I requested a sample of this with my recent Butiki order because I wanted to compare it to Adiago’s Ripe for Romance.
You see, I really, really wanted to love Ripe for Romance. When I saw it pop-up around Valentine’s Day, my brain was like: “Chocolate. Raspberry. Truffle. Tea. What’s not to love?!” But my taste buds didn’t seem to agree. It wasn’t a bad tea; I’d even say that it was technically good. But I just didn’t like it nearly as much as I liked the description.
So when I saw this one from Butiki, I thought it would be a great way to put the Adiago blend to the test. Was it that I didn’t like that raspberry truffle tea, or is it just the general flavor I’m not crazy about?
So my order came in and I was so excited by the smell of this one. Rich, sweet and chocolatey. I happily steeped a cup. Turns out, I just don’t go crazy for raspberry & chocolate together in a tea. (Which is odd, because chocolate strawberry teas are usually a hit for me.)
This was a very good blend. I could taste the tea base through the flavoring, which is always a big plus for me, and each element complimented the others. However, raspberry truffle teas just aren’t for me. Leaving off a rating for that reason.