Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Angelina’s Teas
BUTTERSCOTCH (Black Tea with natural flavors) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts Shipping Port: Colombo Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: Smooth and creamy with that Highland taste – a dash of sugar will help open it up. Infusion: Bright and Coppery. Ingredients: Black tea, Elder blossom, Calendula petals, Natural flavors. Information: There is no question that the good people of Scotland can be credited with introducing the world to many, many fine things. For example: the fine game of golf, the handsome kilt, and Scotch. What is in question however is whether or not the Scots can take credit for introducing humankind to Butterscotch. There are people in Scotland will argue up and down that yes, the Scots were the ones who first boiled down brown sugar and butter to create the sweet hard candy. However, there are those who will argue up and down that in fact the confection derives its name from the process of scorching the butter, a process that in older times was known as scotching. Aha, but the Scots will argue, the scotching of butter was invented in Scotland! The truth is, the actual origin of butterscotch has been lost in the mists of time. We shall perhaps never get to the bottom of the dispute. What we can get to the bottom of time and time again however is a delicious cup of piping hot butterscotch tea. This tea is wonderful with a dash of milk to open up the buttery sweet flavor. You can also try it over ice if you like. Its like candy in a cup! What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors? Firstly… we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic Ceylon tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright.
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In the dry leaf form, Butterscotch from Angelina’s Teas has a funky vinegar like aroma that is off putting, however due to my long search for the perfect butterscotch tea I steeped it anyway. I am glad that I did. While this may not make it to my top ranks in butterscotch flavored teas, it is quite nice, especially nice the more it cools. This may be resigned to being an iced tea for the summertime, but once steeped that off putting vinegar aroma fades and leaves behind a mildly sweet butterscotch flavor. Even yummier with a dash of milk and some sweetener. I prefer almond milk and sugar in the raw or german rock sugar myself.
Angelina’s Teas has an amazing assortment of teas and you can really get lost in their web site gazing at all their tea variety! They also offer tea ware of all types, and food items as well.
Angelina’s shipping was super fast which of course is a plus.
I love the through descriptions on Angelina’s site! They really go into great detail describing each tea and it can be very educational.
Is this the ultimate tea? No, quite honestly it is not. However it is a good tea, at a more than fair price, just 2.14 USD per ounce.
I would suggest that anyone new to the world of teas give Angelina’s a try. They have so many variety of teas to select from, from flavored, to straight, and they give you a really great idea of what is out there.
Now in fairness, I was in the mood for some flavored teas when I placed my order, but Angelina’s Teas does offer higher quality teas as well such as Dragonwell Lung Ching, Aged Wu Yi Oolong, as well as offerings in Pu-erh, and mate, just to give you an idea of the selection on their site.
As for this tea, its just all right, nothing to jump up and down about, but absolutely one to keep around for iced tea in the summer at the price it is offered at its not a bad idea!