2491 Tasting Notes
I drank this earlier today, & it was a nice smooth & robust blend, with a hint of smoke! The funny thing is, I didn’t notice the smoke until the last couple of sips! Anyway, I really like to combo of Assam & Yunnan, especially since those are the 2 categories of tea that I seem to enjoy the most. Together? Oh yeah, Sil, it was satisfying! Thanks!
This is one of several teas I drank during the Steepster malfunctioning hours today. This is one of several teas I wrote reviews on the were lost in transit. I know it sounds like I’m complaining, but really up until today the Dashboard has been working wonderfully for quite awhile.
Thank you Sil for sharing this tasty treat with me!
The first time I ever drank this tea it freaked me out a little, it was too intense. It was like a slap in the face of citrus & bergamot.
It was also Tony’s favorite tea. He took it personally that I didn’t like it, LOL. He can be like that sometimes, but he got over it.
So did I. This tea is very bright & was initially very acidic to me, but it doesn’t seem so bad now. Although it isn’t a favorite, I can drink it, & with sweetening it tastes very juicy with the flavor of orange, & a little bergamot. Unsweet, it tastes more like grapefruit, & the aroma of the dry leaf is more grapefruity than orangy, IMO.
If you can get past the fruitiness to the teabase, it’s actually kind of nice too, with a bready flavor.
Sasha, you & I must have been having the same dream!
This is awesome! I drank the first cup plain & it’s so tasty, spicey, & good. I love licorice & it’s naturally sweet anyway. I re-steeped & added stevia, & it’s dessert!
Thanks for the sample, Stacy! I can’t believe I’m already planning another Butiki order, LOL, but I’ll have to have MOAR!!!!
I’m starting the day with this Assam. I got a sample of it from Stacy a few weeks back, & it was wonderfully tasty, so I ordered a couple of oz which came yesterday, along with a few other things.
I love the name of this tea! It’s also a beautiful tea to look at, & although it’s not as wild & crazy as the Premium Tiawanese, there’s still a bit of an adventure in getting it from the bag through the tsp & into the cup. It has a nice sweet & malty flavor, a little on the astringent side perhaps, but tasty none the less, & it resteeps pretty nicely too! I’m on the 2nd steeping, but my eyes keep roving towards a certain sample of licorice tea…
Thanks Stacy, for all you do for us crazy tea drinkers! I think I speak for everyone when I say, “We Love You, Ms Stacy!!!”
Honey, I’m home!
I steeped & then resteeped this & combined them both in my thermal cup to take to my gig tonight. It was a wedding rehearsal dinner. I brought my electric harp & played a mix of rock, jazz, etc. The actual wedding, which I’m also playing for, is on Saturday.
Those of us who have enjoyed this tea know the secrets of it’s awesomeness. If you haven’t tried it, you should, then you’ll know the secrets too! :)