1071 Tasting Notes

I gotta say, this one scares me a little. Not because of the spooky ghosts, but because it smells a bit like fruitloops or something, LOL.

Yeahhhhh, this one is not my thing! I’m getting blueberry candy flavor, but no chocolate. Kinda glad though, actually.

Thanks for sending me a sample to taste BrewTEAlly Sweet! :)

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drank Pumpkin Milkshake by Butiki Teas
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YUM! Having another cup of this delicious and seasonally appropriate tea today. I wonder how soon the art contest results are going to be announced! I’m trying not to get my hopes up but I’ve always got so many teas on my Butiki wish list :)

Here is my entry if anyone would like to see it https://www.etsy.com/listing/167380897/tea-mandala-12×12-canvas-wrap-ready-to

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I think we will announce results by the end of this week or beginning of next week. I need to get the art entries to the judges.


Oh cool :D I was wondering how that is going to work. YAY!

Terri HarpLady

That’s adorable! :)
I still haven’t tried Pumpkin Milkshake, & now the I have some money in my Playpal account, I’m itching to do a Butiki order…


no terri. not yet.


That’s beautiful!

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Thanks to Courtney for sending me a sample of this to try!

I’m very glad I got to try it. I think the flavoring is pretty good, but the marshmallow base is a little too weak for me. I think this would be wonderful on a genmaicha or decaf black base. I’m pretty picky about my herbals, I will say. There are only a few I actually really like.


Stacy’s may be reblending this with another base

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I’m enjoying this seasonally appropriate tea this afternoon from my surprise secret pumpkin box from BrewTEAlly Sweet :D

This smells like pumpkin spice with a hint of chocolate. Mmm, dessert! The base tea is smooth, the flavorings are realistic enough, and everything is pretty balanced. It is an enjoyable desserty treat!

Having all these new teas to try is great- it is keeping me from jonesing to make another tea order, lol. Yep, I’m a tea addict :P

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Yay I’m glad you enjoyed it I have yet to get to it:( I’ll try and wake up earlier than 3.30 am so I have time to make some tea to take to work!


Eewwww. That is really early!

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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Back at work today, boo! Courtney was awesome and sent me some extra of this tea she had laying around, so I’m enjoying a cup while I work to celebrate! One of my favorite strawberry teas :D

Thanks again, Courtney!

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I’m back! Camping was excellent. We picked the perfect weekend to go hiking in Indiana as the trees are just about at peak color here. It did get VERY cold last night though. We woke up with red noses and frost on the outside of the tents!! BBRRRRR!

Anyway, I got a sample of this with my most recent order. I’m very excited to try my 2nd Sheng! I only have Mandala’s Wild Monk to compare this to. My husband and I have been sharing the sample faux gongfu style. I set up the kettle to hold at the right temperature, and the leaves are sitting in a David’s Tea perfect steeper basket, and we will take turns each filling our little vintage pyrex cups halfway full of water, since they hold exactly 8oz each. The first couple of steeps are a little smokey, but not as smokey as Wild Monk. If Wild Monk is a light pine wood flavor, these purple buds are a richer darker oak or maybe apple wood. As the infusions continue the lingering fruitiness begins to build at the end of each sip. I thought of the Wild Monk as a tangy apricot, but this is a sour cherry/plummy/prune type fruit. Very rich and thick. There is a mushroomy note, but not an unpleasant one. I’m excited to see how many steeps we get total this afternoon. I think we are up to a dozen right now. YAY! I’m really getting to be fond of puerh!

Thanks Stacy!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box

This is one I’ve always meant to try! The flavors seem relatively mild. Not sure if the stuff in the tea box is getting old or it’s just a more subtle blend! Either way, this is an enjoyable morning cup!

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I got a really nice Secret Pumpkin package from BrewTEAlly Sweet yesterday, even though I hadn’t signed up because I’m so busy right now! She’s the sweetest!!!

Anyway, this is one of the tea samples she included. Sounds right up my alley as I love coconut AND almond! Oddly enough, I’m finding this one a little fakey, and the flavoring a tad too strong. I think it might be the chocolate flavoring? Anyway, it is drinkable for sure, just not my favorite. Might be nice as a latte :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet


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I’m going camping this weekend! YAY! Last night I packed up a couple of gallons of purified water and a bunch of teas to drink and share with my friends. (I love sharing tea with friends!) I chose teas that won’t mind boiling water, and teas that are nice and rich and highly caffeinated. It is going to get down to 30 degrees Saturday night, BRR! Hot rich tea will be perfect. Anyway- I packed…

Butiki Caramel Vanilla Assam
Butiki Organic Guayusa
Verdant Laoshan Black
Mandala Special Dark

Oh, and a little Butiki Citrus Dream for the evenings, though we’ll likely all be drinking beer and wine at night time. (OR hot cocoa with bourbon, HA!)



Ooh! Sounds like fun! Have a blast!


Thanks! I’m sure I will! :D

Terri HarpLady

Nice selection!

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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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