114 Tasting Notes
I have drank eggnog only a few times in my life. It’s not really part of the christmas traditions where I live but I remember liking it. This tea has the creamy mouthfeel and aftertaste I was expecting. It’s kind of sweet too. I like it a lot and it makes me want to try real eggnog again!
This is definitely creamy and cantaloupy :) The aftertaste really feels like I just ate a piece of cantaloupe. It was very good, but what I like the most about this fruit is it’s sweetness so maybe next time I’ll add a little bit of honey to it and see if it tastes even better.
I received my Black Friday order from Butiki today, I’m so excited!! I ordered 16 teas so I didn’t know which one to taste first. I closed my eyes and picked this one randomly, what a great start!
The dry leaves smell like Werther’s hard candies, yum! The assam tea base is delicious. It’s malty and doesn’t have any bitterness. It’s wayyy better than the only other assam I’ve tried (Assam Banaspaty from Davidstea). The caramel taste is subtle and complements the black tea very well. I was expecting the flavouring to be more noticeable because of the very strong smell, but I realize it’s not really what Butiki is about.
I am used to artificially flavoured teas that don’t even taste like tea anymore. I was so tired of it that I decided a few months ago to stop buying flavoured teas. I made an exception for Butiki teas because I had heard they were amazing. Even if this is only my first cup of tea from them, I am already very impressed. This seems to be a completely different world of flavoured teas.
I was able to resteep this with still a lot of flavour left :)
I like this one a lot. It’s similar to the Qing Pin tea from the same company. It’s very flavourful and not bitter at all. It has a cocoa smell but it doesn’t really taste like it. I prefer the Qing Pin over the Jin Pin just because I find the chocolate taste is stronger.
I feel kind of bad saying this but I am disapppointed with this one. I had it several times and I find it bitter even though I followed Den’s teas brewing instructions. The second infusion has a lot of flavour left and more sweetness to it, but still has a bitter aftertaste. Weirdly, I find that this tea isn’t as sweet as I am used to with other senchas. It is one of their most expensive senchas and they say on their website that it’s supposed to have a natural sweetness, but sadly I can’t taste it. I prefer their Sencha Fuka-midori over this.
I’m not sure that I get why people recommend drinking pu’erh if you’re used to drinking coffee. The brew sure has a very nice dark colour, but I wish it was more full-bodied. I like this but I really have a hard time describing pu’erhs so I can’t say a lot about it. It smelt a bit fishy at first, but I rinsed it for 45 seconds before brewing it and it got rid of the fishiness. Then I steeped it for 2 minutes in a mug with an infuser.
I got a solid 3 infusions out of this and I’m sure I could get more. It was very good iced with a little bit of lemon and sugar.
Maybe it’s in my head but I’m starting to believe the chinese myths about medicinal properties of puerh. It really quenched my thirst and I felt refreshed after drinking several cups. I wasn’t as hungry as usual in the afternoon.