4889 Tasting Notes

84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
4889 tasting notes

Awe yeah! So this was my “something to look forward to tea” today since the custom blend arrived yesterday from Stacy. In retrospect i probably should have just tried it last night since i made it this morning and it’s sat in my travel mug all morning because i got busy.

I’ll give it another go over the next few days as well to give stacy some feedback but overall this is pretty darn tasty :) I much prefer it over frank’s honeybush strawberry rhubarb (since i get no rhubarb taste in his, just less cinnamon than strawberry pie).

I’m glad we went with a little bit of hibiscus in this one since it brings just a little tartness to the party, which is evident in all strawberry rhubarb pie!

Holding off on all my final thoughts on this though (as well as rating it) since i don’t think my travel mug does it justice and i’m super swamped at work and therefore not half as focused as i want to be.

Really happy this is finally in my hands :)

KeenTeaThyme

This sounds super yummy! I love my grandmother’s strawberry rhubarb pie and it’s such a unique taste. In a tea?! Sounds heavenly!

jessiwrites

GAH.

I want this!

Starfevre

Posts like this make me wish I wasn’t allergic to honeybush

tattooed_tea

I NEED THIS!
Strawberry Rhubarb pie is my fav, next to Pumpkin!!

Sil

it’s not honeybush hun :) this has a black base

Sil

52 teas was a honeybush and it made me sad. Though i DO need more non caffeinated teas…this is all black tea!

Emily M

I love that Stacy does custom teas. That’s AWESOME! =)
This one sounds yummy.

Starfevre

Really, black tea. This may cause my first order from Butiki. Does it have much cinnamon in it?

Sil

I honestly can’t recall if we ultimately decided to add cinnamon to it (it’s been a long process) but if there is, it’s very subtle. It’s not up on the website yet as Stacy was waiting for it to get to me so that i could taste it etc.. but it will be :) I highly recommend her teas! If it’s going to be a while, i can always send you a small sample star :)

Starfevre

A sample would be great, though I do have enough tea that I can definitely wait for it to be put up on the website. Trying before I buy might be preferable, I don’t remember if butiki does samples.

Sil

Stacy does samples with orders…rather than samples as orders if that makes sense. Though you can often order just a 1/2 ounce which is nice.

Indigobloom

omg I want to try this one SO badly!!

Sil

Well there’s a giant bag at my place waiting for the end of the month :)

Indigobloom

Sil… one of many reasons I’m looking forward to that weekend!! :D

tattooed_tea

Have I said yet how jealous I am that you guys are all down south? :( now I wanna go pout

Sil

March 23. Come on over!

Butiki Teas

Totally missed this note. Doh! Glad you are digging the tea! I’m so happy we went with the hibiscus too. Not too much, just enough to give it that rhubarb taste. Let me know your final notes and if you think any other adjustments are needed and I will be sending you those questions.

Sil

I’m going to try and have more on Sunday so that I can focus on it. I HAVE however, dolled out samples here and there that will be sent to a few people in the near future. haha

Butiki Teas

Great! What, you’re not saving all 168 cups worth? :P

Sil

weeellllll i figured 160 would tie me over. grin

CelebriTEA

This is really yummy!
I LOVE Strawberry Rhubarb pie and this is the Uber Perfect tea version :-)

Sil

glad you love it celebriTEA :)

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88

SIPDOWN!

Oh yeah! one more bites the dust. see previous tasting notes, but overall this is an enjoyable cup of black from teavivre.

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78
drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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SIPDOWN!

Oh yeah! such a good thing too since last night i received my small order from Stacy as well as tea samples from a friend of mine. Included in that delicious and wonderful packages of amazginess was my custom blend from Stacy. Coming soon to a store near you :)

I decided to celebrate by finishing off a couple of teas this morning since i now have 120 servings of my tea LOL. Not to mention Red Leaf is temping us all with the possibility of GC’s paying for 50% of an order for new reviews…so i need room in my cupboard!

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80
drank Valentine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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Afternoon Tea to tie me over until i can get home to explore my delivery from Stacy! Really glad i got the chance to try this one through the Contest Harney had. I’m not sure it would have been something i would have picked up right away.

Kittenna

If you have enough of this one, I’d like a sample :)

Sil

I have a container thingy with a few sachets that’s sealed. Figured i’d just open it when you guys came over and you could each have one.

Kittenna

Sounds great to me :D

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89
drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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afternoon tea! Enjoying this one since i havne’t had it in a bit. I have two packages waiting for me at home but I have no idea if it’s tea hopehopehopehopehopeit’smyordercomingfromstacy or board games since both are on their way. :) Life is good with tea and board games and anyone who says otherwise is not correct haha.

Drinking this tea always makes me wish for a straight up Maple tea from stacy…one of these days i should combine maple pecan and creamy eggnog for creamy eggnog maple tea haha

Emily M

I never thought if combining the two! I think I’m going to be doing an experiment later…. Haha

Sil

it just occured to me now…might pick a few of the pecans out to see how the two blend together. I do love me some creamy eggnog tea! :) (not to mention the maple…)

Emily M

Neat idea! I liked both, and it seems like it’d be interesting!

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88

I think this still holds true for a black tea that I drink without much thought. That means it’s not a bad tea but it doesn’t knock my socks off. In otherwords this could be a decent staple in my cupboard for when i need a nice pleasant black tea to drink. :) Neaaaaarly a sipdown sigh had to stop myself from overleafing just to be able to call it a sipdown lol

Kittenna

Hahahaha, I am guilty of the occasional overleafing to result in a sipdown :D But only with teas where the extra flavour would be a bonus. Some teas just get gross when overleafed.

Sil

yeah… that’s why i stopped myself.

Dinosara

I overleaf pretty regularly these days for a sipdown. I try not to do it unless the resulting amount of leaf is too little for one of my standard sized cups (12oz), but sometimes I think it happens anyway…

Emily M

I overleaf sometimes, too. Mostly with teas I just want gone.

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78
drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Apparently i’m in full on sipdown mode. This should be finished up this week of if i get a few more smoothies in with it, so i’m going for it. I’m starting to hit the wall of flavours i’m not crazy about so i’ll need to figure out what my plan is for them over the weekend lol. I have declisious wonderful flavours waiting to be opened so I need to get cracking on sipping the others down.

This morning i added a bit of white chocolate matcha to this one and that also helped to soften the taste of this one that i find a bit harsh. Overall i’m just happy to be starting my day with matcha smoothies again! :)

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84

Sip down! Man I really need a weekend so that I can get organized and get some of this tea out the door lol. I’m trying to get at least one sip down in a day, which is harder than it sounds since most of me tea has a few cups worth. However, there are a few that I can do a reasonably decent job of in a day or two. I’m also starting to organize my cupboard and pull out things that I’m willing to swap or want to swap.

So this tea? I’m actually a fan of it. It’s creamy and tangy and peachy and delicious. It’s not overly hibiscusy, and as a result there’s a really creamy peach vibe going on. I would for sure order this again, though preferably in summer so I can make it iced!

Ellyn

I admire your dedication to sipdowns!

Sil

Haha I try. At this point it’s more necessity than anything. I’m hoping my other half will be working one of these days on the weekend so that I can just sit and go through my verdant reserve club teas. I’ve been holding off on those because I haven’t had a chance to just sit and relax and enjoy them. Plus I still want my cupboard down to 150 by November…when I decided that I was under 200….I’m now approaching 300 sigh

Terri HarpLady

This sounds delicious! I’ve been eying upton recently, might have to add this one to my list.
I reorganized my Verdant TOMC & TOMCR into 2 boxes the other day, dividing each into monthly selections. Usually when they arrive, I sample them, & then the hoarding begins. So my goal is to drink from each of those boxes at least once a week. Once I’ve drank something it moves to the back of the box, unless it’s a sipdown, of course!
I try to do some similar kind of rotation with my other teas, otherwise I rapidly drink up my favorites & then wish I hadn’t!

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57
drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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Tried this again today..dropped the temperature a bit down from boiling and steeped for about 2.5 mins. That seems to have done wonders for this tea and makes it a much more enjoyable cup of tea. That being said, is it creme brûlée? No. Is it a tasty dessert tea? Yes. I’m choosing not to increase the rating though since its not really cremem brûlée, which is what’s should taste like. Still though, a tasty c up if you’re in the moods or a dessert tea.

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89
drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
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mmmm picked this one out of the line up since I’m getting close to the end of it and it’s a lighter tea that i thought would balance out the black tea i also brought in to work with me. This is still one of my happy teas from Stacy, though I really should get around to trying to cold brew it one of these days. I think it might be a decent cold brew in summer.

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