818 Tasting Notes
Mmmm, so delicious. I used 1 tsp of leaf for this cup.
This Keemun is so smooth with some sweet fruity notes and a tiny bit of malty smoke in the background somewhere.
It is good chilled as well.
I am going to have to compare Teavivre’s Keemuns because I am going to have to keep one of them stocked for sure!
Which level of Keemun is most preferred by you Steepsterites!?
Thank you so much to Angel at Teavivre for these free samples!
This tea is a very green oolong with lingering buttery notes of fresh spinach and greens. It tastes very fresh and sophisticated.
The second steep at 2 minutes was my favourite steep, with a little bit less vegetal notes and a little more sweetness.
The third steep at 3 minutes is still delicious.
I think I prefer the Anxi TGY or the Monkey King but I would certainly not turn down a cup of this and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I was very curious about this tea because pineapple is one of my favourite fruits. So I ordered a sample!
I used the whole package, so I guess 4 tsp.
Once brewed, this is super strong and it is really weird drinking this hot. Resteep at 10 minutes.
I chilled both steeps together overnight.
Chilled, this tea is much improved. It tastes like tart pineapple fruit punch. I added a tiny bit of sugar and it helped a little bit. It is an alright tisane. However, still not my fav, I much prefer their blueberry fruit tea. I am glad I got to try it though.
This is another good tea, with true flavours that don’t taste even a pinch artifical, pure genius!
A good black base lends some body to the nuttiness and it is smoothed out a little by the banana.
This is a lovely tea. However, I am not the biggest fan of banana teas for some reason. I don’t know why because I love banana. But, of course, I need to try as many Butiki teas as I can!
So, this one, banana oolong (DavidsTea), and monkey fart (52teas) are the only banana teas that I can tolerate so far.
Resteep at 3.5 minutes.
I used 2tsp for this session.
Sweet potatoe notes are the most prominent in this cup with slight caramel notes and a sneaky bit of citrus somewhere in the background. I am not sure if anyone else is getting citrus notes (I didn’t read the other notes first this time), or if it is just crazy me.
Resteep at 2minutes was a little less grainy, which was also delicious.
I really enjoy white teas and this one was no exception. It is slightly sweet with fresh pineapple and that creamy note that Stacy always blends so well. Oh wait….what is that….it’s the cilantro but it is not overpowering or too strong. Delicious. I NEVER would have thought to pair these together!
It isn’t quite as good as my beloved Flowery pineapple oolong, but it is definitely up there!
Resteeped for 4 minutes was also great!