1111 Tasting Notes
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 :)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I decided to try my new Gaiwan for the first time today and made this tea, also for the first time. I really love the Gaiwan! This tea ain’t half bad either ;)
The first steep was extremely buttery and reminded me of a good sencha. The 2nd steep had more of an oolongish vegetal yet floral vibe. All steeps were super sweet! Gongfu is fun! Getting to taste the tea evolve, and see the leaves unfurl. Good times! Thanks again for everything, Stacy :)