535 Tasting Notes

I was excepting something different and exotic with the Yak Butter but it wasn’t much different from the milk teas I was having earlier.
I’m not sure what yak butter tea suppose to taste like, I’ve only had cow and goat butter teas, it don’t really taste much like a butter tea to me, but it does have a buttery smooth kinda mouthfeel.

It has that same little twang that all these instant milky teas have and it’s super creamy and smooth and not too sweet, not quite as sweet as the milk teas.

I didn’t get the salty one, I want to try it now tho :)


I’m so happy you reviewed this. I am really interested in Yak butter teas. I have no idea why, because I don’t eat butter, but I find these fascinating. My boyfriend wants to try these, so they may end up in my house soon anyway!


Excellent note, thanks! I have a box of the salty version that I bought for a Buddhist friend who wants to start making yak butter tea. I figured we could always add sugar but I don’t how much salt to put in. I also ordered a Xiaguan Tibetan Flame mushroom (2007, I think) for my friend to make the real thing, but we are going to use the boxed tea to get some idea of how it should taste first. Your note is helpful. I am not sure if I can take the real yak butter tea. My friend is from India so I am not worried for him so much.


So jealous!


Funny you should mention this. I’d been wanting to try the real salty-and-buttery deal for a long time, so my beloved got me a gift certificate to the Rangzen Tibetan (http://www.rangzenrestaurant.com/) restaurant near us in Cambridge, Mass. First of all, the food was absolutely terrific. Even my kids were raving about it. The tea? Well, what can I say? Poecha tastes exactly as described on the menu “Traditional Tibetian [sic] tea blended with butter, milk and lightly salted.” For those of us accustomed to unadorned tea, the addition of butter and salt is, well, startling. It wasn’t bad tea, but I’d say it’s definitely an acquired taste that I have not yet acquired. I am absolutely thrilled, however, that I got to check that one off my tea life list. as I told my kids, it’s a new experience, and one should never pass up an opportunity to try something new.


Yak, buffalo are kinda like cows I think


I’ve been tasting Wisconsin butters and bought a log of Amish butter to make the tea.

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Ok So I maybe i’m a bit carried away this morning with the instant powder milk teas but they are yummy to me, except this one.
I know I need to stop but I decided I wanted just ONE more then I’d be happy :)
This one was NOT that one more and did NOT make me happy at all.
It is horrible and bitter and just gross, even extra sugar couldn’t help this one, just nasty :(
Straight Down The Drain with this one!

Now I still want just ONE more lol


Ugh. Now I know what not to buy, though. :)

Public service!


Sorry for such a bad experience, but this review made me giggle… :-)


I got the ginseng oolong from enjoying tea.com for my son, and it tastes okay. Ginseng is a bit bitter, but my father and his brothers were ginseng farmers so I’ve had straight ginseng before, tho my uncles laughed me out of the barn for wanting to drink it since it is for guys.


TTF giggles are super cutes!



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drank Milk Tea by Gino Cafe
535 tasting notes

So while I was try to post about the last milk tea i was having Steepster decided to be down,I didn’t get the kettle messages instead this time down for maintinance and Steepster suggested that I have another cup, I said OK and picked up another one of the little instant packages:)

This one is delicious. Its creamy and sweet and just yummy.
Not much else to say really, its like most other tasty instant milk tea powders.

I can add that one thing I notice about these instant milk teas is that they all share a common something in the taste that just screams this is instant! not in a bad way at all tho in fact this one is super good, I think it is just some taste that prolly comes from the powdered milk or whatever they use in these, kind of like a slight twangy taste in there that is hardly worth mention.

Anyways this one is super tasty, creamy, sweet and smooth, as are most others I’ve had.

Flavors: Creamy, Smooth, Sweet

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While It is Not 3:15 pm I decided to have some of this one today, It’s a lazy Sunday and i just felt like an easy instant milk tea :)
I’m not sure how the Tea Community here on Steepster feels about these instant powdered teas like this but I don’t mind the instant Milk Teas I think they are pretty tasty.

This one is made with coffee so instead of just being a powder it comes in a small tea bag with coffee grains added to that instant milk tea powder. I assumed that coffee need to steep just a bit so I leave the bag of this one in the for 3 minutes 15 seconds just because lol.

The taste is like coffee with milk and sugar almost like one of those coffee nips candies but the taste of a bold roasty tea is also present. It is kinda sweet without being too sweet and not bitter at all like some coffee drinks can be.

Lance and I both really enjoy this one from time to time just because it tastes really good, I’m not sure how healthy the instant drinks are but we like it for the taste and I think thats just fine :)

I have lots of these lttle instand milk teas packets of all different types, we pick some up at our local asian mart every time we visit, they are not very expensive tho they aren’t exactly cheap either, they are worth it.

This one is just creamy sweet coffee with a roasty toasty tea, simple and tasty, not really much else to say about it.

Flavors: Coffee, Creamy, Roasted, Sweet

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I’m almost sure this is a Da Hong Pao, it is all in Chinese except for “Chinese Refined Tea”

The smell like a Wonderful Oolong, Roasty, Nutty and Sweet smelling with a touch of Earthy scent.

It is surely Oolong very dark with roasty cocoa spicey notes almost bitter. Taste like Da Hong Pao not bad at all, pretty good even. Not sure where to get more, I don’t even know where this one came from.
This one was sent along as a “tea gift” with some piece of teaware that I bought from I have no idea who, I have lot’s of different little unknown tea gifts like this that I just throw them all in a box.

If I had more of this I’d drink it from time to time BUT I’d open it right quick just to smell it even more often lol, It smells really really good.

Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Roasted, Toasted


That sounds like a wonderous box of “tea gifts” :) Also, you should try Whispering Pine’s Da Hong Pao!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I love WP Da Hong Pao too, I’m a big WP fan :)


Oh yes you are ;-)


Nice identifying here, only experience gives this skill!


Haha, me too :)

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This one is delicious, it reminded me at first of Fujian Black from WP with the chocolate notes and it has some fruity note in there too like plums :) I sipped a few small cups of it before I found my Hello Sweetie sample and then handed it off to Lance to try and he loved it too.
I’ll spend some more time with it very soon so i can write a better review.

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This is one interesting Puer, not in a bad way at all, in a very unique way. Reading over my past notes it looks like i’ve avoided actually writing about it more than once but i think thats just because i’m not really sure how to write about it because I’ve honestly never tasted anything like it before.
I will say that it is very dark and reminiscent of coffee and its just down right delicious. It has very toasty nutty almost burnt type note to me, thats not meaning burnt up in a bad way or nasty or anything but just really deep taste that is just unlike anything i’ve had to compare it to other than relate it to almost burnt. To me it has a very high energy to it, i’m not sure of its caffeine content but it is surely an eye opener.
Perhaps it is the bold “in your face” taste of it that makes it such an eye opener i dunno but it is very “in your face” like i said but again not in a bad way at all in fact its just the opposite because it is just so pleasant that this “in your face” boldness is just wow so good instead of oh my too much.
I do really love this one and I’m gonna totally have to buy more of it very soon :)

I also did get a tad bit sad when reading the past notes but i’m ok now, I didn’t remember that this was the tea I had on the day of Moms surgery. I’m cool tho I killed that sad shit by making some Snickerdoodle cookies, Yay!!!!!!
I saw mention of them earlier and i just had no choice but to make some. This one is awesome with something sweet.
I got to go ahead and put this one up to 100 it is just that unique.
Awesome Tea!!


I have some of this upcoming. She wouldn’t want you to be sad, just smile and keep her in your heart.

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I drank the Zhen Qu again today since it’s Stacy’s birthday, I’ll be drinking some more of my Butiki Teas throughout the day :)
I really likes this one, i already posted my review of it here so no needs to say more.


I ordered this today!!!! Can’t wait to try it :)

Cameron B.

Me too! :D

Thomas Edward(Toad)

It is really Great, You’ll both love it i’m sure :)

Cameron B.

Well I had to get her Yunnan tea. I’ve been like the crazy Yunnan lady lately!


Is that kind of like a crazy cat lady? :p

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I just a guy who respects and loves the tea :)





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