2196 Tasting Notes

Spices. Orange blossoms. Flowers.

Hmm. Interesting. Not bad, but not my favourite profile. It’s almost too complicated, and doesn’t let me wallow in anything.

Also, it says on the packet that it’s a black tea but on here it says it’s a green blend. At any rate, it’s astringent. Even with milk.

Thanks so much for letting me try, MissB. It’s a neat combination of flavours but I would not search this out…

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
2196 tasting notes

Goodbye, sweet tea.

Yes, this is really really old. But the dragonwell was really good quality, so even though it’s not bright and fresh, it’s still smooth and buttery. And mmm, strawberry.

One of the few green teas I’ve really loved.

Fjellrev

Awww, I loved this one too.

Plunkybug

I had this one yesterday…I’d had a mild stomach bug on Friday, and I left work early…but I did go in yesterday, and took this bit of comfort with me. I thinkI have maybe 2 servings of it left. :( It’s a fave of mine fore sure. Not looking forward to the day when it is finally gone.

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Not bad. Just… not enough mandarin orange to go with the nuttiness. This might be due to age, though.

Thank you, MissB. :)

Edit: Needless to say I didn’t make it to the mall. Might go to a local store though, since the rain seems to have let up a bit maybe. I might go to the mall tomorrow morning…

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Not bad. Toasty, a bit caramel, a bit salt. But the green tea is just so… green. I’d infinitely prefer this as a black tea.

Thanks for sharing, MissB!

tigress_al

I’m with you on that, most of the time, I think “why couldn’t this be a black tea?”…. Green…bleh. Unless it’s Jasmine

OMGsrsly

I find it frustrating to not like green teas, because there are so many neat flavours that end up being green! I guess it does prevent me from buying a lot, though. :)

tigress_al

Ha I guess you’re right and this means I can’t buy ALL THE TEA!

rosebudmelissa

I prefer black teas as well. Have you tried Bigelow’s Salted Caramel? I quite like that one.

OMGsrsly

Bigelow doesn’t seem to be available here anymore.

Fjellrev

And the very few Bigelow teas I have seen here in Canada have only been like EG and/or some breakfast blend.

OMGsrsly

I used to get a really nice pomegranate green… not seaweedy, just nice and flavourful and sweet. But no longer.

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Today again, this one is fabulous.

I’m heading out to do a little late shopping (hopefully the mall will be quiet-ish), and needed some tea before I left.

So. Good. Chocolate. Yum.

Thanks so much, Sil!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Zennenn

You are tempting me to order more flavored teas! I don’t tend to like fruity tea, but herbs or chocolate, mmmmm

OMGsrsly

This chocolate is, IMO, way nicer than Harney and Sons Florence. Although that one was good at the beginning. I’m ultra picky about chocolate in my teas… so many are just not good.

Fjellrev

I agree on the chocolate. It seems like a hard flavour to get right. And DF totally does chocolate way better than Harney, for sure.

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I just dumped what was left in the packet into a pot and brewed it up and it’s almost gone.

Decent honeybush with strawberry and vanilla flavours.

(Sorry. So tired still.)

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This one is pretty good.

IDK. I’m so exhausted today. Gimme all the coffee.

Thank you, Sil. I have a little left at home for a small mug. I’ll try it again when I’m feeling a little more alert. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
OMGsrsly

Hahaha. Last time I was effusive with praise. If I’m even wording correctly. This time? So tired. Pretty good.

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100

I still have so much of this tea.

Which is good.

I forgot how delicious and amazing it is. Licorice and spice, but no licorice gross sweetness.

Yum.

(Even steeped for some ridiculous amount of time since I reflexively turned off the timer yet forgot to remove the steeping baskets from my mugs.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is really a good tea, but the obvious seasoning powder in it kinda creeped me out.

It doesn’t necessarily smell mega caramel until you add hot water to it. And the caramel goes so well with the roasted flavours in the houjicha.

But yeah. The powder lining the bag I have it in. Kinda gross.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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In my mug today at work again. I’m trying to drink some of these older flavoured teas.

Oh, it’s so good. Tea, I’m going to miss you once I finally manage to drink you up.

It has a bit of a bite at 4:30, but it’s still delicious. Nothing added to my cup today. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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