drank Buttered Rum by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

Today was an early mini-Spring. It got up to 57 in Fargo North Dakota USA in February! I had a window open, grilled a steak, and sweated. Not a day for hot tea, right? Well, after the sun went down I closed the window and sat down to write. But it seemed to get colder, and I realized that I had opened two windows and closed only one. So time for hot tea after all. This one sounds absolutely lovely. My favorite lifesavers are the butter rum ones, and I like butterscotch hard candies too. I’m disappointed to not be able to smell or taste this one. It sounds heavenly.

So, what did I think of it? It was good, if not great. A teeny bit of bitterness at the end of the sip. Next time I may add a lump of rock sugar. I don’t think I’ll rush out and buy 100 grams of this, but I’ll finish the 50 grams that I have without trouble.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I love cats. I love alone time. I love sitting indoors on a cold winter night with a book or my knitting while drinking tea. I don’t have a sense of smell, so many of the more subtle flavors of tea escape me. Two of the things I CAN taste are bitter and sour, so any tea that has even a slightly bitter taste is nasty for me. And what others might perceive as pleasant tartness may be horribly sour for me.

I’m also a writer. I love writing, and a mug of hot tea helps me get through the hours sitting in front of the computer. Although I’m a comparatively new tea drinker, I’m jumping in feet first. Feel free to recommend any teas you think I might enjoy.

100-91 – Wowza! I want to keep this tea in the cupboard all the time.
75-90 – Very nice. It would be good to have this tea on hand from time to time.
60-74 – OK. Wouldn’t keep it in the cupboard, but I would drink it again.
45-59 – If a friend served this I would drink it to be polite, but it’s not really my cuppa.
Lower than 45 – Blech. It was too sour or bitter for my taste. Would not drink it again.


Fargo, ND



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