This has such a distinct smoky scent. Russian Caravan teas really like to be the strongest smelling teas, but they taste good. I keep my Russian Caravan away from my other teas because it is so overpowering. They are pine smoked, so they smell like a really nice campfire. This one is great. It would make for a great fall or winter tea… for some reason I was drinking it while it was 80 degrees out. I think it would be interesting to have a Russian Caravan tea have a marshmallowy &/or graham crackery taste so it would be like S’mores around a campfire!
576 Tasting Notes
I’m guessing this is a black tea and I’m also guessing it isn’t supposed to taste like water? It doesn’t even have a scent. There was one sip towards the bottom that tasted less like water, but then it was gone. It’s like the tea with one sip of flavor!
This is seriously apple cinnamon? The only element I taste is a black tea. Which is fine if you aren’t saying it’s apple cinnamon. On a black tea level it is okay, but as anything apple cinnamon it is a failure.
A great strong black tea. I can never say ‘blah’ to a black tea. They are always good. They are my favorite after chai teas.
I like the flavors here, they just seem very weak. I took the teabag out after a few minutes but it was very weak so I put the bag back in and just left it in while drinking it. It’s probably the chamomile that makes it weaker.. chamomile shouldn’t really be with these flavors anyway. I like the idea of these flavors but it needs to taste stronger! Axe the chamomile and it should be a better tea.
There is a mild scent of maple to this tea. But anything blueberry is non-existant. I may have ‘burned’ any of the blueberry flavor out though, since I usually wait a bit before steeping after boiling. This time I didn’t. I do love a decent black tea though.. so if you’re just going for that, it’s pretty good. Disappointed there isn’t more maple or blueberry flavor here though…
This has the really dry and fuzzy characteristics of a white tea to me. Not like a usual red tea… it’s strange. Those are the two reasons I normally don’t like a white tea. There isn’t the usual rooibos flavor here. Disappointed.
I think plain chamomile teas are starting to bore me, so the spice, just enough rosehips, and zesty orange add enough here to make the chamomile enjoyable, so it isn’t just straight chamomile. Surprising actually that I like this as much as I do. I nabbed this tea bag at my cousin’s wedding but decided not to drink it there.
Sipping this again and I think it is even better the second time I’m trying it. A very true vanilla tea. A lot of teas claim they are vanilla and really aren’t. But this one is very vanillay and the rooibos really aids that flavor. I still think a stronger raspberry flavor is needed, but this is a lovely tea.
Trying this again, I somehow made it completely different. It now tastes like raisins! But still tasty!
Oddly enough, this is probably the Twinings tea I’ve liked the most. A lot of the other Twinings taste very artificial, but since I have no idea what linden flower is supposed to taste like, that must help. It has a very mild, pleasant flavor to it. Hard to describe.
This was one of the few left in my Numi sampler box. I usually don’t like white teas, but this was lovely, simple, and flowery. There was something “nectary” about it too. The Numi White Rose was slightly better though, just because it had that rose aspect.
This was a weird combination. I don’t think I would choose to mix these together. There wasn’t enough lemon myrtle to even notice. A second steep was tasteless. Never been impressed with a Twinings tea and I think I’m going to give up on them. I don’t think I’d ever buy a box of it anyway.
Of many of the teas I’ve tried, I think oolong has the biggest spectrum of flavors. Every oolong is very different from the next. This one is an example of my favorite kind of oolong. It’s a very nice light springy green color. The flavor is a lovely floral. I’ll be re-steeping this a few times, since I know oolongs are good for it! I’m already on the second steep and there is no difference in flavor at all. A perfect oolong tea!
This was a mild black tea with a nice sweet strawberry flavor. Reminded me of a syrup a bit.
I’m usually unimpressed with Twinings. This may be the favorite I’ve tried from Twinings but ONLY because it is a chai tea. But the black tea here is weak. The cinnamon is stronger, but it doesn’t even seem like a real cinnamon. And the ingredients even list an ‘artificial vanilla’. What does that mean? There isn’t much vanilla here anyway. And it leaves sort of a starchy filmy taste in my mouth! There is another odd flavor too.
This is the most amazing scented tea ever! So good. A short steep time results in a strong black tea. Wonderful almonds. It does taste just like a cookie! An amazing tea – very sweet tasting. It reminds me why I love tea! I haven’t tried anything that wasn’t delicious from Butiki, and I’ve tried a bunch now!
I LOVE basil, so I had to try this tea. I’m not sure if the water is too hot when I steep it, or if I’m steeping it too long (which is already maybe three minutes) but it goes from a nice light lime green to a light brown color. The scent is definitely basil, flavor seems like a bit of lemon myrtle with GREEN BEANS which is another thing I love actually. I’ll have to fine tune this one and see what it is like when the water isn’t so hot, though I did leave the boiled water sitting there for a bit. I’d love for it to keep that light green color while still having some flavor.
I’m the first to review this? Wow. I don’t know much about champagne, but this is a great tea. Its a bit hard for me to describe though. A subtle flavor that really stays on your tongue after you’ve sipped. It is a bit flowery. Very very good. Other darjeelings I’ve tried don’t even compare. I’m not describing it well at all. Try it for yourself! :D I must say, Butiki really does their samples well, listing the temp and steep time right on the bag. Which means there is less of a chance I will steep it wrong!
This wasn’t the newest tea bag ever, but it was still pretty good. The first steep that I had in for four minutes was very strong and sour, almost to the point where I should have added sugar but I really don’t need any more sugar than I already eat! But the second steep was so weak it barely had any flavor at all. Interesting.
I’ve been trying a bunch of oolongs lately, and they are all different. That is why trying tea is so fun. This is simple, light and grassy and I really love it. It isn’t much of a floral scented or fruity oolong. It is mostly grassy and reminds me of a green tea. There is something here that makes it great, but I’m not sure what it is. Maybe I’m especially enjoying it because I didn’t drink any tea yesterday (shock!)
num num! Chai is my favorite! And wow this is good. A nice strong black tea with spices. I could be wrong, but it seems there is some of the other Butiki tea I’ve tried in this one – their roasted yerba mate? It tastes like it a bit anyway. I loved that one too. And I must say that the pre-steeped leaves of this looked like the most delicious tea I’ve ever seen! I’ve tried a bunch of Butiki teas and all of them have been fantastic. You really can’t go wrong with Butiki! I really am thankful I’ve been able to try these.
I was a little worried about this one. I had a tea with coconut the other day and I really didn’t like it. I’m actually liking it less the more I remember it. But this one is GOOD, Way way better. I think there is something about coconut in tea that I may not like as much as other tea drinkers, but I think this one is as well done as it possibly could be. A coconut scent and flavor with subtle pineapple paired with a great rooibos tea. So here is a sigh of relief from me that not all coconut teas are bad.