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95
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
1125 tasting notes

Sipdown. I am slowly finishing up my Butiki teas.
I enjoyed this one. The flavours meld well together, it is a fairly common flavour combination. This tastes like more of a fall tea for me though.

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85

I like that this tea isn’t over the top sweet.
However, it does get astringent pretty quickly as it cools.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Maple seems to be a tricky one to get right.

tigress_al

Yep, most of the time it’s way too sweet IMO

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88

Sipdown. It’s a crappy morning here for weather, snow in April….yuck. Seriously winter, we are done with you :(.
I really enjoyed this tea, the pumpkin wasn’t as “in your face” as a lot of other pumpkin blends.

Lala

Definitely a tea morning here :P So gross out.

Teatotaler

Oh my! We had frost here in Virginia last night. Unusual for us this far into April. I can’t even wrap my mind around snowfall this time of year!

S.G. Sanders

We’ve had rain, then snow, then rain, then snow….So lately it has been a large tumbler full of tea kind of time.

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95

Sipdown. I really enjoyed this flavour profile. It also held up well to resteeping

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95
drank Sweet Coconut Island by Zen Tea
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I needed another tea to cold brew without the dreaded hibiscus. I don’t mind hibiscus when it doesn’t overwhelm the tea, but it gets a little tiring when it is in EVERY fruit tea. Anyway, there’s none in this one so yay!
And really, I couldn’t pass up the 50% off sale they had in March. I have so much tea already, so what’s a little more right ;p. I picked up 100g of it because it was so cheap!

I cold Brewed this tea for about 20 hours. This tea is sweet coconut and pineapple. It tastes very tropical and almost like a pina colada, which is my favourite alcoholic drink. Yum

Mookit

Wow, that’s a long cold brew! Did it end up pretty strong in flavour?

Kristal

I totally agree on the hibiscus thing. I’m thinking in the summer I may go to a bulk store and buy dehydrated fruit pieces and make my own fruit blends without hibiscus. Also, I was looking around at a local tea shop and they sell individual herbs/ingredients including elderberries and orange peel, which may be fun to experiment with :)

tigress_al

Mookit— I usually cold brew my herbals for that long, I don’t find that they are super strong in flavour when brewed this way.
Kristal— keep me informed how your experiments work out! I was thinking of trying that too the other day!

Kristal

Will do! But it’ll prob be a couple months til I get to that- it’s still snowing here in my hometown and often under 0 Degrees Celsius :(

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95
drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
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I couldn’t pass up the sale that they had awhile ago. In the cart this went!
The leaf is not quite “pearl like”, but more like “snails” IMO.
The taste is slightly sweet with lots of malty, cocoa notes. Delicious.

I only steeped once because after my morning tea, I ate a whole bunch of Easter chocolate (I bought a bunch on sale on Monday….bad girl, I didn’t NEED that chocolate). Too much caffeine today to have another cuppa. But next time, I will definitely resteep.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
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I decided to cold brew this since I haven’t been having much hot tea lately. I am not sure why I hadn’t tried this before because this was awesome cold brewed!

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97
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown until they bring it back in the fall. I finished this off as a latte with a smidgen of real maple syrup. Delicious as usual.

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a fairly decent tea, it tastes like pistachio (lol, obviously right). It isn’t quite as creamy as I was hoping though and there isn’t that much black tea in here.
Overall, it is a decent tea.

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drank Monk's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this as a sample with my recent order. I am not sure what happened but the sample is a little crushed even though the package seemed to be packaged fairly well. In any case, I find this to be kind of an odd combination and it seemed to be more astringent than I was expecting. Maybe I will pick up a little to see if I can brew it again. I used the whole sample pack up already

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Hello,
I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.

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