1111 Tasting Notes
ohhhh, I’m really not the best person to be writing the first note on this tea, haha. Welp, here goes nothing!
First off, thanks very much to boychik for the sample! I’m a moron and forgot to do a rinse before my first steep, which I did in my semi-western style. 1 min steep. I have never had a shu this sweet! I am assuming it is a shu?? I’m not even sure, it tastes so different…no dark woodsy musty notes, but definitely a fermented taste here. There is a faint taste of bamboo shoots…perhaps from the basket?
I’m not sure if this is something I’d want to drink regularly, but I’m enjoying it this morning and just appreciating how DIFFERENT it is. I will be interested to see if the next steeps change much flavor-wise.
I drank a to-go mug of this while I taught my block printing class this afternoon. It helped keep me alert but not jittery and tasted lemony and great! My class went really well but now I’m so tired and kind of have an adrenaline hangover headache, lol. I will feel much more confident if I get to do this again, and way less nervous the next time :)
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I’ve been saving my sample of this for a special occasion. I’m teaching my first class later today and I am SO NERVOUS! Looking for that theanine calmness :)
Anyway, of course this tea is amazingly sweet and smooth and vegetal. Very luxurious and velvety. Wish I could drink this more often! I do enjoy sencha as well but this is definitely a special treat!
Got my Butiki box today. YAY!!!
This reminds me SO MUCH of Good Morning Sunshine, minus the guayusa. It is very good, creamy, lemony, tasty tasty…but probably will not be a re-purchase for me. I get why everyone is raving about it though and am totally glad I tried it! :D
I got a nice sample of this from Jennkay Thanks!
I was extremely curious about a “premium” CTC tea…and on a quest to Try All the Butikis!
This was a very nice bold malty breakfast tea. I enjoy the flavor, but I only really get the one flavor note from it. I’m ok with that though, since that one single flavor is so nice! I will have no problem at all finishing the sample but I doubt it’ll be a re-buy for me. So many other nice black teas out there, even others from Butiki!
I had been hoarding the very last of this tea. I love all of Verdant’s Laoshan offerings, but this one is pretty high on that list :) It is so sweet and vegetal and tangy and creamy all at the same time. Sad to see it go but I know there’ll always be something from Laoshan in my cupboard so it’s all good.
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 :)
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 :)