2356 Tasting Notes
This came in my latest Butiki order and I decided I was going to drink it for breakfast today even though I know it’s meant to be more of a dessert tea.
I love the Zhen Qu base, curly leaves that are so pretty. I steeped this at the recommended 3 minutes with boiling water. VERY pleased with the results. If anything the orange is a wee bit strong for me but then again it is 7:30 am. This is one chocolate tea that actually tastes like it has chocolate in it. One of the better chocolate orange teas I have tried. I’m not getting a ton of marshmallow flavor but I think the other ingredients are overpowering it a lot. hmm.
I think I am taking this to work with me and keeping it for when those afternoon sweet cravings arise. It’s super tasty!
I got this with my latest Butiki order. One thing I really like about ordering from there is the super fast shipping and great customer service (oh yeah, and samples!)
Anyway I had been wanting to try this for a while now. Peppermint and I do not always get along, in the past I’ve had issues with heartburn but that hasn’t been bothering me too much lately.
I steeped my tisane for 5 minutes and then tried it – definitely very minty with a chocolate flavor present. I decided to try adding a bit of soymilk to this (yeah I’m weird) and now it reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Very tasty! This is a lot better than I thought it would be. It’s hard to find a tisane that really blows me out of the water but I could see keeping some of this on hand in the permanent collection. Hopefully the mint agrees with me.
I know I’ve had this tea for way too long. For some reason I haven’t really been drinking my white teas at all. I decided it needed a flavor booster so I added some turbinado sugar and that helped to perk it up a bit. I only have 1 tsb. left and that might be destined for the compost as I think it just got stale. oh well. :(
see previous tasting notes for more cheerful comments…
I’ve had this tea for a while now, actually this is my second tin of it.
I’ve discovered it does work pretty well after those evenings where you feel like you ate/drank too much. I think the herbs in the formula are mildly diuretic and supposed to have some impact on your liver.
As far as the flavor is concerned, it mostly tastes like rooibos with a bit of vanilla/almond flavor thrown in. It isn’t something I would drink primarily for the flavor, however. When you drink it hot, the herbs have a tendency to become slightly bitter.
I put some of this in the fridge last night and cold brewed it, it tastes pretty good that way. I put 4 teabags into a quart container. I wonder if you get the full benefit of the herbs that way, who knows. Anyway I was pleased to find that it makes a decent cold brew tisane because maybe I will finish it off sooner now.
Normally I’m not a big fan of Republic of Tea but I figured I’d try this, occasionally I have aches and pains and while yoga helps a lot with those, I figured a nice herbal tisane couldn’t hurt. :)
I got the traveler’s tin which is 5 teabags so at least I’m not spending lots of money. The turmeric gives it a very yellow color and is definitely a strong element in this blend, followed by the ginger and then the orange. I’m not even sure what Cat’s Claw is supposed to taste like, or if it has a flavor.
This isn’t quite as stong as the Ginger turmeric tea from Rishi which reminded me of a straight up liquid curry. Still, I should try to get used to the flavor since it has so many health benefits.
p.s. – I did get a 2nd steep out of it that is still gingery but lighter in turmeric flavor.