but I was really craving this tea. Really hits the spot. One of my favorite teas ever!


I just got some of this in the mail,but I haven’t trried it yet.

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Well, this is better than Puerh #2 but nowhere near as good as Puerh #7. It is a rather bold sheng, with a tiny bit of smoke in the first steep, slightly bitter and astringent with some faint fruity notes. Drinkable but not something I’d seek out again by a long shot :)

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Blissing out on green teas today. This is another tasty one from the box!!!

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drank Gyokuro #2 by Educational TTB 2
1108 tasting notes

I’ve never met a gyokuro I didn’t like, and this is no exception :)

Sweet and green and slightly astringent. Now just waiting to see if the theanine kicks in!

carol who

Got to love that theanine kick!


I liked this one too :3

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