drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
111 tasting notes

Hooray! My order arrived! :) This is the first of the samples I received that I’m breaking into.

The leaves are just as pretty in real life as the preview photo on Facebook a little while ago. :) Steeped up, the liquor is very pale, almost translucent. I find the main thing I smell is strawberries, but when I take a sip, while the strawberries are very present, I find the predominate taste is the toffee! Which is fabulous, because it was the toffee that intrigued me the most about this tea. :)

I love toffee. I love how it’s buttery, nutty, sweet in that ‘gooey’ way, and also salty. I get all of that in this tea, as well as the strawberry.

I find while in most cases with Butiki Teas, the flavors don’t usually come so strong that you can’t taste the tea anymore, but I actually do have that with this one. It might be because I’m pretty uncultured when it comes to green teas, but for once I’m not complaining about that because the taste of the toffee is so delectable I just want to keep tasting it. :D Ha.

This tea is a very interesting combination of flavors (I never would’ve thought strawberry and toffee would be a good pairing, but I trusted Stacy and sure enough she was right!) and it’s super good. Really enjoying this cup. :)

Thanks for packing this into my box! :D

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

I loved this one. Definitely need to get more!

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I loved this one. Definitely need to get more!

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.



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