113 Tasting Notes

88

Mmm delicious pineapple tea. Very true to flavour and the oolong still can be tasted.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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I have drank eggnog only a few times in my life. It’s not really part of the christmas traditions where I live but I remember liking it. This tea has the creamy mouthfeel and aftertaste I was expecting. It’s kind of sweet too. I like it a lot and it makes me want to try real eggnog again!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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88

This is definitely creamy and cantaloupy :) The aftertaste really feels like I just ate a piece of cantaloupe. It was very good, but what I like the most about this fruit is it’s sweetness so maybe next time I’ll add a little bit of honey to it and see if it tastes even better.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100

I received my Black Friday order from Butiki today, I’m so excited!! I ordered 16 teas so I didn’t know which one to taste first. I closed my eyes and picked this one randomly, what a great start!

The dry leaves smell like Werther’s hard candies, yum! The assam tea base is delicious. It’s malty and doesn’t have any bitterness. It’s wayyy better than the only other assam I’ve tried (Assam Banaspaty from Davidstea). The caramel taste is subtle and complements the black tea very well. I was expecting the flavouring to be more noticeable because of the very strong smell, but I realize it’s not really what Butiki is about.

I am used to artificially flavoured teas that don’t even taste like tea anymore. I was so tired of it that I decided a few months ago to stop buying flavoured teas. I made an exception for Butiki teas because I had heard they were amazing. Even if this is only my first cup of tea from them, I am already very impressed. This seems to be a completely different world of flavoured teas.

I was able to resteep this with still a lot of flavour left :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Yay, I got mine too…feels like xMas, doesn’t it?
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Oh, you’re gonna have lots of fun, you’ll understand quickly why her teas are soooo popular!
Happy tea tastings :-)

petitetouale

I feel like I’m going to experience a caffeine rush in the next few days! So many teas to try and I just can’t wait :P

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90
drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
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I like this one a lot. It’s similar to the Qing Pin tea from the same company. It’s very flavourful and not bitter at all. It has a cocoa smell but it doesn’t really taste like it. I prefer the Qing Pin over the Jin Pin just because I find the chocolate taste is stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

i second that!

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100
drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
113 tasting notes

I absolutely love this tea. I haven’t tried brewing it gong fu style yet, I used an infuser mug. It has very strong chocolate notes, even more than laoshan black from Verdant in my opinion.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

sooooo goood!

ifjuly

this is one of my favorites from yezi!

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80

This tea tastes kind of sweet and light. I doesn’t brew very dark compared to other pu’erhs. It’s not fishy, I rinsed it for about 30 seconds before steeping it.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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60

I feel kind of bad saying this but I am disapppointed with this one. I had it several times and I find it bitter even though I followed Den’s teas brewing instructions. The second infusion has a lot of flavour left and more sweetness to it, but still has a bitter aftertaste. Weirdly, I find that this tea isn’t as sweet as I am used to with other senchas. It is one of their most expensive senchas and they say on their website that it’s supposed to have a natural sweetness, but sadly I can’t taste it. I prefer their Sencha Fuka-midori over this.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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80

I’m not sure that I get why people recommend drinking pu’erh if you’re used to drinking coffee. The brew sure has a very nice dark colour, but I wish it was more full-bodied. I like this but I really have a hard time describing pu’erhs so I can’t say a lot about it. It smelt a bit fishy at first, but I rinsed it for 45 seconds before brewing it and it got rid of the fishiness. Then I steeped it for 2 minutes in a mug with an infuser.

I got a solid 3 infusions out of this and I’m sure I could get more. It was very good iced with a little bit of lemon and sugar.

Maybe it’s in my head but I’m starting to believe the chinese myths about medicinal properties of puerh. It really quenched my thirst and I felt refreshed after drinking several cups. I wasn’t as hungry as usual in the afternoon.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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85

I received my Black Friday order from this company today and I am impressed by how fast it got here and how nice it was packaged. I opened all the tea pouches because I was too curious to see and smell them and they all seem very high quality.

This is very good! Maybe it helps that I am eating caramel chocolate bark with it :) I find that this tea has no bitterness or astringency at all. I can’t really taste the smoky flavour though, maybe I didn’t steep it long enough (I didn’t follow Yezi Teas’ instruction to brew it gong fu style). I am not a scotch drinker so I can’t really comment on the similarities in flavour.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I started drinking tea only a few years ago and I enjoy it because there are so many different kinds to try. I love to step out of my comfort zone and taste a wide variety of flavours. I am very curious about the different types of tea and how they are processed. I also appreciate traditional or antique teaware.

This is how I rate teas:
100 : Extraordinary delicious
81-99 : Very good, I enjoy it a lot
66-80 : Good, but not in my favorites
51-65 : Ok, not impressed
36-50 :Disappointing but it isn’t bad
16-35 : I don’t enjoy drinking it
0-15 : Absolutely disgusting, I can’t drink it

In addition to being a tea drinker, I am a foodie, a traveler, an historical junkie, a geek that loves to play video games, a bookworm and a cat lover :)

English isn’t my first language so I hope I’m not butchering it too much!

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