Whew, we are finally starting to dig ourselves out of all the backorders that have been piling up over the last month. We are down just to problem orders and should have everything out by Monday. I really just hate when we are behind, it adds this level of gnawing stress. I’m so relieved that it is almost over. Next week we are focusing on taxes and inventory but the following week I can’t wait for because that is when we start preparing and adding new teas to the website. We have about 20 new teas to be added over the next few months. The first one up will be Hello Sweetie since that has been getting a lot of requests to be put online. We have so many new flavor ideas. There are a number of new teas that are far along in the testing stage as well as some remakes of teas. Here is a sneak peak of a few flavors: Pecan Toffee, Mangoes & White Chocolate, Plum Brandy Cheesecake (to replace Plum Pudding), Exotic Chai, and Lemon French Macaron (custom blend contest winner). We have many other flavors too but those are top secret at the moment. We will be removing some other teas from the website as well. Recently, I’ve been thinking about removing Pumpkin Milkshake since that doesn’t seem to be receiving the best reviews.

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Assams. We taste as many Assams as possible before deciding on a number of different Assams that have different flavor profiles. This is a second flush Assam and the reason that I fell in love with this one is the strong raw cacao notes. Mmmmmm. If you like dark, almost bitter chocolate, then this Assam is for you! It also has some oaky notes and the standard malty Assam notes. This tea is so chocolaty, that we must come up with a chocolate tea for it.

Flavors: Chocolate

Sil

Yes please!

teaqueen

Oooo, Plum Brandy Cheesecake!

Fjellrev

Great news! And I freaking need this Assam something fierce.

TheTeaFairy

Ahhh, right up my alley this new assam… I would really like to see your take on a Cheery-Chocolate tea. I can never seem to find the right one, I’m always disapointed in them. If someone can do it, it’s you!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I meant “cherry” of course…that could be the name though, Cheery Chocolate Cherry ;-)

Butiki Teas

Sil-Indeed! :)

teaqueen-I love the flavoring for this tea, just trying to find it the perfect base tea. This will probably be a black tea.

Fjellrev-Glad to hear that this is great news! It’s soooo good and great for satisfying chocolate cravings.

TheTeaFairy-Glad to hear that. I’m not sure how I feel about tackling a cherry flavor. I’m scared it will end up tasting like cough syrup, which I have a strong aversion to, though I have been searching around for dried cherries. So maybe it is time.

Tea Pet

A vegan white chocolate tea?!?! That’s so exciting!!!

Butiki Teas

Tea Pet-Indeed, it is a vegan white chocolate. We already tasted a bunch of white chocolate and have our favorite chips picked out.

Kaylee

The only problem with the Pumpkin Milkshake is that Doke Rolling Thunder does not make for a good base tea. I keep meaning to put this in a tasting note and never getting around to it, so I may as well make the case here. I’ve got both Pumpkin Milkshake and Pumpkin Milkshake 2.0 in my cabinet and they taste totally different. The 2.0 tastes a whole lot more like the Rolling Thunder version of Carrot Cake than the original version of Pumpkin Milkshake. Rolling Thunder is a great tea, but it just don’t hold flavor as well as other teas do. All of which is to say, pretty please don’t permanently pull Pumpkin Milkshake! It’s a great blend, especially for fall. It just needs a different base. Or, ideally, to go back to the original base.

Suziqzer

Pecan Toffe … Sounds yummy!

Dustin

I had been wondering which submission won the contest! There were some good suggestions for sure!

Sil

i’m super excited for the pecan toffee…

Kaylee

Oh yeah +1 for the pecan toffee!

Lynxiebrat

LOL…just when I’ve made my 1st order with Butiki!

Stephanie

Woooohooo new teas soon!!!

Tea Sipper

I was checking the site today wondering where Butiki was! I can’t wait to see what blends you’ve come up with!

Amariel

Mmmmmmm….yummy!

Butiki Teas

Kaylee-Have you tried our Pumpkin Creme Brulee? If so, do you think the Pumpkin Milkshake is different enough that warrants its own blend? The Castleton was a fantastic base for the Pumpkin Milkshake. Maybe we will just sell out of the Doke RT version and take off the Pumpkin Milkshake until the next Castleton harvest.

Suziqzer-Thanks! :)

Dustin-Absolutely, there were some fantastic submissions. We are considering on working on a few of the submissions.

Sil-Awesome! That was a tea we had made for Amoda and was my favorite of the blends we submitted, but the Nutmeg Cream ended up winning out.

Kaylee-Glad to see pecan toffee receiving a lot of love!

Lynxiebrat-Well, all of the teas will be taking time to come out slowly. :)

Stephanie-I’m so excited about the new teas!

Tea Sipper-Thanks! :)

Amariel-I think these new teas will be a great addition to our collection! :)

Kaylee

I have tried the Pumpkin Creme Brulee (thanks Stephanie!). It’s quite tasty, but I’m biased against it because it is a black tea and I can’t generally drink black tea without ending up in pain. I looked back at my tasting notes for Pumpkin Creme Brulee and apparently I thought that a Milkshake/Creme Brulee hybrid would be awesome. So I gather that I found them distinct but complementary. I’d be interested to know what others think! If I had to pick only one I’d go for the Milkshake, but again I’m biased. The answer might just lie in comparing sales of each tea within the time frame that the original Milkshake blend was available. I definitely support the idea of waiting to make more until the next Castleton harvest though. Much as I love it, the Milkshake is definitely more of a fall tea anyway.

So what type of base will the Pecan Toffee have?

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Sil

Yes please!

teaqueen

Oooo, Plum Brandy Cheesecake!

Fjellrev

Great news! And I freaking need this Assam something fierce.

TheTeaFairy

Ahhh, right up my alley this new assam… I would really like to see your take on a Cheery-Chocolate tea. I can never seem to find the right one, I’m always disapointed in them. If someone can do it, it’s you!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I meant “cherry” of course…that could be the name though, Cheery Chocolate Cherry ;-)

Butiki Teas

Sil-Indeed! :)

teaqueen-I love the flavoring for this tea, just trying to find it the perfect base tea. This will probably be a black tea.

Fjellrev-Glad to hear that this is great news! It’s soooo good and great for satisfying chocolate cravings.

TheTeaFairy-Glad to hear that. I’m not sure how I feel about tackling a cherry flavor. I’m scared it will end up tasting like cough syrup, which I have a strong aversion to, though I have been searching around for dried cherries. So maybe it is time.

Tea Pet

A vegan white chocolate tea?!?! That’s so exciting!!!

Butiki Teas

Tea Pet-Indeed, it is a vegan white chocolate. We already tasted a bunch of white chocolate and have our favorite chips picked out.

Kaylee

The only problem with the Pumpkin Milkshake is that Doke Rolling Thunder does not make for a good base tea. I keep meaning to put this in a tasting note and never getting around to it, so I may as well make the case here. I’ve got both Pumpkin Milkshake and Pumpkin Milkshake 2.0 in my cabinet and they taste totally different. The 2.0 tastes a whole lot more like the Rolling Thunder version of Carrot Cake than the original version of Pumpkin Milkshake. Rolling Thunder is a great tea, but it just don’t hold flavor as well as other teas do. All of which is to say, pretty please don’t permanently pull Pumpkin Milkshake! It’s a great blend, especially for fall. It just needs a different base. Or, ideally, to go back to the original base.

Suziqzer

Pecan Toffe … Sounds yummy!

Dustin

I had been wondering which submission won the contest! There were some good suggestions for sure!

Sil

i’m super excited for the pecan toffee…

Kaylee

Oh yeah +1 for the pecan toffee!

Lynxiebrat

LOL…just when I’ve made my 1st order with Butiki!

Stephanie

Woooohooo new teas soon!!!

Tea Sipper

I was checking the site today wondering where Butiki was! I can’t wait to see what blends you’ve come up with!

Amariel

Mmmmmmm….yummy!

Butiki Teas

Kaylee-Have you tried our Pumpkin Creme Brulee? If so, do you think the Pumpkin Milkshake is different enough that warrants its own blend? The Castleton was a fantastic base for the Pumpkin Milkshake. Maybe we will just sell out of the Doke RT version and take off the Pumpkin Milkshake until the next Castleton harvest.

Suziqzer-Thanks! :)

Dustin-Absolutely, there were some fantastic submissions. We are considering on working on a few of the submissions.

Sil-Awesome! That was a tea we had made for Amoda and was my favorite of the blends we submitted, but the Nutmeg Cream ended up winning out.

Kaylee-Glad to see pecan toffee receiving a lot of love!

Lynxiebrat-Well, all of the teas will be taking time to come out slowly. :)

Stephanie-I’m so excited about the new teas!

Tea Sipper-Thanks! :)

Amariel-I think these new teas will be a great addition to our collection! :)

Kaylee

I have tried the Pumpkin Creme Brulee (thanks Stephanie!). It’s quite tasty, but I’m biased against it because it is a black tea and I can’t generally drink black tea without ending up in pain. I looked back at my tasting notes for Pumpkin Creme Brulee and apparently I thought that a Milkshake/Creme Brulee hybrid would be awesome. So I gather that I found them distinct but complementary. I’d be interested to know what others think! If I had to pick only one I’d go for the Milkshake, but again I’m biased. The answer might just lie in comparing sales of each tea within the time frame that the original Milkshake blend was available. I definitely support the idea of waiting to make more until the next Castleton harvest though. Much as I love it, the Milkshake is definitely more of a fall tea anyway.

So what type of base will the Pecan Toffee have?

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My taste for tea started at an early age. As a child, I would frequently enjoy a cup of tea with my family. Tea has always been a significant part of my life, through all the challenges and all the accomplishments and celebrations. Naturally, I became interested in the variety of high quality teas and the very culture that encompasses tea. Today, I want to share my passion and love of tea through Butiki Teas.

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