2606 Tasting Notes
Winner! Love the caramelly flavours here, as well as the pumpkin spice. I preferred my at-home brew to the sample I had in-store, which is always good. I think I may even prefer this tea to Pumpkin Chai! Just a perfect spicy pumpkin fall blend. Probably will pick up another 25g to hang onto and sample every now and then.
Just saw a review likening this to Della Terra’s Carrot Cake – I agree. Kind of a fall-spiced rooibos with definite pumpkin overtones, but not really any cheesecake. I tried this both in-store and at home, and had a similar impression both ways, so I doubt I’m brewing it incorrectly. Anyhow, for a caffeine-free fall pumpkin tea, I think it’s decent, but I prefer the flavour of the other new tea.
Sipdown! (Kind of… I’m giving the rest to a friend who likes it more).
Tested it with 3/4 tsp of leaf and a much lower temperature than previously – results are much better than previously. A mangoey, peachy tea with floral notes.
Too distracted to write more now – too many people talking here!
Still a fan. I don’t think it’s necessarily “creme brûlée”, but there’s a carmelly flavour mixed in with the perfect chai spicing (my version of perfect, which is light on cinnamon, heavier on cardamom, with a touch of ginger), and the base seems fairly resilient. I always appreciate when I don’t feel the need to add milk/sweetener to my chais (not that I shy away from those that are better with additions!), but it means I will let myself drink it more often because I don’t have all those extra calories to add it, it’s just delicious by itself!
Big fan. The espresso flavouring in here absolutely makes this tea – it adds incredible depth and body, making this much more than just another black tea with fruit flavouring. And of course, the base is great, as is the fruity flavouring, so the extra dimension makes this a real winner. I suspect this will be a re-purchase for me, and an unexpected one since I was anticipating this to be more along the lines of Raspberry Truffle and/or Ruby Pie, which it really isn’t/
Surprise favourite here! I bought this simply out of curiosity, not because I anticipated liking it. Apparently, though, blackberry is a perfect pairing with guayusa! I’m not overly fond of guayusa, but it worked so well here that I’ve actually found myself wanting to drink this tea again (tea cravings for guayusa?!) The juicy blackberry flavour just worked so well with the earthy flavours for whatever reason.
To be fair, part of the reason I picked this tea up was because I was interested to see how Butiki did lime, but unfortunately I really can’t taste any lime here. Which, flavourwise for this tea, is ok, but a bit disappointing because it is an ingredient. Again, however, I drank this in a travel mug and will have to try it again to see if it was just hidden by whatever atrocities travel mugs do to teas.
Very close to a sipdown here. Not my favourite tea (now that I’ve tried Red Queen Cupcake, I’d prefer that one), but still decent. The last time I drank this one, the second infusion was actually superior to the first, which was interesting. It was more truffley and had a bit more raspberry flavour… or maybe it was my tastebuds. Anyhow, just enough left here for a final farewell cup (who knows when I’ll get around to that though!)