740 Tasting Notes
Thank you Stacy for this sample!
Dry leaf smells very sweet, citrusy, and earthy.
Wet leaf smells like creamy citrus with a hint of earthiness.
This is similar to the apricot guayusa. I like this one much better though. The citrus flavours tone down the earthiness a little, which makes this tea sweet and delicious. The flavours meld really well together.
I am not getting as many creamy notes as some other Butiki teas, but it is still very smooth.
I might have to order this some time in the future.
So, I accidentally waaaaay oversteeped this. I made my tea at the tail end of a storm. I set the timer and ran outside because the clouds were looking super crazy cool. I had to get some good photos!
Anyway, this tea is fairly good as is. I am getting a slight mango note, but mostly just rooibos here. I will have to try this again some other night and steep it properly. I am not going to give a rating because it wouldn’t be fair to the tea.
So excited to try this one! I love pistachios.
Green tea is not usually my favourite, but flavoured is usually ok
This is a pretty good green tea. Slightly sweet pistachio with vanilla that tastes creamy. I don’t know if I would really call this flavour ice cream, but it is creamy. There is a slight vegetal aftertaste.
I decided to cold brew the resteep for about 8 hours. This turned out great! A little bit sweeter with a little less vegetal taste. Now I like it even more! I will certainly cold brew the resteep from now on!
Many thanks to Stacy for this wonderful sample! I am glad that I decided to go with this sample.
Dry leaf: smells similar to strawberry green tea ice cream
This is a wonderful tea, light strawberry flavour with lots of green buttery oolong goodness.
It is slightly sweet, very smooth, and slightly floral.
The strawberry taste lingers in the aftertaste.
2nd steep: 90degrees, 4.5minutes, the strawberry flavour is a lot lighter, but the buttery oolong now shines.
The strawberry is still there, especially in the aftertaste.
The 3rd steep will have to wait until later in the day because I have lots of errands to run.
Edit: 3rd steep at 90degrees, 5minutes, still wonderfully sweet, with lots of lovely buttery oolong flavour left. This tea just goes on and on!
Thankyou Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample!
I used 1.5 teaspoons
Dry leaf smell: overwhelmingly like spinach…..I was pretty worried at this point because I don’t like really vegetal teas.
Steeped leaf: smelled less vegetal
Taste: roasty, slightly vegetal, nutty, with that buttery/milky mouthfeel. A couple of sips into my cup, some floral and sweetness started to develop in my mouth.
2nd steep: 3 minutes, my favourite steep, less vegetal, but still nutty and creamy
3rd steep: 4 minutes, starting to diminish in flavour but still delicious
I like this just as much as the regular TGY Teavivre offers.
I find TGYs to be very comforting. Whether the emotion is happy or sad, TGYs know how to celebrate or soothe the soul.
Very much looking forward to this sample! Thankyou Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample
I used 4 pearls
Dry smell: like smoky hot chocolate
Appearance: golden amber
Smell wet leaf: almost like a malty milkshake
Taste: Delicious, malty, slightly sweet, smooth. Cocoa notes.
It leaves a wonderfully warm and comforting feeling throughout my body.
Delicious to have that cocoa taste but tastes so natural
2nd steep 1.5min—slight astringency in the aftertaste
I would re-steep some more but it is getting late in the day, I will have to save the leaf for tomorrow morning.
Edit: 3rd steeping from last night’s leaves, 3 minutes. This tea is starting to lose it’s sweetness a little bit but it is still delicious.
I would do more steepings, but I have so many other teas left to review!
Cold brewed this of course!
I am actually not getting as much raspberry as I was hoping I would. However, I really like mint, and there is definitely the mojito flavour.
This was actually better than I was expecting. Especially since the hibiscus didn’t raise it’s mean dragon head and steel the fire in this tea.
Thank you so much Stacy for this sample!
This smells lovely. I am definitely getting nutmeg in the smell.
I love pumpkin teas! This was really good. It was a little light on the pumpkin flavour but it was good anyway. There was a little burnt sugar background. The nutmeg is present and tasty as well.
I might have to get more of this, it would be great in the fall.
Thankyou so much Angel and Teavivre for this sample. This is the sample that I have been most anxious to try. I think I am falling in love with jasmine teas.
Dry leaf appearance: Beautiful fuzzy long white needles
Aroma: smells like fresh jasmine in a sunny meadow
Taste: Light jasmine, with that wonderful delicate white tea in the background. Sweetness comes through in a silky smooth way. This has a wonderful mouth feel to it, creamy like! I am glad I got such a large sample pack of this because I am certainly enjoying this!
2nd steep: 85degrees, 2minutes, just as delicious as the first with a little stronger jasmine.
I have had a LOT of tea today, so I will have to do the other steepings tomorrow and update!
Not sure how it compares to my beloved pearls, I will have to taste this tea again, and then on another day…have a side-by-side taste comparison.
Edit: 3rd steep, 90degrees, 3minutes, starting to lose flavour and silkiness, I think I would cold brew this steep next time.