4359 Tasting Notes
I am surprised that there are no tasting notes on this for me, as I know I’ve had it before, because I even wrote a review for it last year. Here’s the link to that review, if you’d like to take a look: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/03/10/keemun-finest-chuen-cha-from-butiki-teas/
My thoughts today are very similar to what I thought back then: This is really delicious. Sweet, but not overly so. I am noticing more of the dried plum notes today than I remember from it in the past. The first few sips were smoky, but after a while it tapered and became more of that charcoal-y note that I mentioned in the above review.
Another lovely tea from Butiki!
The dry leaf of this tea smells incredible. The way that the pineapple melds with the floral notes of the Wen Shan Bao Zhong is just stunning. I want to bathe in this tea.
The flavor is equally as amazing – the floral notes weave in and out throughout the sip while the pineapple tones provide a delicious, sweet, juicy taste, and it is soft and supple and almost creamy. That almost creamy side seems to really emerge as the tea cools… because now that my cup is almost gone and the tea has cooled a bit, I am noticing just how creamy/buttery it is.
So delicious… Stacy, this is phenomenal!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this Puerh.
This has a smoky flavor to it which melds nicely with the earthy notes. Notes of wood, and a bitterness that contrasts with the sweetness… I don’t usually taste bitterness in a Puerh, and this isn’t a distasteful kind of bitterness, but a savory one which adds to the richness and complexity of the overall cup. As I continue to sip, the sweetness seems to increase as the bitterness becomes smoother.
Cold-brewed this in my new pitcher. YUM! This is PERFECT for cold-brewing. Just add the two quarts of filtered water to the pitcher and toss in the bag, seal the pitcher and the next day – delicious iced tea. I’m really glad that I decided to get two of this particular flavor and experiment with the cold-brewing, because as much as I enjoyed this tea hot-brewed, its better cold-brewed. This tastes much closer to the Rainbow Sherbet that I remember from last year. Sweet, delicious, fruity, and refreshing. LOVE! And I’m increasing the rating slightly because the cold-brewed worked out THAT much better!
This is a fantastic Breakfast Blend. Very bold, robust, and hearty. It has a lovely strength about it, and lots of depth. Really, really good. It tastes of malt and hints of a deep, rich chocolate-y flavor, freshly baked bread (the caramelized, chewy crust!), slightly earthy tones, oak-y/deep woodsy background.
Really, this one of the best breakfast blends I’ve had that wasn’t called “LiberTEAS Breakfast Blend.”
Thank you Stacy from Butiki Teas for including this sample in with my last order! This is so incredibly good!
Of course, that should be no surprise, I don’t think I’ve tried anything from Butiki Teas yet that I’ve not liked. The mango here is so well-defined. Sweet, juicy, delicious mango. I don’t taste a lot of rooibos, maybe a hint of nutty tones here and there, but mostly what I taste is MANGO, some cream and a gentle, warm note from the cardamom.
This is seriously yum. I’d recommend this one to anyone who likes mango. This is one of the best mango tisanes I’ve tried yet.
Revisiting this one. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/07/12/dong-ding-cui-yu-oolong-competition-grade-iv-from-life-in-teacup/
A really delightful Oolong: sweet, nutty, slightly toasty with hints of charcoal. Lovely floral notes, hints toward fruity flavors.
I started the day with some Tangerine Creamsicle … decided to have one last pot of it before sending the rest off to my SororiTea Sister.
I enjoyed it very much last time, and I think I enjoyed it even more this time – and I can only attribute that to the addition of some turbinado sugar this morning. I wanted something a little sweet, so I added about half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar, and I didn’t add sugar last time. So this is one that actually does improve with the addition of a teensy bit of sugar.
I hot brewed more of this last night for iced tea today… and this morning, my package from Amazon arrived, so tonight I’ll cold-brew one of Frank’s new teas (probably go with the rainbow sherbet again since that’s the only one I got 2 of, and I wanted to experiment before I went with cold-brewing the others).
Anyway… this is light, refreshing and delicious. Yummy.
Thanks to DaisyChubb for sending me a bit of this tisane.
This has to be the most unusual looking tisane I’ve come across in a long while. And I’d like to also mention that this tisane does NOT contain hibiscus (YAY!) so kudos to Davids Tea for not jumping on the hibiscus wagon and adding it to everything that doesn’t contain tea leaves.
The color isn’t pink, but I do taste a berry-ish type flavor to this, along with the distinct wintergreen minty tones and hints of pine-ish flavor. The mint and the evergreen notes give this a very exhilarating sort of taste. Overall, it’s a very delicate kind of flavor though, even after brewing for 10 minutes, but it has a nice, soothing flavor. Enjoyable.