8 Tasting Notes
I got this as a sample from Butiki mostly because of its name. I just had to try it.
It smells great. Like very sweet watermelon. The taste didn’t hit me as much until I took a few sips. It tastes like melon! Just sweet enough for me, it didn’t need any sugar or honey.
Probably not a tea I’ll buy again because it just isn’t the type of tea I’d drink a lot but if you like melon or sweeter teas give this a shot.
I got this as a free sample from Adagio and I though I’d give it a shot tonight since it is caffeine free.
Bleh. I made it through half a cup of this before I couldn’t drink it anymore. The taste of vanilla is barely there. This tea just wasn’t doing it for me.
Ok. What? So I’m still very new to tea, this is still week 1 for me. I had NO idea tea could be as smooth as this. It goes down smooth as butter.
The tea smells like vanilla and tastes like eggnog, with a the green tea adding another dimension to the flavor. This is seriously great. If you like eggnog, try this tea.
Also, I tried a cup with a little bit of stevia (btw, is that like a sin or something?) and it brought out the vanilla a bit more. I think whether I add it or not will depend on my mood.
Just an update. I tried resteeping this tea tonight, in hope that other flavors would come out more. No dice. Second steep is generally the same, a little weaker overall. 3rd is about the same.
This morning I woke up and all I wanted was a cup of this oolong. This time I steeped it with 4 blossoms called Red Roses that I got from the Far Leaves Tea Shop. I can’t add it to the database (I get an error) but you can find it here:
Anyways, it was great. The roses added a beautiful aroma and a slight sweetness to the tea. It’s even better with a little honey (seriously, a little, like 1-2 drops) as it brings out the roses even more.
The aroma of this tea is great. The chamomile is dominant with the peppermint and lavender come out just enough to appreciate.
Like the smell, the chamomile has the strongest flavor. The peppermint leaves a slight cool feeling on the tongue but it doesn’t come through as much as I’d like. Still, It does a good job of rounding out the flavor. Unfortunately the taste of lavender is completely absent.
Overall, this is a good tea. I was expecting more but if you like chamomile and you are looking for something slightly different, I’d recommend it.
I picked this up for $18 off of Amazon and I couldn’t be happier. It is perfect for the kitchen, and if you pair it with an electric kettle it is perfect for your desk. If your on the edge about this, get it.
This is the first loose leaf tea I’ve ever made. I used my brand new IngenuiTea. I was impressed. The tea had a very earthy, nutty flavor. Very happy with my first foray into the tea world.
Side note: If you live in the area, the Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley is a great store and they even gave us a free cup of tea.