4026 Tasting Notes
So let me begin by saying that I have a tendency to stalk Stacy, the owner of Butiki Teas when she lets upcoming teas out of the bag. I did it for her Grapefruit Dragon and this was another one that I was all too willing to harass her about. You see as much as I LOVE grapefruit, I am even more in love with chocolate orange…but specifically the kind that comes in the form of those squishy “pot of gold” chocolates that are all creamy orange inside the chocolate. I am not a fan of chocolate oranges, but those soft orange chocolates – YES please!
The dry aroma of these leaves is EXACTLY like orange chocolates. The leaves are a beautiful golden colour with chunks of orange and wonderful chocolate chips. I could not get enough of the dry smell of this tea. It is phenomenal!
Upon brewing this tea, the tea continues to smell like chocolate orange! At first sip, there is a distinct orange flavour that blends into a beautiful chocolatey taste. There’s an undertone in the tea that I’m not sure I can place yet, but that might have been because i didn’t put enough leaf in this time. I’ll be brewing this again to see how adding a bit of sugar changes this taste.
I had this again this afternoon as my ‘get work done so i can go home tea.’ Still an enjoyable cup of tea and I do like the caramelness of it. I’d really like to try it again though, with just a splash of milk/cream to see whether that adds to the creaminess factor in a positive way. I’m glad i picked this one up!
So the funny thing about this tea is that it’s not a tea that makes you wake up and take notice. I resteeped this tonight a few times and every time sat about trying to decide what to write about it….and each time i found myself at the bottom of the cup without noticing. So i can’t really say if this is a tea i love? or a tea that is a really great tea for being an every day tea because of that fact. heh
awe yeah! Blueberry matcha smoothie! No cheesecake this morning but i did toss in some frozen peaches to see how that went. The matcha is a little artificial tasting this morning, but not so much that it isn’t good. I do think that i prefer this with a dash of vanilla matcha in it though, for future reference.
mmmm brought this in to work this afternoon for a bit of a pick me up! This time around, while the flavours were blending together nicely, i really like how the cinnamon bark added a bit to the blend. It was just cinnamon, the “bark” flavour is present as well, making this a different tea that if just cinnamon was added to this blend. Again, the sparklie tea made me smile, though normally i’m not a fan of additions like that, that don’t add to the tea.
I enjoy this tea quite a bit! It’s also interesting to me because the guaysa base isn’t something that i’m used to drinking with “mint.” A really nice blend!
mmmmm some of this with my delicious lunch! Still digging the taste of this one, though I’m glad i sorted out the steeping with the black base. I still have another bag of this unopened, but I’ll need to decide asap if i want another or if i’m ok to live with della terra’s pumpkin tea once this one is gone :)
Teavivre (not so) random tea of the day!
I picked this one this morning because I wanted to see how it compares to the other keemun i picked up from Teavivre. I have to say that this one is more enjoyable that the other. I sipped this down fairly quickly without taking much time to relish it, which tells me that it’s pretty good. This tea is not overly intense or strong, but it is delicious. There is a chocolatey undertone to this, but not overly so. Hints of malt are also present but again, not as strongly as other teas (laoshan black i’m looking at you!). Overall a good tea.