I still haven’t the faintest idea why this is called Butter Truffles. Anyways, brewed some up today and it was ok. I still think it’s a weird set of flavours to have in tea, but that’s ok! Parents thought it was alright and not too weird.
“I still haven't the faintest idea why this is called Butter Truffles. Anyways, brewed some up today and it was ok. I still think it's a weird set of flavours to have in tea, but that's ok! Parents...” Read full tasting note
“I bought this tea knowing full well it wouldn't taste anything like baked goods or truffles or whatever they say it is "supposed" to be. I found the idea of a pseudo-Indian savory tea really...” Read full tasting note
“Spicy? Oh yes definitely getting that here! and butter... yep, can really taste that. Actually, I really like the buttery part. I just feel that it doesn't mix well with the pepper very well....” Read full tasting note
“I feel that I received this from *Alphakitty* in a swap. I requested this thinking buttery soft chocolates. I didn't check the description so when I got it I was surprised by what I smelt and saw....” Read full tasting note
The aroma of this tea will knock you out! Smells like freshly baked butter cookies. Premium black tea blend with pistachios, cumin, almond pieces, coriander, peppercorns, and flavoring (natural and/or nature identical). Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.
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I bought this tea knowing full well it wouldn’t taste anything like baked goods or truffles or whatever they say it is “supposed” to be. I found the idea of a pseudo-Indian savory tea really intriguing, so into my cart it went!
The smell of the dry leaves is incredible. And I almost understand the name: the very first whiff is very much like buttery baked goods, and then you get a big hit of that cumin. It’s so intriguing, I spent a long time just smelling it! It tastes very interesting: the spices come out well and are almost chai-like, there’s a nuttiness from the pistachio, the cumin almost makes it savory but there’s a creamy vanilla-like texture that brings it back to sweet. I don’t really know how to rate this one so I am just going to leave it off: I really enjoyed it, but it’s a very very odd tea and definitely not for everyone. I plan on mixing some with a rose congou and sweetening with honey to create more of an Indian dessert feel!
Spicy? Oh yes definitely getting that here! and butter… yep, can really taste that. Actually, I really like the buttery part. I just feel that it doesn’t mix well with the pepper very well. Something about the two of them together doesn’t sit right for me, atleast not in a tea. However I can see how other people would swoon.
Ah well!I knew this would be a love or… well, not love tea.
Thank you so much Alphakitty for this sample! I was SO curious about this one.
I feel that I received this from Alphakitty in a swap.
I requested this thinking buttery soft chocolates. I didn’t check the description so when I got it I was surprised by what I smelt and saw. Straight up butter with spices. I then realized truffles are also some other type of food, but can’t think of what it is.
Once I steeped this is smelt so butter like, and then you got some of the spice smell.
This is really unique and complex. I like it, a lot actually, which I’m surprised by. It’s super buytery and them freakin deliciously spicy, but not your typical tea spicy. I don’t get the pistachio or any sweetness from it. Purely savoury. This could easily replace a bag of chips for those nights that I’m craving salty things.
Backlogging – This sounds like the exact same tea I got from Sereni tea so I am logging it here. Maybe they are using a common supplier?
In any event I agree this is a strange tea. It is kind of buttery but due to the cumin, corinader and pepper it actually comes off like an indian dessert. I did like the pistachio element here. I think I liked it a bit more than the other reviewers. It was okay but I’m not sure I’ll be craving anymore in the future. It was good with soy milk.
This tea is so weird. Not only are there whole pistachios in it, there’s also cumin spice (which is used in making tacos) and peppercorns. While it does have a sort of sugar-cookie-ish taste, it does also sort of taste like… butter. And spices. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. But at the same time, I think this will have to be an acquired taste.