186 Tasting Notes

98
drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
186 tasting notes

Finally Trying this! I’m so excited! I’ve been so overly anxious about this tea, it’s not even right. xD When I first smelled this tea I didn’t think of cotton candy. I kept thinking of some other fruit for some reason. When it’s steeping it smells a lot more like cotton candy.
As for taste it seems like a few people on here weren’t really impressed. I can see how you would think it tastes like sugar water. xD But as someone who really likes sweet things but can’t actually sweeten things herself, I really like this tea. Also cotton candy is kinda just sugar in general. So it makes sense why it would taste like sugar water.
It totally tastes like cotton candy. This was what I had hoped that Della Terra Teas’ Cotton Candy would taste like, but instead it was just like drinking straight rooibos with a tiny hint of something sweet. But this one is really strong. Even the aftertaste is good. :O Ugh man, this tea.
This was definitely a win for me! Probably will have to get more before it’s discontinued. Also seems like the thing to do for rooibos is to put cute lil sprinkles and stuff to make it more appealing. xD I approve of it. Even though sometimes it’s misleading for certain teas. Not for this one though!
If you are a cotton candy fan you probably should at least try it. It’s worth it! Love this tea! ^^

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy, Sugar

albertocanfly

I’m so glad that you are enjoying this tea! I know you were so excited when it came out. :D

Ost

It’s just…just so good. Have you tried it? I can’t remember haha
if you haven’t I’ll have to send you some so you can try soon :O

albertocanfly

I have tried it! It was in the TTB that I just sent off. I thought it was good, just was hoping for it to taste a bit more like cotton candy. But thank you so so much :]

Ost

Glad you tried it! :P I must have missed that tasting note?

albertocanfly

Oh pooh bears! I have had the Della Terra one…not Davidstea.. wow, I can be such an igit sometimes… >.<
I change my answer.. I’d LOVE some if you are willing to spare it:] Thanks for calling me out on this:P

Ost

XD No worries haha I’ll send you some soon!

albertocanfly

Thank you!! :D

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94
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
186 tasting notes

Finishing off the last of the sample that JennyFur so graciously gave me. It’s become one of my favorite teas. It’s at least one of the cutest teas I’ve ever seen with all the little sprinkles and marshmallows. Next time this tea is available I’m stocking up!
It’s just like creamy caramel and marshmallow in a cup.
I cannot wait till this is available again!

Flavors: Caramel, Cream, Marshmallow, Vanilla

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97
drank Caramel Vanilla Assam by Butiki Teas
186 tasting notes

I love the Assam base of this tea. It smells like an Assam but then BAM! It’s all caramel and vanilla-y mixed in with the malty-ness. Those are some of my favorite flavors in a tea. Ahh this tea. It’s just so good. I’m going to restock this one again and again. It’s just so ridiculously perfect. Butiki Teas is definitely living up to the hype! ^^

Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Vanilla

Cameron B.

I liked this one a lot! The flavors meld so perfectly that they taste like they’re part of the tea. Definitely a reorder. :D

Cheri

I really like this one. Surprised me, but I did. I plan on ordering some on my next Butiki order.

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95
drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
186 tasting notes

First off, this tea smells amazing! It totally smells like one of those strawberry wafers.
As for the flavor it’s rich and full. Now this one is cake-y! I taste a lot of strawberry and mild hints of espresso and chocolate. It’s not too overpowering. Just the perfect amount of every flavor.
Overall it really reminds me of those strawberry wafers that I used to eat all the time growing up. So this tea is definitely a win! :D

Flavors: Cake, Chocolate, Espresso, Strawberry

Cameron B.

I actually wasn’t interested in this one initially, but it seems the espresso flavor is quite mild. I may have to try it when I finally do a Butiki order. :)

Ost

You definitely should! :D

kimquat

Ugh, I want this so bad!

Ost

It’s amazing, you gotta try at some point!!

Lariel of Lórien

I read strawberry wafers as ‘waffles’, so now I’m a little hungry. The tea does awesome though… it’ll be part of a future Butiki order for sure.

Ost

xD wow haha I’ve never had a strawberry waffle. Maybe it tastes like this tea? XD

Lariel of Lórien

Probably not, they were Eggo waffles. And they didn’t really taste like chocolate or espresso.

Ost

Nevermind then xD

Lariel of Lórien

Maybe try the tea with waffles? For research? ;)

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95
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
186 tasting notes

This tea keeps making me think of River from DW whenever I see it. And As much as I don’t like her, I still decided to try this one. And I’m so glad I did!
Bananas, toffee, and coconut. Ugh. This tea, man.
It smells like candy, and it’s sweet enough not to feel like I should add any sweetener. It’s just as strong in smell as it is in flavor. It’s seriously just so good.
I can’t even say that enough. I’ll have to stock up on this.
We should just deem this the official DW tea. Forget all the fandom blends on Adagio. This one just beats them all. :P

Flavors: banana, Candy, Coconut, Toffee

Mandy

Debating on if I would like this or not. I like bananas, and banana bread, but I’ve never had anything that was banana flavored that I liked. But maybe with toffee and coconut, I could find a winning combination!

Ost

I mean the other flavors are pretty strong too. I think you might like it. If you hated it you could always swap it with someone on here…everyone likes Butiki xD

Mandy

This is true!

Ost

But I have a feeling that you will like it!

TheTeaFairy

Ost, You seem to be having a good Butiki experience so far, so happy about that :-)

Ost

Yeah! It’s definitely living up to the hype in my world! :D

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70
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
186 tasting notes

Finally beginning to try the teas from my Butiki order! I’ve been so excited but haven’t had time to try them. So this is the first. (:
I’ve never seen a tea like this before, it’s so soft and fluffy. It’s pretty cute. :P
As for how it tasted…this tasting note may or may not be super accurate.
I didn’t look at what time it was when I began steeping it because the power went randomly out. It didn’t take long to get my power on again, but I still am not sure if I over steeped it or not. xD If I did it was just a few minutes, but I don’t know.
Not sure that this tea reminds me of Birthday Cake…I can taste the vanilla and some kind of spice that I can’t exactly place.
Not really what I expected, but it’s not bad. It tastes familiar but I can’t think of what it reminds me of right now. >< It’s not a very strong tea, in any way, so not sure how much I can re-steep it. Guess I’ll find out!
Anywho, glad I tried it. (:

Flavors: Spices, Vanilla

Mandy

To me it tastes like vanilla icing, like the thinner home made kind with confectioners sugar. It’s got that distinct powdered sugar taste. And also vaguely eggy. And for me it resteeped almost the same as the first steep.

Ost

I wish it tasted more like icing to me xD

Mandy

Sweetener dear sweetener xD

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85
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
186 tasting notes

I am pretty sure this was meant to be cold brewed, but I rarely ever cold brew tea. I’m more of a hot tea kind of person. :P This tea is pretty peachy, but doesn’t taste burnt which is a relief. I think that Adagio tea scarred me with the burnt peach. xD Maybe I got a bad batch? Who knows.
Anywho, this is alright tea. At least hot. I’m sure it’s a lot sweeter and better when it’s cold! Maybe I’ll have to just give in and try it iced one of these days.
Thanks for the sample, mj! I’m really excited to have tried Lupica finally! :D

Flavors: Peach

Virginia

Wow. Great tasting note.

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62
drank Blueberry Creme by Della Terra Teas
186 tasting notes

This just tastes like blueberry and rooibos to me. Compared to the Blueberry Crumble I had before, this one is definitely the loser. I liked how the Crumble tasted like a pastry, it was amazing! But this one is just plain old blueberries and rooibos. xD
Not terrible, But I wouldn’t buy it.
Thanks for the sample, Cameron B!

Flavors: Blueberry, Rooibos

Cameron B.

I should try the Blueberry Crumble sometime! I love blueberry teas. :D

Ost

Yeah! Not sure if it’s available yet or when it will be, but you should definitely try it. It’s just like a blueberry pastry! ^^

Cameron B.

Well it’ll probably be a while before I order anything else from Della Terra. I wasn’t super impressed with most of their teas and I have a lot of other places I want to try. :P

Ost

Bummer you weren’t a fan! But least there are lots of other places to try stuff from!

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Eh, not super strong. Maybe it’s because it’s a bit too hot right now, but even smell wise it’s not strong. I think I like Teavana’s Peach Jasmine better…it’s definitely a lot stronger.
It tastes faintly of jasmine, but nothing really strong. Oh well. Least it was just a sample. xD
Thank you for the sample, darby! (:

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89
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
186 tasting notes

Saw a few different reviews for this tea on H&S Appreciation Day. So I had to try it, of course. :P And I’m sooooooo glad I ordered this one!
It definitely has an earthy bent to it, kinda one of those teas where the after taste reminds me of hay. xD That doesn’t sound nice, does it?
But it has a mild malty taste with hints of cocoa when you drink it. It’s just they hay-ish aftertaste that throws me off a bit. It’s a good tea though! I’ll probably get more. (:
Now I can understand why everyone seemed to write about this tea on H&S Appreciation Day!

Flavors: Cocoa, Hay, Malt

Sarsonator

MMMMM Hay :p

Ost

I know, that sounds really bad, huh? XD

Sarsonator

Hahahahaa no. It’s just one of the great things about tea. I never thought I’d like a tea that smells like a campfire, but it was really good. :)

Ost

Haha it’s crazy what you end up liking! XD

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