47 Tasting Notes
Ah, I am extremely cranky. There is nothing like nursing. They love to short staff so that all the nurses work 60+ hrs a week while sick and patient care goes down the toilet. Apparently they don’t care if people live or die…only if they make money off of it! I hate administrators. No heart.
Anyyway, I woke up cranky, knowing I’d be going into an overnight shift of this, so I brewed a cup of this hoping it would not only wake me up but cheer me up. I’ve never had an Irish Breakfast Tea before. Honestly I ordered it simply because it’s a black tea and has the word Irish in the title. I love everything Irish :). Smells beautiful…like raisins and earth. I already felt myself cheering up.
This was a suprisingly nice black tea, malty and raisiny black tea goodness. I drank the cup slowly letting the caffeine wake me up and put me in a slightly better mood. Now that I remember why the heck I go into work every day to begin with.
So far everything I’ve tried from my order from Butiki teas has been a hit…working its way into my favorites.
WHOA! hah! This came as a sample with my Butiki order, and I smelled this tea before I even opened the box. Holy citrus :)
I honestly had no idea what guayasa was so I did a little bit of research as I sipped this. Wow. This packs quite a punch. Citrusy and strong it really wakes you up. I probably would have never bought this before but now I think I have to place a second order and this is only my first sample :(
Finally got around to tasting one of the samples that Kallie sent me. I was unsure of trying this as it was a custom blend and I’ve never tried them before. But this was a black tea and had a nice fruity pleasant sent. On first sip I thought it was delicious, but couldn’t figure out what the heck it tasted like! It took me half a cup to realize it was vanilla and berry. Delicious!
Oh…YUM! I’ve been dying to taste nsome of Butiki Teas, mostly because they seem to have great reviews and they are NJ based, which makes me happy. Thanks to Bonnie, I was able to sample Pistaschio Ice Cream. I love pistachios and ice cream, but wasn’t sure how I would like either of these transferred to a tea. I have fallen in love with black teas as of late, and I thought that I despised green teas. I was wrong! This is absolutely delicious, and there’s hardly any vegetal hint which is what I don’t enjoy too much in green teas.
I think Bonnie just swung me over to ordering from Butiki teas once I’m a little less poor.
The first time I tried this tea in a sample from Bonnie, I had no idea that this was a difficult tea for Verdant to obtain. So, my first cup was consumed without knowing how difficult it would be to get. What a shame! Beautifully flavored tea and as someone before me stated, has the oddly beautiful scent of mushrooms.
After Christmas, I finally had time to get back into my tea collection and enjoy a few cups with my new tea kettle. This one was the first one I decided to try again. There’s nothing like sipping a beautiful cup of tea while watching the snow fall. This tea is delicious and I’m tempted to buy out the remainder of Verdant’s supply, despite the fact that I am poor. Thanks Bonnie for parting with some of yours. Now that I know what I had, I definitely appreciate your sending me some. You’re the best!
Another sample from Bonnie! I have never tried a Vanilla tea so I was a little hesitant to try it. It was delicious though. Nice, sweet, and creamy. The only downside to me is that it’s decaf. I need caffeine! Otherwise, my second taste of Harney and sons is a hit…would def buy again!
Thanks to Bonnie for the sample! I’ve been away unfortunately for quite a few days now and haven’t had one cup of tea since. A nice package was waiting for me when I got home. I brewed this as per Bonnie’s preferences, at 194 degrees for 4 minutes. First sip, this was wayyy too strong for my liking. It sure woke me up :). I added a little bit of milk and sugar, and it was instantly something I could love. A nice strong black tea. Would definitely buy considering I’ve never tried Harney and Sons before.