546 Tasting Notes
Now this is a sample I will be sad to sip down. D:
I love how floral-y it is. Just a beautiful tea.
If it didn’t have the tendency to get super buttery if you accidentally over-steep it I would probably pick up more. Oh well.
I will enjoy the few cups I probably have left of this one! ^^
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Smooth
Got this tea in my last Butiki order. Hadn’t tried it till yesterday. On Steepster it says there are a LOT of flavors. Kinda diverse, and I wasn’t sure what to think. But then in tasting notes it acted like it’s a really chocolate-y, malty tea. Which made me decide to buy it in the first place. XD
So I wasn’t exactly sure what to think going into this one.
But I was actually pleasantly surprised.
It was rather fruity. I tasted raisins and plums. Pretty bready too.
Kinda malty, but not overly so. Maybe a bit chocolate-y, but nothing too noticeable.
Overall it was a delicious tea and I’m really glad I got to pick some up! (:
Another win from Butiki!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Fruity, Malt, Plums, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet
Drank more of this yesterday afternoon, because I’m trying to sip down all my sample sizes still. This is one of them.
I think that the first time I steeped this I only put one tsp, but this time I put two which is what it says to do on the bag.
It was so much different than I remembered!
There was almost no peach at all (which is really sad for me) because the coconut really took over. And it was super creamy, which I actually kinda liked. It had some kind of faint fruity note in it, but it wasn’t peaches. D:
The creaminess would have been so perfect with peach flavors. And the white tea base would be the perfect base for that kind of tea too. Oh coconut, if only you didn’t take over. D:
Oh well, when I’m in the mood for a coconut tea, this one will be perfect. xD
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity
Someone on Instagram mentioned having jasmine tea yesterday morning…Can’t remember who it was exactly. But it inspired me to brew up some of this again. It was either this or the Verdant Silver Needle Jasmine, so I went with this because it would make me less awake than the other. xD
I haven’t had jasmine in a while.
But I’m glad I had some yesterday. Sometimes I think I forget how relaxing and refreshing it is. Absolutely love this tea! ^^
Flavors: Jasmine, Perfume, Smooth
So recently I found out that The American Tea Room has a shop in Beverly Hills, not far from UCLA. So since my week has been horrible and I had to go up to UCLA today for the second time this week, my mum said she would take me to there. I have only tried one of their teas, so I don’t really know what I was expecting. XD But the people were surprisingly nice and helpful. One lady that talked to us was very honest about the tea and I felt like she wasn’t just trying to make it sound amazing so I’d buy it. I didn’t buy that much, and plus a lot of their teas are pretty cheap, so that was also great! And they let me pick out a free sample, and it was a big sample too. xD
This was definitely the nicest tea store I have been to so far! But I don’t think I’d end up liking tons of their teas anyway. Mainly because I’m picky haha
But anyway. Picked up 2oz of this one because it smelled amazing.
I was not expecting it to be good at all. I was expecting it to be grassy since it was a green tea base. But it totally proved me wrong.
Brewed it up when I got home.
It’s so maple-y and sweet. There’s so much caramel and syrup flavor in it. It’s ridiculously good. I was not expecting that at all!
It tastes a lot like DavidsTea’s Movie Night, well when I first had tried it because it was so sweet and kinda tasted like caramel corn. But the last time I bought that tea it tasted weaker and more apple flavor…so I am thinking that they changed something in it, which has made me pretty sad because it was one of my favorites before.
But now I feel better because I have this one which is just as delicious and sweet, and it really wasn’t all that expensive-so this tea was definitely a win for me!!
Not sure how the other two teas I got will be, but this one was definitely worth checking out.
If i had to have a complaint it would be that in the second steep I could taste the green tea base more, it was a little grassy, but not too much. Movie Night barely has any green tea in it, even that’s like the base of it. Movie Night has decorations and stuff, but this one was mainly just green tea and some nuts. So I can’t expect it not to be a little grassy. xD Anyway, really fantastic tea! I would recommend if you ever try anything from there! :D
Flavors: Caramel, Grass, Maple, Maple Syrup, Nuts, Sweet
Got my Tippy’s Tea order today!
Of course the first tea I opened was this one. It smelled so chocolate-y, I got excited!
But while I was steeping it, I forgot about it for a couple minutes. So it ended up being really bitter. xD Could taste some chocolate and maybe malt flavors. But I can’t give it a fair rating till I actually steep it right! I’m still excited about this tea, just need to keep an eye on it better! XD
So, for the last two days since having to do this horrible Ph Study thingy, I’ve been having to take pain killers 24/7 since I’m in so much pain. Which isn’t what I’m used to surprisingly. I’m using tremadol instead of vicodin today for a number of good reasons, but one of the bad things is that this pain killer is ultra sensitive to caffeine, and is easily counteracted. So I can’t drink anything with caffeine unless the pain killers don’t help anyway and it doesn’t really matter. xD
But today when I woke up I took it right away and for some reason half the time when I take it in the morning it doesn’t work. So it didn’t really work this morning and I ended up being able to drink two cups of this!
All that to say, I’m super duper happy I got to drink this finally! I have been wanting to drink this for like the past week but there hasn’t been a good moment to. But todayyy I finally could!! It was delicious as always. I can imagine this tea being a staple in my collection. Though kinda hard for it to be a staple when I’m sure the harvests change every time… Or at least have a good chance of changing. Like my “beloved” Golden Fleece from Verdant. D:
Sorry about the rant. xD When you’re feeling as horrible as I am every day you end up getting excited for all the little things, that probably just sound stupid to other people haha! :P Anyway, that just made me happy. And I wanted to write about it.
Guess having the pain killers not work in the morning wasn’t a total loss. :P
Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
Sample sipdown! :D
Been trying to sipdown all the many samples that I’ve tried and liked. I have a small box with a pretty decent amount left. So trying to sip them down sooner than later.
I’d definitely never buy this one, but it was a nice sample.
I really do prefer DavidsTea’s version, it’s much more creamy and caramel-y, with less woody flavors.
But it was alright. Not bad for a sample. Glad I got to try it, Thanks again for the sample, Albertocanfly! (: