Please take any review that I do on black tea with a grain of salt because I truly do not enjoy many black teas.
This one is masterfully blended and high quality as is evidenced by the fact that I was able to get 4 steeps out of it which is phenomenal by any stretch of the imagination. It’s remarkably smooth for a black tea and only has a hint of bitterness. I do detect a slightly fruity aftertaste which seems dark and resinous in nature. I’m thinking that it must be the plum. It has an earthy, malty quality that is pretty pronounced but calms down to perfection by the second steep.
Per usual, when I drink black tea, the first cup is generally a tad strong for me and this offering was no exception. Cup 2, 3 nd 4 were quite nice.
This tea would never be a first pick for me but then again, no black tea would be unless I added almond milk and sugar (which I only reserve for my coffee.) With that being said, it’s head and shoulders above most tea offerings nowadays and even though my tea leaves are older, they still pack a solid punch to the credit of the expert craftsmanship that once was, Butiki Teas.

Flavors: Bitter, Earthy, Malt, Plum, Resin, Smooth

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I’ve been a member of Steepster since 2014 and decided to finally update my ancient Bio now that it’s 2022.

I’ve loved tea my entire life, since I was a kid. Starting with Orange Pekoe, then Irish Breakfast, Rosehip, Earl Grey, Green and White and now, I’ll drink or at least try, just about any tea.

One of my favourite things to do is meeting my friends at the coffee shop, sitting and sipping for hours while we chat and laugh and enjoy each other. We try to do this at least once a week or when our work schedules match up. Tea and coffee brings people together!

I live in Ontario, Canada and work at a Winners/Homesense combo store.
I have a 12 year old cat, Tucker, who is diabetic and asthmatic (and completely toothless) but still enjoys his life to the fullest and he truly is the sweetest boy.

I don’t always post every single time I drink tea, I’m kind of sporatic that way but I do enjoy reading what you all are drinking and your reviews.

Covid hasn’t been easy, sending love out to all of you. Stay safe and healthy!



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