1743 Tasting Notes
Thanks to CrowKettle for the sample!
When I first smelled it, I thought of a smooth Ceylon black, but there was also something else in the scent. Interesting.
Now that I’m sipping away, I’m reminded of DavidsTea Himalayan Blend, but this is a little danker and maltier – in a good way! I think there are also some honey notes slipping in too.
I’m happy I was able to try this but I don’t think I’d buy it at $10/50g.
It’s a chocolate tea and it’s so good! It doesn’t fall flat as so many chocolate teas can.
It’s richly chocolately with creamy raspberries filling each sip. There’s so much sweetness with each sip that I wouldn’t even think of adding anything, although brown sugar is suggested. I can even trick myself into thinking that I’m biting into succulent truffles, instead of suooi get away at my now cooled tea.
Off to resteep! This was every bit as good as other reviews of Butiki teas has led me to believe. I’m happy I placed my little order.
Oh my maple!
This is another one from momo, and it’s my first maple tea. (Sorry, ozli, I didn’t try yours yet.) It smells so strongly of maple. It makes me feel like I just got out of bed and there are pancakes waiting for me. And each sip tastes or warm syrup and butter.
Sadly, the base black is a tad bitter. I’ll try it for 4 minutes next time, instead of 5.
I have an order from 52Teas of Pancake Breakfast coming in. I’m looking forward to comparing these.
Also, I think I’m going to make pancakes. Now. Idec that it’s the afternoon.
Thanks momo! My package finally arrived today! Finally!!! :) (We mailed at the same time, yet momo had her teas a week ago!)
I totally forgot what we swapped, so I didn’t realize that this was mislabeled. I thought I was making Assam – not Darjeeling. No big deal though.
This tea is very smooth and lighter than I expected. It was a little bitter at first, but it’s not as noticeable now that the tea has cooled. Oh and I am definitely getting muscatel notes in it! (I just learned about that today – I could taste it but didn’t realize there was a word that summed those flavours up).
This is a pleasant Darjeeling but not one I will need to replace once I finish as it seems similar enough to DavidsTea Himalayan Blend. Thanks again momo!
I started playing Guild Wars 2 today which is probably a big mistake as there goes any and all free time FOREVERS, but at least it’s a hobby I can enjoy while drinking tea. I hope. :|
(Oh but I still have to finish reading Anna Karenina, and finish the Wheel of Time series, and continue learning Spanish and take care of my 7 month old so… I won’t be selling my soul to that game yet. If you guys have seen The Guild, I am NOT going to be that momma. Haha).
So I tried this because my puerh experiment a few days ago was terrible and fishy and I couldn’t hack it. This was much better. A lot of cinnamon and I didn’t notice any weird fishiness but it’s not my favourite. I’ve got a bit more in my sample so I’ll see how I feel next time.
Another day, another darjeeling. :P
I thought I had had this before, but I guess I didn’t rate it. It’s a lot nicer than I remember it being. The first few sips are remarkable smooth and lightly fruity. It’s rather pleasant yet a bit mild. I was distracted when I made it and I think I understeeped it! I’m also WAY too sleepy to try and describe the complexity in this flavour properly.
Anyways, I’ll pass the rest on to CrowKettle, but next time Zen Tea does a sale, I think I’ll try more. I like it almost as much as David’s Darjeeling, and more than David’s Second Flush.
Update: I resteeped it and lost track of the time again. :| But it’s very malty with subtle coca notes I think. Very enjoyable! And I bought my 20g pack for 50% off! I’m so happy I tried it!
I’m drinking so much tea today but I just can’t shake that sleepy feeling. Wakeupwakeupwakeup…
I want to learn Spanish on duolino, and I want to read Anna Karenina so I can finish it for the 25th, and I want to play guildwars2, and I’d like to play Gravity Rush on the Vita. I also want to sort all my tea, but I’m out of mini ziplocks. Watching Sherlock or Doctor Who would also be grand.
This is a nice tea, and I feel I’ve worked my way up to it by drinking ‘regular’ teas first.