1108 Tasting Notes


Oooh, first tasting note!

This tea exemplifies everything I love about Butiki teas. The delicious darjeeling base tea is wonderfully malty, nutty and very present within the blend. The flavorings taste totally natural and well balanced. It is almost like I added a shot of Irish cream to the tea, but without the alcohol tang. Also, I think the addition of marshmallow leaf is just perfect. Lovely and creamy and wonderful for breakfast today!


jealous! my order is so far away… lol


I agree, it is a great breakfast tea!

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I was afraid this was going to happen! Dangit, why does this tea have to be so good! I love good Puerh and this one has such a malty sweet toasty ricey goodness about it. Irresistible! Putting this one on my re-order list. Sadly my cupboard is exploding so no new orders for a while. I will have to savor what I’ve got of this one :)


This was the tea that inspired me to place my first Butiki order! Such a good tea. :)


It sounds gooood.


hahahaha just realised this was another tea i forgot to pick up with my order from stacy. ah well…there are still a few days, AND there will be new teas for an excuse to order again lol

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Thank you for the sample brewTEAlly sweet!

Smells like hazelnut coffee! But whoa…the taste is super artificial! And there is some licorice or something going on…bleh! Glad I got to try it but I’m going to have to dump it out. Wah wah.

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I had this for breakfast with an actual banana. Banana overload! :D

Best banana bread flavored tea!

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drank Da Yu Ling Oolong by Butiki Teas
1108 tasting notes

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I decided to try my new Gaiwan for the first time today and made this tea, also for the first time. I really love the Gaiwan! This tea ain’t half bad either ;)

The first steep was extremely buttery and reminded me of a good sencha. The 2nd steep had more of an oolongish vegetal yet floral vibe. All steeps were super sweet! Gongfu is fun! Getting to taste the tea evolve, and see the leaves unfurl. Good times! Thanks again for everything, Stacy :)

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So glad you are enjoying your new gaiwan and the teas too! You are going to love rediscovering your teas! Some teas taste vastly different in a gaiwan.


I am going to try some puerh in it next :)

I really like the glaze on the green gaiwan, BTW!

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Stephanie-I’m so glad! The green one is my favorite and I’m glad you like it too! Nice, I hope you enjoy your puerh!

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Hmm, this isn’t as bad as I was afraid it would be. I’ve got a strong aversion to fennel or anything with an anise like flavor! Licorice bleaarrghhh!


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drank Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
1108 tasting notes

How lucky I am to have received this tea in a swap with JustJames!

This tea is downright enchanting! It is all sweet citrus and berries with creamy floral overtones. Lovely stuff. Thank you so much for sharing JustJames :)


an artist’s tea….. a dreamer’s tea. you are more than welcome.

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I was all SQUEE! when I saw that a Dancong was part of this month’s classic club box! I was given a little bit of a phoenix dancong (not from Verdant) in a swap once, and it was my favorite dark oolong to date!

This particular Dancong is a little spicier than the one I fell in love with. The sweetness and complexity I love is there though. Floral or fruity at times, yet dark and creamy and roasty. MMMMMM!!! YAY DANCONG!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I knew you would love this months classics the moment I got them in the mail:)

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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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