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I survived yet another birthday yesterday, and today I’ve been busy at my first attempt of Danish rye bread. I’ve finally got it all together and it’s just setting out for a few hours before being popped in the oven.

I have both this version and the original version of Pumpkin Milkshake, and while this one is tasty, I may actually prefer the first. I might just brew them up together to verify once I’m done this cup. The flavours don’t seem quite as apparent as in this one.


Happy birthday!! :D


Happy Birthday


Happy birthday!!


Happy birthday!

Butiki Teas

Congrats on surviving, happy birthday! :)


Happy Birthday! :)


Happy Birthday!!


Thanks everyone! :)

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This one is delicious. So Assam-y and bold. This one will be a permanent fixture in my cupboard.

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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Wow, what a fascinating tea! I am enjoying this one more than I thought I would. It really is reminiscent of a black tea. Neat.

The flavour is really light and creamy, with a natural sweetness. The scent is fruit-like too. I could see re-ordering this one occasionally.

Update: I’m on my third resteep now and it’s still very flavourful. I am really impressed with this tea.

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Oh yes, my Butikis finally arrived! I was so excited for all my teas, but especially this one.

The dry scent was so decadent and creamy. Always an excellent starting point. The steeped cup still has that delicious scent, but more diminished.

The flavour is wonderful. It’s not too sweet, the cream flavour is really there, and the base lends an earthy flavour that balances the tea nicely.

Happy 2014!
Which also means, a couple weeks ago I passed my one year anniversary with Steepster. Woot!

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congrats on the anniversary!!

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Hmm. I’m not really sure on the year, but this was sent in my most recent Verdant order that I received last week.

Also, I may have steeped this as a green, eek. However, it seems to have turned out tasty anyway. This one is nice and light, with a typical (typical from the 3-4 tie guan yins I’ve tried haha!) tie guan yin flavour, and no mineral taste, which is just so lovely.

Verdant is always so delicious.

Update: The second steep still has plenty of flavour.

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This is a coconut black tea. No hidden agenda. Coconut and black tea – and you can actually taste the coconut! None of this, coconut black tea with coconut flakes but no coconut taste. It’s awesome when a tea truly delivers on the name.

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Simpson & Vail do a good job of that! I haven’t been disappointed with anything I’ve tried from them.

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This is my third attempt at drinking this tea before it goes cold. I got a few sips in while it was hot, then I got caught up reading an article on “How to Speak Like a Maritimer”. It was amazing. It described us to a tee, and I loved it. But, rookie mistake, now I’m homesick.

Okay this tea. I did enjoy the few sips I managed while it was hot, but maybe I’ll try again tomorrow after work. Definitely has some gingerbread going on. Very true to taste from the little amount I can base that from. I’m not so much loving it cold.

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drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
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I’m really enjoying this tea. The smell was awesomely root beer. I don’t enjoy pop at all, the carbonation makes me eyes water bleh, but this is delightful instead!

The root beer scent is much stronger than the flavour once it’s brewed, but it really is a nice addition to the black base. I don’t generally do black teas cold, but this one may be in order.

Thanks MissB for letting me in on the S&V order :)

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Ooo. I didn’t actually look at everything, and just grabbed the two teas I had on my shopping list. :) I’ll have to keep this one in mind!


I can send some of you’d like to try it out :)


No, that’s ok! Thank you for the offer, but I have WAY too many teas right now. :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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The first time I tried this tea months ago I really wasn’t too sure. I got some teas in from jessiwrites a couple weeks ago and I requested this one to try again.

Perhaps it was the batch I ordered, but this cup is much better. I’m generally not huge on mint unless I’ve got an upset stomach, but the mint paired with the marshmallow leaf makes it much less overwhelming, and more to my taste. The chocolate is a nice, light addition.

I’m so happy I gave this one another go. I have a feeling this will go into my next Butiki order.

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KellyxLee added a few teas into her recent TeaCupany order for me and this was one of them. This is definitely the one I enjoy the most, though it is really a different tea.

The spices aren’t overwhelming, or too chai-like, which is delightful. The sweet potato flavour is really there too. The flavours just seem to compliment each other to create this awesome tea. I don’t think I could drink this all the time, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup.

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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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