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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
1075 tasting notes

I’m another person that is unfamiliar with Tamarind so unfortunately I have nothing to compare this with.

Whilst raw this tea has no particular fragrance and the leaves are a mixture of brown and red which is perfect for autumn. Whilst brewed it retains a lovely dark brown colour.

Without sugar:
Alright this tastes like a strong black tea with oodles of natural sweetness and a touch of sourness and bitterness. I’m guessing the sugar would mask the sourness and bitterness a little bit. There is a touch of vanilla which helps to smooth out the fizzy sourness.

With sweetener:
Still a lovely and strong black tea but with more sweetness and more vanilla. It would seem that the sweetener truly does bring out some of the flavours. Now there is also a dark taste, very similar to dark cocoa.

Definitely a unique tasting blend, while not being my favourite from Butiki it’s still wonderful as something different. Very glad I ordered this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

Tamarind is a bit sweet and sour at the same time. If you like Indian, Thai, or Mexican cuisines you might be able to find some tamarind there if you would like to explore the flavor. Personally, I love the tamarind sauce/chutney found in Indian food. A little goes a long way.

KittyLovesTea

It turns out that I do know what tamarind is but only as ‘Indian dates’. I am lucky enough to live in Leicester, England which throws the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India due to our growing Asian (Indian and Pakistani) population. We have such amazing Indian food here, It’s been a good few months since I had a decent curry as I’m on a diet but I googled tamarind and found they are also called Indian dates. I have chutneys made with Indian dates that are gorgeous, sweet and spicy and sour. It didn’t clock on to me because of this diet and my lack of having any in such a long time. Doh!

Butiki Teas

Very nice! I’ve been to a somewhat small Diwali celebration and it was a lot of fun. That’s too funny! Well, now you know what tamarind is. :)

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Butiki Teas

Tamarind is a bit sweet and sour at the same time. If you like Indian, Thai, or Mexican cuisines you might be able to find some tamarind there if you would like to explore the flavor. Personally, I love the tamarind sauce/chutney found in Indian food. A little goes a long way.

KittyLovesTea

It turns out that I do know what tamarind is but only as ‘Indian dates’. I am lucky enough to live in Leicester, England which throws the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India due to our growing Asian (Indian and Pakistani) population. We have such amazing Indian food here, It’s been a good few months since I had a decent curry as I’m on a diet but I googled tamarind and found they are also called Indian dates. I have chutneys made with Indian dates that are gorgeous, sweet and spicy and sour. It didn’t clock on to me because of this diet and my lack of having any in such a long time. Doh!

Butiki Teas

Very nice! I’ve been to a somewhat small Diwali celebration and it was a lot of fun. That’s too funny! Well, now you know what tamarind is. :)

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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