55 Tasting Notes
I don’t always love chocolate in tea. That said, this is just delicious.
Very light cocoa and raspberry flavor. It smells divine in the bag and equally yummy in the cup. The big chunks of raspberry are really quite nice.
I finished this off with a very small amount of German Rock Sugar. The tea would have also been fine without it.
I’m glad I bought extra of this. I feel like I had my desert for breakfast.
This is my first tea from Butiki. Wow.
This is the lightest, creamiest tea ever. It’s really lovely both in the bag and in the cup. The smell of cantaloupe is pleasant and soft and this carries through into the taste.
No sugar is necessary for this. It’s delightful all on its own.
I’m going to try a 2nd steeping and am looking forward to all the other goodies in the box.
Note: the 2nd steeping was as good as the first. I just steeped a bit longer (4 min). Added a small amount of german rock sugar. Very good.
Thank you, Azzrian, for the super extra especially yummy sample.
First off, this smells wonderful. Steep it? Still smells divine. It maintains a lovely fruity (strawberry) taste combined with smooth creaminess.
It’s very light and refreshing.
Thank you for sharing!
I’m going to just use two words for this one.
p.s. I have to add a few more words. I’m horribly disappointed. This is one of the best smelling teas. Ever. My expectations were really high.
Apparently I got sidetracked before I actually wrote the review yesterday.
I need to drink this again before I weigh in with an actual rating.
Like others have mentioned, this wasn’t very nutty or brulee-ish. The smell and the taste didn’t really match. I ignored it most of the time it was hot and actually enjoyed it more cooled off.
I’ll put more thought into this when I try it again.
I wrote a very long review of this earlier. It got truncated, so I tried again and again. It posted the first and the last line, and chopped out the middle. And, so I start again.
I love, Love, LOVE this product. It was well worth the purchase price.
The best part is the ease with which it is programmed. Most teas, press a button or two, and off it goes. Perfect every time.
The downside is the mesh in the steeping basket is pretty fine, so most of my rooibos end up all over the place. However, the mesh when you actually pour the tea is fine enough to catch most of it.
Not going to write out all the pros and cons again. Maybe later.
In the event I haven’t mentioned this already, I love this thing.
This is way up on my list of favorites, and one I prefer in the morning.
This is a lovely, sweet, chocolately mate with all the caffeine you could expect to find in a five-gallon drum.
This is a very flavorful tea. It doesn’t taste artificial. It feels like coffee without actually tasting like coffee (which I’d rather chew my arm off than drink).
It’s very smooth. I think I’ll have another five-gallon drum.
Oh, if only this tea tasted like it smells.
You open the bag, and get this lovely citrus smell along with what smells like just the right amount of bergamot.
Alas, what you smell doesn’t translate into what you taste.
This is a genuinely boring cup of Earl Grey. I’m not telling you it tastes bad. It doesn’t. There’s just nothing memorable about it. It lacks body as well.
My next trick with this will be to used it iced to mix with my lemonade. I don’t want it to go to waste and can’t imagine drinking it by itself.
This is an entirely pleasant cup of tea.
I shared this with Missy and Dylan after that very pleasant trip to Portland a couple weeks ago.
Unlike Missy, I don’t notice the bergamot at all in this. It just tastes like a pleasant, lightly fruity black tea. It’s closer to the Soderblandning from Tea Center of Stockholm for me without the interesting denseness.
I’ll try this iced next, but can say, as it cooled off, I noticed the fruity notes more.
This is an entirely pleasant nighttime tea.
It smells nutty and chocolatey in the bag and tastes nutty and chocolatey in my cup. Neither the nuts, the honeybush nor the chocolate notes are overpowering.
This tea is nicely balanced.