It was nice and cool this morning and very wet still from the overnight rains. This felt like the right choice to take on my morning walk with one of the dogs. It was enjoyable – the walk was not (unruly pup)…

I did try this out before walking out the door. First sip was very nice – smooth guayusa base with apple cider spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe a touch of clove). Very drinkable by itself! However for some reason when I think of cider, I think of maple. So I added just a touch of real maple syrup and that took it to the next level! A little sweet cidery goodness with punch of caffeine!

This is resteeping iced in the fridge, so we’ll see how that fares later on…

Thanks to Sil for sending me a nice sample of this! It’s going on the list for my next Butiki order!

And what better tea to celebrate 100 tasting notes? Woot!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Sil

oooh maple..never would have thought of that. I’ll have to try that next steep. Glad you enjoyed it.

Will Work For Tea

Yes, thank you again! :)

tigress_al

Hmm, I never would have thought maple with cider but I guess it makes sense! Happy 100!

Butiki Teas

Congrats on 100 tasting notes! Mmmmm, I definitely need to try adding real maple syrup to this.

Azzrian

Congrats!

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Sil

oooh maple..never would have thought of that. I’ll have to try that next steep. Glad you enjoyed it.

Will Work For Tea

Yes, thank you again! :)

tigress_al

Hmm, I never would have thought maple with cider but I guess it makes sense! Happy 100!

Butiki Teas

Congrats on 100 tasting notes! Mmmmm, I definitely need to try adding real maple syrup to this.

Azzrian

Congrats!

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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