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drank Buttercream by DAVIDsTEA
523 tasting notes

The description of this tea makes one believe that he/she is in for a real treat! I love the name and the idea of a tea that reflects the indulgence that is buttercream. The dry leaf smells fruity and strange at the same time. I used quite a bit of leaf for a 12 oz. cup. 2.25 teaspoons. As it steeps, I’m getting a rather rich, sugary scent — one that is paired with fruit. Sipping… To me, it tastes like apricot with a weird aftertaste. Something grassy? Perhaps the white tea? & I really wonder how I am supposed to go about getting the buttery taste (I ALWAYS seem to miss butter notes unless they’re from an Oolong). The tea becomes VERY smooth as it cools, though.. like silk! Maybe that’s the butter? The idea of adding milk and sugar to this tea seems strange, and I don’t know if I can stomach doing so. Maybe those additions make the tea even better. If it’s written on the package, I should give it a try? I wish this tea were more BUTTERCREAM without as much fruit, but the smoothness is awfully enjoyable.

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

It is such a smooth and strange tea!
I’ve tried it with a little dollop of whipped cream with a sprinkle of sugar, and it made it creamy for sure, think peaches and cream but it’s mango/apricot instead of peaches… sort of. haha! Worth a try anyways, it’s quite palatable!

QueenOfTarts

I think whipped cream makes anything taste better! :) mmmm never tried it in tea, though. Do you think a splash of 1% milk (no sugar) would make this tea even more delicious? :)

DaisyChubb

I don’t see why not! I’ve had 2 percent and it was pretty creamy, and if 1% is your milk of choice I think it would do just that. Doesn’t hurt to try n_-

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DaisyChubb

It is such a smooth and strange tea!
I’ve tried it with a little dollop of whipped cream with a sprinkle of sugar, and it made it creamy for sure, think peaches and cream but it’s mango/apricot instead of peaches… sort of. haha! Worth a try anyways, it’s quite palatable!

QueenOfTarts

I think whipped cream makes anything taste better! :) mmmm never tried it in tea, though. Do you think a splash of 1% milk (no sugar) would make this tea even more delicious? :)

DaisyChubb

I don’t see why not! I’ve had 2 percent and it was pretty creamy, and if 1% is your milk of choice I think it would do just that. Doesn’t hurt to try n_-

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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