193 Tasting Notes
I recall I had wanted to try this one for a long time and then last year pre-baby a sample was sent to me in a swap from Dustin…it’s been awhile, but thanks!
It tastes like the marshmallows from Lucky Charms. It’s good, I mean clearly there’s nothing natural about it and it’s purely a decadent, indulgent dessert tea, but it is definitely good if that’s what you are looking for.
I’d almost consider this as a replacement for hot chocolate if you were trying to “watch your figure” (vs “watching it expand”).
A winter tea for sure! Definitely comparable to DTT’s S’Mores tea. And that other one, the one that is similar to S’Mores. It’s been awhile and I forget.
I put a bit of cream in my cup and it held up pretty well, even though I think I put a bit too much. I would consider buying this in the winter, if I ran out of S’Mores!
It pains me to say this, but I almost think I’m over the whole super sweet fake dessert tea thing :/
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla
I am doing this.
Decided to try and sip down a bunch of samples sent to me pre-baby as they’ve been sitting in my house for over a year.
This one first, as I had enough left for one cup, sent to me from Kitenna ages ago!
I didn’t enjoy this when I originally tried it, I found it disappointing.
Not much has changed, really. I still find it weak, flavorless, not at ALL full bodied.
The flavour is a mere suggestion of cinnamon and chocolate, not subtle in a good way. This is one watery-ass cuppa tea.
I dunno if that’s considered good fancy tea reviewer lingo, but I went there. It barely even smells like it should.
It’s making my teeth hurt and my tongue feel fuzzy.
After a few sips I decided to add some 10% cream. Not because I usually do that, but because the milk hasn’t been opened yet and I was too lazy to pull open the plastic thingy. Even delicious cream couldn’t bring out any flavours in this guy.
I’d call this nothing more than an “ok” cup of tea. And I will allow for the fact that I’ve had these remnants for a long time….but remember I didn’t care for it when it was fresh anyway. One down, millions to go!
I still love this. Made some the other day, actually did a resteep of the leaves because I cannot bring myself to toss any Butiki tea remnants without sucking every last drop of deliciousness from them (not literally, but like, in my cup)
I’m not sure it’s quite a 98 as the flavoring COULD be a bit stronger for me, but it is really tasty. It’s delicately flavorful, not sickeningly sweet and with no weird chemical taste to it.
I will always stock this one and a few other Butiki teas! In fact, there are more I’d love to try if I ever drink down the ones I have!
edited to fix a typo :)
Flavors: Cream, Grass, Nuts, Vanilla
edit oh hey look! my 150th tasting note!
As I sit here drinking my new favorite thing (Second Cup’s Caramello coffee….blasphemy!!), it occurred to me that I could pop on and write a little review for my old fave.
I’m still trying to regain my love of tea…I certainly don’t need to buy anymore because my stash is through the roof and I haven’t been drinking much these days.
I’m sticking with the teas that have permanently earned a place in my heart (and in my belly), with the hopes that it will rekindle the old flame that died once I got pregnant and coffee took over. Now I have a baby and I go to bed at night dreaming of the cup of java I will have the next morning. Tea just doesn’t give me that satisfying jolt. But I know the love is there, and I’ve been drinking some in the evenings.
All that to say – THIS tea is one of my holy grail teas. It has achieved that ultimate status for me. It’s perfectly flavored but not too strong, not fake tasting. It’s basically a fancy, gussied up (yeah I just said that) version of my go-to tea, earl grey. Like the Earl’s young, fun sister.
I don’t know why but if you watch Downton Abbey, you should know that the character of Rose just came to mind.
Caramel, berries, vanilla, bergamot….I dunno, I mean this tea is everything I want in a ….tea. I’m raising my rating to 100 for two reasons:
1) when you love something this much you should give it full credit
2) when someone who is currently “off” tea (trying to find her way back on), and still loves one this much, that’s saying something.
(I’ve been using the sachets because with a 3 month old baby around, time is money)
Just had a nice mug of this, trying to limit my caffeine consumption.
I recall loving this and that has not changed! It doesn’t strike me as an “icky” decaf tea, which is nice. Good thing I still enjoy this because I may or may not have purchased a huge mother load of tea bags from H&S last year that is still sealed :)
Oh and PS this may be my favorite tea tin to stick my nose in and sniff! Smells amazing!
I remember who sent me this, it was TastyBrew!!(OMG it’s been so long I can’t remember if that’s how you embolden a name or not…ugh) (edit – yay it worked)
Soooo this smelled and tasted a lot like what I remember of Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog Tea….which I LOVE, but haven’t had in awhile. Though this is black and Butiki’s is green, right?
Anyway, I did enjoy this. I have so much tea to get through that I decided to only use my leaves up once (1-2 tsp per cup, steep, then toss) to ensure I get through my stash faster,
It’s been a year after all.
It’s probably all stale by now :(
Anyhow. I’m kind of regretting not reusing my leaves, though I have more anyway. I enjoyed it, though wouldn’t have minded a stronger flavor. Eggnog FTW!
Received a sample of this in a swap from someone but I’m afraid it’s been so long that I can’t recall who. It’s a miracle that I even got around to drinking it with a newborn around so let’s just focus on that!
Unfortunately I had no idea what flavored I was supposed to be tasting as I drank this, since the description was wiped out on this new version of Steepster. So I was going in blind.
It reminded me a bit of Kusmi’s Caramel tea. No popcorn or buttery toffee taste that I noticed. (I looked it up right now on the website). I found the flavoring very mellow and subtle, which can be looked at two ways -
1) since when I was pregnant I was immensely turned off by the smell of all my flavored teas, the fact that this wasn’t super flavored (aka fake/chemical) tasting to me may be a good thing
2) I kinda wish it had been more tasty…buttered toffee caramel corn sounds delish.
This tea is at least a year old since I received it before I got pregnant, so that might have something to do with the lack of amazing tastiness, but from what I recall of the 52teas I’ve tried, most have underwhelmed me anyway.
edited to add: I should probably comment on the Dr. Who-ness of this blend. I don’t get it, Weeping Angels don’t go well with delicious caramel popcorn in my mind. But I suppose I wouldn’t drink evil, pigeon poop flavored pu’erh tea anyway (because pu’erh tastes like fishy dirt to me, so there’s an association I can back!!)
I got pregnant last spring and within a couple of months realized that being pregnant made me hate tea. I’d open my cupboard and all the flavored tea smells mingling together turned my stomach. So I basically spent 30 weeks not drinking tea. Except for Tetley, the old Canadian grocery store standby. And make that 30 weeks plus 5 weeks because now I have a five week old tiny human.
I have been trying to get my tea love back (lust, really), starting with old favorites that are a sure thing, like creamy earl greys and some butiki teas and kusmi and harney and sons. Hating tea has been bad news for my over the top flavored tea stash… I’m hoping they’re all still good. I’ve been giving samples away to friends so that someone could enjoy them. Was even debating doing an ebay listing or something.
I am in no position to review anything really at this point, but consider this one of my “dipping my toes back in” teas. Anything super flavored still makes me cringe. All I have wanted to do over the last 9 months is drink coffee, and that remains the case.
Bear with me! Bare with me? Either one will do!
I have basically forgotten all the tea brewing and reviewing rules!!
(Edited to correct an annoying typo. Sorry!)
Drank some of this earlier with breakfast. I either put too much milk or too few leaves because it was super weak and unsatisfying. Not that this is surprisingly lately. I am perpetually dissatisfied. With tea :(
I realize it must sound mental when I say stuff like that, the former 5 cup a day lady not being able to stomach even a cup a day half the time, or even one per week, so I will just come right out with it….
I’m about 14 weeks preggers and the baby is probably a demon that has turned me off my beloved tea. I kid, well about the demon part. Obviously!!
It’s an incredibly ironic forehead slapping twist of fate, though. I’ve stocked up on so much tea over the last few months (right up until about 2 months ago when I had the harsh realization that the smell of my flavoured teas was turning my stomach and totally repelling me)… Now I have zero urge to drink it.
Even now when I have a random cup it’s more out of a sense of obligation than an actual enjoyable experience. So sad!!! I hope it comes back six months from now!!!
I’m sticking to the unflavoured or mildly flavoured teas at this point, that’s for sure!!
Right now all I want to drink is chocolate milk and apple juice, two things I maybe had two-three times a year previously.
It’s ALLIIIIIIVVEEEE!!! By “it” I mean “me” and by “alive” I mean “still existing in this realm”.
I’m still completely turned off by most of my flavoured teas, but this one is so lovely and delicately flavoured, that’s why it’s one of my faves. I had some for breakfast here at work.
That would be right after I dropped a raw egg on the carpet in front of my cubicle…. I’ve gotta be the only person in history to have done that, seriously!! Smashed an egg not only at work, but on the carpet. Good thing it was Berber, haha.
Tea was totally good. Would you believe I went all weekend without any tea?? I find all I want now is Earl Grey (or cream of earl grey) – must be the Captain Picard in me.
I’m going to try and have another cup tonight, of tea in general I mean.
I still have so many new ones I haven’t even tried!! Sadness.