The more I drink this tea the more I like it. We have this french vanilla creamer at work, and with that and a little sugar, drinking this tea is exactly like eating a gingerbread cookie. <333
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I got this tea (and 7 other blends) for my birthday, and last night I served it to our guests after dinner. It was well-received by all. I’m surprised by how much I like this, since I’m not usually a fan of lychee, but it works somehow. I always imagined decaf teas to taste a little weak, but this tasted very flavorful.
Will probably mix it with some Russian Morning Tea from Kusmi if I need a kick in caffeine.
I was in the mood for something a little stronger for the morning, so last night I mixed this tea with some Kusmi Russian Morning Tea No. 24, and woke up to deliciousness. This tea is a nice medium strength (I think?) alone, and the Russian Morning tea just gives it a little more body, which I like in the morning. But really, it’s just as delicious by itself. I like it the more I drink it. It’s sweet and comforting in just the right way. I love love love the smell of it. Makes me smile when I take a sip. Butiki Teas are wonderful~
This is a solid morning tea. The flavor is great by itself, strong with just a hint of sweetness that I can’t quite explain. Just really nice to sip on plain. Sometimes when I want to kick up some of my flavored green teas I’ll add a teaspoon of this. Don’t sure it I’m supposed to do that, but it still tastes great, so….
Another sample from my Butiki order. Unfortunately I think the cinnamon overpowers a lot of the almond taste for me, which is a shame because I think I prefer almond flavor to cinnamon. But that does not mean this is a bad tea. It’s actually quite good! I don’t know how Butiki does it, but so far the four teas I’ve tried have all been really pleasant. I know I overbrewed this one (which is maybe why the cinnamon is stronger?) but there was no bitterness and it was still a treat to drink. Even when it cooked down to lukewarm it was still yummy. Not something I would buy, but definitely something I’d recommend to a friend who enjoys cinnamon teas.
A sample from my Butiki order. This tea may be a little too sweet for me to drink regularly, but I’m definitely putting this on my shopping list for when I need a treat. It just reminds me of juicy fruit and summer and all that good stuff. The base tea is light and mild, and this really enhances the cantaloupe flavor. Even better than the Melon Oolong from Lupicia, I think!
The dry leaf smell didn’t really appeal to me as much as I’d hoped.
Then I brewed it. Man. This tea smells SO good when brewed. It also tastes great. Just a hint of sweetness when I swallow—this is definitely something I can get used to drinking with or without milk and sugar. I kept coming back to the Breville for another cup because I just wanted to smell more of that deliciousness.
Can’t say I can taste the custard, but it’s certainly not overly tart or anything, and goes down very smooth. Love it! Thanks so much, Stacy!
This reminds me of Euphoria from Kusmi—same orange and chocolate flavoring—though this tea is milder and a bit creamier—must be the marshmallow showing through. Overall I like it more than I did Euphoria. I think as an orange/chocolate tea combination it’s more balanced. It goes great with a little bit of sugar and milk/creamer. Definitely a dessert tea, and very comforting indeed.
This is really nice! Warm and toasty, and the caramel flavor is just subtle enough that it doesn’t overpower. There’s a nutty-ness to the taste. I had some of it unsweetened, and it was nice, but with a little bit of milk and sugar, the caramel comes out more and it’s super creamy and dessert-like. A nice pick-me-up drink. I’ve never really tried houjicha before and wasn’t sure what I would think of it, but this is fantastic.
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The best thing about this tea pot/kettle is that it can make tea for me while I’m lying in bed on a Saturday morning, and I can pour myself a steaming cupful the minute I get up. It really makes getting out of bed to make breakfast much more tolerable.
The tea, so far, comes out perfect every time. No more bitter, over-brewed tea because I walked off and no more setting the timer so my green tea doesn’t come out too astringent. Don’t know how I can go back to waiting for the kettle to boil in the mornings when I all I wanna do is crawl back in bed. Ultimate pampering. The best.
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This was a morning staple for me for a while when I was still living at home. It doesn’t smell or taste like the usual artificial peach variant, but has a deeper, more genuinely fruity flavor. I was really pleasantly surprised because this is a black tea that still manages to retain the taste of black tea while at the same time tasting like peaches. It’s hard to explain. The flavor doesn’t overpower me, though it’s definitely not a weak tea.
It smells like heaven as it brews.
I haven’t tried it iced, but I’m sure it’ll taste great. Next on my list of things to do at home once I fetch the tin from my tea drawer at work.
This tea didn’t strike me as anything special the first time I tried it.
Allow me to exercise my right to completely change my mind. I had it again this morning, a sip or two to get myself ready for a hearty breakfast, and it was delicious. Really pleasant citrus notes blending very well with the flavor of the black tea. The flavoring is just right; I can taste the sweetness of the citrus at the very end of my swallow. Very bright and mellow tea, though not by any means light.
I had set my heart on getting a large tin of the Prince Vladimir blend from Kusmi since I was so impressed with that and the St. Petersburg blend, but on this second try the Troika may be just as deserving of a second buy.
I didn’t like this tea when I first tried it. Then my friend, who is a pretty avid tea drinker, tried it and loved it so much she’s going to buy a whole tin of it on her next order. So I tried it again.
Didn’t love it the second time, either. The lemongrass is all I taste, and truthfully lemongrass will forever be associated with savory foods to me, so having it in tea just reminds me of poultry. Not a great association. I’m not very impressed with the base tea either. This is, for me, a mediocre tea that offers nothing special.
Had this this morning with some soy creamer and just a hint of sugar. It really does smell like a cookie. Probably the best tea for dessert that I own. Great with milk, but the flavor is mild enough that it tastes great plain, too!
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This tea is very sweet and fragrant—something I really like about teas in general. It really does smell like grape juice, and tastes very fruity and refreshing. I made a big potful, as the plan was to save it for iced tea. It was good hot, but a little strong; I like my hot teas to be more subtle. Diluted with ice it’s just right.
Doesn’t really need to be sweetened—I think sugar would make this TOO sweet.
This was the first Kusmi tea I tried from my order. I was really impressed. I’d never really had a tea with licorice root before, so I wasn’t expecting that sweet aftertaste, and was pleasantly surprised when I swallowed and the sweetness lingered in my mouth. With vanilla soymilk, or even just milk to bring out the sweetness of this tea, there’s no need to add sugar. It’s dessert all on its own. I think the name, Sweet Love, fits it extremely well.
The tea itself is really beautiful was well. Colorful bits and pieces all mixed together. It’s a very festive-looking tea. The tin is beautiful. I love the little drawing on the side.