1108 Tasting Notes
Holy cow, I expected this one to be good but I didn’t expect to be this blown away! WOW!!!!
Seriously best apple tea I’ve ever had. The oolong is PERFECT with it. (note that I am not even a huge oolong fangirl or anything.) I wish I could find the words to describe it…but this is one of those teas that makes us think Stacy is some kind of wizard or something. It’s like the tanginess of the oolong aligns perfectly with the bite that a sweet but also tart apple would have, you know? The caramel is present but not overwhelming and certainly not fakey at ALL. I added no sugar and I’m sure it would elevate this to a dessert worthy treat, though I am perfectly happy without added sugar.
I’m a fan of white rhino so I was excited to try this flavored incarnation. I really wasn’t sure about the Butterscotch/Hazelnut/Mocha combo but since I love the base tea and really am a fan of Stacy’s flavored whites I thought I’d give it a whirl. And it works! It really works! The nuttiness and mocha enhances the malty darker side of this tea, and the butterscotch adds a sweet (but not fakey sweet) and bouncy overtone. I’m sure this would be amazing with sugar, but it is not the kind of tea that NEEDS it to be successful, which is GREAT IMO. Kudos, Stacy, this is another winner in my book, and SO creative! :D
My Butiki order came yesterday! YAY!!! Happy Butiki day to everyone else enjoying birthday orders today, too!
I had to try this one first, after how good Stacy made it sound. It does not disappoint! Good darjeelings remind me of a cross between a black and a white tea. It has some delicious qualities of both. It is very smooth and has NO astringency. I find I actually prefer a little bit of astringency in my teas sometimes but this is pretty magnificent! The flavor is on the lighter side but the body of the liquor is somewhat thick.
I am enjoying tasting how the flavor is changing as the cup cools. This tea is complex and has a lot to offer :)
Ohhhhh, that explains it. I finally tried this one over the weekend. I didn’t know what it was but that something in the blend didn’t agree with me. It is icky icky rooibos! My archnemesis!!! Sorry Marzipan and thanks for the sample. I’ve got a couple of cups left, if anyone would like them.