181 Tasting Notes
Not bad. This is one of the first teas with black tea in it I can actually drink. Mainly because it tastes like liquid cinnamon hearts, and not puerh or black tea.
I don’t think I’ll buy more, because I have lots of cinnamon herbal teas that I like more, but still, not bad.
I was really looking forward to it, as I’ve developed a taste for Mulberry Magic (I started off disliking it), and love pistachios.
The smell from the bag is unbelievable. It reminds me of a liqueur – I’m just trying to nail down which one. Taste-wise, I’m not quite blown away. Its flavour is mild, and although it has a touch of creaminess to it, I don’t get pistachios.
I’ll keep trying, and maybe I’ll come to appreciate its subtle qualities. That’s what happened with Mulberry Magic. I think I have enough leaves for 2 or 3 more cups. That should be a fair trial.
Even if you never buy it, go into a DT and smell it. Wow.
The smell of this is really interesting. I really smell the lime. Hot, it doesn’t taste like much. It’s not bad, just kind of bland, with a hint of lime. I’ve added ice cubes and am waiting for it to cool down.
Cold, the lime and peppermint come out a bit more. Not bad, but not one I’m likely to crave in the morning, which is when I try to drink tea with caffeine in it.
I’ll freely admit I’ve been leery about trying pu-erhs. I’ve read about how they can have an earthy/fishy taste, and wondered why anyone would want that. I decided to go with a flavoured one to start with, hoping to ease in.
Verdict? It’s not bad. I had no idea whether I should rinse it or not, so I erred on the side of caution and rinsed the leaves for 20 sec before steeping it for 3 min. I can taste an earthy base note (relative to the oolongs and greens I drink), but it’s not overpowering. And not fishy, thank goodness. I don’t really taste coconut, but maybe it gives it a bit of creaminess that otherwise wouldn’t be there. I do get chocolate notes, which I like.
I’m glad I tried it. I don’t see myself drinking it all the time, but it was a good intro to Pu-erhs. My sample only has enough for 2 more cups, but I will try re-steeping this one and see how it changes.
I think my tastebuds are on vacation today. This is the third Butiki tea I’ve had today that barely tasted of anything (the last was Traditional Plum Pudding – I didn’t make a note for it). I get a hint of cinnamon and apple from this, but just a hint. And no potato.
I’m going to hold off rating this and Plum Pudding until another day to give them a fair shot.
I was very careful to follow the brewing instructions exactly for this tea. It looked like such a tiny amount of tea leaves in the steeper, but I went with it. It brewed up to a very light golden colour.
I smelled the dry tea and it does smell like white grapefruit. I don’t get much of a smell from the hot tea. I guess from the reviews I read, I expected a strong grapefruit smell. Taste-wise, it seems very bland. I don’t taste grapefruit at all. I’m going to let it cool off and see if that helps.
As it cools, I’m getting grassy, vegetal notes, but still no grapefruit.
I poured half into another cup and added a touch of cane sugar to see if it would bring out more flavour. No go.
Hmm. I might try this again with more tea leaves to see if that helps (it’s new tea, so age isn’t an issue here).
I’m so glad I ordered more of this. The more I drink it the more I like it. I drank it all day at work yesterday, and it just goes down so smoothly. And it smells so good. Love it.
I resisted trying this one for a long time because of the floral ingredients, but I’m running out of Davids Teas to try, so I bought a small sample.
It’s much better than I thought it would be. Cinnamon is the primary flavour I get, with apple following. It’s pretty good.
I opened the bag and the overwhelming smell of grapefruit hit me. It’s interesting, because there’s no grapefruit listed in the ingredients.
Brewed, it’s a gorgeous clear red colour. Hot, it tastes quite tart to me. I don’t get a sense of individual flavours.
Cold, it really just tastes like tart hibiscus to me. I still don’t taste any of the other ingredients.
I think I’ll have to find someone to take this one off my hands.
Wow. Strong roasty smell.
This is a pleasant, comforting tea. I think I’ll prefer drinking this in the winter, as the rice makes it feel heavy for a green tea.
Overall, I like it, and I’ll revisit it in a couple months when the weather cools.