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drank Butter Truffle by ESP Emporium
358 tasting notes

I’m a bit apprehensive about this tea, to say the least. The name sounded wonderful, and made me think of buttery, sweet cookies. Instead, the ingredients listed include cumin, coriander and pink peppercorns. The dry leaves do smell very strongly of peppery spices. The rich, buttery aroma comes out in the tea liquor, and there is also a hint of salty spices. This is by far the oddest tea I’ve ever tasted, and I can’t quite decide if I am enjoying this cup. It has a thick and buttery flavor with a spicy finish. There is a light buttery citrus aftertaste that does remind me of cookies. Adding sweetener tones down the spiciness nicely, and adding milk adds a touch of creaminess, but the milk isn’t necessary. I think I’ll finish off this cup, but that’s about it. Although I like the butteriness (this is the most buttery tea I’ve ever had!) and the hint of citrus, I’m not loving the peppery spiciness that I keep picking up. This would probably be an excellent tea for anyone who likes savory flavors.

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with pistachios, almonds and small red berries.
-Dry leaves smell like black tea and strong peppery spices. Tea liquor aroma is of rich butter and salty spices.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow brown color.
-Thick and buttery flavor with a spicy finish. Light buttery citrus aftertaste.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Fair tea. A very odd flavor. Buttery with a spicy note. A hint of citrus and cookies noticeable.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

I think they are trying to represent the kind of truffles that pigs help harvest for gourmet restaurants, not the wonderful sweet confections most of us would expect. :)

Lala

Ha ha Terri. Whenever I hear truffle, I always thing of the truffle fungus, which is delicious despite the name. I never think of the truffle chocolate. Usually though, it ends up being the chocolate one and I am always a bit disappointed.

Nxtdoor

One day at the restaurant we were serving a special of pork tenderloin with black truffle shavings. One diner ordered this but requested it without truffle because he was “allergic to chocolate”. We laughed. A lot.

Josie Jade

Hmm, well now I’m even more confused. The description mentioned a type of citrus cookie batter, and I did taste a buttery cookie flavor somewhere in the middle of all that savory!

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Terri HarpLady

I think they are trying to represent the kind of truffles that pigs help harvest for gourmet restaurants, not the wonderful sweet confections most of us would expect. :)

Lala

Ha ha Terri. Whenever I hear truffle, I always thing of the truffle fungus, which is delicious despite the name. I never think of the truffle chocolate. Usually though, it ends up being the chocolate one and I am always a bit disappointed.

Nxtdoor

One day at the restaurant we were serving a special of pork tenderloin with black truffle shavings. One diner ordered this but requested it without truffle because he was “allergic to chocolate”. We laughed. A lot.

Josie Jade

Hmm, well now I’m even more confused. The description mentioned a type of citrus cookie batter, and I did taste a buttery cookie flavor somewhere in the middle of all that savory!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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