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drank Walnut Orange by Tea Desire
696 tasting notes

This one was sent my way from Roswell Strange. I’m almost completely through her parcel! Yes!

The rooibos is a bit too much for me here, but I can get some orange flavour. I have a feeling the sandalwood exacerbates the rooibos.

Thanks for sharing Roswell Strange!

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drank Tangerine Blossom by Shang Tea
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I am wholly confused that this tea says “black tea” as the tea type, yet in the ingredients it says “organic white tea leaves”, and in the description it mentions “red tea base” (which, as far as I know, is a type of black tea?)

Regardless of that, this is decent. It’s definitely a nice quality tea, but the flowery aspect isn’t really doing it for me. It isn’t repulsive, as I find most floral teas, but it just doesn’t tickle my fancy either. I’ll have to pay more attention to see if I can get any citrus, but it certainly isn’t jumping out at me.

Thanks for sharing MirandaGou!

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Good morning! This tea is amazing, as I’m sure you all know. Waffle-y goodness.

As I was measuring this out it occurred to me I should have added some in to my recent Butiki order. I drink this one slowly, so I’m sure there will be another order before I’m out.


Good Morning!!!

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Sad sipdown. Thanks EvaGrimm for sending me another couple sups of this one.

Now that I know I have to ship within the US, I hope I can nab some of this one if Fava releases it again come fall.

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I cold brewed this one last night (~9 hours) and now I’m enjoying it. It is great! Very similar to the hot version, but an extra burst of sweetness at the end of the sip.

Thanks again Cavovorax!

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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Having this one this morning as I work on more cue cards. Amazing, as usual. You all know how much I love this tea.

This is the last day of classes for this term, then 2 weeks of exams, then Vancouver!


Woohoo for the end of term!


Are you and OMGsrsly gonna (try to) meet up at all in Vancouver?


Good luck on your exams!

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Cavo sent such a generous amount of this I added it to my cupboard haha!

I love the scent of this one. So delightful. I also like how it’s sweet, but not artificially so. I can handle a lot more sweetness when it’s natural. This tea I find oddly soothing, in a dessert way. I’m taking a short break from cue cards to watch an episode of Flipping Out. Such an awesome show.

I was also feeling a little crazy tonight, and put some in the fridge to cold brew.


It’s really tasty stuff!

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This is actually a decent rooibos. I’m always wary of rooibos, since I generally do not enjoy it at all. With the one exception of Fauchon’s L’Automne. Sigh.

The rooibos base here doesn’t overtake the other ingredients completely, which is great. The apple is apparent, though I’m not so sure about the pistachio or strudel aspect. There is something dimming the apple a bit so those things are there, just not distinguishable to me. Overall, an enjoyable cup, especially for a rooibos.

Thanks Roswell Strange!


This is definitely a good rooibos.


Sounds like a good one. I prefer when the rooibos isn’t an apparent flavor of the tea, but blends well with other flavors. L’Automne is great … I agree!

Roswell Strange

I actually just made a cup of this…

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Having this one again tonight. So tasty. There seems to be two types of pumpkin teas – one of which I love, like this, and one which I feel meh about, which I find is most others.

Thanks for sharing KittyLovesTea!

I am planning/procrastinating on what to do first. I have a lot to do for school but zero motivation. I have 4 exams in a row next week – so Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and then 2 the following week. Even knowing this, I can’t bring myself to study. Maybe I need more of a motivational tea for my next cup.

Aimee Popovacki

i’m the same way with pumpkin anything lately haha i think i killed pumpkin for myself… i have pumpking spice k cups which i loved, but i definitely overdid them.. same goes for davids pumpkin chai.


LB…it’s almost back….

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I’m such a sucker for banana chocolate. I have this thing where I despise fruit and chocolate together, with this one exception.

This is my morning cup with my breakfast of coconut pineapple loaf, plain yogurt with honey, and coconut water. I have a mango I should cut up, but perhaps that will be for lunch.

This tea is delightful. There are lots of floating bits, but it’s so tasty I don’t mind. The chocolate is apparent and the banana less so, but still there. I wouldn’t mind having a tin of this around for a herbal option. Though I think the closest Tea Desire is close to a 45 minute drive away. This city needs to grow up, not out.

Thanks Roswell Strange!

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.



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