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drank Puerh Tuo Cha by Butiki Teas
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This is one of the more enjoyable straight puerh teas I’ve tried! I’m not a huge puerh lover but occasionally I get a craving for one. This particular one is smooth and not astringent or bitter at all. It is earthy, but not in a dank and mildewy forest floor type of way. It is more of a sunny summer’s day type of earthy. It makes me think of freshly tilled garden, or walking barefoot through the park. I am still on my first steep (I did do an initial rinse, too, which I discarded) but I am getting a note that reminds of a spice that I can’t quite put my finger on. Its like if cinnamon had a hippie cousin or something. Has anyone ever smelled Japanese aloeswood incense? Anyway, sorry this is so abstract. This is just how I have come to think about puerhs! :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

“if cinnamon had a hippy cousin” lol. You could probably turn that into a song!

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I had a really challenging day at work today. I drank various steeps of this tea throughout the day, too. Early steeps started out very much like Laoshan Green and transformed into a tasty green oolong with lots of nice sweet mineral notes as the day went on. I enjoyed it very much and I am glad I can taste Laoshan in it! I am a big fan of anything the He family makes apparently :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

It’s awesome when one tea can last the entire day! :-)

JustJames

this is also one of my faves, a true wonder as to how they accomplish the backwards sweet wash.

Stephanie

Laoshan magic!

JustJames

i actually steeped up the last of mine tonight so i could stuff the steeped leaves under chicken skin along with other herbs for dinner tonight. yum!

Rie

Glad you made it through the day. ^ -^

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I made a pot of this iced last night and tried it with my lunch today. Much better than the cheapo bagged decaf teas I normally drink iced! I’ll have to drink it hot some time and do a more detailed tasting note. I love that it is pesticide free and socially responsible, too! :D

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drank Snow Fairy by Della Terra Teas
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I decided to finish some older samples up today. This is still one of my top 3 faves from Della Terra. Too bad it is unavailable currently. Mostly pineappley with a hint of vanilla and lots of tasty light tea flavor :)

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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Well, I may have underleafed this tea. I find teas like this with extra large long twisty leaves difficult to measure! Also I’m at work so I know my water temperature was a little lower than it should have been. I will have to explore this tea further with proper steeping parameters! Having said that, I find this to be a very interesting straight black tea. Light and sweet with fruity overtones rather than the dark, roasty/malty blacks that I am accustomed to. I think this tea and I could become good friends but I’m not ready to slap a rating on it yet! :)

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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I really can’t handle much caffeine but this stuff tastes SO GOOD! I love the grassy guayusa flavor paired with all the lemony goodness. Smooth and well balanced! Perfect when I need something a little stronger and doesn’t seem to give me jitters like too much caffeine usually does. Love it!

JustJames

apparently guyasa us like puerh that way with its caffeine:high test, but slow release and no crash. can’t wait for my order to get here!!!!

Stephanie

Nice, looking forward to reading your reviews when you get to try them :)

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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Oh man, I am REALLY digging this tea! The primary flavor is strawberry, which being a Butiki blend is of course wonderful and very natural tasting. There is also a not overpowering at all ginger note, and some warm butter toffee goodness that pairs PERFECTLY with the nutty green dragonwell! SO glad I got it! Thanks Stacy :D This one is going to be one I re-stock when I run out for sure.

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drank Citrus Dream by Butiki Teas
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So excited that my Butiki order came! I spent all day outside in the 85 degree heat at a pretty sweet art fair, yet I still crave a hot bedtime tea. I really enjoy chamomile, and this is a really good one. I am not getting as much citrus as I expected. It’s cool though, pretty tasty anyway :)

JustJames

oh, mine’s on the way! i can’t wait!

Stephanie

:D :D :D

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