749 Tasting Notes
I’ve now been here a few hours and ahh freedom!
Now I’m sitting here, catching up on all my internet things. This tea is delicious and mapley and all things good. I picked up 100g, but I can’t decide if I should pick up more, because more than likely I won’t be back again until next summer. Hmm, decisions, decisions.
Also, I took a picture for you, Cavo: http://s770.photobucket.com/user/courtneyns/media/Steepster/photo_zps5f4e89e7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
I didn’t even realize I was at sipdown levels of this one. So I managed one sipdown today, yay! I made it for through all my samples, plus some of my cupboard teas this week and I feel great about that.
Now I’m packing (trying to is a better way of saying it) and it’s a miracle I make it through winter at all. I did some calculations, because I like quantifying everything, and literally 89% of my closet is summer clothing. That settles it then, I’m moving to California. Or Australia.
My Nina’s order and LB arrived today, woot!
I was really excited about this one, but after Three Friends it’s just not what I was really looking for. That’s not to say it isn’t a good tea, but I was really hoping the orange and cream would be more noticeable. The black tea base is fine and all, but the orange and cream are extremely subtle. There is a slight chocolate aspect here too.
I survived my exam today and now I’m FREE for a week! Now I’m cleaning the house head to toe before leaving in a few hours.
I woke up before the sun (4:45am) this morning to look over my notes a bit more before my exam today.
This is such a great morning tea. Well, it’s great anytime, but not every tea works in the morning. The chocolate and barley is my favourite. So unique. I also decided on this one as a wee celebration because the tracking tells me my new stash of LB will be delivered today (instead of Monday), yay! I’m not completely out yet, but it’s nice that I can unpack it and place it in my cupboard before we leave.
In a few short hours, six more courses will be behind me. YES.
I drank a lot of tea today. My mouth was kind of tired of it honestly. So I brushed and flossed my teeth, ate dinner, drank a litre of water, then made a cup of Japon. My cup before dinner should have been tasty but I was so tired of tea at that point it wasn’t. Now we’re back to tasty.
Yes! Japon and I will now get back to studying. I have zero motivation, but my exam tomorrow is worth 45%. DELIGHTFUL.
I don’t anticipate any more sipdowns today/I’m quickly running out of sipdown-able teas. My tally for today includes:
Cheesecake matcha (sneakily swapped out to Stephanie)
Bavarian Cream matcha
and 2 samples (Rhubarb Green and Rhubarb Vanilla)
I could possibly sipdown Caramel matcha, and if I continue drinking Three Friends at the same alarming rate, that one is also a real sipdown possibility.
Now this is what I’m talking about. I just got settled in for a day full of studying for my one last exam tomorrow, and this tea is perfection. The chocolate notes never cease to amaze me. I’m so happy to have a cupboard full of Butiki teas again (note to self: never go so long between orders again).
Also, I just placed an AE order and I ended up saving just as much as I spent. Best.
The smoke is still coming through clearly. Even before I sip it, I can smell the smokiness. I’m fairly sensitive to smoke, but not a single note mentions smoke as of yet. Le sigh.
The few sips I did have were smooth and had that lovely Assam maltiness, which was delightful.
Thank goodness Stacy has plenty of other amazing teas. :)
P.S. I managed 2 samples sipdowns yesterday (Glenburn Estate Darjeeling and Caramel Popcorn matcha.
MY WELLIES ARE HERE! I went out to check the mail 15 minutes ago, and they weren’t here and it was NOT raining. Then, not 5 minutes later I heard the UPS truck pull up and I flew outside and it was raining and they had arrived!
I’m going outside to play in the rain in my new wellies!
Oh, and this tea is awesome.