Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of 52teas' Butterbeer Black Tea

This week's review vies for the top spot as one of the most unique blends to be reviewed, here at Built from Ink and Tea. Butterbeer by 52teas takes its name from the iconic drink of the Harry Potter world, yet being a fan of wizards is not necessary to enjoy these flavors!

The addition of licorice root and chicory root to black tea simply sounds like a delicious combination to me. In my twelve ounce mug, I added about an ounce and a half of the blend, and then poured-over the just-boiled water. For steep time, I estimated that it would need about five minutes, so I set the timer accordingly. In the mean time, I took a whiff of the aromas from the packaging. They are a bit buttery, but primarily I find them to have a sweet tangy-ness, like a soda. Perhaps "buttery rootbeer" is a good descriptor (though it sounds quite strange)!

At first, the flavor surprises me. I am impressed by how well blended it seems. The black tea is very noticeable, as are the additional flavors. Yet, neither seem to overwhelm the others, and the merge well. The black tea tastes rather brisk, and the sweetness of the "butterbeer" mixture helps to balance the blend. The aromas are sweet, slightly licorice, and definitely buttery.

Having never tried real butterbeer, I can only imagine what it must taste like. Since the blend here is butterbeer tea, I think 52teas has done a great job of melding the two drinks into one. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate 52teas' Butterbeer a 74/100. Cheers!

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52teas' Butterbeer Black Tea is available from their website, here.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
Text is copyright 2015, Built from Ink and Tea.

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