2946 Tasting Notes
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! :)
This is really nice!
I think I needed something with Keemun to help me get grounded.
The banana adds a nice touch, & the walnut is there without being bitter. I didn’t add any sweetener of any kind, as it’s got a natural earthy sweetness to it that I also needed!
Now I’ve got a gig to get ready for!
So this is actually ‘Two Friends’, but I’m ‘Too Lazy/Busy’ to create a listing for it. It is Sil’s custom blend from Butiki, & as always, Stacy is the awesome Mistress of the Arts of blending! Here’s what I like about it:
1 It’s bold! The chocolate isn’t some wimpy milk chocolate flavor, it’s dark chocolate, all the way. Very satisfying!
2 The orange is very juicy, very mouth watering, & it’s not ‘life savers’ kind of orange flavor, it’s more like a grown up orange, like an orange liquor.
3 They are blended together perfectly, & remind me of candied orange slices dipped in dark chocolate.
4 It’s decadent!!! I’m kind of grumpy. I need decadent! It’s tasty plain, it’s delicious sweetened, add french vanilla coconut milk creamer & it’s chocolate & orange pots of cream. I love them all. Its probably also delicious cold, but I haven’t tried it that way yet.
I’m not having a very good tea day so far. I got up, did my yoga, made a cup of this, took a few sips, & jumped in the shower. It didn’t settle well with my stomach. I couldn’t drink any more of it, or I would have barfed. Plain & simple, some teas do that to me on an empty stomach, mostly green teas & ceylons. I can drink Assams, Keemuns, & Yunnans before breakfast, but this tea fits into the ’don’t drink before breakfast’ category. It also reminds me of the ‘iced tea’ kind of tea, so I put the cup in the frig, & left to meet a friend for breakfast, basically tea-less.