drank Buttercream by DAVIDsTEA
757 tasting notes

So, it’s a beautiful fall day here, but I slept in because I have a headache. I am low on my teas since I used the last of my Pumpkin Chai and the largest amount of tea I have at the moment is The Earl’s Garden which would have aggravated my head more. I have a little of The Skinny left, and a bit more of Buttercream and Caramellisimo. But I am out of milk, and all of these are ones I prefer milky. In the end, I decided to give Buttercream a go, sans milk, to see if it has a different flavour or feel on its own, just sweetened a bit.

So anyhow, I decided to use Buttercream, even though I am out of milk.

I have to say I do prefer it milky, and that’s strange to say that I prefer a white tea with milk…it seems so wrong. I’ve never had a white tea with milk before, but Buttercream changed that. I think that with this blend, the milk enhances a creaminess in the tea, giving it a more icing-like taste as expressed in the description. That said, this tea is perfectly fine without milk, and as a fruity white tea, it is smooth and pleasant. I admit I generally prefer my teas sweetened, though I did try this one without any sweeener at first. I found it fine, but I think that this tea is best with a little sugar to bring out the fruit flavour and help it live up to its name…Buttercream. Buttercream icing is sweet, and so should this tea be.

Anyhow, I’m keeping my rating as is, as I find this tea incredible. I am definitely going to stock up (read: hoard) on more Buttercream before it vanishes at the end of the month.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are…

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty (except rose), and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.


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