5 Tasting Notes
Tried Butterbeer again today, hoping to get more caramel flavor by steeping 30 seconds longer. Didn’t work out the way I planned… people were not lying when they said Adagio’s black teas get bitter fast. I liked it better with a 3 min. steep. Maybe next time I’ll try 2 min. 30 sec.
Picked this one up largely based on my love of all things Harry Potter, the Butterbeer at Wizarding World, and my obsession with dessert teas. I tried it the first time with whole milk and a little sugar, and decided it needed much more sugar to bring out the caramel flavor. 3 sugar packs later, it was the perfect sweetness (which is really odd for me, since I usually use less than a teaspoon, if I use sugar at all). I guess it’s just that I expect Butterbeer to taste sweet, and I couldn’t get much caramel flavor at all without it.
I think I need to play around with steep times to get more of the buttery/caramel-y goodness I’m looking for. It was still very tasty, though, with mostly the cream and vanilla flavors jumping out at me.
This is my favorite tea on Earth. Granted, I love anything cinnamon and slightly spicy, and this is the perfect example. Needs nothing but a splash of milk for the best taste. Somehow, Hot Cinnamon Spice is slightly sweet all on it’s own, so it really needs no sweeteners, but I sometimes add a touch of honey when my sweet tooth is raging. It’s the perfect tea when I’m craving dessert, but don’t want the calories.