408 Tasting Notes
this is a sample tea I just received from cteresa – thanks so much for this.
I love keemun teas, I love their mellowness. I never had a tea before with blueberry I think and was very excited about trying one.
Blueberry Hill is a good tea to begin with a blueberry tea.
I really had a high dose of blueberry and this is what I was looking for. In addition, I received as well a very floral note but in a second role.
I think this tea would fit perfectly with an English blueberry muffin on a greedy afternoon.
Now there is something missing for me especially for a keemun : no real mellowness, creaminess yes but no mellowness.
A beautiful tea.
This is the special custom blend tailored by Butiki for Azzrian
I thank you very much for sharing some of it with me.
I really love it – First the blend scent is wonderful, then the brewed blend perfume is unique …and the taste is just waouh…surprising and so yummy.
Tea base is not too strong-but absolutely not weak- and perfectly spouses the peach aromas. But we can detect a different very interesting aroma and this is probably hop.
There is a very very light bitterness (no astringency at all) which is so interesting because this is really like the flavour of a beer without alcohol :)
This is an original flavour in a tea and this is really a success for me (and I don’t like beer, so this is really a big success)
I am not familiar with tamarind – this is not something we find easily in France (except probably at La Réunion or in the French Antilles) – so have nothing to compare with and no special expectations with the tamarind flavour of the tea.
The brewed liquor has a beautiful amber colour and the scent is fantastic.
I find the tea a little bit bitter to my taste and just a hint of sourness but it is pleasant even if I won’t add this one in my shopping list.
Despite its quality I think it is just maybe not a tea for me or maybe I won’t be a fan of tamarind if I ever have the chance to taste it.
Thank you Azzrian for the sample I am very glad to have had the opportunity to taste it.
Thanks to Azzrian for permitting me to taste my first 52 teas.
So inversely with a crème brûlée I have nothing to say about gooey butter cake, I never had the chance to taste one.
I made some research about this cake and it seems really nice, maybe one day I’ll try to do one.
I must confess something (I hope 52 teas would forgive me !) : seeing the picture I saw…a Hachis Parmentier !and I found this very weird…but knowing that a bacon maple tea was existing…I research the Gooey butter cake recipe and was totally reassured !
The dry leaves scent is really amazing, so fruity, absolutely divine.
Brewed I get a very thin aroma of pastry but the leading note is more fruity and clearly lemony.
Lemon is the star of this tea I think.
The black tea is smooth and pleasant but I didn’t find it very much character.
This is a nice afternoon tea, probably ideal to go along with a pastry.
I’m looking forward to taste this famous Gooey Butter cake pastry now !
This is again a delightful tea sample I get from Azzrian – thanks for sharing a so big bag of this one with me !
Nobody’s perfect…I am French…you know that La crème brulée is a French dessert (I am very sorry for my dear British and Spanish friends – but really this is a French dessert, it seems we get the older date for a mention to the recipe- end of Century XVII)- let’s say I should have eaten a thousand tons of crème brûlée in my life because this is one of the dessert we get in almost every restaurant and because this is one of my favourite dessert.
Why did I digress ? Because to me this tea is not a crème brûlée tea.
It doesn’t mean this tea is not wonderful, because it is a wonderful tea, it’s just that to me there is no crème brûlée around.
But I am not vegan and I know Butiki teas only uses vegan ingredients- so it may be because I never ate any vegan crème brûlée.
Having said that, I really loved this tea as a pumpkin tea and this is an exploit because out of tea life, I really hate pumpkin.
The flavour pumpkin here is really perfumed and refined, completely different from another tea I had with pumpkin (the flavour wasn’t natural I think in the other tea).
This means this tea can be the first step for me to walk though the idea to try to eat again some pumpkin… so thanks Butiki teas for that.
Dry leaves are very beautiful and the black tea is really perfect : smooth but not weak.
A delicious tea to recommend to any Cinderella (and Cinderellos !)
I received enough of Cantaloupe & Cream tea to get one big mug.I need to warmly thanks the generous Azzrian who sent me all the rest of her bag.
I was drinking my tea as if it was a liquid treasure …I think it is, really.
As far as I think about Cantaloupe I’ve always liked it …wherever it was from…Cavaillon or from Charentes…The aroma is so wonderful, so perfectly delicate.
This is exactly what I got in my mug : a wonderful melon taste as I got a perfect melon scent while infusing.
Regarding the cream…I am not sure I got it but this is a mellow tea, very smooth.
The dry leaves were so beautiful it was exactly as having a little garden in my infuser.
This one is in my shopping list now.
There is something I noticed with Butiki teas : for some reasons I prefer their teas warm and not hot…I am definitively not like Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon !
Azzrian thanks so much again for permitting me to taste this fantastic tea – hope to see you soon back on Steepster- I miss your notes :)
This is a sample lovely Azzrian shared with me.
Well I am surprised because the tea description mentions a brewing time of 2 min and I have 4 minutes on the Butiki teas little bag…I did it 4 minutes so not sure what is the correct time finally.
This is not my favorite Butiki teas, for a black tea I found it a little too weak even if the delicate flavour of almond is very pleasant.The cinnamon is really a second role here.
My almond tea reference is Pleine Lune from Mariage Frères – the almond flavour is a totally different one with Almond Indulgence,a sweeter almond.
This is a nice tea but this one won’t go in my shopping list (thanks god because on 3 Butiki teas tasted I already added 2 on my shopping list !)
Things happen …finally…there is a rooibos I appreciate !
It’s not as good as real tea to me but it is nice.
Mango lassi isn’t my favorite Indian lassi (I prefer the mint or the rose one) but this is a beverage I like anyway.
Here the mango aroma is really wonderful and take the head of the notes.
It’s not creamy as a lassi can be but the quality of the mango aroma is really impressive and I really appreciated this rooibos (this is an exploit !)
Thank you Azzrian for the opportunity you gave me to taste this blend.
Thanks too to cteresa for supporting me to continue tasting rooibos :)
Thank you so much Azzrian for sharing this blend with me.
I really enjoy it, I find the green tea base very subtle without any astringency nor bitterness even if I over-steeped it a little.
This is my second Butiki teas only and I am really impressed with this brand.
The pistachio flavour is the leading role – it is clearly creamy but cannot really say I get an iced cream flavour, much more a creamy pistachio (which is perfect to me)
As my mug is cooling, the flavours become more interesting : the pistachio is more & more present and the creamy note totally invades the aftertaste. I imagine it could be a very nice iced tea as well.
I really loved it – thanks again Azzrian