2195 Tasting Notes
I am belatedly marking Stacy’s birthday with a day of Butiki tea! We’ll see how many of my huge collection I can get through today.
I’m starting off with this tea, which is not one of my favourites, though it’s not too bad. I’ve found I’m generally just not a big fan of the Nilgiri Frost Oolong as a base tea (or as a tea on its own), for whatever reason. I definitely understeeped this one today, at 2.5 minutes – I had recollections of it being astringent, but I think I may have been misremembering. However, it’s still tasty, just subtle. I never really did get “plum pudding” from this tea, either, though I can certainly tell that it’s flavoured (not that I taste “flavouring”, though).
I’ll see a bit later how the re-steep works out when I actually steep it for the proper amount of time!
Thanks to Azzrian for sending some of this my way. It’s pretty tasty – I couldn’t really taste the black currant until it cooled, but now it’s obvious and quite flavourful! This is really quite good! I don’t think I’ve ever tasted quite this much black currant flavour in a tea previously, and it’s downright scrumptious.
Thank you for sending some of this my way, Azzrian!
This is actually pretty tasty! Definitely peachy, and perhaps a bit creamy. I’ll have to pay a bit more attention next time I drink it, but I was quite impressed with this! Regretting having waited so long to try it, but at least I have enough left for another couple cups before it’s gone.
Yay, milk oolong time! Or, something similar. Thank you Mercuryhime for sending me this oh-so-delicious tea. It’s very much just in the same vein of milk oolong for me, so not one I’d need to replace as there are many more that are easily available. Still, a very tasty cup.
Sipdown! 808. Thanks to the now-disappeared Missy & Dylan for this one. I haven’t had a coconut black in a while, and the aroma from the cup was intoxicating…. And mmmm, the flavour is delicious too. It tastes like chocolate coconut even though the description makes no mention of chocolate…
Thanks to momo for this one! Unfortunately…. It literally has no flavour. None. I can’t even lie and say it tastes “fruity” or “green”… because… it doesn’t. It tastes like water with something in it… but for all I know, that something is mud. Sad sad. Maybe it has lost some flavour sitting around…?
A 1 min first infusion kept the hibiscus to a minimum, but in spite of being called “mojito”, which I would assume implies the presence of mint, I didn’t taste anything minty. Just a vaguely berryish watery drink. Not terribly impressed. It looks like I felt the same way last time.
Backlog & sipdown! 811. Thanks again to Alphakitty.
Trying to make an effort with some sipdowns tonight… I seem to recall not tasting a great deal the last time I had this, but I did this time. Hazelnuts and fruitiness and deliciousness (I have no idea what it’s supposed to be… this happened last time too). Downed the cup quite quickly.