652 Tasting Notes
I did not read the ingredients list prior to brewing up the sample someone had sent me of this tea many moons ago….
So I didn’t notice that it had guayasa in it…I was getting some sort of chamomile-like scent, not sure where that came from, but I didn’t care for it. I guess though I love the scent of vanilla+lavender, I could do without the taste.
Cool to try an old tea from my wish list, especially one that no longer exists!
PS – oh hey there. :)
I might be able to say that I sipped this down, but I feel like I MIGHT have another bag at home, so I will wait.
It’s good… but i think i have discovered that as far as oolongs go, I’m not loving the roasty dark ones. Moreso the green fresh ones – like milk oolong and coconut oolong and vanilla orchid from DT. I realize I just named a bunch of flavoured oolongs.
But the base taste of this sort of oolong distracts me a bit. I did enjoy it, but it’s not one I would restock. It’s kind of overpowering. I’m sure it doesn’t help that when I make it at work I probably oversteep it a bit.
Anyway, happy to have tried it! I will have to hunt around at home and see if that other bag is real or imaginary.
I am still clinging desperately to all my Butiki teas.
I made this the other night… I don’t love it as much as some of the others because i find it’s just a bunch of sweet mapleyness. NOT a bad thing at ALL! But doesn’t quite have the layers of flavour complexity that the marmalade one or hello sweetie has, for example. Nothing to counteract all that sweetness.
But i sure do enjoy it!
GAH I love this tea so much. Bumping my rating up from 88.
I just used my last bag to refill my tin that I had recently emptied… now I don’t even have the illusion of having a tin PLUS a bag… just a tin.
Once it’s gone, it’s gone. HOARD HOARD HOARD!
It’s my perfect flavoured tea, with a killer base. Everything just works so well together. I bring it to the movies a lot in a Contigo and take the lid off and sip and sniff and sip and sniff.
I’m going to be awfully sad when it’s no more.
BUTIKI Y U GONE!?!??! :(
I finally got to try this from a sample someone sent… so sorry, it’s been ages, it’s just been sitting in my cupboard and I can’t remember who sent it. BUT I APPRECIATE YOU!
It was a “must try” for me for a long time, yet for some reason I never ordered it. I always meant to, but then Butiki ended, as did my chances.
I must be honest, the little sample I tried didn’t blow my mind. I might not be the biggest fan of strawberry flavoured tea, maybe that’s why. I didn’t find it super flavorful, not as much graham or pie notes that I hoped.
Always hard to tell by a little baggie sample, maybe I underleafed (or, overwatered).
At least i don’t WANT WANT WANT it, because i wouldn’t be able to get it anyway!