3013 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 993. (I added in my not-yet-here Butiki teas). Anyways, I have declared today to be Sipdown day! I can only drink a tea if it results in a sipdown. So! First up is this tiny bit of Buttercream (my original sample, I believe?) from Awkward Soul! I think I might like Apple Custard a touch more, but they’re definitely along the same lines of sweet, creamy, and chamomile. Yum.
Well, I enjoyed the second cup I’ve ever had of this… but it was travel-mugged, so I couldn’t say much more than that I enjoyed it. Not sure if at the time, I realized it was an oolong…. so might have steeped it weirdly, possibly like a green (because it looks kind of like houjicha or something). Oh well!
Dry, this smells lovely, all nutty and rosy… but steeped, there’s something poking out that I’m not liking. It smells a bit like cinnamon hearts… which is fine, but NOT anything like baklava to me. In fact… does baklava even typically contain cinnamon? If so, not very much. Anyhow, the flavour very sadly is pretty much as VariaTea described. Cinnamon water with a lingering sweetness that I don’t overly care for. The aftertaste is a touch nutty, but cinnamon is incredibly overwhelming here, to the point that I can’t taste oolong, rose, or really anything else. How unfortunate.
ETA: Second infusion I’m drinking cold… there’s more nuttiness, but it still tastes like cinnamon hearts. What a disappointing blend.
Second cup decidedly not as good as the first. BUT. I also got the “bottom of the barrel”, as in, the tea guide called for another bag of tea to put in after he took out my 24g. So, I mostly got coriander seeds. The aroma is still there, though, and a bit of the flavour, although the chamomile is a touch more overwhelming. I’m pretty sure that if I go back and get a bagful that’s not from the bottom, it will be tastier, so I will probably do that and just mix the two. Annoying, but not the end of the world. 95% sure I’ll get at least 100g of this one…
Yum. I’d had this a couple years ago when it first came out, and I recall enjoying it enough to have possibly bought more (don’t recall whether I actually did, though). The last of the bag ended up living at my mom’s place because she apparently liked it… except I just found out that it still exists, and is no longer a “like”, so I will be collecting it at Christmas. It will be interesting to see how the two compare.
Anyhow, this is a tasty cup of minty, creamy, somewhat fruity goodness. Definitely mostly mint and cream, though. It’s nice, because it’s an herbal blend, yet there’s no icky rooibos messing up the flavour (nor licorice, hibiscus, etc.). I don’t usually like mint, but I DO like creamy mint and chocolate mint, so this is a hit. If I remember, I’ll grab 25g or so of this before it’s gone, just to have, because it’s unique and tasty.
I believe this was a sipdown of one bag of Salted Caramel… but I have a split with a friend too, so it doesn’t count. Sigh. Also, I added 4 new DT teas to my cupboard today… and bought 6 Butikis. My number just keeps going up, not down! Bleh.
Anyways, delicious tea. And delicious tea chocolate, FWIW. Hehehe.
Aaaaaand, backlog from not so long ago, i.e. two days. I still maintain that it’s tasty and fruity, as well as quite refreshing. It would probably be quite good iced – I ended up drinking it cold in my travel mug, as it was toted around all day while I drank other teas. Still really can’t pick out the flavours, which is a bit annoying, but it’s nice that there’s nothing objectionable in here.
Backlog from quite a while ago. I picked up this tea from the “sale” area at DT (where they have 25g bags of older seasonal teas) since I had missed it previously. Other than the hilarious fact that this is labelled a white tea when it really just should be an herbal, it did not disappoint. Quite fruity, although I’m not sure if I could have picked out starfruit (not that I’m overly familiar with the flavour though).