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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
163 tasting notes

I was very excited to get my box from Azzrian, and I’m pretty adventurous, so I’ll try any kind of loose tea. However I confess I was skeptical on this one-that is, I prepared myself not to like it. I like rootbeer, but licorice and chicory? Not too sure about that. Even the name butterbeer (and I know it’s from Harry Potter and all that), but butterbeer doesn’t sound appetizing to me. So with my sights set pretty low, I brewed this up (steeped 3 minutes), took a sip, and then as always, added some sweetener-wow, how about that! Pretty good stuff. Then a little milk, since others suggested that. Well, I like it both ways, and once it got to room temp I saw it’s potential as a cold tea too. It was fine unsweetened, but you don’t get the full rootbeer effect without sweetening it. I could see ordering it if it were available again, because it’s quite a novelty. It tastes just like rootbeer to me, and I think the college kids in my family and their friends would get a kick out of it too. As long as you like rootbeer, I think you’ll like this. Oh, and I got 2 steepings. So once again, thanks to Azzrian. Without that box she sent, I would never have tried this, and I have some more left to share with my kids when they are home.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

:) it isn’t all that bad is it? I was not expecting to like it either. I won’t say I LOVE it but its pretty tasty.

Donna A

Azzrian, that’s how I feel too. I just love the taste of actual tea so much, that it tends to win out over a lot of the flavored ones, unless the underlying tea flavor is still prevalent. With Butterbeer, I really couldn’t taste the tea, but I’m not sure I have the most discerning taste buds! I’m glad I tried it and I think my kids will find it to be a fun one to try.

Fjellrev

The chicory is what ultimately scared me away from this one.

Donna A

Incendiare, I have no experience with chicory by itself, but I couldn’t taste anything in this but rootbeer. It wasn’t bitter like I think chicory would be.

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Azzrian

:) it isn’t all that bad is it? I was not expecting to like it either. I won’t say I LOVE it but its pretty tasty.

Donna A

Azzrian, that’s how I feel too. I just love the taste of actual tea so much, that it tends to win out over a lot of the flavored ones, unless the underlying tea flavor is still prevalent. With Butterbeer, I really couldn’t taste the tea, but I’m not sure I have the most discerning taste buds! I’m glad I tried it and I think my kids will find it to be a fun one to try.

Fjellrev

The chicory is what ultimately scared me away from this one.

Donna A

Incendiare, I have no experience with chicory by itself, but I couldn’t taste anything in this but rootbeer. It wasn’t bitter like I think chicory would be.

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Tea became a passion for me a year or so ago. I fell into it almost by accident, but now I would say it has captured me. Tea is more than something tasty to sip on, it is an experience-it helps create a mood and is quite interesting to read about and study. I discovered loose tea at the tea store at my mall. I was looking for alternatives to Coke Zero and white wine. Say what you will about that mall chain, but I’m sure it has raised awareness about tea where I live, in the land of bagged mass produced black tea prepared with lots of sugar, Atlanta, Georgia. That’s what happened with me, and then I started perusing the internet and found Steepster.

When I take on an interest or a hobby, I go into it full force and become a little obsessive about it in the beginning. I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and once I discovered there was so much more out there than the Lipton tea I saw my mom drinking when I was growing up, I started trying many different varieties of loose tea. I have discovered I like all kinds of tea. I I veer a lot toward straight teas, especially blacks, but occasionally drink flavored also, especially Earl Grey. I like flavored Matcha lattes too. I’ve completely given up diet cola, which was becoming too much of a habit. I think tea is a lot healthier. When I rate a tea, it’s just my personal taste, so I don’t tend to post on things I don’t care for. Also, I tend to sweeten my tea with natural stevia (a no no for some!) I am a married Registered Nurse, with two kids in college and one in medical school. My husband is not hooked like I am, but he often enjoys a cup with me. I enjoy many other interests, including reading, gardening, and the arts. I’ve taken up hiking in the past year too. Anytime I can include tea in these pursuits, I do! It has become a bit of an obsession for me.

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