237 Tasting Notes
Oh. My. God.
Let me tell you about how I instantly fell in love with this tea. This is my first very smoky tea, and I was a bit “ish” about it when I realized that my cup smelled like beef jerky. BUT, when I took that first sip, I was SO surprised. There are some very obvious cocoa notes that appear just before the smoke, and it just works. The contrast between the flavours is what really makes this stand out, I would most definitely buy this.
Thank you Miss B
Ooooh my, it may be nearing the end of June, but when I put this in my mouth, I felt like it was Christmas time, oh yes. Adding a bit of sweetener really made it shine, and every sip was a glorious tribute to fruitcake. Without really knowing why, I would say this tea tastes glittery. There’s a very bright note in there that just totally makes it. Thank you SO much for sending this Miss B, you made my day.
Ok, I have never said this about any tea before, but I will just be very blunt and say that the steeped result and the taste of this tea made me instantly nauseous. I usually don’t mind bergamot and I don’t know if it’s the combination with the berries that make it so terrible but this is the worst tea I have had yet.
Backlog: I am so mad at myself. I wanted to add just a touch of milk to cool it down because I had to put it in my Timolino asap and leave, and I didn’t want to have to wait 5 hours to drink it. I had no milk so I used cream. Big mistakes. Those lovely chocolate notes have just enough room to start and then the cream goes BLEHH and ruins everything. Boo.
Backlog from Tea and Cards TTb
You know what? This is very spicy, but less spicy than I expected. I love the feeling of the cayenne at the back of my mouth and the subtle banana taste is interesting. I actually really enjoyed this even if my mouth felt weird for the rest of the day. I wouldn’t buy it. It’s a fun tea to try once
From the Tea and Cards TTB: The aroma here is not very strong. Very light cocoa notes with a bit of caramel are emanating from my cup. As I sip it, I can’t help but to think that although I am enjoying it, there is no defining characteristics that really shine through. It has a pleasant malt taste, with a slight fruity quality but it stops there. I like it, but I don’t love it and I doubt I would every crave it, as it has nothing unique.
I love white chocolate, and although I would much rather stuff my face with some real chocolate, the flavour is good. It is a quite simple tea, with the main flavours being white chocolate, with a hint of caramel and something that reminds me of hay, but is not quite that. Wheat maybe? It reminds me of David’s Tea’s Birthday Cake without the yucky.
Funny thing, I started writing a tasting note for Butiki’s Premium Taiwanese Assam before remembering that this was what I chose after momentarily grabbing the PTA and changing my mind. I thought it smelled different. And…dare I say it? Better. Don’t get me wrong, I drink PTA almost every day and I love it.Tonight, I need some comfort. I really need to unwind, and stop thinking about everything and just drink tea. The aroma of my cup is especially sweet today, with raisins, caramel, molasses and brown sugar all coming through. The taste is representative of the aroma, with the addition of sweet potato and malt. I really forgot how good this is. The flavours are nice and strong, and although they meld together perfectly, they are very easily distinguishable. Bumping my rating.