993 Tasting Notes
Oh wow! Thank you for the sample of this with my order, Stacy. Now I know what I’ve been misssing!
No wonder everyone goes gaga over this one. So much going on here. It was love at first sip! :)
This also explains why the Caramel Vanilla Assam and Hello Sweetie are so popular as well! I might have to do a side by side some day of this and Laoshan black so I can pick a favorite black tea. SO GOOD! :D
Thanks so much BrewTEAlly Sweet for sending me a sample of this one :)
I steeped at 200 degrees for 3.5 minutes. I can see why everyone is so fond of this one! This is very enjoyable with a natural maple flavor. I can’t stand artificial maple so you know if I like this tea it has got it going on! I drank it unsweetened, but it was still a treat! Very buttery. Perfect with pumpkin coffee cake for breakfast this morning :)
Another fabulous new tea! I have been loving anything with tart rhubarb lately, and the vanilla bean pairs perfectly with it here. I might be inspired to make homemade vanilla rhubarb tea infused jam next summer! If I am tasting the hops at all, they are pretty subtle. There is a pleasant subtle bitterness that I think might be them peeking out. I had my homebrewing husband taste the tea and he couldn’t detect the hops at all shrug. I’m thinking this would be a kickass iced tea.
I vote for Amarillo hops in the next beer tea blend! They are my favorite. Anyone a fan of Gumballhead beer by Three Floyds? I guess it is made in Indiana so probably not available all over the country. Beer import laws state to state are so screwy and weird. shrug
Oooh, first tasting note!
This tea exemplifies everything I love about Butiki teas. The delicious darjeeling base tea is wonderfully malty, nutty and very present within the blend. The flavorings taste totally natural and well balanced. It is almost like I added a shot of Irish cream to the tea, but without the alcohol tang. Also, I think the addition of marshmallow leaf is just perfect. Lovely and creamy and wonderful for breakfast today!
I was afraid this was going to happen! Dangit, why does this tea have to be so good! I love good Puerh and this one has such a malty sweet toasty ricey goodness about it. Irresistible! Putting this one on my re-order list. Sadly my cupboard is exploding so no new orders for a while. I will have to savor what I’ve got of this one :)