drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
818 tasting notes

I’m so glad I picked up a bunch of this before Butiki closed up shop. It’s become my daily drinker at the office, since I can’t really do gong fu, so I make a nice big western mug of this instead. The milk chocolate notes bring me back over and over. Yesterday, I wanted chai and only had a little left of El Dorado Chai by Whispering Pines, so I mixed it with this tea and it was scrumptious! It’s going to be sad when I’m out of this, but it will likely happen in the near future. :(


I ran out of mine from A Southern Season. I need to go back there!

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I ran out of mine from A Southern Season. I need to go back there!

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)


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