891 Tasting Notes
I thought that I had reviewed this tea before…weird, I guess Steepster ate my note.
This tea is so delicate. The oolong is buttery and floral and the grape is on the background. It isn’t too sweet or artificial tasting. This is really nice and almost “airy” if that makes sense.
I made my Sunday latte treat a little differently today. I used dark brown sugar which gave this tea a little bit more of a molasses flavour, which was good but I think I would stick with the regular light brown sugar. I also used closer to 2tsp of leaf in half a mug of water, adding half a mug of 2%milk.
And now for the best part, I used my immersion blender to froth the milk! Why the heck did I not think of doing this before?? It worked great!
Yum, this was a sweet, pumpkin, creamy treat on this cold fall morning!
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