616 Tasting Notes
Weirrrrrrrrrrrrd……….. I’m like 97% sure I’ve reviewed this before, but it’s not showing up. STEEPSTER Y U EAT MY NOTES!?
I’ve had this one at work for awhile now, it’s one of my special happy place teas. Most of which are Butiki, admittedly.
It’s really a great blend of flavours. I love the smell and the taste and the fact that I only have MAYBE 2 cups max left makes me sad.
Made this for a mid-morning snack today. Funny, because everytime I would look in my tea stash box at work to decide what to make, I’d see this one – “Dark Horse”. Then inevitably get that awful (IMHO) Amanda Marshall light rock jam of the same name stuck in my head.
I went into the kitchen and there was an Amanda Marshall CD on the table .Like, wtf. Once in awhile people leave stuff in there free for others to take if they want it, like magazines, etc, but I’ve never seen a CD in there. And the chance of it being Amanda Marshall!? Crazy. It wasn’t the one with Dark Horse on it, though.
This is a strong brew. I didn’t let it steep super long but still had to add some 10% cream. Then had to go back to add more, because it was still super dark.
It is a tasty, bold, malty tea though. Just what I need on a Friday!
Happy my Secret Santa sent it to me!
Trying to get rid of this one.
Today it turned out bitter.
It certainly has potential to be a perfectly acceptable cup of tea, but I feel like I’ve had a Monk’s Blend from another company that I liked better.
Lowering my rating from 83… at this point I’m just ready for this one to reach sipdown status. I still consider it a “flavoured tea” – mysterious or not. I’m not so keen on these anymore.
A sample from Janelle!
I have all but given up on DTT, but this one just sounded too good to be true, so I asked to try a bit.
Surprisingly, I guess, since I haven’t enjoyed a DTT in a long time (used to love them, but my tastes have evolved, clearly)… i did like this!
It was a half decent dessert tea. Definitely had the artificial flavouring thing going on but it was still a nice cup in the afternoon.
Caramel and spicy pumpkin and marshmallow are 3 flavours that I am down with. Mini marshmallows included!
Doubtful that I would purchase this, but I am glad I got to try it. It’s been awhile, but in my mind I would say it’s as good as Davidstea’s Pumpkin Chai…maybe better.
Sipdown of an older sample, I believe it came from Courtney but I could be wrong!
Made this at work yesterday, enjoyed the inclusion of a big blackberry in the bag!
I may have steeped a bit too long. I haven’t tried too much guayasa in my life, I think it has a bit of a planty taste. Not sure I dug it. I could see how the blackberry lime might be an interesting combination, but this is not a Butiki tea that I mourn the loss of. Thankfully, because that list is already long enough. If I dedicated 5 minutes per tea to cry about every day, I’d be crying forever.
Thanks the the sample, Courtney! (?)
I’ve been drinking this at work lately, but I haven’t yet reached the amazing mindblowing cup that I had the first time I made this tea and rated it 94. I may need to experiment a bit more, good thing I bought a whole tin.
I feel like in my mind I preferred the Harney and Sons version, but sadly that one isn’t as easy or cheap for me to get in Canada.
Sooooooo I went with this one.
I think the first time I had it, I used the entire sample pouch for one cup, which made it extra potent and delicious. I made it yesterday at work in my gravity steeper, the whole sample pouch (i had a couple left), and did 2 steeps. They were delicious, but not quite as amazing as the first time.
Of course, being at work, the tea got cold as I wasn’t able to drink it all at once, and I did notice it went through phases… hot tea obviously not as easy to pick out flavours. Then it cooled a bit and I got a weird hint of cinnamon. Then at the end when it was pretty much cold it was different again.
I will be playing with this in the future when I can sit down and pay attention!
For now I am lowering my rating just a tad, even though it’s still a yummy tea.
Yup, yummy. My professional opinion.
One more review for this one, from the resteep i had last night.
Surprisingly tasty, to the point where I’d actually consider buying it again! I think I like this sort of oolong over the roasty type.
This was really delicious and slightly floral and a very enjoyable cup. I wonder if a similar tea would exist from a company that is more readily available… hmmmmmmmmm
Drank this one last night – it was at least a 2 year old sample (oops), but given the fact that it’s a straight green oolong, I was a bit hesitant.
I went for it, and really overleafed to use it up, which made for a pretty potent cup even though I did a short steep.
I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it! It’s a nice natural tasting floral green oolong, but not OVERLY flowery.
I will probably do my resteep tonight.
Sorry I waited so long!
And thanks to Shmiracles for sending it along, a million years ago :)