82 Tasting Notes
Well, this could be better, but it not bad.
I hate that they put Darjeeling into the mix
as that is one of my least favorite teas.
But, this is nice and refreshing.
I enjoy the taste of the black tea mixed with Ceylon
as well as the light flavor of the Bergamot here.
You can definitely smell the lavender before steeping…
very nice…it also lingers on the palate in a lovely way
after the tea is gone.
This cannot match the Creamy Earl Grey From David’s Teas
that Whiskey Buzz sent me,
But for the occasional pick me, it is worth the coins (not expensive)
& on a different tip, the flow through infuser bag is super nice
for a tea bag…allowing the tea leaves to expand nicely.
Mmm…first brew is really tasty…
the tartness of the hibiscus, rose hips & orange peel is perfect…not harsh or overdone.
Would go fabulously with my Thanksgiving ham(brown sugar cured)
with the orange marmalade glaze… I love this hot or cold THE FIRST TIME..
when it brews such a lovely lady pink that definitely spells passion.
Hot, cold, or in the afternoon, the cinnamon cannot be tasted at all.
The tropical flavors and licorice root mentioned cannot be tasted,
but sure lend to the sort of tropical lemonade scent
that can make you fall head over heels in love.
Unfortunately, there is no lingering aftertaste and
the resteep is a dusty, unflattering shade of purple
bearing little resemblance to the initial steeping and devoid of the initial scents.
I cannot call it bad, though. For an inexpensive brew, I can happily fall in love,
over and over again…I simply must remember this is a short term lover (wink).
This is really good and robust. Not an average cup of Chai~oh No!
Please try it with honey to bring
the full complexity of it through fruition.
I taste the Ginger in it first & most predominantly.
Thank God for the Ginger this morning as
my tummy was really hurting when I woke up.
The Cinnamon and the Cardamom
make the Ginger more complex and palatable.
The Sweet Potato and Peppercorn are far more subtle
and the honey…draws it all the way out.
There is not enough vanilla in it for me to taste, but enough
to make it creamy. This is the dark and spicy chai
you are dreaming of folks.
If you are a Chai lover…call Verdant and ask for this…
It might not be available YET,
but with all this fuss…surely it will be in everyone’s fortune cookie <3
I did not mention some of the other ingredients, but that is not that they did not contribute.I believe the making is in the mix ;-)
I steeped for 2 minutes and added 2 tsp honey and
a tablespoon of cream
(vs the 1/3c. of milk listed on the TOMBC sheet)
This is likely something you have to play with yourself as I suspect most people have a peculiar preference
as to how they prefer their Chai.
Try it your way~ you cannot go wrong :-p
If all of Butiki’s teas are this good….
Sigh (Imma gonna be broke alla the time…lol)
Creamy, buttery & smooth as silk.
This truly amazing tea is strong enough to stand alone.
I need no cream, sugar or anything else.
I may try with the brown crystal sugar next time
just to see if it can make it taste creamier as some have said, BUT
it truly NEEDS nothing…genius brew here <3
I am going to have to order a couple of ounces after Thanksgiving.
(A MUST HAVE FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON)
Thank you, Stacy @ Butiki Teas…WOW!!!
Mmmmm….this tea has a mildly earthy& very light grassy base to me
and the apricot is subtle, but really enhances it.
The brown crystal sugar does give the apricot flavoring more depth.
This is something I need to order more of ASAP…FYI, if you have not
yet tasted this, don’t bother with a sample…Just order …
If you like apricot, you will love this tea.
The honeybush base is lovely, and cinnamon managed to made a pleasant introduction.
But, The pumpkin was slightly weak under an overpowering ginger flavor.
More pumpkin, PLEASE!
The cheescake flavor was very strong and tasted even creamier with eggnog latte creamer.
Matter of fact, I think I may need more of this tea to make it through the season….
Onto the shopping list for this one.
Creamy, yummy, and so much fun…I will be dreaming the Sugarplum Fairy Dance tonight.
Mmmmm…mmmmm…..sweet, with a touch of whimsy & and enough spice to give it some kick !
I steeped this for 3 minutes and found it light & pleasant.
I think I will steep it the entire five minutes next time.
After that, I will try it cold.
I love cold peach tea, but I taste the lychee slightly more than than the peach.
Thank you, Scribbles, for passing this on to me :-)
It is refreshing to me, and I love the aftertaste.