1700 Tasting Notes
Noooooo, SIPDOWN. (114)
You guys know what this means? I have ZERO Butiki teas in my cupboard. Zilch. Nada. Nothing…
But… the upshot is my Butiki order will be in TO-MOR-ROW!
ETA: Or… maybe not. It was supposed to be here today, according to Canada Post, but it’s in Brampton with a delivery date of tomorrow. And now it says: "Canada Post processing error; item re-routed. Possible delay " AAARGh. So, I’m out of Butiki for longer than I’d hoped.
ETAA Oh wait. :P I forgot I had my Butiki teas from Amoda. /sheepishgrin
This is my first Herbal Infusions blend that I’ve tried, and I am just pleased as punch!
It’s dark and rich and sweet and makes me think I don’t need H&S’s SoHo or Florence because the coconut and hazelnut in this are fantastic, and I love the coffee beans and chocolate for the mocha effect, all swirled around an almondy black base.
The only downshot is that the sample bags AREN’T resealable so I’ll probably make this again tomorrow as my go-cup for my transit adventure to see Sil. I suspect it’ll make a great timolino brew too.
And I just had one cup and I’m looking at the website and thinking… hmmm. $6.50 for 50g is pretty good, add to cart, no wait – close it! (I need to try more of their teas)
ETA: By the way, this is also much better than the H&S teas I’ve mentioned above because all the flavours come across as completely natural. I’m happy Courtney reviewed this and got em excited enough to sample it.
Ok, so it’s been long enough that it seems safe to drink these down and announce that they came from the Amoda box.
OMG. The smell of this is just divine. It’s like warmed eggnog. I could just sit here and smell this all afternoon…. /drools
And each sip I take is just that much better. Unlike the DAVIDsTEA’s I had earlier, this tea doesn’t hide the base. It respects it. It enhances it by sidling up to it and taking it slow.
The black base is complex and rich and dark. The nutmeg and cream are prominent and give the tea a thick mouthfeel. I just love this tea.
Too bad I’ve only got enough for 3 more cups.