1380 Tasting Notes
I bought this the other day at our board meeting. Oh man it is so tasty. Warm and nutty. Macadamia? Otherwise very similar in profile to a Sencha, but less harsh and cutting. There is also a hint of butter. This is definitely a comfort tea. Now, I only grabbed 25g, since it was pretty expensive, but yeah, that was very much worth it!
Also, I am getting a rather pleasant buzz. There must be a decent amount of theanine in here hehe. Another few cups and I’d be tea high :D
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Nuts
Naooooooooo! I wrote a note, and a good one! Aghhhhhh. I don’t know what happened. I was typing and then all of a sudden I was on the previous screen. But my fingers were nowhere near the tab or F5/6 etc buttons. GAH! way to ruin my vibe Steepster. I was on SUCH a role.
Anyhow, I am in love with this tea. At first I was not feeling it without any milk, but after correcting that, I started swooning immediately.
My first impression was honey, or maybe burnt honey…. which led me to think of molasses. And then it was cocoa. But roasted cocoa, the dark kind with just a bit of milk in it. Very decadent!! It’s almost like a hybrid between hot chocolate and tea.
I feel like I’ve indulged in a special(the tooth rot kind) treat, only I added just half a teaspoon of sugar and two splashes of milk!
I need to get me some more. Thank you for the sample Tsaa!!!
I didn’t buy much of this. Kinda wishing I’d had my cupboard under control when I made this order so I could have justified a bigger purchase, cuz oh man this will be gone soon, and for good!!! Sad sad sad.
Where will I go for my gourmet tea after Stacy closes shop??? Hmmm. I have some scouting to do it seems
I had given up on this one because the last few times I had some all I got was a mild floral taste blended with a bit of butter and my paranoia was telling me… a moldy sort of flavour (we had a leak in the kitchen… we’re doing endless renos in an old house!)
Anyhow, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out and I’m glad I didn’t! This time I got TWO good steeps, not just one, and really rich layered ones too.
I’m almost at the end of the tin. If I ever get it again, it’ll have to be when my cupboard is down to a manageable level and I can reasonably drink it fast enough to not let much of it go stale. Hah! First world problems much????
Ugh. I had eggs for breakfast. And being in a rush, I didn’t have time to pair it with toast or anything… so I was feeling a bit queasy after. Why do eggs do that to me?! Every time. Sighs.
Anyhow, this really hit the spot for me about an hour later. I oversteeped it, by about twenty seconds but it was still minty good, just not as sweet as I like this brew. Anyhow, it made me feel better and that’s what I wanted! :)
Also, now that I’ve recovered from “too much food at Thanksgiving Dinner syndrome” I seem to be wide awake and can’t sleep… hmmm. Haven’t had caffeine since about 2pm!
Doh! I had planned to make myself a peanut butter sandwich later today… so without realizing it my brain went “peanut butter tea!” when I was choosing what to have today.
Huh. Funny how my brain tricks me…
I guess I’ll have to find something else for lunch, because I’d really like to savour the memory of this cuppa. It’s lost some intensity in flavour, but it was still quite delish.
This time, I let it steep an extra minute or two so that I could add a few drops of milk and it turned out just like a reeses pieces. I’m bumping the rating a few points, it was so yummy.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peanut
Once again I drank’er down without pausing to review before it was finished. So I can’t give an accurate account of my cuppa, but I can say that it was glorious. There was definitely some tart plum in there, and a creamy element though I wouldn’t say that it was cakey per se. All I know is that with the mug in my hand, I was in a trance.
Now on to the sad part….
Stacy, what will we ever do without you and your mindblowing creations?!? Sighs. I’m gutted to see this era end. Especially when the creator is such a lovely and warm person. It’s been an absolute pleasure knowing you through tea as a vendor. I know it will be equally so with you as a fellow tea drinker! As much as I’ll mourn the end of Butiki, I’m thrilled to see you doing what is best for you. Just please don’t ever leave us as a tea drinker k? :)
I won! Thank you Eco for sending me this delicious tea.
It’s just what I’ve been craving… a barely roasted green oolong. YUM!
Unfortunately I accidentally steeped this for longer than I should have. The dirty dishes distracted me and I got carried away sorting them out. Sighs.
Oh well, the tea tastes great anyhow. Very floral. The smell reminds me of tulips. or perhaps magnolias. A little earthy in that flowery way. I like it!
The taste is floral as well, but also a bit sweet like the flower is caramelized, and just slightly creamy. The lingering aftertaste is really nice as well. Sweet like a pastry, though not really bready. I can’t wait to try it out in a gaiwan :D