drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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I have had this tea for a few months now and left it untried for too long, even when it appeared in the 12 days of Christmas box I failed to try any. Well not today, now is the time to brew, sip and review.

My house is a royal mess thanks to my lazy days over Christmas and my hangover has left me with holiday belly today so after washing a marathon of pots I have sat down to rest with a cup of butterbeer. Strange really since the last thing I want after this hangover is beer.

Raw the tea reminded me of dandelion and burdock pop which I adore and get delivered each week from my milk man so I hope it tastes similar. I think it’s the licorice that put me off initially as I have gone right off the taste of it which may be why it has taken me to long to try this.

I have no idea what the reference is with Harry Potter either, not a Potter fan. As a child I was a LOTR fanatic, of course that was when there were only the books. I think someone should make a LOTR tea. Anyway I’m stalling…I must sip.

It smells sweet and malty with strong licorice notes. It’s a familiar smell but I just cannot think what it reminds me of (which is no help). The maltyness in flavour I like which may be the chicory aiding the black tea but the licorice is sweet and well..very licorice. It’s chai like but without the spices.

It’s no where near as bad as I was expecting but it’s not something I could drink much of. Going to see if I can trade away my unopened pouch. Sorry this one just isn’t for me.

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


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Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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