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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
247 tasting notes

Frank had me at Butterbeer. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, and have been curious about what it might taste like. There are a multitude of different recipes for Butterbeer, but add in the tea and I’m there. I didn’t even flinch when I saw licorice (well, maybe just a nanosecond), and the ingredients quite possibly could have included dirt and I think I still would have tried it. In the end, it’s here, it’s ready and I’m drinking it.

The dry scent is interesting. It has a sharp feel to it that is rounded out by the sweetness of the root beer scent. It reminds me of a spicy rootbeer, with something… foresty.

I went a bit light on the steep time and I can taste it. Next time, I’ll make it stronger. It has an interesting flavor. Hearty, but something else, too. It’s almost slightly acidic, but not tart. I definitely taste the chicory, which I love and think is perfect for this hearty cup. Licorice is there, too, but it’s not offensive. More like anise-laced and very light. It’s not sweet at all, which I thought it would be with all of the root beer scent in the packet.

A bit of the way through my cup, I added German rock sugar to it. Now, it’s sweet. And buttery. I can smell the butter just before I sip it. It’s also cooling and I can taste the chicory a bit less. This tea is quite complex and, dare I say, magical? Yes, magical. It’s hard to pinpoint the different flavors as they blend so well together. All in all, it’s a very different cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
SimplyJenW

Hey Lady! We’ve been missing you! I hope you have a glorious Summer!

ashmanra

I bought one for my oldest daughter and one for her BF in Ireland. When I called and told her about the new blend, she screamed, “I want Harry Potter tea!” like a four year old. Lol!

QuiltGuppy

Hi! I’ve been missing you all, too. I’ve had a rough year, but it looks like things are on the upswing, hopefully.

I can completely understand the crazed Harry Potter reaction! :)

Indigobloom

Awww yay QuiltGuppy!! glad to see you around. Hope things get better <3

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SimplyJenW

Hey Lady! We’ve been missing you! I hope you have a glorious Summer!

ashmanra

I bought one for my oldest daughter and one for her BF in Ireland. When I called and told her about the new blend, she screamed, “I want Harry Potter tea!” like a four year old. Lol!

QuiltGuppy

Hi! I’ve been missing you all, too. I’ve had a rough year, but it looks like things are on the upswing, hopefully.

I can completely understand the crazed Harry Potter reaction! :)

Indigobloom

Awww yay QuiltGuppy!! glad to see you around. Hope things get better <3

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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