208 Tasting Notes
My first Butiki tea and one I have wanted to try for awhile. Thank you to Courtney for sharing some of hers!
This smells deliciously like strawberries. Tastes like strawberry as well, with a slight tartness reminiscent of rhubarb, and has a bit of astringency. I find it tastier as it cools, and imagine this would be delicious iced.
Not a favorite, as it seems is often the case with fruity, tart black teas, but glad to have tried it! Thank you, Courtney!
Drinking this today, as had Teavivre’s Organic Superfine Keemun yesterday.
Dry leaf is darker and glossy as described, and is also finer and more compact than the superfine leaf. Brewed aroma of malt with floral and some smoke. Tastes sweet and lightly malty with cocoa notes and a hint of smokiness. Quite delicious.
In comparison to the superfine version, this one seems bolder somehow in that it is less sweet and floral with more smoke and cocoa. I still have a serving of each so will try them both again another day in a side by side comparison. I enjoyed both very much but think I may have preferred yesterdays cup a bit better.. will try again though.
So, I have new teas to try, thanks to Courtney for sharing some of hers!
Because I was in need of some cake, chose this one after consultation with my husband, as he preferred this over anything carrot-like (which was the other choice).
Once brewed, this smells exactly like coffee cake – so fragrant and cozy. Taste-wise, this is also very much like coffeecake – sweet cinnamon crumb topping and apples, no tartness at all. Somehow this reminds me of davidstea pumpkin spice chai …almost like there is a squash in it, however odd that may sound, but this is less spicy and more dessert-like and delicious.
I really enjoyed this and even re-steeped the leaves for another tasty cup.
Thank you Courtney for sharing!
Dry leaf aroma initially reminds me of raisins, but once brewed becomes incredibly deep and floral.
Taste is just slightly malty with a wonderful, rich floral sweetness that fully remains even on the second steep. This is so lovely, and it’s like the tea has been softly scented with red rose petals; very smooth, fragrant and sweet.
This is my first experience with puerh of any sort.
After rinsing, the aroma is reminiscent of seaweed, which unfortunately is not pleasant to me in a culinary sense, and the brewed color is surprisingly dark. Tastes also of seaweed or perhaps more of moss, with a somewhat lingering clean juiciness. Tried a second cup after more rinses (amazing how dark this is), and could not get past the earthiness of this even when not breathing in the aroma.
Interesting, and glad to have tried it, but don’t think it is for me.
Vanilla pudding tea is an apt description. This is very light on oolong flavor and tastes mostly of sweet and creamy vanilla, with a bit of floral in the fragrance.
Re-steeped with the same results.
I enjoyed this and found it tasty but do find I don’t reach for it, as would rather drink other teas; and for that reason wouldn’t repurchase at this time.