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drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
199 tasting notes

I actually drank this over a week or so ago. But stupid that I am, I didn’t make a note here and only realized it now when I went to make another Butiki tasting note. But I did write my impressions down in a notebook that I recently acquired to write down all my tea tasting notes and things. So at least I can copy from that to write this note. XD
This was one of the free samples I got with one of my orders. I almost didn’t ask for it because the hops kinda spooked me off a bit. Mainly because I don’t drink at all, be it beer or anything alcoholic, so a tea that reminisced of a beer was kinda ‘ugh, maybe?’ to me. Lol. But I figured getting a sample wouldn’t hurt and hey, I might even really like it.
After trying a line of ‘meh’ teas (namely open sample packs from Adagio that I got from somewhere and I think had gotten a smidge stale from being open.) I wanted something different but potentially familiar with it being a peach tea. So this.
Wow. I was super surprised by this. It’s a very very nice peach tea. The brew has a wonderfully clean peach smell to it overlaying the black base. The taste is very clean/crisp which was surprising to me. Maybe it’s the hops accenting the taste. I do get a bitterness from the hops, but I was expecting that possibility from what I’d read about this tea. Adding a bit of Truvia completely banished that bitterness and brought the peach out even more. There’s a smidge of astringency, but it’s hardly noticeable. I just think I’m overly sensitive to it. As the cup got cold, it was still drinkable and peachy, but I think I prefer this as a hot tea. Then again, I wasn’t able to do a cold brew/iced tea thing with it, so I couldn’t be entirely certain of this.
This is definitely a tea I’ll likely order a bag of with my next Butiki order (which happen alarmingly frequently it seems. /shakes fist at Stacy/ Lol!) It’s a wonderful peach tea to have.

- Sheesh. For a small tasting note in my notebook, this sure turned out long all typed and whatnot here. Lol!

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!

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