987 Tasting Notes

93

I am glad to have this back in my cupboard. It is so unique and different!

I am still unsure how to describe the taste though. I have never had sea buckthorn. It is bitter and sweet at the same time if that makes sense. It reminds me a little bit of chokecherry or Saskatoon berries maybe. It has a nice creamy aftertaste.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

That sounds delicious.

Sea buckthorn shows up a lot in higher end cuisine in Montreal. I think it may be one of the current foodie hot new things. I have had it in savoury dishes and found it extremely tart and a bit bitter. I liked it as a culinary accent. I think I would like sweetened too.

Fjellrev

This totally sounds delicious.

tigress_al

I have not sweetened it, but maybe I should try that next time!

I have lots of you want some!

Evol Ving Ness

Oh, I meant that the berries themselves are very sour, so the tea must have been sweetened with something else. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippophae

Thank you for your kind offer. Let’s see which way the TTB is going. I do already have a ton of teas to sample, so this is not something we need to worry about, but thank you.

tigress_al

Maybe I’ll throw some in the box then!

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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Sad sipdown :(

I think I enjoyed this tea more as it aged because the banana became less “banana” and more general sweetness. The toffee and coconut are a surprisingly good pairing. And of course, I enjoyed the premium Taiwanese Assam base.

Goodbye you delicious tea

Evol Ving Ness

Oh, this sounds like such a good one.

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95

I love this tea with a smidgen of brown crystal sugar. It really brings out the plum flavour. The cheesecake and brandy have lost most of their spunk, but are still there in the background. I am actually going to increase this rating a little (from 92) because this is probably my all time favourite plum tea.

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95
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
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This tea has lost quite a bit of the apple flavour, a little bit of the caramel is still here but not as good as it used to be :(. I still really enjoy this oolong base though and it resteeps well

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83

This is one of the free samples that I chose with my Black Friday order so that you Teavivre! I really enjoy Keemun teas, and this one is no exception. The snails are so pretty, dark and all curled up. I like watching them unfurl in my Steeper. The brewed tea is fairly dark.

The aroma is of baked sweet potatoes and it also translates into the taste as well. The mouthfeel is smooth with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

This tea is fairly expensive and there are other Teavivre Keemuns that I enjoy more than this offering, so it won’t become part of my permanent cupboard but I am happy to have tried it and certainly would not refuse a cuppa.

Resteeped for 5 minutes

Flavors: Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95

I have drank this a couple of times this last week but finally felt well enough to actually taste it! I still really enjoy this tea. And I feel that the flavour has held up fairly well.

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96
drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
987 tasting notes

I am still loving this tea. Tonight, I used my Bodum press and it worked really well. I threw in a splash of milk because what the heck, I like it best this way!

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100

950 notes!
This is always a pleasure to drink, one of my favourite teas. I think this is from August 2014 and it is losing its flavour but you better believe I will drink every last drop of this beautiful tea.

Daylon R Thomas

I am so jealous of all of you guys that got to have Butiki when it was still open. So many amazing teas that I can only dream of trying…

Evol Ving Ness

That said though, I can enjoy them in my imagination and my imagination is pretty vivid.

tigress_al

Indeed, Butiki is sadly missed :(
I would swap some teas, but they are already so old, I feel it wouldn’t be fair to you or the tea!

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83

Sipdown. I rather enjoyed this tea, especially with lemon, ginger, and honey added while I have been sick. Hopefully I will actually be able to taste my tea again soon.

Evol Ving Ness

I hope you are starting to feel better. So good to have all the ingredients on hand to comfort oneself while shaking off whatever slows us down.

tigress_al

Thank you Evol Ving Ness!

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90

The smell of this tisane is so good. It does help me feel better, so it does what it’s supposed to.
Blah I hate being sick :(

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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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