620 Tasting Notes
This is a sample I had chosen with my last Teavivre order, and one I will definitely be purchasing next time.
It’s incredibly flavorful, malty, raisiny, and BREADY. Mmmmmm, bread tea!
I steeped Western style as per my norm, and did two steeps per half of the sample bag. It is NOT a disappointing tea!
It’s so flavourful and clean tasting. Not sure how better to describe that. It’s a bright, juicy, delicious cup of tea.
Finally. Finished. This. Ginormous. Tin.
Not one I loved. The flavour profile didn’t really appeal to me. A little too smoky. I like a malty, chocolatey black tea, or a fruity raisiny one…
It was nice and bold and worked great with milk/cream in it for breakfast, but the taste of this one just wasn’t my cup of tea.
I’m happy to see it gone so I can work on others!
R.I.P. Queen Catherine…your empty tin will be put to good use :)
Regrets…so many regrets.
I wish I had ordered more of this one, especially considering how much of a fan I was/am of Crimson Horizon as an unflavored tea.
This is delicious. Very nutty. Not overly sweet, but definitely mildly dessert-like. I plan to resteep with a bit of sugar, to make it extra dessert-like.
I added a splash of 10% cream, which is how I like Crimson Horizon. It’s a good, strong, sturdy black tea – my favourite. The addition of the praline flavour just throws me over the edge of awesome.
I’m face-palming myself also because I didn’t order ANY of the Pistachio Horizon. So disappointed in myself and my terrible decision making skills. :(
IF YOU HAVE THIS AND HATE IT, SELL IT TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :)
Strange, how our tastebuds surprise us sometimes! I’m finding a lot of these surprises with the last batch of Butiki teas I ordered.
This is one I didn’t order myself, because it seemed like one which wouldn’t appeal to me. However, Stacy noticed this and very kindly threw it in, because she enjoyed it so much she thought I should definitely try it.
I was hesitant, but it’s really good! I steeped it twice at work yesterday. I would never have thought to put melon with espresso flavour, but it somehow actually works!
I feel like these last few months have really seen some amazing and very unique flavour blends come from Butiki, SUCH a shame that this is the end!
I am definitely savouring all of the ones I bought, however :)
Made a cup of this at work to enjoy this afternoon. It really is plummy and cakey. I swear I think i can even sense the cashew notes.
I really enjoyed my cup and I’m going to try adding a sprinkle of sugar to the next one just to see what happens :)
Sad that this is the end!
My last massive Butiki order came in last week, but the mailman left a delivery notification so we could pick it up at the post office. Well, we had Snowmageddon part two on Saturday, so we didn’t leave the house. My husband had to go out yesterday so he offered to pick this up for me. I wasn’t entirely sure what the slip was for, because I am waiting for a couple different things.
Anyway, he gets home and he says (sarcastically, as always) – “Good news, it was more tea”
Then he proceeded to open my tea cupboard, pull everything out and show his cousin how much tea i have. Then he gestured to my tea shelf, where all my tins are. And his cousin opened the other cupboard where my most frequently drank teas are and gestured at those.
And my husband says “And that’s not counting all the tea you probably have hiding somewhere”
I told him I actually am not even hiding any. But that I would have hidden this latest box if I’d been the one to pick it up. Truth.
Ah well. I told him the company is one of my all time faves and they’re closing so I had to stock up so shut up about it.
I want to drink this every night. The great thing is, since it’s more affordable than GO, I feel like I’m allowed to drink it, I don’t have to mete it out by the leaf, clinging to it for as long as possible because it’s a “special” tea for rare occasions.
This is delicious and I don’t feel bad drinking it as often as i please.
It’s thick and rich and smooth and allllll vanilla. I will buy more. Oh yes.
Received this last week, very excited about it!
The bag smells divine.
I couldn’t wait long to try it, and I’ve had a couple mugs now (2 steeps each)
I am a huge Golden Orchid superfan, it’s probably my holy grail tea. Though way too expensive to drink regularly, it’s definitely something I covet and cling to.
I was hoping this would be at least a bit comparable, and it is! It doesn’t have the long, delicate unbroken leaves that GO uses as a base, but it is still full of flavor. Maybe not QUITE as naturally chocolatey for the base, but the vanilla aspect does not disappoint.
It has a lovely thick and creamy mouthfeel as well.
Perhaps I shouldn’t compare this to anything else, but I can’t not.
I can’t remember what I rated GO but I will definitely reorder this when it’s gone.
Vanilla everything FTW!