2585 Tasting Notes

75
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
2585 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (155)

I really loved this when I first had it and then I fell out of love with it. In an attempt to use up the leaf fast, I cold brewed it. Surprisingly, I really started enjoying it again when done this way. Today, I have both a cold and hot brew and though both are good I think I prefer drinking it cold. However, now it is gone and I don’t know how quickly I will be restocking it after going through over 60 g of it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Vwinsloe

You know, I find that if I try to drink this when it is too hot, it is almost flavorless. Then as it cools in the cup, the aroma and the flavor develop.

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Sipdown!! (156)

Thank you Josie Jade for the chance to try this tea. As I said last night, it is definitely one of the better Adagio teas I have tried. Alas, I got distracted and let this steep for an additional 15 seconds and the astringency is already creeping in :(

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cavocorax

Boo! I have more (I think?) in my adagio order so if you want to give it another shot later on, let me know!

VariaTEA

Aww thank you but I think I am okay. I had a cup yesterday that was good but I am okay without it.

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80
drank Strawberry Field by CaesarsTea
2585 tasting notes

When I first tried this tea, I had it hot and it was vegetal and had just a hint of strawberry flavor. In a desperate attempt to use up the leaf quicker, I decided to cold brew it – no that cold brewing uses more leave per ounce but rather if I am not enjoying it, it is easier to drink it down quickly.

However, despite my worries, this ended up being an awesome cold brew. The vegetal base disappears to the background and the strawberry flavors take center stage. More than that, papaya flavors also appear making for a tasty, juice-like drink. Yum!

Flavors: Berries, Grass

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
2585 tasting notes

Sad, sad sipdown. (157)

My caffeine-free options seem to be dwindling by the minute. This is one I really enjoyed. the marshmallow leaf base makes this fluffy and sweet and helps to keep the mint from being over powering. Furthermore the chocolate in this is a nice milk chocolate flavor that helps make this creamy and smooth.

I may have been checking Butiki’s website daily (okay, hourly) waiting for Nutmeg Cream and Eggnog & Pralines to be posted. Once that happens I can place an order and get more of this tasty treat. Hopefully, I will also be able to add a fair amount of Birthday Cake to that order as well. Then I would be in caffeine-free heaven.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

i’m guessing new teas may not be posted until stacy gets back from vacation

VariaTEA

I know but I can still dream :P

MissB

Yea, last I heard it’ll be a bit before she can make some more Birthday Cake.

VariaTEA

Then I will just have to stock up on this to hold me over

Butiki Teas

So, I am probably not supposed to mention this but the new teas will be posted on Monday. Monday is the last day to order before my vacation starts. So, it is possible to get teas before I leave. The birthday cake will probably be after vacation though unless I can get an accurate account of how much is needed to make today.

Sil

hahahaha

MissB

Oh? I’d sent you a note via Steepster Stacy, saying 8 oz (if I remember correctly? It’s been a bit). Was more wondering still if we needed to all order it through one person, or make our own orders. For me though it can wait – perhaps it can’t for VariaTEA! ;)

VariaTEA

I do miss it but luckily I am a patiant person so I don’t mind waiting.

Butiki Teas

MissB-Just sent you a message. Sorry, my Steepster messages are kind of a nightmare at the moment. I just sent you a message. I’m trying to coordinate with a few other people that sent me private messages saying they would like to purchase some Birthday Cake.

Cavocorax

Oh, would Hello Sweetie be showing up any time soon? :O

Butiki Teas

Cavocorax-We are doing a special preview for the month of February where anyone that purchases one of the Amoda blends will receive a 2 cup sample. Then starting in March it will be available full-time.

Cavocorax

Awesome! :D Thanks

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Sipdown!! (158)

Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this with me. This tastes like a typical herbal tea, minty and nice but not something I ever crave. For that reason, it won’t be a restock but it is certainly enjoyable enough.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

stop. drinking.

VariaTEA

Haha. It seems like I am an alcoholic. If it makes you feel any better, I have emptied out my sipdown box (with the exception of one tea) which means sipdowns won’t be so easy anymore.

OMGsrsly

You made me laugh, Sil! Stop it! :D

Sil

i have maybe 2-3 left that are easy sipdowns…unless i want to drink a lot of matcha.. puerhs never count as easy for me since i drink a TON with one little itty bitty piece..

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78
drank Ceasars Provence by CaesarsTea
2585 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (159)

I thought I had more of this but apparently there was merely enough for one cup. This is similar to Jessie’s Tea but with the addition of berries. Personally I prefer Jessie’s Tea but I know my roommate prefers this. It is always interesting to see how tastes can differ. Well this is gone now and I may or may not see it again.

Flavors: Berries, Coconut, Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Thank you Josie Jade for sharing. This is truly a tasty cup. The blackberry is the most prominent flavor but the vanilla and cream are detectable as well. There is no astringency and the base is mellow and in the background, as it should be. This is certainly one of the better Adagio blends I have had.

Flavors: Berries, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

i like this one too

Terri HarpLady

oooh, that sounds delicious!

Sil

it’s decent terri…at least as far as adagio goes… i only wish it was a high quality base..then it could really rock..

Terri HarpLady

Wouldn’t it be great if you have an option of choosing a base with Adagio teas?

Sil

ooorrrr…..making the same blends through a different company? bwahahaha sorry. but i have been thinking about seeing is stacy could make some sort of fruity vanilla tea for me..

strawberry vanilla? blackberry vanilla? caramel pear?

VariaTEA

I love how everyone (and by that I mean at least 3 people) is talking about a Caramel Pear Butiki tea.

Sil

yeah stacy was making one…but it defeated her temporarily….

Terri HarpLady

I still want Stacy to make me a ‘bilbo brew’ type blend, we just haven’t really gotten on it yet.

Terri HarpLady

I’d go for Caramel pear…sigh…

Sil

omg testing finally done…. i can sleep now… soo tired…

Roswell Strange

Caramel Pear Pecan! Do want

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70

Sipdown!! (160)

This cup is a touch vegetal but not overwhelming. The almond flavor is present and the coconut helps sweeten it so it is reminiscent of a biscotti. It is certainly tasty but I don’t think I enjoyed it enough to restock.

Flavors: Coconut, Nuts

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I had sent this to people but never actually tried this myself. Now having experienced it for the first time I can say that it definitely delivers on its name. It is creamy. It is coconutty. And there is certainly a buttery white chocolate sweetness. It is almost too sweet for me – enough to stop me from ordering it again but not enough to ruin the cup.

Flavors: Butter, Chocolate, Coconut, Cream

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Cherry Jubilee by Herbal Infusions
2585 tasting notes

Thank you Cavocorax for sharing but the more I drink this, the more medicinal it tastes :(

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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