I have finally found a tea to rival Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog, and for a while I genuinely believed this day would never come. I should probably also add that I had this one pegged as a green tea initially (at least until I tried it) – probably I was thinking of Butiki’s blend instead. This one is actually a white.

Brewed, it’s super creamy with a delicious custard flavour. It’s not artificial or overpowering, but simply perfect. I get cake flavour mostly toward the end of the sip, but it lingers well into the aftertaste. There’s a hint of nutmeg, but really not very much – given how beautiful this one is, though, I can’t say I mind.

The leaf is also a thing worth looking at, with it’s snowflake sprinkles, yellow marigold petals, pieces of cinnamon stick, and actually green white tea leaves. It’s so rare for flavour and presentation to come together so well, that I think it’s worth noting when it does happen.

I’m seriously impressed with the teas I’ve tried from AQTT. I feel another order coming on, maybe as soon as this weekend…

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Evol Ving Ness

Beautiful tea. Beautiful artful review. I very much enjoyed reading it.

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Evol Ving Ness

Beautiful tea. Beautiful artful review. I very much enjoyed reading it.

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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