1851 Tasting Notes
This tea has mulberries in it, which are incredibly sweet. No surprise the tea smells incredibly sweet! I’m not sure if the scent is more apricot or mulberry… I’m leaning towards mulberry, as it strongly reminds me of Gold Rush by DavidsTea. Only this one is a black tea with no coconut (as far as I can tell).
Ooh, that’s pretty good. Reminds me of Murchie’s Apricot as I sip on it. I didn’t add anything as there were a couple mulberries in my steeper and I knew they’d sweeten the tea considerably.
This one isn’t bad at all. It’s not a superfantasticoamazingomgwow quality tea, but it’s a nice flavoured black to sip on in the morning. :)
Apparently my rating for this tea is kind of terrible. And I bought 8 oz of it. Oh well!
I’m drinking it as a latte tonight. I steeped it in part almond milk, part water. A little brown sugar (I resisted the rum, although I’m reconsidering), and voila! A comforting cinnamony, appley, nutty hot milky drink. I used 2 tbsp for 16 oz, which is why I will only get this one on sale.
It didn’t even brew up pink. Instead, it’s kinda murky.
Still, it does taste good this way. Just not great value for money.
I haven’t had this one for a while as the tin is sitting under other tins in my cupboard. I brought it out when a friend asked for “Earl Grey” type teas… which I really don’t have many of.
This tea works so well in a travel mug, as well as a cup. 1 tsp per 16 oz water, you’d think the flavours would be weak and watery – well, they’re not. This truly is one of my favourite teas, and the hint of vanilla coupled with the delicateness of the bergamot work really well with the base of this tea.
Even though I ended up having coffee this morning too (The horror!), I’m really enjoying sipping on my mug of this.
I was hoping for more almonds, less fruity booze, but I’ll go with the fruity booze. If you drink brandy, it might go well with this tea. :)
It’s kinda cherries, some apple, spices, IDK. It’s quite comforting at a barely sippable hotness. I hope it stays drinkable as it cools down.
(I did add sugar to it. It smelled like it could go rather sour. About 1/4 tsp for 16 oz, which isn’t much.)
I think I might have enough of this tea now. :)
I decided to open up the first package tonight, and was surprised when I immediately shook out 3 giant strawberry slices. I put one in my steeper, then grabbed leaves and other bits from closer to the bottom of the package.
I steeped at about 175-180 for 2 minutes. I added a little sugar while steeping, because I want sweet comforting things.
This tea does not disappoint. It’s even better than I remember it being, if that’s possible. Delicate strawberry, the warmth of the ginger, the buttery dragonwell. The toffee is even more delicate, but goes so well with the buttery tea flavour.
I’m even going to do a second steep tonight (which is why I only did 2 mins to start).
When you search for ‘Lemon Basil Oolong’ on Steepster, there are 5 other versions of this that come up. So I’m guessing they’re either mostly purchased from the same supplier, or someone decided they liked the idea and made their own.
I cold steeped this one overnight, and am drinking it with lemonade syrup and ice today. I really enjoy it this way. Lots of fresh basil, but the lemonade syrup brings it more into sbux ‘lemonade iced tea’ territory rather than a potential savoury mess.
Thanks for the sample, Heather!
This tea smells really sweet. Which really shouldn’t be surprising, considering it’s called “Sugar Plum”.
I’m sitting here sipping tea, thinking it’s time for a nap. So. Tea pretty good. Nothing fancy. Need to time the steep next time so I don’t oversteep it. Nap now.
Finished this up this morning. I’ve really been enjoying the matcha powders unsweetened with almond milk. Super tasty.
(Super tasty in the way that I really like matcha with almond milk, not that all the flavours are amazing. Favourite flavours are still caramel, coconut and french vanilla.)
So, Foxy Roxy. Me and your Banana Walnut Treat meet again.
Uhh, Stacy from Butiki sent me an order correction package (Possibly to one of her most chill customers. I was sad my tea was missing, but not really in a hurry to have it. I knew she’d send it out, and wow did she ever.), and included a sample of this one.
I know I have it in my cupboard, but my initial impression was that this tea was weird, and I didn’t really want to drink it. A plastic baggie style sample is the perfect way to get me to drink things I normally wouldn’t reach for…
So yes. Steeped as per the directions. Sugar added. And… this time it’s actually pretty good, people! Maybe I underleafed it? Definitely not going to have a problem drinking the rest of this tea now, although I am uncertain about a re-order.
Thanks, Heather, this one is pretty good! I
live err, love honey, so it’s not surprising that I like this tea.
It is really honey scented, and flavored. There’s a depth behind the honey that has to be the rooibos and mate, but the flavour definitely isn’t rooibos or medicinal.
Hmm. As it has mate in it, it’s more of a morning/lunch tea for me. Unfortunately this makes it’s application limited, as I really prefer a black tea in the morning.
So this is a tea I’ll probably have around occasionally, but I won’t need to keep stocked in my cupboard.
(I’m drinking this tea while kitten-sitting. They’ve been going 100% since I got here and gave them food, and kitten-mama is trying to hide from them and get pets. So adorable, all of them.)