1695 Tasting Notes
I had given up on this one because the last few times I had some all I got was a mild floral taste blended with a bit of butter and my paranoia was telling me… a moldy sort of flavour (we had a leak in the kitchen… we’re doing endless renos in an old house!)
Anyhow, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out and I’m glad I didn’t! This time I got TWO good steeps, not just one, and really rich layered ones too.
I’m almost at the end of the tin. If I ever get it again, it’ll have to be when my cupboard is down to a manageable level and I can reasonably drink it fast enough to not let much of it go stale. Hah! First world problems much????
Ugh. I had eggs for breakfast. And being in a rush, I didn’t have time to pair it with toast or anything… so I was feeling a bit queasy after. Why do eggs do that to me?! Every time. Sighs.
Anyhow, this really hit the spot for me about an hour later. I oversteeped it, by about twenty seconds but it was still minty good, just not as sweet as I like this brew. Anyhow, it made me feel better and that’s what I wanted! :)
Also, now that I’ve recovered from “too much food at Thanksgiving Dinner syndrome” I seem to be wide awake and can’t sleep… hmmm. Haven’t had caffeine since about 2pm!
Doh! I had planned to make myself a peanut butter sandwich later today… so without realizing it my brain went “peanut butter tea!” when I was choosing what to have today.
Huh. Funny how my brain tricks me…
I guess I’ll have to find something else for lunch, because I’d really like to savour the memory of this cuppa. It’s lost some intensity in flavour, but it was still quite delish.
This time, I let it steep an extra minute or two so that I could add a few drops of milk and it turned out just like a reeses pieces. I’m bumping the rating a few points, it was so yummy.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peanut
Once again I drank’er down without pausing to review before it was finished. So I can’t give an accurate account of my cuppa, but I can say that it was glorious. There was definitely some tart plum in there, and a creamy element though I wouldn’t say that it was cakey per se. All I know is that with the mug in my hand, I was in a trance.
Now on to the sad part….
Stacy, what will we ever do without you and your mindblowing creations?!? Sighs. I’m gutted to see this era end. Especially when the creator is such a lovely and warm person. It’s been an absolute pleasure knowing you through tea as a vendor. I know it will be equally so with you as a fellow tea drinker! As much as I’ll mourn the end of Butiki, I’m thrilled to see you doing what is best for you. Just please don’t ever leave us as a tea drinker k? :)
I won! Thank you Eco for sending me this delicious tea.
It’s just what I’ve been craving… a barely roasted green oolong. YUM!
Unfortunately I accidentally steeped this for longer than I should have. The dirty dishes distracted me and I got carried away sorting them out. Sighs.
Oh well, the tea tastes great anyhow. Very floral. The smell reminds me of tulips. or perhaps magnolias. A little earthy in that flowery way. I like it!
The taste is floral as well, but also a bit sweet like the flower is caramelized, and just slightly creamy. The lingering aftertaste is really nice as well. Sweet like a pastry, though not really bready. I can’t wait to try it out in a gaiwan :D
Ok so here’s the deal. Piping hot, I looooove the flavour here. It’s the perfect level of tartness. Like a cherry pie! Mmm so good. But I can’t drink much tea when its hot like that, I take teeny tiny sips. And then it gets cold and looses flavour. Harumph.
I need to remember to drink this one first when I make more than one at a time…
I like it!! No rating today because I seem to have burst a capillary on my gums and yeah that doesn’t mix well with oolong… (sorry for the TMI)
Anyhow, from what I can tell this is a pretty awesome tea Caramel Apple Oolong.
Hot, it seriously tastes like a baked good. All gooey and sweet. Cold, I get more caramel and apple with a definite oolong undertone. I don’t think I’ve tried the base on it’s own so I can’t say for sure how the variety affects the flavour, sadly.
I can’t wait to try this again soon.
Oh mama this is good.
I didn’t get to try much of it when hot, but cooled down, it is all cheesecake baby!
Curious, I added a touch of sugar and it was even more cakey!
A hair bit scratchey, so I wonder what that’s all about… but otherwise, this tea is my gold.
I’ll have to do a full review next time.
I stopped by the shop on Friday whilst running errands and picked up a cuppa. So much yum!!!
Now, I could have very well brought home a whole bag of it for double the price of one cup but I really didn’t wanna bring MOAR tea into the house when I am trying my darndest to sip down my (slightly damp, but still, I can’t bear to throw it out) supply as it is. Atleast not until I know if I like it or not.
Either way, now I know that this is a highly delish tea filled with dark chocolate and malt notes, with a very slight hay-ish backround. There were also moments where I thought I detected a subtle pepper but then it was gone faster than I could blink so don’t quote me on that!
Would love to try this in my gaiwan :)
Thank you Rogier for the sample!!
I love this tea. It was just what I needed this morning. Very comforting and mellow with the perfect amount of maltiness. Overall though, I find it is on the mild side.
I love love loooove malty Assams, especially with milk and a touch of sugar. It is my tea weakness and what I fall back on as my standby.
There are times when I enjoy a cuppa without any additives, but made ala milk n sugar, that is my ritual treat. Sadly though, the last few years I’ve had bad luck finding an Assam which hit the bullseye. Sure I found teas I greatly enjoyed, but they always hit a spot just slightly out of my swoon zone… and then my luck changed! In the last month I found two of them! (this being one)
I need to put in an order, and SOON!!