502 Tasting Notes
The always awesome Sil picked this up for me when she was at the teaG store in Chicago…. I hadn’t even tried it before but it sounded good and I wanted another caffeine free option for the nights.
I’ve had this two or three times since, once at the movies and once or twice at home and oh man. I don’t get the crappy rating this has. For a decaf tea, it’s frickin’ AMAZING. Like the “Vanilla comoro” of caramel teas.
It’s the caramel tea of my dreams…the kind with a creamy note rather than that burnt sugar note I’m not fond of.
It makes me wonder how TeaG’s Cream black tea tastes, because at some point I will definitely be ordering more of this one, so perhaps I should try the Cream tea also!
Thank you Sil!
Oh. Em. Gee.
I ordered this recently, thanks to Courtney for the joint order.
I’ve been all over breakfast teas lately, I realized it’s a pleasure I look forward too. Strong black tea with a sploosh of 10% cream. So the tea has to be able to stand up to that!
I’ve been switching back and forth between H&S Queen Catherine (which I don’t really enjoy because of the smokiness) and A&D Tiger Assam, because I have massive amounts of each.
I was looking forward to trying something new this morning.
I was not disappointed.
Malty AND dark! Soooo bready, so strong and delicious.
Didn’t seem live up to a resteep but that may be because I added too much cream before tasting.
This is one I will want to restock, in massive quantities :)
Something to wake up for!
Another Butiki sample from the awesome Courtney!
This, unfortunately, is another one of those teas that I just don’t “get”.
I found the predominant flavour to be the roasty Gui Fei Oolong, which I did enjoy but may not repurchase. I’m not sure how much I enjoy the super roasty oolongs.
I’m not really noticing any strong apple or caramel notes. Just a faint hint. I hate when that happens, based on the other reviews I feel like there’s something wrong with my tongue.
More for everyone else!
Thanks again, Courtney!
After a few misses in the form of bland or super fake chemical tasting tea concoctions from other companies, I didn’t think I would ever enjoy a cupcake tea.
Leave it to Butiki!
I could acutely taste all of the flavours in this one, chocolate, strawberry, espresso…yum.
It’s one I would consider ordering at some point!
My only complaint is I found it a little thin, but I had intended to add some milk to hopefully make it a bit thicker/add a creamy note, but the baby kept me busy and I missed my chance.
Thanks so much to Courtney for sending a sample my way!!
A great big thanks to Courtney for sharing a sample of this with me!
I really enjoyed it.
It seems to be a pretty complex white tea. I definitely taste the floral and coconut a nd banana aspects, with a nice sweetness as well, could be vanilla.
I wouldn’t have thought that flowers would go well with the other flavours, but of course Butiki made it work!
I would love to know which perfume this was based off of!
A nice summery cuppa. well done.
Yeeesh. What a difference time makes.
Last time I had this I thought I loved it, but I made a mug the other night and couldn’t even finish it, I dumped it. All I could taste was chemicals
Not sure if this had anything to do with being sick or not but it turned me off so much I won’t even bother trying again.
A shame. But it’s not like I needed anymore tea anyway.
I’m back logging this so far back I can’t even remember.
I had bought some more at DT to try cold brewing one last time, and reached the conclusion it may have been better hot brewed and then iced, because it just seemed to lack flavor and depth when I cold brewed it. Nothing compared to the amazing smell.
At least I don’t need to buy it!
I’m so behind. I still exist!
I drank this the other night, super old sample from Shmiracles, I guess I was kind of clinging to my samples of fancy French teas.
I enjoyed it, though not enough to buy. Definitely got a fruity cherry with a sweet note sort of taste, though I wouldn’t say chocolate specifically.
It was tasty, I could see how it might be an Easter related tea.
My new goal is to get through the rest of my fancy French tea samples that I’ve been hoarding, to see which I truly love.
BUT, now I have a nasty head cold so it will have to wait.
Strangely enough, for the last couple of days my favorite teas haven’t tasted right to me. Must have been the head cold creeping up. Yuck.
I’m so behind on reviews.
I’m still drinking tea but I keep finding better things to do than come on Steepster. Like going for walks and I recently decided to start watching Dawson’s Creek again from scratch. It’s been like 15 years. News flash, this show is BAD. So dramatic it’s hilarious. Was I this angsty? Who knows.
Anyway, this tea…. Finally cracked open my bag from my recent Verdant order, it’s good stuff. It’s like if someone cut all the golden tips off a tippy sort of black tea and filled a whole bag with them. Except these leaves are long and fuzzy and really nice.
And the tea is pure sweet potatoes, without the maltiness that you get from a black tea. It’s sweet and slightly cinnamon and very tasty.
I made it western style as always. Maybe someday I will get a gongfu pot of some sort!
So to summarize – tea good. Dawson’s creek bad.
I ordered a couple samples of this with my last order. I was hoping it would be a less pricy alternative to the Golden Monkey.
I love love love Golden Monkey.
This tea is not Golden Monkey.
I can see where it has that bold Assam aspect to it, but the only real notes I can pick up are a slight smoky note, subtle spiciness, and vague raisins. No maltiness, no cocoa for me.
Nothing like the flavour explosion of GM.
I had this straight up, but I think it begs to be tried with milk or cream.
That’s how I like my Assam. To my tongue, this is more of an Assam than a honey golden tippy type of tea.
I have more than enough to try again! But when it comes down to my next H&S order, it’s the monkey all the way.