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drank Apricot Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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WOOOT! Butiki tea order! Ohh yeah! All the teas I got smell great!

Very excited to Apricot Guayusa after having that tea trade sample of Tangerine Creamsicle – thats the great thing about tea trades, you can get introduced to new teas!

Yesterday was stressful from the rabbit neutering – he’s home and this morning he’s 80% back to normal and recovering well. I just had that one black tea and some cold steeped tea in the morning, I should of drank more tea yesterday to feel less stressed out.

Onto Apricot Guayusa!

DRY: creamy… creamy? Fruity smell. Lots of big bits of calendula, I made an attempt to mix the tea incase those flower things were sneaking up to the top, but it looks like the flowers are pretty generous and evenly distributed.

STEEPED: Light, smooth and fruity. Yellowy brown liquid.

TASTE: Smooth and slightly creamy taste almost with a bit of earthyness (the guayusa I’m guessing). Aftertaste of apricot, subtly sweet – and by apricot I mean I can imagine the flesh and the skin of the apricot blended in. No bitterness, tartness or grassyness. As the tea cools, more apricot and sweetness.

WHO’D LIKE THIS TEA: someone wanting to be introduced to guayusa. I find this tea to be much more gentle on grassyness compared to Tangerine Creamsicle.

COMMENTS: I was almost wondering if this would taste like I ate half my apricot and I dropped in on the grass after trying Tangerine Creamsicle. Apricot Guayusa is on the earthy creamy side rather than grassy.

I could see adding a sweetner would make it more apricoty but I find this tea to be enjoyable as is. I love the depth of this tea, even though it has minimal ingredients – the apricot is natural tasting, the guayusa is creamy and earthy.
And yes, starting to feel full again from the guayusa – very weird (but good, I’m doing a 20lb jiu jitsu weight loss challenge on my blog, so I need all the help I can get!)

Very awesome! I can’t wait to try more Butiki teas – but also I need to have more guayusa blends.
/searches steepster wow, there isn’t many guayusa tea blends out there! I can think up some crazy teas!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

I hope your bun gets back to full health soon.

I don’t know if you have seen this before, but I have a special way of making this guayusa that I think is kind of awesome. I usually make a pot of this for guests and it goes over super well. I use a 4 cup teapot and add 2 heaping tablespoons of guayusa, 3 tablespoons of brown crystal sugar (use way less sugar if using regular sugar) and 3 cinnamon sticks. I steep for 6 minutes but leave the cinnamon sticks in the pot to intensify the cinnamon flavor. The combination of the sugar, cinnamon, and apricot is fantastic with guayusa.

We have a guayusa sampler that allows you to choose 4-6 guayusas at discounted rates. We will be adding another one soon, The Killer’s Vanilla. Would also love to hear any recommendations for new guayusa flavors.

Good luck with the weight loss. I too have noticed that guayusa makes you feel full.

Hesper June

Glad to hear your Bunny is recovering quickly!

Will Work For Tea

Butiki: Your Apricot Guayusa brew sounds really good – I’m gonna try that too (when I get around to ordering some)! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Butiki Teas

Will Work For Tea-I think its pretty tasty and guests at our poker games always request it.

Awkward Soul

mmm, that sounds good, like an apricot crumble! That killer vanilla sounds very good!
Today I was thinking persimmon fruit in tea would be interesting, maybe with guayusa. I’m thinking the fruit is on my mind because it’s going to be in season in a few months – tastes fruity custard to me!

Butiki Teas

The Killer’s Vanilla is a mix of spearmint, lavender, and vanilla. Its calming yet awakening.

Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve ever had persimmon fruit. I will have to look for that.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh god, now I want a persimmon. lol ♥

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Butiki Teas

I hope your bun gets back to full health soon.

I don’t know if you have seen this before, but I have a special way of making this guayusa that I think is kind of awesome. I usually make a pot of this for guests and it goes over super well. I use a 4 cup teapot and add 2 heaping tablespoons of guayusa, 3 tablespoons of brown crystal sugar (use way less sugar if using regular sugar) and 3 cinnamon sticks. I steep for 6 minutes but leave the cinnamon sticks in the pot to intensify the cinnamon flavor. The combination of the sugar, cinnamon, and apricot is fantastic with guayusa.

We have a guayusa sampler that allows you to choose 4-6 guayusas at discounted rates. We will be adding another one soon, The Killer’s Vanilla. Would also love to hear any recommendations for new guayusa flavors.

Good luck with the weight loss. I too have noticed that guayusa makes you feel full.

Hesper June

Glad to hear your Bunny is recovering quickly!

Will Work For Tea

Butiki: Your Apricot Guayusa brew sounds really good – I’m gonna try that too (when I get around to ordering some)! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Butiki Teas

Will Work For Tea-I think its pretty tasty and guests at our poker games always request it.

Awkward Soul

mmm, that sounds good, like an apricot crumble! That killer vanilla sounds very good!
Today I was thinking persimmon fruit in tea would be interesting, maybe with guayusa. I’m thinking the fruit is on my mind because it’s going to be in season in a few months – tastes fruity custard to me!

Butiki Teas

The Killer’s Vanilla is a mix of spearmint, lavender, and vanilla. Its calming yet awakening.

Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve ever had persimmon fruit. I will have to look for that.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh god, now I want a persimmon. lol ♥

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

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