Share Your Orders Thread
and another Whispering Pines order, I’m loving it
The Sleeping Bear Blend
Painted Paradise Tea
Breath of Life
Jasmine Coconut Green Tea
Imperial Shou Puerh Toucha
Guys! Just placed my first order with butiki teas! (and got to speak to Stacy on the phone!)
-caramel vanilla assam
-Taiwanese mountain black
-premium taiwanese assam
-maple pecan oolong
and a few samples: premium chai, another assam, and I think the rose violet calendula!
Oh my god I can’t wait. I know absolutely nothing about the different kinds of black teas (darjeelings and their flushes; how Indian blacks differ from Taiwanese/Chinese blacks, what a yunan (sp?) even is, and oh so so many questions. We need to have an “ask the experts” session!). Anyway, so so so psyched.
That’s a great first order! :) The best way to distinguish between the types of teas, regions, and flushes is to taste quite a bit of them. You will be able to tell the differences rather quickly. Yunnan is a province in China. Some great teas come from that area, including puerhs, bi luo chuns, yunnan gold, etc. On the phone I had mentioned that our Hattialli Golden Lion has a similarity to the Yunnan Gold teas. Yunnan Gold teas are some of my favorites.
that is a really great intro order, most of my all-time butiki faves, yum!
it’s not the only good source for info by any means, but to get a better handle on the zillions of types of teas by region and type i recommend the harney and sons book on tea. it’s available on kindle too. it helped me a lot when i felt totally overwhelmed at first about chinese and taiwanese teas, oolongs in particular. again, it’s not one-stop, but it can help you get a general grasp enough that you can then do further research with some sense of what you’re looking for.
Thanks sil! I suspect you’re right. Now it’s a matter of biding my time until they arrive. I want to like them so badly.
Thanks Stacy. I’m really looking forward to trying it. actually, one of the reasons I ordered an assam and a black were so as to be able to make actual real-life comparisons, because although I can read about them a lot, it’s all fairly abstract until it’s in a cup in front of me.
I’m not even sure how I found Yunomi.us but I must have signed up for their mailing list. I love Japanese greens! A few weeks ago they emailed me and said I had won some sencha, all I had to do was give them my address! So I got 1.76 oz of free sencha, YAY!
So then this week they sent me another email with a coupon for $10 off ANY purchase! SO GENEROUS! So today I ordered a 4 types of gyokuro (SQUEE!) sampler pack and some salted sakura blossoms. Only $3.50 including shipping with my coupon! I love it when free tea falls from the sky like that <3
My first order from butiki teas has arrived. They were mainly oolongs
I want to know a bit about oblongs teas before moving on to black and greens
since I don’t know anything about tea I would mix them up in my mind trying
different teas at the same time.
So I will be having oolongs for some time before moving to greens and blacks :)
Shared teavivre order with boxermama and Terri!!! Yay!!
Kettle, your method of trying new teas is a good one. I too am likely going to get all confused and mixed up when I try my teas, so I’ve only ordered blacks from butiki (actually that’s a lie—I ordered one oolong and one white as well).
Keychange I wish I was better at multitasking teas so I can order more of everything,
I get distracted very easily with them with all the kinds and flavors so I picked one and
stick with it. I wish to be more adventurous about tea as the time goes by.
I just could not resist the new Verdant tea sale on Master Han’s pu-er (25% off). I’ve been wanting to try them. I ordered 4 oz. of Master Han’s 2002 shu pu-er for $17.55, a 250 gr brick of the 2012 sheng pu-er for $18.75, and 1 oz of Qianjiazhai Old Growth 2012 Sheng for $5.96. Total was $42.26 with free shipping. You can see the sale here: http://verdanttea.com/shop/tea-tour-sale/
Wonderful order, Javan! I’m so glad to see folks taking the opportunity to try Master Han’s fantastic teas. Glad you also picked up an ounce of Qianjiazhai while you can… as of this morning, we’re down to just about one 357g brick left- I know we’re going to sell out of it soon!
AND I did it again….
Another Veradant Order.
-Master Han’s Wild Picked Yunnan Black (1 oz.)
-Qianjiazhai Old Growth 2012 Sheng (7 g.)
-Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha (7 g.)
Yay Yay Yay.
My bank account disagrees with all my recent purchases…
Thank you, BrewTEAlly Sweet! We made Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha as our iced sample over the weekend (coldbrewed)- it was fantastic. Glad you got a sample of Qianjiazhai while it’s still in stock with Master Han’s black tea. It’s so fun to try Master Han’s teas together and back-to-back.. you can taste the influence of his land so much!
Yes, I really want to get my hands on Master Han’s teas, this is the week to do it too.
@Lily Duckler I will have to try it iced when it arrives:) I cannot wait! I’ve never been a huge fan of unflavored teas, but Verdant has made me a major believer and im falling in love with them!