268 Tasting Notes
My friend Chris got this tea for his bottomless cup at verdant. I traded with him on the third steep to try it. It was a gentle green, very delicately vegetal with a buttery-like richness without tasting buttery if that makes sense. He said the first steep was quite sweet as well. I’m usually not one for greens, but I liked this one quite a lot!
I ordered this at Verdant because I’d never had a smoky tea before. It was indeed smoky! It wasn’t unpleasant for me but I don’t think that smoke is one of my favorite flavors. If you do like smoky teas, I would recommend it though! It was smooth and mellow and tasted expensive if you know what I mean.
This was another tea set out for free samples at verdant and was served iced. This tea is incredibly fruity! It tasted almost like a fruit juice, lychee I think with a hint of citrus. I really liked the taste of this tea and it was very refreshing, but I couldn’t get past the smell of the tea. It smelled like overripe fruit with a hint of decay. My friend Sarah loved it though, so it must just be me.
This tea was different than other vanilla teas that I have. The vanilla had less of a creamy, desert-like quality to it. It reminded me more of that vanilla taste you get from bourbon.I may have under-leafed this cup a tiny bit, but the flavors weren’t rich enough for me. The black base was unremarkable. Despite the fact that this tea had a somewhat unique taste, it was still a meh experience.
I finished my sample of Black Lotus this morning because A. It’s a great breakfast tea, especially when you want to add bit of luxury to your morning and B. I dreamed last night that I got an email that my Butiki order had shipped and would be delivered the same day. This filled me with joy in dreamland. Do you see what you’ve done to me, steepster? I’m now dreaming about tea.
When I got to work I found that I actually did have an email from Butiki stating that my order had shipped! It won’t be delivered today though because that is only possible in my dreams. Still, I’m quite pleased.
So I didn’t actually drink this last night, but while I was packing some of this up to send to Virginia I ate one of the almond pieces out of it….yeah…..don’t ever do that. Public service announcement.
LMAO I’m glad I just proofread this note because I had written pubic service announcement not public service announcement.
I accidentally bought this. Dreaded rooisbos! Oh well, I’ll check it out.
It’s actually not bad. I can’t really taste the rooisbos (bonus!). I get mainly some sweet coconut with a little spice rounding out the end of the sip. All in all it tastes pretty good but the flavors are weak and the tea just seems somehow thin even after I forgot about it and it steeped for quite a while.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Coconut