438 Tasting Notes
Again!! The black tea base really takes over the flavor. This one is worse though…I don’t taste pineapple at all. What a disappointment :(
Glad I didn’t waste my money on this one either, because it really did sound good to me.
I think I might just stay with Snowflake from this company, and that’s all :/
Thank you The Cookie Lady for this sample!
So…I think if I liked cranberries I’d really enjoy this tea. Because it’s not overly cranberry, and it’s not overly almond. It’s like half and half. Which I can appreciate. Usually it’s one or the other it seems, but it’s a well-rounded tea.
It’s strong and smooth, but I’m really not a fan of cranberries. So this one isn’t for me.
Glad I got to try it though. Thank you to Rosehips for this one!
Flavors: Almond, Cranberry, Smooth
Thanks to Marzipan for this sample!
So, I think I might have steeped this a minute or so over, because it’s super strong.
It’s pretty earthy, And reminds me a lot of grapes. It’s earthy, but also fruity.
It reminds me of another tea…one from Teavivre that I really didn’t like, but I am totally blanking on the name. But yeah, it’s not really my kind of tea. Definitely liked the Honey Black better!
Glad to have tried it though! Thanks again for the sample, Marzipan! :D
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Grapes
Got a sample of this one from The Cookie Lady! Glad I got to try a sample instead of buying it. Pretty disappointed in this vanilla tea too! What’s with all these bad vanilla teas tonight?! XD And from good companies too! I don’t understand…
But this one would be so much better if the vanilla was stronger. I can definitely taste the vanilla more in this one as opposed to the last one I tried. But, the black tea base kinda overrides everything :/
So yeah…not a fan of this one either.
Thanks for the sample though, The Cookie Lady!
Was hoping that this would be more flavorful since their Vanilla Comoro is amazing!
But, I am kinda disappointed with this one.
Definitely smells and tastes like vanilla, but it’s really not all that strong and full at all. So that’s a bummer. Don’t understand how they can have such a creamy and rich vanilla tea-and a DECAF one at that. But then they have this one that isn’t strong at all, and is just your basic, lame, vanilla tea. xD
So yeah…disappointed with this one! :(
Had this one last night! Whenever I open my tin of this I’m hit by the magical aroma of caramel and marshmallows!
Took it in a traveling mug while I was out and about, and seemed to be okay, which is good! But I’d rather enjoy it more in a mug at home.
Still a wonderful tea though! Will enjoy drinking this more and more! This and Winter Nogg!
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Marshmallow, Sweet
Got a sample of this one with my last H&S order!
Was hoping it would be more Christmas-y. But the dry leaf and steeping smell are hardly anything at all. I have allergies, which means I don’t have the best smelling ability, but usually I can at least smell something. But there was like nothing, which is weird….
Definitely is light and smooth like a white tea should be. Also, the leaves are fluffy and cute, which is also good. xD
The flavor though…
It’s slightly citrus-y, with maybe a hint of vanilla? It really doesn’t taste strong at all…
It’s kinda a pathetic tea. Even silver needle tastes like more! Least that just tastes like sweet hay!
This I just…I don’t know.
I really don’t. xD
It’s just hardly any flavor at all. :/
So I’m gonna give it a low rating until I can find a way to actually make it taste more.
Maybe if I just use all of the sample next time. xD But then it might be bitter….I’ll have to experiment with this one later >>
Flavors: Citrus, Vanilla
Finally getting to try this one!! So excited!
Also, this is the last tea from Butiki that I have, so I wont’ feel like I have to hurry and try all my samples before everything goes out of stock!
The smell of this one is probably the most similar to RoT’s Honeydew tea, which I wasn’t a fan of.
As for the flavor, it’s definitely not as soft and smooth as Lupicia’s Golden Honeydew, but it’s also not as sour and tart as RoT’s version.
It’s like right in the middle of both.
Which is relieving for me, because I really didn’t like RoT’s version at all.
This one is definitely not as good as Lupicia’s Honeydew or Melon Oolong, but it’s still a good tea. Glad I got to try it! (:
Flavors: Sweet, Tart
Hm….not really sure how I feel about this one. First off, it’s the darkest oolong I have ever seen. It’s so dark. Like, pitch black.I guess it is aged, so it makes sense why it’s this dark. But for some reason It’s still surprising to me. xD Not used to it I guess.
The aroma reminds me kinda of charcoal, or something else that’s burnt.
The flavor is kinda the same.
It’s like a roasted oolong 2.0, since it’s way stronger than any other roasted oolong I’ve ever had. Not really been enjoying roasted oolongs lately, so this one isn’t my favorite at the moment.
But I can see myself drinking more of this kind of oolong once I’m off my floral oolong kick. For now…it’s just an interesting tea.
Think this is my first aged oolong…and I’m not really sure what to think. :S I’ll have to try it again I suppose.
But thanks to MzPriss for a generous sample of this tea! Happy to try it!
Flavors: Burnt, Char, Roasted
Was craving this one when I woke up! And it definitely hit the spot. I forgot how rich and almost creamy this one is. It tastes strongly of sweet potatoes and honey to me.
On top of the amazing flavor, it’s also freakin’ adorable. Love how it looks. Just makes me smile, no matter what!
Really good tea to start my morning out with. And I’m happy to say this one is definitely a staple in my collection!
Flavors: Creamy, Honey, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes