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drank Butter Rum by 52teas
349 tasting notes

I love this tea. It’s sweet and satisfying and it’s another one that tastes best when made with water heated just to the point where it is still sippable (not boiling). This reduces the wait time from when I start making it, to the point where I can enjoy it. The perfect remedy for my morning case of the “gimmeteanows”.

I took this to today’s meeting/errands in my stainless steel travel mug and it was the perfect accompaniment to a fantastic day.

It was supposed to be sunny. The weatherman was wrong again (for most of the day), but interjecting sips of hot butter-caramel-like flavor into a gray cloudy day seems to make it all seem better. The only thing I struggled with was trying not to say “mmm….this is good” after every sip. I finished my pouch of this today, but I thankfully have another one on standby. It’s a good thing too, I start a new work position on Monday, so I foresee many more morning cases of the “gimmeteanows” in my near future.

Rie

Good luck with work on Monday~!

Nxtdoor

I don’t see DAVIDs buttered rum in your cupboard, have you tried it? If you have, care to compare the two for me? I wondered if I should buy the 52tea version. But I love DAVIDs so at this point I am not in a hurry.

canadianadia

Thanks Rie :)

@Nxtdoor- I tried Davids buttered rum several months ago so I will try to do a bit of a comparison from memory. First off, I should warn you that I believe I’ve developed a preference for 52teas black base over Davids black tea base. From what I remember of the Davids version the taste of both the tea and the additional flavors are lighter and have different notes like vanilla blended into the buttered rum taste. It’s good, but I would describe it as more watered-down in comparison to the 52teas version. However, that could be the result of what I got in my scoop, or maybe I did something wrong?

In my opinion, the 52teas version is deeper, richer, and I feel the notes in it lean more towards the caramel side. Because of the depth of flavors I do find that perfecting the 52teas black teas can be a bit of an art, and one slip can turn the tea bitter. Using the appropriate amount of leaf and making sure that the water is not too hot can really make or break their black teas. The Davids teas tend to be more forgiving, but they just rarely get a “wow” out of me.

Having said this, if you tend to prefer the DAVIDS black base you may have a completely different opinion to mine. The good thing about Davids is if you buy straight from the store (rather then from their website) you can buy a small sample size of 15-20grams for about $3ish and some change. 52teas can be a little trickier to time when it’s in stock, and there is less flexibility in size.

I hope my little comparison helps? I look forward to hearing what you think, if/when you try one or even both of them.

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Rie

Good luck with work on Monday~!

Nxtdoor

I don’t see DAVIDs buttered rum in your cupboard, have you tried it? If you have, care to compare the two for me? I wondered if I should buy the 52tea version. But I love DAVIDs so at this point I am not in a hurry.

canadianadia

Thanks Rie :)

@Nxtdoor- I tried Davids buttered rum several months ago so I will try to do a bit of a comparison from memory. First off, I should warn you that I believe I’ve developed a preference for 52teas black base over Davids black tea base. From what I remember of the Davids version the taste of both the tea and the additional flavors are lighter and have different notes like vanilla blended into the buttered rum taste. It’s good, but I would describe it as more watered-down in comparison to the 52teas version. However, that could be the result of what I got in my scoop, or maybe I did something wrong?

In my opinion, the 52teas version is deeper, richer, and I feel the notes in it lean more towards the caramel side. Because of the depth of flavors I do find that perfecting the 52teas black teas can be a bit of an art, and one slip can turn the tea bitter. Using the appropriate amount of leaf and making sure that the water is not too hot can really make or break their black teas. The Davids teas tend to be more forgiving, but they just rarely get a “wow” out of me.

Having said this, if you tend to prefer the DAVIDS black base you may have a completely different opinion to mine. The good thing about Davids is if you buy straight from the store (rather then from their website) you can buy a small sample size of 15-20grams for about $3ish and some change. 52teas can be a little trickier to time when it’s in stock, and there is less flexibility in size.

I hope my little comparison helps? I look forward to hearing what you think, if/when you try one or even both of them.

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

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