916 Tasting Notes

95

All hail the Queen!

So happy to have this one again. So rich and tasty, even unsweetened, which I just love about it. does the Butiki happy dance

Cameron B.

Just watched the newer Alice in Wonderland yesterday! DOWN WITH THE BLOODY BIG HEAD!

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90

My Butiki order came yesterday! YAY!!! Happy Butiki day to everyone else enjoying birthday orders today, too!

I had to try this one first, after how good Stacy made it sound. It does not disappoint! Good darjeelings remind me of a cross between a black and a white tea. It has some delicious qualities of both. It is very smooth and has NO astringency. I find I actually prefer a little bit of astringency in my teas sometimes but this is pretty magnificent! The flavor is on the lighter side but the body of the liquor is somewhat thick.

I am enjoying tasting how the flavor is changing as the cup cools. This tea is complex and has a lot to offer :)

Stephanie

Resteep was tasty too, woot

mj

Wihslisted!

mj

*Wishlisted haha

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87

Green tea day continues! This one is roasty toasty yet light and has that awesome matcha kick which I need for a Monday afternoon pick-me-up :D

Cameron B.

Hooray for genmaicha! :D

KiwiDelight

Such a good genmaicha. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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98

Sample sipdown! This was from inranger

So so soooo good. Also, I think I’m going to make myself drink all green teas today for a change of pace :) It might be fun to pick a different type of tea for each day this week actually!

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Ohhhhh, that explains it. I finally tried this one over the weekend. I didn’t know what it was but that something in the blend didn’t agree with me. It is icky icky rooibos! My archnemesis!!! Sorry Marzipan and thanks for the sample. I’ve got a couple of cups left, if anyone would like them.

Cheri

This is one I’d like to try, if you want to share. Let me know if I have anything in my cupboard that interests you. (I do think that Brenden has eliminated rooibos from this blend now, but originally it was there.)

Cameron B.

I have the “new” version which is sans rooibos, if either of you want to try that. :)

Stephanie

I’ll totally send it to you, Cheri! Let me know if anything else in my cupboard appeals to you. I’ve got a couple of things on your wish list I could send along, too. PM me! :)

Cheri

Thanks!

Marzipan

No wonder I wasn’t a fan! I hate that both of those that I bought not so long ago already have new and improved versions. I mean it’s good that they do, but …you know.

Stephanie

Yeah, darned rooibos! Bleh.

Sarsonator

Rooibos haters of the world, unite!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Improvements are a non-stop thing! I’ve given up entirely on the concept of “finishing” a blend. ;-)

Stephanie

Well, SOME people actually do like rooibos, from what I understand, heh.

Marzipan

Poo – bios

Cheri

(I kinda like it. Shh. Don’t tell.)

Sarsonator

I don’t mind it. I guess I can take it or leave it

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I had a lovely gongfu session with this tea this afternoon. I did not take detailed notes but man this one is great! So apricotty and tangy and delicious. Shengadelic!

mrmopar

Yes it’s a good one!

Butiki Teas

I definitely need to incorporate ‘shengadelic’ into my vocab. :D

SWApilot

Sounds great. I am looking forward to the notes.

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drank Caramel by TeaGschwendner
916 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Marzipan!

This is a very true to caramel favor. It is very good! I think it would be my fave caramel black tea if not for Butiki’s caramel vanilla Assam being superior.

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93

I ordered this as a free sample with my last TeaVivre order. It is very good stuff :)

Glad to have more of it!

looseTman

Stephanie, Agreed! My 2013 sample was excellent! – http://steepster.com/looseTman/posts/23388. Was your sample from 2013 or 2014?

Stephanie

I will check at home and let you know. I packed it in a bag and brought it with me to work without the packaging :)

looseTman

Thanks, that’s very kind of you!

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