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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
807 tasting notes

Backlog from the first time I had this tea:

Yum Yum and YUM!

What an elegant creamy delight! A white tea base that is not over shadowed or muddled down by such amazing flavors!

First of all I have never had any kind of melon with cream. I never would have thought of such a thing! Berries and cream of course but cantaloupe? I would not have purchased this tea had it not been for stunning reviews I read elsewhere but wow I am so happy I did make this purchase and I will say this is going into my all time favorite flavored tea stash! I will have this on hand at all times!

Personally, I did not feel this needed any added sugar but the site suggests it to be added if you want a more dessert like tea. I still like mine better without, but the sugar does not take away from the tea flavors at all. So have it your way as it is a delight regardless!

Now I work with essential oils and Helichrysum is one of my favorite oils for many purposes and while most people probably would not pick out that flavor I could taste it lingering under the surface – how lovely! This is my first tea that had this as a flavor element at least that I could discern in the flavor palate and not just the ingredients.

I also like that it is vegan – a tea THIS divine should be an option for all!

The dry leaf is gorgeous with the Helichrysum flowers making a noticeable appearance on downy white tea leaves! Steeped the leaves puff up quite nicely but I also notice that they appear to easily accept a second steep so that is what I have done, a second delightful steep! While I make my second steep lets look at some info from Butiki Teas…

I brewed as per the above instructions, adding 30 extra seconds to the second steep.
Steep two brought out a creamier mouthfeel and flavor! The cantaloup is still present but I am missing some of the Helichrysum flavor now to my disappointment but hey its still yummy! I am just a huge fan of that flower / flavor! Now it has a very interesting nutty flavor in the after taste which is a nice surprise! This is funny but I actually prefer steep two WITH sugar! I kind of like that though. I can enjoy the first steep in its natural form and the second for a little sugar rush! Both steeps are amazing and this is one tea you simply should not pass up! I love finding obscure tea blenders who do what they do oh so well! There are many who just miss the mark with me but get an E for effort. Butiki knows what they are doing though and I am looking forward to trying more and more blends from them! This specific tea however gets its own honorable place on my china hutch and I am now going to go find its own very special tin! Try it!

Butiki Teas

I came up for the idea of this blend because I love slicing fresh cantaloupe and using the thick creamy part of coconut milk that is at the top of the can. I even add a little sugar in the raw. Its amazing! I chose not to add coconut to this tea since coconut is one of those love it or hate it ingredients.

Scott B

Sounds delicious-especially for summer.

TeaBrat

+1 for vegans!

Scott B

Indeed!

Butiki Teas

Well, I am vegan so every single tea and even our sugar is vegan. I also try for gluten free and allergen free too except for teas that have nuts in them.

Azzrian

I HIGHLY recommend this for summer but even colder weather the creaminess is so comforting!

Kittenna

I seriously got like 4 or 5 infusions out of this one. I’m ordering a bunch shortly; it is divine.

Kittenna

And Stacy/Butiki Teas, cantaloupe with coconut milk sounds amazing. I think I’ll have to try that as soon as good cantaloupes are available here.

Scott B

@ Butiki-Wow, that’s great to know!

Butiki Teas

Krystaleyn-Definitely give it a try when you have a chance, the coconut milk and cantaloupe mixture is so amazing! I love adding a little sugar in the raw to sweeten it a little and add a little crunch factor. Scott B-I’d like to clearly mark that on our website when I get a chance but feel free to ask any questions about ingredients. We are trying to make the ingredients transparent. All but one tea has only natural flavorings and are organic when possible and the dried fruits added are preservative free.

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Butiki Teas

I came up for the idea of this blend because I love slicing fresh cantaloupe and using the thick creamy part of coconut milk that is at the top of the can. I even add a little sugar in the raw. Its amazing! I chose not to add coconut to this tea since coconut is one of those love it or hate it ingredients.

Scott B

Sounds delicious-especially for summer.

TeaBrat

+1 for vegans!

Scott B

Indeed!

Butiki Teas

Well, I am vegan so every single tea and even our sugar is vegan. I also try for gluten free and allergen free too except for teas that have nuts in them.

Azzrian

I HIGHLY recommend this for summer but even colder weather the creaminess is so comforting!

Kittenna

I seriously got like 4 or 5 infusions out of this one. I’m ordering a bunch shortly; it is divine.

Kittenna

And Stacy/Butiki Teas, cantaloupe with coconut milk sounds amazing. I think I’ll have to try that as soon as good cantaloupes are available here.

Scott B

@ Butiki-Wow, that’s great to know!

Butiki Teas

Krystaleyn-Definitely give it a try when you have a chance, the coconut milk and cantaloupe mixture is so amazing! I love adding a little sugar in the raw to sweeten it a little and add a little crunch factor. Scott B-I’d like to clearly mark that on our website when I get a chance but feel free to ask any questions about ingredients. We are trying to make the ingredients transparent. All but one tea has only natural flavorings and are organic when possible and the dried fruits added are preservative free.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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