1877 Tasting Notes
So my Butiki order arrived today (yay!) and I was debating between brewing Red Queen Cupcake or Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies but since I had to make it in a travel mug I decided against them. Instead, I decided to try icing this tea. Alas, all I am getting is Adagio’s black base with some coconut creaminess. It’s drinkable but certainly nothing to write home about. Still, I am happy for the opportunity to try it so thank you NayLynn for the share :)
I iced this, and though the cup was underleafed it is still as delicious as last night’s cup. Creamy, sweet, and tastes amazingly of cake and icing and happy things. Thank you Roswell Strange for introducing me to this tasty brew. I am sad to see it go but it will be making it into my RiverTea order when I eventually place one. 159.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me yet another sample of this tea to try since I stupidly decided to hot brew the last sample I got. This is certainly better cold. There is a lot of creamy vanilla and quite a bit of currant flavor. Raspberry also comes through in a taste that is true to the fruit. At the back of each sip, there is definitely hibby tartness though it is not offensive and I am sure it could be muted with a shorter steep time. It is a good tea and I am glad I got a second chance to try it but it is not something that I urgently need restocked. I would consider adding it to an order though if I were placing one. 160.
Cold brewing this tames the rooibos and brings out a sugary sweetness to the tea. However, there is still a strong floral quality to the blend that I could do without. Thank you Scheherazade for sending this my way but in the future, I think I will stick to DAVIDs Birthday Cake rooibos instead. 161.
Cold brewed the rest of this sample from Roswell Strange overnight and I am still getting creamsicle from this blend. It is a touch more muted in this cup than the last but it is still very good. I might need some more of this one. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!! You always find such great treats :). 162.