505 Tasting Notes
HELLO SWEETIE INDEED!
Just got me my Amoda /Butiki teas (Nutmeg Cream and Champagne Cider), and there was a lovely sample of this included!
YESSSSSS! This is one of those custom teas that are so awesome that they cross over into regular production. Yes folks, it really is that good!
The dry leaf smells amazing…amazing! Did I say amazing yet, cuz if I didn’t, it smells amazing! The first sips are sweet, but sooo smooth. No bitter black base here! I mean, it’s the Premium Taiwanese Assam, and you really can’t go wrong with it. CAN’T GO WRONG! It’s smooth and sweet and requires no milk! It is pretty much sheer perfection as a straight tea alone, but what did JustJames add to this perfect base? Banana, coconut, praline, toffee. Yeah, you heard me.
So what I have here is an incredibly smooth and sweet, but subtle tea with hints of banana and toffee and a little of that praline. I don’t think much coconut got into this steep here, but I can see some in the rest of the sample.
I want to gulp this now that it is cooler. GULP IT!
Uh, CrowKettle…when we do our shared Butiki order, we are getting this. :) I think I am gonna have to save up more money for this order. I’ve already upped the amount of Lemon French Macaron, per JustJames suggestion. I don’t think we could possibly be disappointed with anything we order from Stacy…just saying. :P
It was a weird sort of day today. It started out cold and overcast, then sunny and warm, then the wind kicked in and it got cloudy again. Work was refund city, so it seemed like every step we took forward, we got pushed back again. It was a struggle for sure. And I’m still feeling super emotional right now, and just mentally and physically tapped out.
So, I decided on this tonight, even though it is some caffeine, but not much, and I even had it with milk…it’s just a little bit of comfort in a cup right now! I dunno, it’s a weird taste, initially, but it really grows on you. If you love toasty teas with a bit of sweetness, this is for you.
Gave this one a go tonight, since I wanted something calming, and oddly, like the last time I made this, I had a headache, and thought this would be good. It was another stressing day. Things happened that created some closure for me in a specific way, and while the closure is good, it was also a bit sad. It’s hard to explain without going into all the details, but basically, I’ve been a semi-emotional wreck today, and I’m sure the headache is part stress, part hormones, part sinus…
So I did not oversteep this one tonight. It’s pretty tasty. I am still getting mostly lemongrass and ginger, but I can pick up the carrot and apple some. I do like this though I don’t know of I’d go out of my way to get some, when I can get other herbal blends I like as much (or better) locally. I have one serving left of this, and I think I will cold steep it at some point.
Thanks again for the sample OMGsrsly!
Sad sip down…this tea is seriously made of nomsome (noms + awesome!). I hope DT stocks it again soon, cuz I need a whole bunch of this tea. It not only smells like the real thing, it TASTES like the real thing too. It’s incredible. It makes a good morning tea (who doesn’t want cookies for brekkie…hmmm?) and of course after dinner, if you don’t mind caffeine in the evening.
CrowKettle and I put together a joint DT order and really wanted to get this, but they were out, so thanks to VariaTEA for sending me this, so now I know for sure this is a tea I want regularly.
Sipdown! Sad to see this one go, though! Many thanks to both OMGsrsly and VariaTEA for sending me samples. I never thought I’d actually be able to taste the marshmallow here, but I can! And it’s so good! My luck with Herbal Infusions was not great til this one came along. It’s staying on my wish list for now, though I hope to try a few more from them and decide what I want to order from them in
addition to this one.
Talking to Stacy on FB made me drink this…not a real hard twist on my arm, either…
but ugh, shouldn’t be having caffeine so late, and I’ve been bad and had Vanilla Frosted Carrot Cake, Dolce Orange (from Janet’s) and this.
Sooooo gooooood. It’s my first love from Butiki. This and With Open Eyes are my two faves, though I do love more than these…but I’d like, die, if these ever stop being made. :P
Did I really initially rate this a 39? Oh dear. I’ll have to bump it up.
I used the rest of my bag, otherwise I’d have been left with less than a serving left. And I thought I might resteep this one again later.
Anyway, it is better than last time, but I taste more oolong floral and less strawberry. I still maintain that I like the Teavivre one over this because I think it has a little more strawberry to it, and the oolong is less fragrant and overpowering. As a straight oolong, this is pretty tasty, but I really can’t pick up on much strawberry…which again, may be because I used more than suggested.
Sipdown, and what a pleasant one at that!
This tea is just so pleasant, I hesitate to properly describe it in a way other than YUM! It’s a little sweet and fruity, and more body than most whites I’ve had. I’d love to see how the other Doke harvests are, as well as some of the other whites Stacy has to offer. I’m curious on the White Rhino, and maybe a few others.
Thanks CrowKettle for letting me have the rest of the pouch.
Sipdown! Having the last of this one from Cavocorax tonight. I meant to have it last night with my Della Terra day, but never got there.
I really like this one, and now I wonder if I ordered this with my joint order with CrowKettle or not. If not, then next time when some of the other items we wanted come back in stock.
This is sweet and nutty, but in a way that is different to Forever Nuts from David’s. It has more body and depth, from the honeybush/rooibos base.
I’d definitely get more to have on hand for nighttime tea. I’m so glad I could try it.