648 Tasting Notes


I might be able to say that I sipped this down, but I feel like I MIGHT have another bag at home, so I will wait.

It’s good… but i think i have discovered that as far as oolongs go, I’m not loving the roasty dark ones. Moreso the green fresh ones – like milk oolong and coconut oolong and vanilla orchid from DT. I realize I just named a bunch of flavoured oolongs.

But the base taste of this sort of oolong distracts me a bit. I did enjoy it, but it’s not one I would restock. It’s kind of overpowering. I’m sure it doesn’t help that when I make it at work I probably oversteep it a bit.

Anyway, happy to have tried it! I will have to hunt around at home and see if that other bag is real or imaginary.

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I still like this. It doesn’t seem to be everyone’s favourite but I prefer it over some of the super sweet Butiki blends.

I’m glad I still have quite a bit.
Je regrette rien!

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I am still clinging desperately to all my Butiki teas.

I made this the other night… I don’t love it as much as some of the others because i find it’s just a bunch of sweet mapleyness. NOT a bad thing at ALL! But doesn’t quite have the layers of flavour complexity that the marmalade one or hello sweetie has, for example. Nothing to counteract all that sweetness.

But i sure do enjoy it!

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Been drinking this a bit lately… it’s always an easy one to bring to the movies with me, I find it a very reliable tea that never fails me. And is always tasty.

I continue to appreciate this tea.

That is all!

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GAH I love this tea so much. Bumping my rating up from 88.

I just used my last bag to refill my tin that I had recently emptied… now I don’t even have the illusion of having a tin PLUS a bag… just a tin.

Once it’s gone, it’s gone. HOARD HOARD HOARD!

It’s my perfect flavoured tea, with a killer base. Everything just works so well together. I bring it to the movies a lot in a Contigo and take the lid off and sip and sniff and sip and sniff.

I’m going to be awfully sad when it’s no more.

BUTIKI Y U GONE!?!??! :(

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I finally got to try this from a sample someone sent… so sorry, it’s been ages, it’s just been sitting in my cupboard and I can’t remember who sent it. BUT I APPRECIATE YOU!

It was a “must try” for me for a long time, yet for some reason I never ordered it. I always meant to, but then Butiki ended, as did my chances.

I must be honest, the little sample I tried didn’t blow my mind. I might not be the biggest fan of strawberry flavoured tea, maybe that’s why. I didn’t find it super flavorful, not as much graham or pie notes that I hoped.

Always hard to tell by a little baggie sample, maybe I underleafed (or, overwatered).

At least i don’t WANT WANT WANT it, because i wouldn’t be able to get it anyway!

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What a beautiful green tea…. Such pretty leaves to look at! I may have accidentally slightly oversteeped this as it was a tad bitter, but that’s on me. I will try again because even slightly bitter this was so fresh and clean tasting….I don’t even know.

And the smell. Yum. Teavivre spoils me with their green teas!

Thank you for the sample!

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Thank you to Teavivre for a sample of this!

I never thought I enjoyed unflavored green tea until I tried Teavivre’s. There is something amazing and special about being able to drink this bright, fresh, slightly vegetal and buttery green tea, knowing it was picked recently.

I actually used that tag line to tempt my husband’s cousin into having a mug with me. I think next time I would use the whole packet to maximize flavour and deliciousness… But I was happy to share with him some truly tasty green tea… Vs the dusty old crap we are accustomed to buying at local grocery stores.

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She lives!! I’m still drinking tea, just not talking about it on Steepster.

Strange, how I love this.

Deciding what to make last night, and decided on this. I bought it on a whim and so of lad I did. Never thought I’d enjoy a scary smoky tea, but clearly the secret ingredient are maple and banana….this tea FTW.

Of course once it’s gone I will never be able to love it again. Sadness.

Bumping my rating up from 81!

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I’m drinking a bunch of old favourites lately. Not so much trying new stuff. Though I totally have lots of new stuff to try!

I don’t like the pressure of feeling like I HAVE to write a review everytime I drink a cup of tea. Sometimes I just want to enjoy my tea. Though admittedly it’s always nice to check back and see if I’ve had something before, because lawd knows my memory isn’t what it used to be!

I still love this tea. It’s one I would restock. I drink it blasphemy style with milk (because supposedly the Darjeeling Gods get angry when you mix their tea with milk)……….. but it works for me!


I haven’t written a tasting note in 17 days :-o

I guess I better get back with the program, heh.

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name change alert – going from whatshesaid to ohfancythat


I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


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