2379 Tasting Notes
My plan was to sip on this as I ate an actual Red Velvet Cupcake. In theory, that was a pretty awesome plan. In practice, not so much. This tea is very heavy on the rooibos and the fact that it is being had next to the real thing is just highlighting how off the flavor is.
It is weird because a little while back, I did not mind rooibos but lately it really puts my off when it is not hidden under flavor. Alas, that seems to be the case with this tea. Thank you Cavocorax for sharing! This is certainly one I expected to enjoy but I just don’t think it is for me :(
Apparently I am in the mood for pie because this is at least my second pie tea of the night and I REALLY like it. This is a good and tasty cup. I will definitely have to get some more!
It honestly tastes like pie. I am incredibly impressed at how much flavor the teddy graham pieces (at least I think it was teddy graham pieces) actually impart into the cup. It makes for a delicious graham pie crust. And the sweet vanilla strawberry filling has just the perfect amount of rhubarb tart.
Lately, Butiki teas have fallen a bit short of expectations but this is far better than I expected. It is not something I would have ordered online but now having tried it, I will definitely be stocking up so thank you Roswell Strange for giving me the chance to try it! And thank you Sil for coming up with this tasty blend!
A few months back I shared some TARDIS tea with a coffee-loving friend who also happened to be a Doctor Who fan. He was really hesitant about trying “my fancy tea” but I think he was intrigued by the TARDIS blend. So together we had some tea and he admitted it was different but pretty good. The next day he called and told me he went to DAVIDs and bought tea. This was among the ones he bought and though it is not something I would pick out, he said it was good and that piqued my curiosity.
The flowers made me hesitant but I still wanted to try it so when Aimee Popovacki and I were arranging a swap, I asked for some of this. I figured it was the best way to try the tea without committing to a whole lot of it (the beauty of swaps!). So today when Aimee’s package arrived, I decided to brew up a cup.
Tastewise, this is definitely floral but not unbearable. There is also a sweetness that I can’t quite place but is really nice. Honestly, it is a very pleasant cup. I don’t know if I would restock but getting through what Aimee sent certainly won’t be a problem. So thank you Aimee for sharing with me :)
So I decided to drink this (1) because it sounded tasty, (2) it came in a swap, and (3) the number 225 is so much nicer than 226 so I wanted the sipdown.
Anyways, Roswell Strange sent this my way and I was actually very intrigued. I have no idea what a Saskatoon Berry is supposed to taste like but I like berries so why not try it. I followed Roswell Strange’s steeping parameters (1 minute 30 seconds) and the end result is a tasty little cup of tea. It is definitely a sweet berry flavor. I could be wrong but to me it tastes somewhere between a blueberry and a blackberry. Pretty darn good. Plus, it is a tea bag which makes this an easy cup to steep up. Thank you Roswell Strange, this was a pleasant extra that you tossed in!
I just dumped my dinner all over the kitchen counter :(. Luckily I have some extra food from the extra order Jenny Craig delivered so while I wait, I am enjoying this tasty cup of matcha excellence.
This and caramel popcorn are really ones that should not work but work oh so well. They really are a decadently tasty treat. Thank you MissB for sharing!!.
For those of you who don’t know, I am a carrot cake fiend! A few weeks back, my mom offered me a piece of Cheesecake Factory carrot cake and despite being super full I said yes and happily ate away. Unfortunately, I was SO full that I got to the point where I literally could not eat anymore so I did what any sane person would do…I took a one hour break and then finished the slice.
Obviously that meant when I saw Butiki had a carrot cake tea, I jumped on it. Alas, Stacy ran out of the ingredients to fill my order. Luckily I have steepster and all its wonderful patrons who were more than willing to help me out. Roswell Strange sent some of this my way (although it is trapped at home in Toronto), but this particular cup is courtesy of Cavocorax.
When I brewed it up, I actually got really worried because its smell reminded be of the Tiger Assam I tried and did not love. I feared that I would taste black tea and not my beloved carrot cake flavors. My first sip put all that worrying to rest. I get carrot and a faint bit of sweet vanilla. I only wish the flavors were stronger and there was a bit more carrot cake spice. Carrot cake is sooo flavorful and this falls a tad short. I am actually wondering how this would differ is Stacy attempted the cream cheese icing as opposed to vanilla frosting? Nonetheless, I am glad I got to try this and happy I have more of it lying around. So thank you Cavocorax (and also Roswell Strange) for sharing this tea with me :)
I have so many swaps and a bunch of samples that I really should be drinking instead but I could not resist this tasty little tea. Especially not after freaking out about it with Courtney for the past little while. Haha.
Honestly, there is a reason I rated this an 100. This tea is that good! Sheer perfection. The green base is never vegetal and the black base never astringent. The caramel is buttery sweet and the vanilla is silky smooth. All that combined with the roasty-toasty goodness of the rice. SO GOOD!
So I didn’t know “Monk’s Blend” was a thing until very recently. Every time I saw it, I just assumed it was some company making a particular blend. However, when I finally realized a Monk’s Blend tea was a black tea with vanilla and grenadine I was all for it. I LOVE grenadine. Prior to deciding to be healthy, I would actually add grenadine to coke (the soda, not the drug). So when I had the oppurtunity to try a Monk’s Blend tea via my frequent swap pal, Roswell Strange. I jumped at the chance.
Even though this cup has cooled slightly, I still think this a great introduction. This tea is almost creamy in how smooth it is (likely from the vanilla). And the grenadine flavor really shines. This tea actually captures everything I love about grenadine syrup and leaves out the calories. It is like the tasty tea version of a Shirley Temple…YUM!!! Thank you Roswell Strange!!!
Montreal is freezing! As in I-got-brain-freeze-and-my-legs-went-numb-in-the-20-minutes-it-took-to-walk-home freezing. So, when I got home at 5:50 from class, I had to make the decision to turn around and be responsible and go to Body Pump or to walk in, start my weekend early, and drink copious amounts of tea. I chose the latter. I dumped the cold mug of Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie into a glass and started the kettle to brew two fresh cups.
While I waited, I remembered I haven’t had any milk today which meant MATCHA. Specifically this one which I have been thinking about all day! Cavocorax, I honestly don’t know how I can thank you for sharing this with me because it is truly amazing!!! I taste caramel more in this than I did in the plain caramel matcha. And the popcorn just adds a layer of butteriness and flavor that just makes this sooooooooo goooood. I am in love! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Oh and a side note. My sweats are all in the laundry so I put on the next warmest thing I own…a batman onesie. Complete with cape and cowl. So that sort of elevates this a tad as well :P
I made this tea hot about 6 hours ago. Unfortunately, just as it finished steeping, I realized I was late and had to run out the door leaving this cup on the counter :(
When I arrived home, it was still on the counter and pretty cold. Nonetheless, it is still quite good. This is definitely a cinnamon brownie. As cold as it is, I am still getting the chocolate fudginess and the cinnamon spice. If it is this good cold, I could only imagine what it must taste like hot. Luckily MissB was kind enough to send a generous sample so I have enough for a couple more cups at least. Thank you for sharing, MissB! I am sorry I didn’t give it the attention it deserved, though it all worked out in the end.