677 Tasting Notes
I could swear I made a note on this one already, but I guess not, so this is a backlog.
I had it with Singapore Cashew Curry from Noodle Box (take-out) and it was a very nice compliment. I found, that even as a rooibos, it was pretty tasty. I was nervous with the base which is why I opted to share this and get a small sample with our co-op group.
It smells really good, and it is another gorgeous tea. It’s pretty tasty, and more mango tasting than DAVIDs current Mango Lassi. That one tastes more like Buttercream without the white tea base, from the fall collection a few years back. I thought I’d prefer DT one because it is an herbal blend, not rooibos, but I think I like them for different reasons, and I think I may actually like this one better simply because it is more mango-y and the other is more mango and chamomile.
I don’t know if I would regularly stock this one, but it is nice to have a rooibos I like.
I think this tea smells amazing, but when I started drinking, I picked up more chamomile than mango, which is odd. It might be the 7 minute steep they did (it was a TTG today). I did pick up a small amount to play with at home. As I was walking downtown with my mug, I was thinking to myself how remarkably close to Buttercream this tastes, without the white base. I do add milk to Buttercream, so I do want to try this one with milk too. I don’t seem to love this one quite as much as Buttercream. At least not with this present steeping, but maybe a later one I will. I may also just buy this to mix with white tea and make my own buttercream.
I’m thinking that in pure terms of tasting like a mango lassi, neither this, nor Butiki’s really taste like them, but Butiki’s is way more mango-y than this one. I like them both for totally different reasons. They may have the same name, but they taste nothing alike to me.
I think this one is pretty good, but I think it depends on the palate. It does smell just like sticky rice, though in taste, it is mildly pu erh. It is probably one of the lighter pu erh infusions I have had before. I think this could be a really nice tea when you want something with a bit of body, but not overwhelming. This one comes from Incendiare and she has it when we was sick, and I think that is a good time to have it, though for me tonight, it is a cooler night, so it has just the right body and depth.
It is pretty unremarkable in flavour, because it it rather plain, but it is still tasty. I know that sounds contrasting, but I just mean that there isn’t a wow factor, just a nice and simple yum factor..but I don’t think I would go out and buy this for regular use. I wouldn’t mind haveing a few of the tuochas around though, do those rare occasions where I want something simple and tasty like this.
Backlog…ugh, oversteeped or overleafed and it was bitter and astringent. This tea deserves better. Hopefully next time…
This is from OMGsrsly so if I futz up the rest, I can probably secure more fairly easily.
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Steeped tonight with hubby, and it is way way way better(!). I did add a little sugar still (less than normal) and some milk. but I am getting a maple taste now. Yum!! It’s like I have maple syrup running down my throat with each swallow.
This one was pretty good. It was smooth and light, and I was able to take it without milk, though I might have milk the next go, only I dob’t have much left, so I might mix it with something. I do prefer the Caramel Vanilla offering better.
I think I have Cavocorax to thank for this sample. It was nice to be able to try a well reputed straight assam.
First off, let me say that this is another one of Stacy’s gorgeous tea blends. The little purple flowers are so sweet.
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I may have overleafed, but I am getting a fairly thick mouthfeel. Creamy and buttery, with a tinge of the cilantro, but somewhat sweet. This observation is from somewhat cooled, though still warm, un-sweetened tea. With a little bit of unrefined cane sugar, the sweetness from the pineapple pops, and it is juicier, but still feeling thick on the tongue and at the back of my mouth as I swallow. I can’t recall many white teas that feel so creamy and heavy with body like this.
I was a tad bit worried I wouldn’t like this, since I am not a fan of cilantro, but I find the cilantro melds into the buttery vegetal base.
Thanks to CrowKettle for tossing this one my way with the Butiki co-op order.