381 Tasting Notes
Oh, wow! I think I’ve already made it clear that I love spice teas, but this is really special. I wouldn’t have thought to put cinnamon with licorice but it works. It’s smooth and the sweetness of the licorice blends perfectly with the sharper cinnamon. I used to think I wasn’t a licorice fan but I’m finding I love it in teas. Definitely one for the to-buy list! A Butiki order may be in my future.
I impulse-bought this the other day, mostly because I had never seen loose leaf at the grocery store. I’m glad I did, because this is way better than I would have guessed. It’s not as sweet as I expected, and the pineapple and rose both come through well. There’s just a touch of strawberry. The tea itself is the main flavor but it’s a great green-white mix so I don’t mind at all.
This smells strange when it’s brewing—like seawater, is the closest thing I can call it. Since this didn’t do so well last time I went with a lower temperature this time. I was hoping for a stronger cardamom taste but it’s more like a mineral oolong mixed with a black tea. Another one that’s not for me, it seems.
Somehow I’ve never tried this one, so mom insisted we pick up a box when we got the Lemon Lift. If I don’t like it, she does.
The orange in this is a little strong for my taste—orange rind isn’t my favorite ingredient in tea, but at least this version isn’t bitter. The spices are good, though, and the mouthfeel is creamy. I’m not in love with it but it’s pretty good!
I liked this enough this morning to pick some up at the store later. I’m glad I did, because it still tastes just as good now that I’m having it at home. I think I just have a fondness for lemon teas.
There’s more spice in this cup than this morning’s, but I like it just as much. It’s less sweet than I remember but it still reminds me of baked goods—this time it’s like spice cookies with some lemon.
Somehow I hit the sweet spot for this this morning: Recognizable as green tea, and both the spearmint and lemongrass were present. I was really liking the citrusy flavors this morning so this was perfect. Bumping the rating up just a little because it finally tasted as promised; now if only I could recreate it at home!
Huh. Much maltier than I was expecting for an English breakfast, but luckily I’m getting used to maltier teas and accepting them as something I don’t quite dislike. Aside from the maltiness it was pretty plain, and while it wasn’t bad I probably won’t reach for it again. As always breakfast blends are a little boring to me.
This was out at breakfast today, and since I’m always up for trying teas I haven’t yet I decided, “why not?” I’m really glad I did, because this is actually delicious and I might never have tried it otherwise. The lemon is sweeter than I expected, which makes the cup very drinkable and gives the impression of a dense lemon cake. I nearly went back for seconds but there were others to try. I might pick some of this up for when I want bagged tea! Yum.