689 Tasting Notes
Oh yes, my Butikis finally arrived! I was so excited for all my teas, but especially this one.
The dry scent was so decadent and creamy. Always an excellent starting point. The steeped cup still has that delicious scent, but more diminished.
The flavour is wonderful. It’s not too sweet, the cream flavour is really there, and the base lends an earthy flavour that balances the tea nicely.
Which also means, a couple weeks ago I passed my one year anniversary with Steepster. Woot!
Hmm. I’m not really sure on the year, but this was sent in my most recent Verdant order that I received last week.
Also, I may have steeped this as a green, eek. However, it seems to have turned out tasty anyway. This one is nice and light, with a typical (typical from the 3-4 tie guan yins I’ve tried haha!) tie guan yin flavour, and no mineral taste, which is just so lovely.
Verdant is always so delicious.
Update: The second steep still has plenty of flavour.
This is my third attempt at drinking this tea before it goes cold. I got a few sips in while it was hot, then I got caught up reading an article on “How to Speak Like a Maritimer”. It was amazing. It described us to a tee, and I loved it. But, rookie mistake, now I’m homesick.
Okay this tea. I did enjoy the few sips I managed while it was hot, but maybe I’ll try again tomorrow after work. Definitely has some gingerbread going on. Very true to taste from the little amount I can base that from. I’m not so much loving it cold.
I’m really enjoying this tea. The smell was awesomely root beer. I don’t enjoy pop at all, the carbonation makes me eyes water bleh, but this is delightful instead!
The root beer scent is much stronger than the flavour once it’s brewed, but it really is a nice addition to the black base. I don’t generally do black teas cold, but this one may be in order.
Thanks MissB for letting me in on the S&V order :)
The first time I tried this tea months ago I really wasn’t too sure. I got some teas in from jessiwrites a couple weeks ago and I requested this one to try again.
Perhaps it was the batch I ordered, but this cup is much better. I’m generally not huge on mint unless I’ve got an upset stomach, but the mint paired with the marshmallow leaf makes it much less overwhelming, and more to my taste. The chocolate is a nice, light addition.
I’m so happy I gave this one another go. I have a feeling this will go into my next Butiki order.
KellyxLee added a few teas into her recent TeaCupany order for me and this was one of them. This is definitely the one I enjoy the most, though it is really a different tea.
The spices aren’t overwhelming, or too chai-like, which is delightful. The sweet potato flavour is really there too. The flavours just seem to compliment each other to create this awesome tea. I don’t think I could drink this all the time, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup.
This tea is such a delight. I’m so happy I noticed Jaclyn’s review of it, and remembered it when I placed my S&V order. The smallest size available was 4 oz., which I originally thought was a bit much, but seeing as I have only two herbals in my cupboard, I’m actually going through this somewhat quickly.
I may slightly prefer this one over Cocomint Cream, purely because of the unsweetened coconut. I recall towards the end of my Cocomint Cream package, being overwhelmed by the sweetness.
My stomach is a wee bit upset tonight, so hopefully all the mint here will work some magic. I’ve decided to take this night off from the excessive amount of studying I’ve been doing. I will probably regret that decision tomorrow, but I’ve had weeks and weeks of 12-15 hour days at school and my brain needs a break. Therefore, I’m catching up on tea and re-watching Heroes. Star Trek is next, yes!