802 Tasting Notes
It is really time to finish this sample. I have had it for far too long. I think it was sent to me by Will Work for Tea I think.
Last time I tried it, I recall it being a little astringent. I looked at previous notes, and Kittena had mentioned a 2 minute steep….now this is better. Slight almond notes with a nice black base that isn’t too “in your face with a light baked goods taste.” I also get a slight citrus note in the aftertaste. I will certainly stick with the 2 minute infusion from now on.
My Butiki order came yesterday and I immediately opened the box and brewed this one up!
I like mint, and I love chocolate, so this one was sure to be a hit….and of course it was. Mint is definitely the strongest flavour for me. The chocolate adds a nice creaminess in the background.
Delicious and a wonderful bedtime treat!
My Buitiki order came last night!! It was too late when I received it to have a black tea though, so I had to wait until this morning…..torture I tell ya! I also needed the caffeine kick this morning because my 2 month old was up at 4:45am…..she usually sleeps until at least 5:30. And it definitely has a good caffeine kick!
WOW, this is amazing! Smooth caramel, with a slighter hint of vanilla. The base definitely shines through so malty and smooth. I can’t even describe how good this is.
I resteeped this around 4 minutes, maybe a little bit more because I got distracted.
Chilled, this is also good, but I prefer it hot for sure.
I love coconut, so no shock that I really enjoy this tea. I am also a big fan of white teas. It is creamy and smooth, with lots of coconut flavour. It is really too bad that there is artificial flavouring in this tea.
Resteep at 4 minutes.
Chilled, this tea is equally as delicious but in a different, more tropical way.
This also makes an excellent smoothie with passionfruit, vanilla yogurt, frozen mango, and 2 cubes of frozen coconut milk.
Side note: I previously did not like oolongs cold, but lately, I have been craving iced tea so much. So, I started trying oolongs chilled after brewing hot, resteeping, and combining both steeps to chill in the fridge.
On to this tea, I now also enjoy this cold as well as hot. Delicious, and it seems a little sweeter cold.
See previous notes
This blend surprised me, I was expecting it to be a little tart, but this is actually sweet. I actually really like this. I tried guava when I was in Cuba last year and loved it. This tea isn’t quite that good, but it is good in it’s own right.
I made this and chilled it which it seems is my new way of enjoying tea this summer. I used to cold brew all the time but this is just as easy. Although, sometime cold brewing brings out sweeter notes in the teas.
I haven’t had this tea in forever! And I have never tried it western brew, so I thought I would give it a go today.
I used 2tsp of leaf for my perfect mug. mmm……smells like unsweetened cocoa. And tastes as such (I LOVE chocolate) with slight hints of barley. Delicious! I think I might even prefer this tea using the western method, it tastes so rich and satisfying.
I resteeped this at 4 and 5 minutes and they are both delicious as well.
I chilled half of all 3 steeps and it is also delicious!