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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
111 tasting notes

Alright I’ll be honest, despite the glowing reviews and this being the top tea on Steepster, I’m skeptical. But seeing as I received this as a free sample, I have nothing to lose! :)

Well it smells like heaven. At the first sip, I tasted nothing until the swallow, which held a vague promise of something sweet and delicious. I kept sipping, but I guess I just don’t drink green tea often enough (or maybe it’s because of the black tea I just drank a minute ago) but I can’t seem to reach the flavor that swallow keeps teasing me with.

So, admission of guilt, you’re not “supposed” to put any additives in green tea, but I crumbled. I really wanted to taste the flavor. So I put a tiny bit of golden sugar in. Just a tiny sparse amount to wake up the flavor. And there it is! Sweet tasty heaven. :) I didn’t know green tea could taste this way!

I think as my taste buds adjust while I sip this slightly sweetened tea, I’ll try the second infusion the way the tea god intended: straight.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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