drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
180 tasting notes

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.

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A tea fanatic who works in the tech sector, I purchase most of my tea online. The numerical ratings are to help me remember which teas I should re-order. 85+ means it’s worth a re-purchase. (If I ever get through all of the new ones I want to try!)

It’s pretty obvious from my tealog, but I have special place in my heart for flavored blacks and good rooibos. I also love oolongs, but apparently have expensive taste in that area, so I don’t purchase them too often. Learning to appreciate green tea, but not a fan of overly vegetal ones. Whites make a great iced tea.

I love to try new teas and will sample most anything once. Although I’ll usually pass on Earl Grey or super floral blends.

I drink my tea with no additions, unless otherwise noted in the review.


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