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drank Lychee Oolong by Butiki Teas
486 tasting notes

This is a surprise tea from TeaTiff – thank you. It’s been on my wish list and my wishes came true. This tea is soo good. Bursting with flavors, makes my mouth watery. The Lychee flavor is true. Last night when I had Lychee tea fr H&S I wasn’t sure I remember that flavor . Butiki version is true to its name, nothing artificial. Brewed according to Butiki’s directions 1 tsp 180F 4 min
I split the cup in half and added 1/2 tsp of maple syrup. I like them both sweetened and unsweetened . Maybe sweetened a little more because its just like real lychee, juicy and sweet. I bet it would be great chilled.
Thank you so much TeaTiff, it was a great experience.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

This one is soooo juicy :)

boychik

I just love it. I’m on my second steep. The base is stronger. I kinda miss oolong. All fall and winter I had blacks and puerh. Nice for hot weather. It was so humid and hot today.

Stephanie

Hot and humid here too. Woohoo air conditioning is back on :D

TeaTiff

You make this one sound really yummy!

boychik

It is yummy. I think hot and humid weather we had last few days demands something light and juicy. Thank you again!

boychik

I was browsing Lupicia . Their exclusive to SF Golden Honey Dew is on website. Tempting

TeaTiff

Uh oh. I have seen that one blowing up my dashboard lately….

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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Made a pot of it with breakfast. It’s nice lemony some fig, but nothing over the top. Went well with croissant egg and cheese. I bet some little sugar would round all the flavors. Nice.

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I just received more of it. Brew a cup. I love it. So many flavors. As it cooled it didn’t become bitter. 205F 1 tsp 8oz 3.5 min. Perfect.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lychee by Harney & Sons
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This tea was such a relief after my disaster with Tippy Yunnan by H&S
I don’t remember how lychee tastes, it’s been awhile. All I can say it was pleasant cup fruity floral( maybe like rose). Delightful.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Tippy Yunnan by Harney & Sons
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i ordered few samples with my recent order. i love Yunnan teas. i decided to brew gongfu style
205F 100ml gaiwan 1 TBS
rinse 5/5/7/7/10 seconds etc
wet leaves smell of chestnuts and earth
my first 5 sec produced very potent brew. it is earthy and strong. has some tobacco notes.
2nd steep was a little better. some faint leather notes, tobacco, not much sweetness.
3rd steep i took some leaves out. its incredibly strong and i dont like the taste. i also feel something in my tea even though it went thru very fine mesh strainer i use for puerh.
I think i should stop. its not working today
Maybe i should brew it western style lower temp less leaves and 1 min top

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML
Sil

So sorry it didn’t work out :(

boychik

I was surprised be because Yunnan is my fav. TeaPet asked me to try it, she bought 2oz in store. She said it was weird so it’s probably not me, it’s the tea. My main issue fuzz in my mouth. I’m not sure I want to play with the rest of it

mrmopar

I think you are hooked on puerh….

Tea Pet

Mrmopar and boychik, speaking of pu-erh, did you guys see the 80s Da Ye Qing on EoT??? http://www.essenceoftea.com/tea/puerh-tea/aged-puerh/1980-s-early-da-ye-qing-bing.html

I’m so tempted…

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This is a sample and sip down
I brew the whole sample in 8 oz mug 205F
The taste was interesting but not something I like. I added splash of milk and spoon of maple syrup. It was very tasty spicy chai. I felt that I was missing some coconut and added tiny amount of coconut oil. I was very happy with the result. It was comforting.

sherapop

Interesting idea, to add coconut oil. I’m thinking about steeping some chai directly in almond-coconut milk…

boychik

If I had almond or coconut milk on hand … Now I’m thinking it wasn’t bad at all, even kinda savory. I love coconut oil for its taste and multipurpose.

Terri HarpLady

Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll start a small crockpot of almond milk & Chai, for an afternoon treat!

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Today i made it western style according to Verdant website.
4g 205F 8oz 45 sec
this tea is so full of flavor. its sweet and malty, smells strongly of honey with the spice notes.
my second steep was 1min. i’d say flavors became more intense,less sweet, some citrus and sweet potato.
I guess i have to pick up more, i have less that 1/2 oz left.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaTiff

I was drawn to the pre-order this weekend. I debated adding this one in. After reading your tasting note I am glad I did.

boychik

I think I’ll stick to gongfu method which is my favorite.

boychik

I used scale , the leaves are long twisted and it would be hard to measure by spoon.

donkeyteaarrrraugh

Think it would be any good with a rookie doing a western steeping?

boychik

yes. its good any way. but i prefer gongfu.
Btw i just noticed Nahorhabi full leaf assam back on H&S. i dont know if you tried it, but its amazing. im gonna get 4oz

Stephanie

Yeah, donkeytiara I’ve only ever western steeped a sample of this and it was quite good :)

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drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
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This lovely tea is a surprise tea from TeaTiff – thank you so much.
2tsp 8 oz 212F 3 min
It’s very flavorful and tasty. It’s malty bittersweet chocolate, some nuts, some honey and as cools I pick faint sweet potato in aftertaste. Smells strongly of honey. I love it.
Thank you for picking this tea for me TeaTiff, I enjoyed it a lot

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaTiff

Yay I am glad you liked this one.

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This is a surprise tea from TeaTiff – thank you so much.
Afternoon tea with cheese and crackers. This tea is delightful. Smooth, strong, malty and flavorful. I don’t pick stone fruits. It’s grape and some faint citrus in aftertaste. If it would be blind test I’d say its Darjeeling 2nd flush. So it’s not your typical heavy thick Assam which is fine with me. I really like to drink Assam without milk and sugar. This tea doesn’t require any additions.
Thanks again TeaTiff for giving me a chance to try this wonderful tea.

Flavors: Grapes

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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