My order from Butiki Teas arrived today. I wasn’t going to place an order because the teas that I order are teas that I review (as well as teas sent to me for review) and really, since Butiki Teas is closing soon, I didn’t figure that Stacy was looking for SororiTea Sisters reviews.
However, when I saw the announcement for the Lime Marshmallow tea I couldn’t stand it and I knew I had to try it. I already missed out on the smoky banana one and I didn’t want to miss out on trying the Lime Marshmallow. And that tea looked woefully lonely in the cart all by itself so I added a couple of other teas.
And yeah, i’ll review them eventually on SororiTea Sisters because that’s what I do: Drink, Write, Repeat.
This is actually really quite good. I was a little disappointed at first because I wasn’t getting a strong chocolate-y flavor that I want. (I always want more chocolate.) There is a nice amount of spice – it’s peppery and it provides a swift kick to the palate but it isn’t an overwhelming HOT sensation. I feel the tingle and the burn in the back of the throat from the pepper but it isn’t so hot that I feel like I need to find something to tame the heat.
And the chocolate is coming through. If I were to offer any complaint, it would be that it needs more chocolate. (Again, please refer to my simple scientific equation: more chocolate = better.) But, there is a nice balance between sweet chocolate and spicy chili here. And the black tea base is sweet, I taste light notes of honey that stay through the aftertaste. Nice. It’s a really pleasant black tea, it’s strong enough to be tasted amid notes of chocolate and chili.
Overall, this gets a yum from me. I’m happy that I put this in the cart.