987 Tasting Notes
Hmmm very underwhelming :(. To be fair, this tea is a year old, so it might be due to age. I steeped it in a tea bag, and I noticed that some of the “cream” was maybe stuck in the teabag. So maybe I should just throw it in the infuser instead next time.
Green rooibos isn’t usually my favourite but I thought I would give it a try.
So this was a mildly sweet nutmeg tea.
Maybe I should brew at a lower temp as well.
I will have to try again.
I am not usually a coffee person but I was in “gotta try all Butiki teas” mode.
I was pleasantly surprised with this tea. I did find that the coffee note was quite forefront, but I probably just picked up on that because I was thinking the most about it. I certainly get the strawberry notes and some faint “baked goods” notes. I drank this bare, but next time I might try milk and sugar.
I think my in-laws would really enjoy this one because they are coffee people. I will have to share it with them next time they are in town!
Edit: I thought I had reviewed and rated this tea before but couldn’t find it, but then it popped up after I posted this note….weird
I cold brewed about 5tsp in my small Takeya pitcher for about 18 hours or so.
This was a much brighter pink than I was expecting for a “peach” tea. The rosella I guess is what causes that. I found this a little too tart on its own. In my opinion, it needs a little sweetening. The Apple was fairly strong I thought, with only a slight note of peach. It was still ok, but I don’t think I would need it stocked permanently.
I have always been curious about Steeped Tea. An acquaintance of mine sells it, but I didn’t really want to buy it from her just in case I didn’t like it, because then I would feel like I would have to continue buying from her, even if I didn’t like the tea. I have also thought about being a consultant. So many of my friends are into the “sell from home” type of thing….maybe I should give it a try. So I guess I needed to try the tea to see if I was really interested. And then years went by and I never got around to sampling some of the tea.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a trade/craft sale and there was a lady selling this. I asked her what her fav black tea and she suggested this one. I thought, here’s my chance to try this company, and I like earl grey generally, so I will give it a shot.
On to the tea….the bergamot is a little strong in this blend. There is a hint of vanilla but not “creamy” enough in my opinion. The base seems to be a tad astringent but maybe I should lower the temp next time I brew.
Overall, I like the cream earl grey from Zen tea and the blend from my local tea shop more than this offering.
The price point of $10/bag is a little too high to pay (in my opinion). But maybe that was just what this particular lady was selling it for, I’m not sure what price they usually are.
I will have to try the other tea that I bought from the company, but I think I will pass on becoming a consultant for this company…..maybe I should sell my own hand crafted items instead!
Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla
Yesterday, I drank this tea and wondered how it compared to the premium pearls. I was so curious that I had to brew them up side-by-side today. I am not sure exactly how to describe it, but I guess I would say that this one is a little “creamier”, with an undertone of hay.
I find the pearls to be “silkier” with an undertone of vegetal notes. This is not a bad thing though, it is delicious!
I am not sure if that is a good comparison, but I am finding it difficult to distinguish what makes them different. I was also hoping to find one superior over the other so I would be able to stock one or the other in my cupboard (I previously have been stocking both!), but I can’t choose one that is better than the other.
I am not usually a fan of floral teas but jasmine is my exception. This tea is a silky indulgence, smooth and almost creamy. I love white tea, and this leaf tastes very high quality. I envision myself drinking this on a warm summer afternoon instead of this cold, foggy, fall morning….hey I can dream right!
I had previously rated this tea at 96, but it deserves better than that! 100 it is!
I would like to know how this compares to Teavivre’s green pearls. I have planned to do a comparison but never got around to it. I will make that a plan for sometime this week or weekend. Has anyone else compared them?