Nutmeg Cream from Butiki Teas

butikilogoTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Tea Description:

A wake-you-up Indian Breakfast tea with a round mouthfeel, light astringency, amazing malt and nut character and even some notes of baker’s chocolate.  And of course the main feature:  nutmeg with the taste of cream.  Simply put, this tea tastes like Christmas.  Sweeten the pot if you want something more decadent and a taste of orange.  

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Taster’s Review:

This month’s Tea Tasting Box from Amoda Tea is a little different from the boxes that I receive the other months of the year.  How?  Because this year, Amoda worked with Stacy at Butiki Teas to create three custom blends JUST for Amoda Tea … just for this month’s box!  (You can read more about that here.)

This Nutmeg Cream from Butiki Teas is the first tea that I’m sampling from the assortment of three new and exciting teas that we were sent in this month’s box.  Here are the ingredients:

Khongea Golden Tippy Assam, Organic Sourenee Second Flush Dinjoye Assam, Organic Kundaly, Organic Calendula, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Natural Flavoring (Vegan).

What an unusual and delicious cuppa this is!  It tastes unlike any tea that I’ve ever tasted.  I love that nutmeg is featured prominently in this blend, and I love how the natural nutty notes of the tea accentuate the nutty, earthy flavors of the spice.  It’s warm but not spicy.  As the description above suggests – this simply tastes like Christmas.  More specifically, it reminds me of the flavors that are coming out of the kitchen during the holiday season like freshly baked cookies as well as other sweet treats and warmly spiced beverages.

The black tea is rich and offers a very solid background of flavor.  It’s a very full-flavored, well-rounded taste that fills the palate with the robust taste of black tea, with notes of earth and caramel-y undertones.  It has that sweet, bake-y sort of flavor that I like in a breakfast blend type of tea.  There is a strong malty note to this as well, and it melds beautifully with the nutmeg and cream notes.

This is really so, so good.  THANK YOU to Amoda Tea for such a lovely holiday gift to your subscribers.  At first, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a product information sheet like I’ve found in my previous boxes, but, the flavor of just this tea makes up for no product sheet.  I’m so glad that you chose Butiki Teas for your holiday box this year, because this is the best box thus far!

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