818 Tasting Notes

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I had an idea to turn this tea into a bath tea and it turned out marvellous! I am not a fan of lavender in tea, but in a bath, it is so relaxing. So I put Epsom salts, tea, a tiny bit of lavender essential oil, and some baking soda as a skin softener.
Ah, now that’s one glorious bath!

Terri HarpLady

That’s awesome!
I should try doing that with some of the teas I don’t really care for :)

tigress_al

Yep! I heard white tea is supposed to be good for your skin so I figured what the heck! Might as well try it

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93

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!?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

I also love their Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant but it’s so much more fruity and chocolaty, it’s hard to compare. I just keep both cause they each serve their purpose!

Terri HarpLady

I have only tried the Orb. Superfine Fragrant Keemun. I need to try this one too. :)

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94

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.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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82

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.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Went to the farmers market today and had tea infused ice cream …. A-MAZ-ING! That is all

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92

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.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaVivre

It presents aroma of sweet potato when brewed,tastes smooth and mellow with sweet aftertaste.

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95

I just have to add that this is excellent cold!!!

Sil

I should try this cold sometime…

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95

Mmm…..delicious! This tea is so calming and relaxing. Pecan notes are prevalent with that buttery, smooth, sweet maple. The oolong base was a wise choice for this tea.
Resteep at 4.5 minutes was still good, however, it did lose a lot of sweetness.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95

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!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

this one is really delicious

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Hello,
I am a nurse, I love to do so many things: reading, card making, scrapbooking, photography, playing with my nieces, shopping, and of course TEA!

I only started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I had a DavidsTea for the first time and have been obsessed ever since! My favourite is probably white but I have black every morning to wake me up! I enjoy most flavours out there! My favourite flavours are nutty, fruity, chocolate, jasmine, tropical.

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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