681 Tasting Notes
So…I gotta be honest…I was really really looking forward to these teas. When I opened the package I was hit by a wave of minty-ness, it was bold and amazing!
I couldn’t wait to drink it. So I brewed it up and when I went to take a sip the strong mint flavors had calmed down. I mainly just tasted the black tea base which really wasn’t my favorite. Tasted really woody to me. :(
There were still mint flavors, but really not strong enough to hide the woodiness for me. :( I was looking forward to this one too.
Really disappointed with this one :(
If anyone has experienced the same thing, or has any tips about making the mint flavor stronger, that would be great!
Otherwise I gotta find a new home :(
Flavors: Mint, Wood
Got a sample of this tea from someone in a DavidsTea group on FB. I have been really curious about this one, but didn’t end up wasting 50g of tea on a tea that I would hate.
So I’m happy to have had a sample!
The packaging of teas in this swap was kinda bad, so I couldn’t really pick out the dry leaf smell since it kinda mixed with the other teas in the package, but the taste itself was pretty fruity.
Mainly tasted like burnt peach to me. Which reminded me of Adagio’s Peach Black Tea which totally tasted like a burnt peach to me. I really did not like that tea.
This one isn’t as bad because it has some other fruity flavors mixed in, but it’s really not for me. Thank God I didn’t waste my money on this one! XD
Flavors: Burnt, Peach
AllanK sent me a sample of this tea in our swap that I received the other day! :D Always eager to try more of Lupicia’s fruit teas, especially since I am probably going there this week! So need to try all the samples of their teas that I have in case I find something amazing and wanna pick more up!
This one I don’t feel the need to pick up more of.
I feel like a lot of the fruity black teas from Lupicia aren’t as strong as the fruit teas with oolong bases. Three of my favorite fruit teas from there all have oolong bases. The ones with a black tea base kinda always come off a bit bitter. The fruit flavors don’t seem to hide the base all too well :(
Plus the fruity oolongs always have like a perfume-y feel/taste to them which I really really love! XD
The main flavor in this tea was mango, so of course I compared it to the “Ripe Mango Oolong” which I also adore. And this one hardly compared to the other, sooo I think I’ll stay with the Ripe Mango instead of this.
But I’m glad I got to try this! It’s not bad, but I think it would be better iced than hot. Thank you so much for the sample, AllanK!!
Flavors: Bitter, Mango, Sweet
Last tea in my Butiki order! D:
So the dry leaf smell of this one was kinda bready, which I wasn’t expecting. For some reason I was not expecting to like this at all. I was expecting it to be woody and earthy for some reason….where I got that idea…I don’t know. xD So the dry leaf smell really threw me off.
And the actual taste even more!
It was kinda earthy and woody, but there was still a lot of malt. Not as much as Crimson Horizon but there was still a lot more than I expected!
Not my absolute favorite, and not something that I’m gonna only save for special occasions or something. It’s good, but not my favorite.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Earth, Malt, Wood
This will seriously always be one of the best black teas I’ve ever tasted. I have been trying to save it but the other day I was really craving it so I splurged a bit.
Ughh it’s just so good.
Way better in real life than even in my memory!
Love this one!
I’m going to be heartbroken when I run out D:
Got this in my Butiki order. Was not really expecting to like it since I’m not so much into roasty oolongs.
But this one turned out to be okay. Not horrible.
Still pretty roasty, but it had floral notes, with a buttery undertone.
Wasn’t bad. But not my favorite. Might have to give it to someone else or something :S
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Roasted
This was the first tea I tried from my order.
Tasted a lot of earth and apricot. A little too much earth for my taste. The honey notes make it a lot better for me, but still isn’t a tea I would savor…
I think that I might have to find a new home for this one, which is a bit of a bummer since I thought I’d like this one probably the best out of my order for some reason. xD
Glad I got to try. Now I don’t have to wonder if I totally missed out on an amazing tea. Not that it isn’t amazing. Just too much earthiness for me, but that’s okay. I’m picky haha!
Flavors: Apricot, Earth, Honey, Sweet
This. Freaking. Tea.
I got my last Butiki order in the mail and this is the second tea I have tried from it tonight (yes, my tasting notes are out of order but I loved this one too much to wait to write a review for the first tea!).
This makes me even more sad that I can never order again, oh how I wished I had found this tea earlier so I’d have had more time to stock up on it! Don’t know why it wasn’t more popular here. Weird.
The dry leaf aroma was pretty bready, which made me excited! While it steeped that aroma was replaced by just a really bold wave of black tea. It smelled so strong that it came off almost bitter, which dashed my hopes a bit.
But when I went to drink it everything changed!
Yeah, it had a bitter edge to it, but it was still smooth enough to make for a thoroughly pleasant cup.
The main taste in this one was malt.
I have been trying to search for the best malty teas, and holy Shanghai! This is one of the best I’ve ever had! It is a bummer that I didn’t try it earlier, but I’m so happy to have half an ounce of this one. It’s delicious!
If anyone gets this tea and hates it, hit me up, I’d probably be willing to swap for it! :D
If you like malty teas you will seriously lovee this one!
Another win from Butiki Teas!!
Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Smooth