85
drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
616 tasting notes

Tea #27 from HHTTB2

Let’s talk a minute about Wisconsin. You know, the state with the highest percentage of binge drinkers in the US. There’s also over 130 breweries just kind of chilling here. We’re not alcoholics , we’re professionals.

So, a beer-inspired tea is right up my alley and I’ve been dancing around the idea of trying this one for a while. I was really excited when it popped up in the tea box.

Once steeped, the tea has a primary bready/baked smell with juicy peaches. Like a peach oatmeal or unsweetened peach tarts. As far as taste goes, this is a very good peach tea! The Cascade hops definitely adds a slightly bitter herbaceous note with citrus accents that really pairs well with the peach. The peach is juicy, ripe and real peach tasting. And the base does have a malty quality, while still being quite light (but not thin). It becomes sweeter and juicier as the cup cools, as well. The aftertaste is mostly peach, with just a hint of lingering hops.

I really would like to make this into a tea syrup and make a fizzy beverage out of this!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

Surprising for me (I’m French) : to me Wisconsin is a state where a town was named Eau Claire (!)…which means in English clear water…and you have the highest rate of binge drinkers ? Funny :)
Peach Hoppitea is a very very good & surprising tea even for me who don’t like beer.

moraiwe

Clear water? You mean vodka, right? (I know sarcasm doesn’t translate well, so I figure I’ll point out I’m kidding)

I’m kidding. But yeah. Wisco has lead in binge drinking (since the CDC has actually started classifying it) and drunk driving for a while now. Quite the legacy there.

Stephanie

Glad you enjoyed it!

Kaylee

How does one make a tea syrup? Because OMG that would be amazing. So many flavored teas would make great sodas!

moraiwe

Kinda like a simple syrup only with tea in place of the water. :) I typically go 3x strength on the leaves and do equal portions tea and sugar. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of that to 12oz soda water. It’s soooo good.

Stephanie

I’m so going to try making tea soda! How fun!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

How awesome! I’m going to have to try this!

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Ysaurella

Surprising for me (I’m French) : to me Wisconsin is a state where a town was named Eau Claire (!)…which means in English clear water…and you have the highest rate of binge drinkers ? Funny :)
Peach Hoppitea is a very very good & surprising tea even for me who don’t like beer.

moraiwe

Clear water? You mean vodka, right? (I know sarcasm doesn’t translate well, so I figure I’ll point out I’m kidding)

I’m kidding. But yeah. Wisco has lead in binge drinking (since the CDC has actually started classifying it) and drunk driving for a while now. Quite the legacy there.

Stephanie

Glad you enjoyed it!

Kaylee

How does one make a tea syrup? Because OMG that would be amazing. So many flavored teas would make great sodas!

moraiwe

Kinda like a simple syrup only with tea in place of the water. :) I typically go 3x strength on the leaves and do equal portions tea and sugar. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of that to 12oz soda water. It’s soooo good.

Stephanie

I’m so going to try making tea soda! How fun!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

How awesome! I’m going to have to try this!

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Intro:

Name: Lauren
Location: Wisconsin (previously a Chicago girl)
Occupation: Student by day and super hero by night
Super Hero? Yep!
Which One? I can’t tell you that! Secret identities and such. Just know I’m not the hero they want, but the hero they need.
Sidekicks: Fiance and two budgies, Skitter and Gandalf

Hobbies:

Reading, writing, cooking, video games, computers, drawing, crafting, papercraft. Oh and tea.

A brief history:

I grew up in a family where the only working coffee maker was in my dad’s office. So the name of the game for my mother and I quickly became (bagged) tea. In 2004/2005, I discovered Adagio Teas. I don’t remember how it happened, or why I decided to pursue a purchase but here we are. I haven’t looked back.

My tea tastes have changed over time and I’ve moved from liking solely flavored teas (mostly black and white) to enjoying Darjeelings primarily, though malty unflavored blacks, fresh tasting greens, and lightly oxidized oolongs come in pretty high on my list, too. Of course, I still enjoy a good cup of flavored tea. I prefer caffeinated teas, as I have a horrible caffeine addiction that I don’t plan on kicking any time soon.

Red rooibos and lapsang souchong (or other strongly smoky teas) are my arch nemeses and I will see them defeated and removed by force from my cupboard. Like all thing, there are exceptions, but I assume they’re guilty until proven innocent.

I really don’t like negatively rating things, because I feel like if you don’t have something nice to say, you probably shouldn’t say it. But in the interest of non-biased tea reviews I’m going to give it a shot. I view every tea as a potential adventure so I’ll try most things at least once.

I love trading and swaps are always welcome! Please note, though, what it in my cupboard includes amounts ranging from a couple cups to 4 ounces or more, so please PM me to find out if what you’re seeking is available in that trade amount.

According to my spreadsheet, I also have about 100 other 1-4 cup samples that are not in my cupboard.. Feel free to message if you’re interested in see the spreadsheet for possible swap options as well.

Tea Ratings:

100-95 Nectar of the teagods that has been bestowed upon my unworthy tongue. I will never let this tin run empty.

86-94 These are the teas I would like to keep regularly stocked, but sometimes life gets in the way. Lovely teas, but not quite god tier. I still get cravings for these.

74-85 Good teas, but not amazing. I enjoy these, but may or may not restock once they run out. I would still recommend these to others.

60-73 Not bad. I’ll gladly keep drinking my cup, and wouldn’t say no if someone offered me this tea. I probably won’t rebuy these as there is likely something else that is comparable and better.

47-59 Certainly drinkable and might even have some characteristics that I enjoy, but I won’t pick it up again

30-46 I’ll probably finish my cup, but this tea isn’t to my taste OR it’s just overwhemingly mediocre. Life’s too short for bad tea.

11-29 This cup is in the sink now and I will never willingly consume this again. If you see a tea rated this way, I probably followed it with mouthwash.

0-10 Please say a prayer for the cup I destroyed in the process of disposing of this tea in the quickest manner possible. I may need tea therapy before I drink a similar tea again.

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