Yaaaar there be goodness in ye cup!
So I grabbed this tea last night when I went into DT to get a selection of Green tea’s for my grandparents, unfortunately they did not have the Green Collection packages in stock so I just had to select a few from the wall. Then I realized with my left over change I had enough to grab 50 grams of Buttered Rum, so I did! I have tried a lot of the whisky themed tea’s and they all left me desiring something, not so much the case with buttered rum.
Dry it has a pungent and slightly overpowering alcoholic smell to it, this hits you in the face immediately but is followed by a buttery slightly sweet smell that may catch you off guard. I purchased this tea solely on the name and what I read here on Steepster. I didn’t even smell it till I got home, and when I did I was concerned I wouldn’t like it…WRONG!
The final brew is dark and has an awesome aroma that will remind you of days gone by that you enjoyed drinking hot toddy’s or hot ciders; however one sip and you will realize this tea isn’t as innocent as the others, it will certainly unleash your inner pirate. I enjoyed it so much I brewed a second cup and tossed in a splash of rum, all I can say is it could cause some problems for me at work!