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drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
1113 tasting notes

Marzipan gave me some of this tea! Thanks!!!

It is one of the first teas I purchased from Butiki ages ago and I haven’t had it in forever!

Not my favorite offering from Butiki but still very enjoyable :)

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Thanks so much Marzipan for a sample of this tea!

Ehh, not my favorite chocolate tea ever. Not rich enough! Not bad though. I drank the cup with no problem, but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any in the future. My favorite Teajo tea is the tropical mango. OH MAN it is SO GOOD iced!

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Butiki educational traveling tea box #2

Puerh #7

What IS this??? I’ve never tasted anything like it! It is fruity, has some faint malty notes, and vaguely reminds me of a ceylon black or a Darjeeling? I am perplexed! Quite tasty though whatever it is and I never would have guessed it is a puerh. It is light amber colored and not very dark brewed up.


I do not know, but I emailed Stacy so hopefully I will know soon. 2nd steep is even fruitier!!!


Sounds interesting!


Stacy said it MIGHT be the 2009 banchang sheng she is adding to the website soon. I will just have to order some and compare my notes, but as apricotty as this is I bet that’s what I’m drinking!


I will have to keep a watch for this one.

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Today I am off work, and having fun with the Butiki educational tea box #2 while I work on carving a new block print. Just finished 5 half cups of different first flush darjeelings http://twitpic.com/e2lpl1

Next I am trying puerh #7

Trying to decide if I want to do a side by side of all the Kenyan teas in the box this afternoon :)

Fun times!


Be sure to try that red jade one in the blacks.


Oh right! Thanks for the reminder :)


Did you see that weird green one, with the short fuzzy twists?


Yes! Snagged some for later…

carol who

I just sent off the Butiki box 1. I really enjoyed it. When do you have the opportunity to try a bunch of teas to see which of a certain type you really enjoy? It certainly was educational!

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Thanks so much to Marzipan for a sample of this tea!

I actually have one of the Butiki Educational Traveling Tea boxes right now as well, but today is my last day of work for the week, so I’m planning to spend some time with the box when I’m home and can do a proper comparison tasting :D

Anyway, this is a wonderful, assertive, exciting breakfast tea! I would consider purchasing some in the future, if not for me then for my friend who absolutely loves Irish Breakfast teas! YUM!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I’m glad you like it, I love this one. Every day when I make myself try something else, I am guiltily looking at MIB because it knows (and I know) that I want it instead.

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I met Marzipan in real life today, and she gave me some of her special 52 teas blend! THANKS! :D

I’ve never had one of Franks white tea blends, this is exciting! I am drinking this unsweetened right now but I think I’ll probably add a little sugar to my next cup to up the jammy qualities. It has a nice raspberry flavor! The white tea is somewhat bland, but I think some sugar would really make this one pop. I’ll give it a rating next time when I taste it that way, but so far I do like this one.

Thanks again Marzipan!


so cool that you guys met IRL!


I know! I was so excited! My first Steepster meetup! We figured out that we live in neighboring cities :) Wish I could meet more of you guys!

Roswell Strange

I’ve met three Steepster people before, although two were brief. Kittenna, Janelle, and Lala (I had tea with Lala). It was very cool! It’s especially neat to me since I don’t live in Major city, so I was very surprised to find people in my area :) @Keychange, if you ever get the chance I totally recommend doing it!




Had a great time!


I’m jealous too! Sounds so fun!

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Thanks so much to Amanda Wilson for a sample of this tea!

Maybe my first Shang tea? This is quite charming. Creamy hay like white tea and gentle sweet floral honeysuckle. Very nice!

I have such a love/hate relationship with honeysuckle. I LOVE the scent, and I used to sip the nectar from the blossoms as a kid. (SO GOOD!) As an adult however, I’ve got honeysuckle taking over my flower bed and it is SUPER ANNOYING! shakes fist at it :)

Shang Tea

Thanks for the review Stephanie!

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Thanks to KiwiDelight for a sample of this tea!

This is some decent sencha! Nicely sweet and vegetal, like a good sencha should be. Mild and gentle flavor :)


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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Cold steeped this in milk overnight a la Courtney!

I do think I prefer it this way to just shaking it with cold milk and drinking it immediately. Seemed more evenly mixed. Plus it was less work first thing in the morning, which is always good.

Good breakfast!


you do mix it before sticking to fridge, right?


Yes! “A la Courtney” haha.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

So do you just shake it and leave it in the fridge overnight?


Right boychik I whisked it real good with my cute tiny french whisk before putting it in the fridge. Then right before drinking it I kinda shook it around a little bit :)

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.


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