149 Tasting Notes
Thanks TastyBrew for sending some of this my way!
I have wanted to try a black coconut tea since falling head over heels for Davidstea’s Coconut Oolong, but I’m not sure why.
I brewed this this morning and as soon as I smelled the dry leaves I was a bit put off, because it was doing the same rancid coconut thing that my sample of 52Teas Coconut Cream Pie did. I gave it a shot though, and if I looked past that it did taste very coconutty, but also kind of bitter and soapy too.
I decided not to do a resteep, and made some Coconut Oolong instead MUCH better!!! Going to stop looking now because I’ve already got my winner. I just hope that my Coconut Oolong doesn’t go all putrid on me one day, because I plan to seriously stock up before it is gone for good. I wanted to compare the two and the oolong isn’t bitter or rancid or soapy at all, just smooth and sweet and creamy and amazing. I’m drooling. The Coconut Oolong hijacked my tea note!
Glad to have tried the So Coconut and glad I can stop the search to focus in my next tea goal…. The perfect Caramel (non rooibos) tea!!
I’m giving this one another shot. Last time was March 17. I’ve been avoiding this and the Valentine’s Blend because I was so disappointed with them.
I’m happy to report that I’m getting a lot more chocolate this time, and definitely some nut flavor (I can’t say I’m getting Nutella out of it though), so I am actually enjoying it more than the last time.
This time I only brewed it for 3 min instead of 5 so that may have made all the difference. Also I’m sure my tastes have expanded a bit since March 17 (3-6 teas a day? I imagine so!)
Going to bump my rating up (previously 58)
Holy crap, yum!! Big thanks to TastyBrew for a sample of this!
Can’t say much now but basically this is what I was hoping Della Terra’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie would taste like, but didn’t!
I will have to try that one again. Otherwise maybe an order from this company is in my future, depending on how kind their shipping rates are to Canadians!!
Made this as a matcha latte this morning, as per the norm for me. I didn’t love it, I think that’s because I prefer my matchas to be NOT fruity. I might have liked it more had it been cold, or perhaps without milk, but it’s not one I would order for myself. I will stick to the creamy, sweet flavors like vanilla and caramel.
I am glad I got to sample it, thanks to Starfevre!
Thank you to Stacy for a sample of this with my last order!
Given all the reviews and considering how much I love her Eggnog tea (another creamy Butiki offering), I was really looking forward to trying this and was hoping for the best.
Guess what, I was not let down!
It’s like liquid cantaloupe! What! Not even one of my favorite fruits but yum. The perfect creaminess to balance the melon, and just the right sweetness. I didn’t add anything to this!
It was delicate and lovely and another one I will probably add to my future order.
No idea if those flowers have a major taste but they sure make the dry blend look delightful and happy! This is a happy tea.
Going to have a resteep later before I toss the leaves.
Steeped as per the directions!
ETA I had my second steep of this and decided I probably wouldn’t order it, not because it isn’t tasty, but because it really does taste like cantaloupe! And I’m just not that big of a fan of that melon :)
Hmm. My friend ordered this from H&S and brought me a sachet to try last night.
I can’t say I was a huge fan…. Not sure if it’s because I’m not a huge fan of straight up fruity black teas anyway (with no delicious creamy additives like vanilla or caramel, I mean) but it just wasn’t for me. It was alright, but too fake tasting.
Perhaps it would be better iced, but contrary to the other reviews talking about fresh juicy peaches, all I got out of this was weird chemical peach taste. Like those fuzzy peach gummy candies you can buy. Never liked those much either.
Another H&S to cross off my list!
She left me with a sachet of Blueberry Green to try so I will dig into that later!
(3 min @ boiling)
Received this as a sample from Sophie and Laurent, merci!
Decided to try this one first.
It’s VERY fruity! I think it may be a bit too fruity for me, though it is tasty for sure, I find the fruitiness is so extreme it borders slightly on cough syrup territory. I am enjoying it though, I might like it a bit more if there was more caramel/vanilla taste in it to balance off the extreme fruitiness.
Not sure what red currants taste like but I am noticing the raspberry for sure!
Overall a pleasant tea, my own tastes just stop me from loving it.
So glad to have tried this, and I am looking forward to digging into my other samples from Nina’s Tea!
(3 min @ boiling)
I was going to resteep the remnants of this and then I went upstairs and got distracted on Facebook (Weird, right? That never happens!) and forgot it was steeping. Came down like half an hour later and I took a sip anyway, because I figured it would be a bit weaker and maybe more forgiving since it was the second steep. Silly me, it was disgusting! Everything I didn’t like about the first steep was highlighted and multiplied by 1 million. Straight up cough syrup. First tea I’ve actually spit out! As soon as it touched my tongue. I mean obviously no sane person would ever drink tea steeped for 30 min but I thought it was worth noting. The extreme cough syrupiness, that is. Blech. I want to lower the rating because this legitimately left a bad taste in my mouth, but I know that wouldn’t be fair. So I won’t.
Whoa!! What is this delicious devil juice?
I know I should qualify this tasting note, and have been thinking about it, but the thing is I’m not entirely sure what to say, specifically.
When I was drinking it, I was trying really hard to notice all the flavors that supposedly come out to say hello, but as per usual my tastes are just not that refined.
So you might be wondering why I liked it so much. Reason is, it is a straight up tea, but it tastes like a flavored tea. Even though I cannot discern what the flavors are, exactly. I’ve tried a few of those along the way, so my basis for comparison is limited. It reminded me of a more subtle and less roasty version of Laoshan Black, which I realize isn’t the same type of tea at all, but that’s also a straight tea that magically has a bunch of flavour.
It’s sweet and multifaceted and would be a great tea to start the day with.
I would totally order this, so it’s going on my Butiki wishlist.
Steepster, you may just make a refined tea drinker out of me yet!
Thank you to the awesome Sil for sending me this to try. Win!
Thank you Sil for the sample of this!
I quite liked it. Made some tonight, was impressed with the color of it and that the flavours successfully camouflaged the rooibos taste. I didn’t feel like I was drinking rooibos!
Interestingly enough, I found the chocolate really jumped out at me with this one, and it was a nice chocolate taste. The mint was not overly powerful, just right.
Verdict: Yummy! Would consider buying a small amount to have around as a caffeine free option. Makes me want to try the Davidstea version to compare!
I’ve drank so much tea today. I was trying to have some smaller cups but didn’t really succeed. Also, only one was caffeine free and two were matchas. The other 4 were not caffeine free. heeeeeh.
Ok, maybe I’m losing my mind.
I received this from Ellyn awhile ago and haven’t logged it until now. I had a cup of it when I first got it, but I guess I forgot to really take note of the details.
I made some more tonight, and my mind was blown because it tasted exactly like a version of Monk’s Blend to me. (The two Monk’s Blend I’ve tried so far were from different brands and had slightly different tastes). Is that what this is? I haven’t skimmed down for the earlier reviews of this particular tea but this info was irrelevant to me the first time I drank it, now I feel it really compares to those other two teas, since I’ve gotten a taste.
Anyway, it’s creamy and fruity but there’s something unique about it. I am telling you it tastes like Monk’s Blend. I love Monk’s Blend!
Thanks for the sample, Ellyn!