95

Additional notes: I had the idea of adding some matcha to buckwheat.  So I used both of Teavivre’s.  I brewed up the buckwheat and stirred some matcha in when the cup cooled.  It’s a great concept to combine these two.  But I might have used too much matcha so I can’t really taste the buckwheat.  But it certainly doesn’t NOT work.  It’s the flavor of matcha with the flavor of buckwheat. A hint of matcha would have been better.  Then later I will just brew up a second steep of plain buckwheat for a caffeine free toasty treat.  I hope all the fine people at Teavivre are staying safe from this virus! 

Kawaii433

I love love love this one, tea-sipper. I tried to order it from the US store but alas, they just returned my money for now due to the coronavirus.

tea-sipper

It looks like they are shipping teas again from their usual site? (I was looking for info on how they were doing and happened to see it. They also are having a Buy1Get1 on green teas.)

Kawaii433

Ooooh ok, thank you for letting me know! <3

Kawaii433

Because I’m still working on sipdowns, I just order my cupboard essentials and this one is definitely one of them :D.

tea-sipper

I got an e-mail from Angel today (as many probably have) saying that everyone from Teavivre is doing okay! So that is great to hear. I do really appreciate their precautions about shipping tea.

Kawaii433

:D That’s such good news! TY for an update.

Mastress Alita

I like the flavor of soba (buckwheat) with sencha. It’s a bit like using genmai, but I find it a bit sweeter with a more peanuty flavor than the toasted rice provides. They are similar profiles but both tasty!

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Kawaii433

I love love love this one, tea-sipper. I tried to order it from the US store but alas, they just returned my money for now due to the coronavirus.

tea-sipper

It looks like they are shipping teas again from their usual site? (I was looking for info on how they were doing and happened to see it. They also are having a Buy1Get1 on green teas.)

Kawaii433

Ooooh ok, thank you for letting me know! <3

Kawaii433

Because I’m still working on sipdowns, I just order my cupboard essentials and this one is definitely one of them :D.

tea-sipper

I got an e-mail from Angel today (as many probably have) saying that everyone from Teavivre is doing okay! So that is great to hear. I do really appreciate their precautions about shipping tea.

Kawaii433

:D That’s such good news! TY for an update.

Mastress Alita

I like the flavor of soba (buckwheat) with sencha. It’s a bit like using genmai, but I find it a bit sweeter with a more peanuty flavor than the toasted rice provides. They are similar profiles but both tasty!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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