912 Tasting Notes

Trying my first tea from the Verdant blend club I am sharing with BrewTEAlly Sweet!

Looks like a couple other people have written tasting notes on this one but no one wants to give it a rating! heh.

The spearmint and tulsi are the prominent notes here, with the warmer spices and puerh itself taking a back seat. Not a bad blend, but I think personally, this morning I was hoping for something with a stronger darker base note. I’m still on my first steep, so maybe the 2nd will have a little more oompf to it. I will give it credit for being very forest-like!

Like Bonnie said, I imagine this would be excellent chilled :)

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Sample sipdown again! Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet, this one was nice :)

It makes me excited to taste Butiki’s Champagne Rose Cream soon! :D

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Sample sipdown! This tea is really hitting the spot for me today. I was so busy this weekend I barely had a chance to sit down and enjoy a good cup! This is a really nice rich complex black tea that I would totally drink more of if I had some. I’m really looking forward to trying my half of the Verdant blend club box which should be arriving today! :D

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Another sad Butiki sipdown! I do have some other jasmine pearls laying around but none quite as good as these. These are my ultimate comfort tea. I’ve got a big art show opening tonight, and my favorite outdoor art fair of the year in the morning! Exciting/Stressful! Gotta get my zen on with these pearls today :)

Happy Friday Steepsters!

Butiki Teas

Good luck! :)

Stephanie

Thanks! :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Yay! Good luck!!! Did u enter anything?

Stephanie

I’ve got one piece in the art show tonight, and a booth at the art fair tomorrow…which is looking like it might get postponed to Sunday for rain!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ooooohhhh good luck!!!! And aw man! What’s the booth?

Stephanie

At the booth I’ll be selling basically all of my art that I can. I’ve let my etsy store get pretty empty but lots of this stuff plus others, including canvas wraps of my new tea mandala! http://evilducky77.etsy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201079153234015&set=a.1352411883383.2051400.1023981242&type=1&theater

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Love them!!!!! I love that chrysanthemum block print!!! In love!!!

Stephanie

Thanks! :D

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drank Hojicha by Yamamotoyama
912 tasting notes

Today I have been drinking cheap bagged tea because last night I burnt my tongue on some (presuambly) delicious Indian soup I made and it STILL hurts and my taste has been dulled :(

Usually if I burn my tongue it feels fine the next day! This is too weird!

Stephanie

Having said all that, I do find this cheap Hojicha oddly comforting! The roastiness reminds me a bit of genmaicha :)

Dexter

Hmmm interesting, I have some hojicha I haven’t tried, really should dig that out and give it a go if it’s like genmaicha.

K S

Hope the burn heals quickly. I hate it when that happens. Yamamotoyama is one of my favorite cheapster steepsters and this hojicha has been in my stash for quite a while.

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Finishing off my swap sample of this one from BrewTEAlly Sweet

This tea is pretty brilliant. Even a mediocre pu-erh base pairs really well with chocolate and chai spices! Not many teas from Della Terra impress me this much. I think this one and Walnut Brittle are my favorites. 2nd faves are the discontinued Snow Fairy (Vanilla Pineapple White) and the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Absolutely love oatmeal raisin cookie!!

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I was in the mood for something vegetal this morning, and this creamy greeny milk oolong is hitting the spot. Hurray for Oolong Sampler pack from Teavivre!

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Another super sad Butiki sipdown! Hoping to re-stock this one soon. It is wonderful for Fall! I love nutty teas so much :)

JustJames

i sat there snacking on the nuts like a squirrel afterwards, lol.

Stephanie

The flavored pecans are SO GOOD! It would be a shame to waste them ;)

ifjuly

agreed, the nuts are an awesome snack.

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Swap sample sipdown!

I’m enjoying this very much today. I think I’m getting the hang of how to brew these loose puerhs. Now I just need to order some more of it :)

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I am finally trying a sample of BrewTEAlly Sweet’s favorite tea, Victorian Vanilla!

It has a mild black tea base and soft vanilla and rose flavoring. It’s drinkable, but not blowing me away or anything. I love trying new teas, though :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You have to mess with the water temp and steep time for the perfect cup! And I promise you will love it. It is very simple though. Maybe that’s why I love it.

Stephanie

We all have our favorites :) I will admit I oversteeped this!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha true. And there u go:)

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