212 Tasting Notes

Advent day 6! A very nice, strong caramel aroma coming through the bag. The caramel is the dominant flavor, but the candy-like apple is definitely present in the aftertaste.

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Advent day 6! This is a really odd tea. I’m not getting any chocolate, and the coconut flavor is minimal. I’m getting a really strong vegetal, almost artichoke quality to it.

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Advent day 6! I’m generally not a huge fan of rooibos. I find it tastes like stick water+whatever over ingredients are in the tea. However, this one isn’t terrible! It does have a nice baked good quality, and a wee bit of spice. It’s a really smooth mouthfeel, which I’m enjoying. Stick flavor is minimal, which is always a plus for me!

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I received this in one of my multiple orders from Necessiteas over the last few months. I’m really loving the blends I’ve tried! I probably would’t have chosen this for myself, so it was a nice surprise. I’ve also been having A LOT of really heavy teas lately, this morning in particular, and wanted something a bit more vibrant and bright. This definitely hit the spot! Zesty and packed full of bright citrus flavor. Really lemony, a bit of vanilla.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Vanilla

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Advent day 4! A robust chocolate flavor, that doesn’t have that synthetic profile so many chocolate teas suffer from. The apple definitely gives it a tanginess that is interesting with the chocolate. I love that it’s an herbal as well.


I don’t usually like chocolate-flavored tea, but I enjoy this one. :)

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Advent day 5! Another very perfumey blend to my palate. I assumed it was another green earl gray, with perhaps some added lemon notes, because I’m not really picking up any of the notes described.

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Advent day 4! The notes in this didn’t quite match the name (I was expecting something reminiscent of a baked good). I got a strong orange blossom note, which I usually love. But, in this it came across a bit too syrupy. The ginger was only noticeable in the aftertaste. I didn’t detect any rose. Not terrible, just pretty boring and somehow bland.

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Advent day 4! So.much.maple. I could smell the rich maple goodness through the bag. But, it’s not the off-putting cat pee type maple, it’s more of a decadent maple dessert. There’s definitely a bit of cinnamon coming through the maple as well, which is making it more well-rounded.

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drank Butterbotch by Brutaliteas
212 tasting notes

Advent day 4! I had a somewhat hectic day, and I’m a bit behind on sipping through my advent offerings. This is a Brutalities flavor I’ve been wanting to try for awhile, so I was happy to see it in the advent. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a miss for me. The butterscotch flavor is far too mild for my taste, and there’s something a bit too astringent/bordering on sour that just isn’t working for me.


Weird! I thought it had a fairly distinct butterscotch flavor. Maybe my sample had more bits of something flavorful than yours?


I thought it smelled pretty strongly of butterscotch, so I was surprised when it tasted so mild. Perhaps my tastebuds were effected by something I ate prior to tasting it?

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Bird and Blend
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:

Most mint
Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.



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