454 Tasting Notes

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I tried this one again thanks to Stacy :)
Please check out my blog post on it, pretty much same review as last time but this time I picked up on another flavor/taste note in this one, Last time my nose was messed up which could have very much changed my taste perception.
http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2013/02/dragon-feelers-by-butiki-teas.html

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This one is a decent/good Puerh to me, Slightly “fishy” aroma at first in the rinse and first steep that was gone by the second steep(perhaps i’ll break one and air it out next time). The color is quite very dark almost completely black and “thick”. The flavor is nice a solid, earthy and slightly sweet with a pleasant “doughy” tast that is reminiscent of Pie Crust which was very nice. Best of all to me was the leafe itself, intact, large leafe pieces, no crumbling and very little stems. Good Tea!
I added this Tea here but No Photo, Sorry Steepster just ain’t gonna let me add the photo, oh well at least the tea is logged :)

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Awesome good white tea, the color is very pale and the flavor is bold, It does have a slight nuttiness to it and the description say “fresh and fruity” i’m not getting the fruity but instead maybe a very faint floral taste, not a specific floral taste like jasmine or any other flower that I know of just kinda generic floral type taste sensation even more so in the aftertaste, it lingers on my tongue and the back of my mouth. As far as the freshness I’m not sure that I qualify to make statement about the freshness of a tea but it taste fresh to me and the delicious lingering after taste does leave my mouth feeling “fresh”, the intake of breath following a sip of this tea is very nice too almost like i can taste it in the air and in my lungs lol just part of the aftertaste i guess.
The leafe is very beautiful, one on the prettiest teas that i’ve seen, rather large tips or needles “whatever” leaves! that are very fuzzy like a lambs ear.
I’ve never really been big on white teas but here lately I’ve been buying teas that Look pretty to me in hope that their taste would compare to their beauty and so far those have been really good and a few of them are other white teas so now maybe i’ll get into white teas a little more or at least discover some that I do enjoy like this one.

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There it goes, finally posted :)
I received one of my orders today, this Ancient Puerh Tea Crystal was one of my items, I made this and I must say that I was not very fond of the taste at all BUT the “feelings” I get from it is just unbelievable. Very very Happy feeling now, taste like a medicine or something but it must be good medicine and once ya start feeling good it don’t taste so bad anymore.
It get a High rating for the High feeling it gives me Like a drug, Chinese Black Magic :)

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This one isn’t bad at all to me, In fact I like it quite a bit, It’s nice and dark and roasty and delicious, It’s Da Hong Pao what else can I say they all seem to taste a little different in ways but still slightly the same in ways.
I order it once just a little 99cent sample size package of it and I ended up ordering more then I just went ahead and got me 250g cuz it is good to me and it all came in little samples packages for taking with me on the go sometimes(fox full of those little guys)
I’m at the hospital waiting room while my mom has her brain surgery and as usual no good tea in the hospitals so I bring some of this, I did have to use a styrofoam cup but I got two cups and a plastic lid and kinda made my own styrofoam gaiwan by simple using the lid to strain over into the other cup, it worked very well :) Anyways tastey you should try it :)

mrmopar

Hope all your family is ok. Keep us updated.

mrmopar

Hope all your family is ok. Keep us updated.

mrmopar

sorry for the double post the site was acting up.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Yeah the site is acting really weird today, mom is sleeping right now so hopefully she isn’t in pain :)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thanks, I’ll keep the update going, she is sleeping for now so I hope shes not in pain, yeah the site has been acting weird today for me too

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A little of this one the morning to wake up, headed to the hospital for my moms brain surgery, i’m so effin scared.

Lindsay

Tommy I’ll be keeping you and your mum in my thoughts today. Hoping for the best.

Ysaurella

hope the very best – I can perfectly understand how you feel

Donna A

Prayers lifted for your mom and your family.

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Brother to the coffee??? Wow!!!!! um yummy I think I’m awake now. I’ll post more later.

mrmopar

You early bird! Got to try Butki tea soon.

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Superb Tea, right now I just don’t have much to say about it because my mind is preoccupied with other things, I haven’t seen Lance since Thursday when he went into the hospital for hip replacement and worried for my mother.
I will get to see Lance tomorrow(at his moms, where he is recovering) but I stayed home on this hospital visit because I’m just not in a proper emotional state right now and he needed stress free time in the hospital, I’m stressing very badly.
I’m worried for my mother’s brain surgery on Monday to remove a tumor and hope it is a success and if it is then we have to pray that it’s not cancer, Please those of you who pray, Pray for my Mom :)
Its a really good Tea tho I’ll give it a proper review soon just wanted to log it and I guess I wanted to let you guys know what’s happening in my life right now.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

it does remind me of some other tea i’ve had recently but I can’t place it at the moment, Dong Ding Ming Xiang or Honey Heritage maybe not sure.

Kittenna

I’ll keep your mom in my thoughts! Hope everything works out!

ashmanra

Definitely praying, starting right now, Tommy!

mrmopar

Prayers your way Tommy! Trust in God he knows what is best in the long run.

Veronica

You and your mom are in my prayers!

Ysaurella

wishing a total recovery for your friend and mom

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thank You all :)

Charisma

I’m sending over good vibes! I will keep Lance and your mother in my thoughts.

Butiki Teas

You’ll be in my thoughts. I hope your mom and Lance recover quickly.

K S

Prayers lifted for Lance, mom, and the Toad man.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thank You all for Prayers, I’m headed to the hospital now for mom’s surgery.

ashmanra

Keep us updated!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I just posted a new update in the discussion :(

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“I enjoyed this one with milk and sugar not because it needed it but because I just wanted to because it was really good, I like teas this way sometimes I just don’t like having to bring out the cream and sugar and all cuz I’m picky and that is a whole different setup from my “usual” but this one really just almost taste like a chocolate flavored Tea with milk and sugar, Really I have had “Milk Chocolate” Flavored Teas that just come nowhere near this one"
Please view my blog post here for a longer review and a “rant” about mean peoples on the interweb, Please don’t view my blog on this one if you hate a rant or are a mean peoples or get offend by a few potty words :)
http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2013/02/black-snail-from-upton-teas-and-rant.html

SimplyJenW

This sounds right up my alley! Thanks so much for the review. The only tea that is worth it, is tea that you will drink!

El Monstro

I like this tea a lot, and prefer it to a lot of the highly rated, more expensive stuff. I’d laugh in someone’s face if they attempted mocking me for it.

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