1084 Tasting Notes


Sample sipdown! Found this one in my desk drawer at work. I think it was from BrewTEAlly Sweet ages ago!

Good stuff. So rare for me to like a vanilla tea, much less one with lavender. A testament to Stacy’s blending wizardry, I suppose! I’d re-order this one but I slightly prefer the Good Morning Sunshine for my flavored guayusa kick :)


I can’t make up my mind on those two blends! I thought The Killer’s Vanilla would be good for starting off an all-nighter, while Good Morning Sunshine would keep me awake long enough to physically hand in the paper later in the afternoon.. Maybe that’s too much guayusa.


hahaha :)


Blending wizardry is right.

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WOW this is good shu! Extremely sweet and flavorful but not “dirty” tasting at all. A little nutty and creamy, too. I will enjoy drinking this one all day. Thanks very much boychik :)


I’m happy you like it. I wouldn’t know about it if TeaExplorer wouldn’t send me a generous sample. After I got the whole cake. It’s very pleasant, sweet and full of flavor.


Yes! Exactly. It is hard to describe the flavor but it is very flavorful :) Thanks for sharing!


Yeah i have heard good things on this one.

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Today I’m having a sample of the Oolong version of this tea, gifted to me by kaylee :)

I am not sure which version I like of this tea better. Both are quite tasty! Tastes kind of like Autumn to me. Sorry for the brief notes today, this week has been crazy at work and I just haven’t had the energy to be verbose! Normally I get a few nice breaks during the day to read and write tasting notes and drink a lot of tea which is awesome. Slightly less of that this week, but enough to get by I suppose :)

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I was SO excited to see some of these in my package from boychik! They are one of my top fave black teas of all time, and they are really hitting the spot this morning. So rich and bold and sweet :) Yes!!! Thank you boychik

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This tea sample is courtesy of boychik who is so lovely and generous with me :)

I guess I’m continuing with my theme of the day which is TOO MUCH CAFFEINE. I had some matcha for breakfast and didn’t log it, a green tea mid morning, and then some Turkish coffee at lunchtime. Add some keemun to all this and I’m WAY over caffeinated for the day! heh

This is my first “Damn Fine” tea (I think?) and it is damn fine, indeed! Very complex, rich, full bodied and malty yet also has some floral notes on top. I’m not really getting any smoke from it, but I’m fine with that! YUM

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I should send you samples of others A&D. It is Damn Fine Tea!

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Oh wow, this is a lovely tea! Green tea with a floral black currant? YES!

I think this was from kaylee…thanks so much for the sample! This is right up my alley :)

Super classy, well balanced, and natural tasting.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
1084 tasting notes

I have lots of samples from various Steepsters I should be tasting, but I was really in the mood for this one this afternoon. It is really hitting the spot! It is rainy and a little chilly here, and this is just perfect! :)

Makes me want to make some maple pecan scones tonight, too…heh.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Mmmm, scones!

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Oh my goodness! This is another custom version from kaylee, and OMG I think I like it even better than the original!

This is an oolong version…it is even creamier somehow. Very, very nice.


Glad you like it!

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kaylee was kind enough to send me a sample of her custom version of this tea with Organic Huangshan Mao Feng as the base!

Wow this is a completely different tea…I really like this green tea. However, I do strongly prefer the original darjeeling base.

Thank you so much for letting me try it, kaylee!

Gosh I was so busy this weekend I basically wasn’t on Steepster at all! Did I miss anything exciting?


It’s amazing how much different bases can change a tea!

You didn’t miss much. I think a lot of people were busy.


I think I will have to request the Irish cream cheesecake as a sample with my next Butiki order (whenever that will be… Must get rid of lots of “meh” teas first


Sorry whatshesaid…It’s not actually available right now! The original darjeeling base was not well received (I loved it though!) So I think they are re-working it with another base tea :)


Ohhhh booooo. Yeah I thought I read some not so great reviews on it, well nice that they’re trying to tweak it! I will wait, maybe by the time I’m ready to order :)

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Another night time themed tea today!

Very grateful that keychange gave me a sample of this. It sounded better than it is…the honey flavor leaves a weird after taste. It isn’t terrible, just a little weird/artificial tasting. shrug this is why I love swapping samples!


Yup! try all the tea!

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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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