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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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This came in my last order from Butiki and the first time I tried it I added soymilk to it, which I do NOT recommend because it has hibiscus in it and that will make your milk or plant milk curdle (ewwww).

Anyway I knew I had to retry it before I could review it. The dry leaf smells very fruity and a bit tart.

The cup is very red after it’s brewed. Now, normally I loathe hibiscus so I probably wouldn’t have purchased this had I realized it was in there. IMO the tea is pretty tart and adding a packet of turbinado sugar definitely helped. I am getting a lot of strawberry and the tea smells like pie but I don’t get a lot of pie flavor, vanilla or even black tea. I think the hibiscus just overpowers everything.

This isn’t bad, I just think it isn’t really for me. If someone wants to swap for it I will consider any and all offers. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

vanilla?

sorry to hear you didn’t like it. there was a great debate about the hibiscus, and i know we put as little in as possible to give it that rhubarb-y tartness heh

TeaBrat

In the description it says there’s vanilla flavor? Anyway I definitely don’t hate it, hibiscus just has a tendency to make my stomach hurt. :)

Butiki Teas

Sil-There is some vanilla in the bunny grahams. I didn’t add any vanilla flavoring but it does come through a little bit.

Sil

aaah that makes sense stacy.
amy – sorry it makes your tummy hurt! and man are there a lot of teas with hibby in it!

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Sil

vanilla?

sorry to hear you didn’t like it. there was a great debate about the hibiscus, and i know we put as little in as possible to give it that rhubarb-y tartness heh

TeaBrat

In the description it says there’s vanilla flavor? Anyway I definitely don’t hate it, hibiscus just has a tendency to make my stomach hurt. :)

Butiki Teas

Sil-There is some vanilla in the bunny grahams. I didn’t add any vanilla flavoring but it does come through a little bit.

Sil

aaah that makes sense stacy.
amy – sorry it makes your tummy hurt! and man are there a lot of teas with hibby in it!

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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