838 Tasting Notes
Oh so good, and a sipdown, though I may have to snag some from my sweetie’s cupboard, as I really like this.
It’s mildly smokey and just rich and delicious with fruity and malty notes. Definitely a re-purchase at some point.
Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Smoke
I cold steeped this for about 12 hours in a litre of water. I figured I’d need to dilute it and I was worried that it had over steeped, but it’s actually pretty perfect just the way it is.
The lime and cola flavours are distinct but not over powering. The black base is there in a supportive role. There’s the slightest hint of bitterness and astringency but not in a bad way at all. This is super refreshing and easy to drink.
It tastes like it would be good with a bit of sugar, but I’m drinking it straight and I’m really happy with the way it tastes. I will probably even try resteeping the bag (though I’d be surprised and impressed if I got another good steep out of it.)
I could see drinking this one a lot.
I got this as a to go cup, since I was told it’s being discontinued, and I figured I might as well try it while I still can (and stock up if it’s amazing.)
This tea started off really nice – floral oolong, very authentic pineapple flavour (maybe the best I’ve experienced in a tea yet), but there’s also a very strong medicinal note that gives this a kind of cough syrup quality that I’m just not enjoying.
I thought maybe I oversteeped it (probably), but adding more water and resteeping the leaves didn’t help.
Ah well, pineapple oolong, I will not be sad to see you go.
Flavors: Floral, Medicinal, Pineapple
Hmm, I seem to have not awesome luck with Butiki teas. I’m not sure if this aged poorly or got contaminated (doubtful), but steeping, all this smelled like was white pepper and savoury broth, and on the palate, I’m getting predominantly pepper with a hint of that tanginess that grapefruit has. If I didn’t have grapefruit on the brain I probably wouldn’t have associated that tang with it.
Thank you Janelle for the sample. I have one cup left and I think I’ll probably pass it along to someone else.
Flavors: Broth, Peppercorn, Tangy
This is an alright flavoured green tea. It has a distinct mango flavour and a bit of a tang that reminds of me orange juice (from concentrate, not fresh stuff). Sadly, the green tea base doesn’t shine through too much, and I’m finding myself pickier and pickier about flavoured greens.
There’s nothing wrong with this – it may be getting a bit old but it hasn’t aged too badly. I think it’s mostly just not to my taste any more.
Flavors: Mango, Orange, Rose, Tangy