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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
2333 tasting notes

This smelled so fragrant but tastewise I am finding it surprisingly weak. The flavors are there but very, very muted and I find myself wanting more.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

I found the exact same thing with this one. I tried both resteeping it and steeping at a higher temperature to no avail. I decided I was just too used to the generally stronger flavours found in black teas.

Stephanie

Maybe try extra leaf?? :/

Courtney

By resteeping, I meant steeping longer.

TeaTiff

I received a small sample of this with one of my orders. I had the same issue with it. It seemed like everything was there, just wasn’t very strong and I had to hunt for the flavor. Since it was a sample I didn’t get to play around with the parameters. I hope I cross paths with this tea again. I want to like this one.

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Courtney

I found the exact same thing with this one. I tried both resteeping it and steeping at a higher temperature to no avail. I decided I was just too used to the generally stronger flavours found in black teas.

Stephanie

Maybe try extra leaf?? :/

Courtney

By resteeping, I meant steeping longer.

TeaTiff

I received a small sample of this with one of my orders. I had the same issue with it. It seemed like everything was there, just wasn’t very strong and I had to hunt for the flavor. Since it was a sample I didn’t get to play around with the parameters. I hope I cross paths with this tea again. I want to like this one.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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