I had wanted to try this one for awhile, and finally thanks to Sil I was able to!
I think I’m probably just crazy but something about this vaguely reminds me of Laoshan Black. Not sure if it’s the tea base or maybe the flavoring which is serving to sort of mimic the LB. It’s nowhere near as roasty though!
Anyhow, it’s a lot paler brewed up than I expect for a black tea. Like many of Butiki’s teas it is very subtle. I definitely notice the almond and cinnamon, and I get how those flavors together would be sort of cookie like.
I am enjoying my cup of this with breakfast, but I don’t think I would buy it, as I prefer a bit less subtlety with my flavoured black teas. I wonder if I’d have liked it better as a dark oolong or maybe even a creamy green?
I am glad I got to try it so I can cross it off my list, so thanks Sil!
(two steeps, first was 210f for 2 min, the second about 4-5 min)