drank Caramel Vanilla Assam by Butiki Teas
33 tasting notes

I wanted something sweet today, so I brewed some of this. I usually really love sweet teas, but I haven’t been enjoying them recently as much as usual. However, I like this. At first, I thought it was a bit too sweet, and I still kind of feel that way, but the sweetness is complicated by the taste of the tea which is appreciated. My biggest complaint about this tea, and it’s a small one, is that there are almost no vanilla notes in this tea for me. I only taste the caramel, which comes across quite strongly. The backbone to this tea is the tea, which is a rustic tasting earthy tea. Even though the tea is sweet, the tea is present, which is probably the best aspect of this tea.

Overall, this is a great tea, but still wasn’t exactly suited to my preferences.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I like Chinese black tea varieties best, followed closely by roasted Oolongs. I find white tea somewhat boring, and that makes me feel bad and unsophisticated. I have a terrible habit of buying green teas and trying to like them and never succeeding. I like Pu-Erh teas, but only on certain occasions, mostly during rainy weather.

I live in New York, but I’m a poorly adjusted Southern transplant. I write poetry and go to school for it. I’m not actually very good. If you like William Carlos Williams, I like you. I tend to talk too much, even online, and I have a horrible capacity for babbling.

I also like either upscale cocktail bars or really dive-y grungy places with cheap well vodka. And very spicy food when I’m stressed or sad.

That’s about it. Except I watch really horrible horror movies when I write. I have better taste in movies than that, but the furious noise of crap keeps me concentrated on my craft.

As a note: I will be away from home, and thus my tea collection, visiting my parents from December 21st-January 15th. As a result, I may not have access to teas in my cupboard, and will only be able to do limited swaps. I feel like I should make a note of that, even though no one’s like chomping the bit to swap with me.


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