1112 Tasting Notes


I haven’t had this tea in forever! It is still VERY good. Yesterday I drank SO MUCH puerh, heh. (I may have been a tiny bit hungover, heh) Back to work today, and back to cold dreary January. Does anyone else get the post-holiday blahs? I need more tea! ;)

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I’m working a half day today and this has been my morning tea while I work. Always enjoyable! So creamy and rich and just astringent enough to be nicely balanced. I haven’t had any real Irish Cream in a few years, but now I want some!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 2013 :)

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I’ve had this tea several times now. I’ve been trying to write a tasting note, but I’m having a really hard time describing it. It is bright and sweet, and a little bit tangy. I’m definitely not getting “red velvet cupcake” LOL, but it is certainly a very nice sheng, without any funkyness.

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
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Ehh, this one is not my thing. Honestly, I think Honeybush is just a little too close to rooibos for me. Bummer! I love the idea of apple cinnamon tea…


I agree about the honeybush. Not that much different than rooibos to me.

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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Thank you so much CrowKettle for sharing some of this special tea with me! :D

It DOES have a really interesting combination of black tea and white tea characteristics. There is enough going on here to keep me rapt sip after sip! I would purchase some in the future, if my cupboard is ever low enough to allow it, lol.

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Back at work today and “detoxing” from all the holiday goodies with some shu. I’ve also drank the sheng a few times but haven’t found the words to write a note about it yet, LOL.

This one is much easier to describe. So clean and crisp! :)

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blacklog from Christmas!

I got to try the Zhen Qu version of this due to a generous gift from CrowKettle (I bought the oolong version, myself.) I think the dry leaf is so cute and curly :D

For some reason this is my favorite traveling tea right now so I steeped up a to-go cup yesterday for the hour drive to my in-law’s house for the holidays. I honestly couldn’t tell you which I prefer, the black or the oolong. They are both wonderful!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I finished my sample of this from BrewTEAlly Sweet yesterday. It was perfect!

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Very tasty Christmas Eve latte for breakfast thanks to the generous CrowKettle!

As suspected the pumpkin pie flavor DOES pair very nicely with white matcha. I drank this whisked with warm whole milk and a little bit of honey. Super rich and tasty :)


What is the white matcha base made of and what does it taste like? I haven’t heard of it before!


Basically they grind white tea into a powder instead of green tea like they do for normal matcha!

It tastes similar to white tea- soft and hay like and sweet :)

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This has been a really enjoyable cup this afternoon. Banana bread tea! It is helping me stay away from all the evil treats in the break room here at work…shakes fist at them

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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. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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