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90

Adding another review. I’ve drunk quite a bit of this tea, and it holds up well to resteeping – and I use a large mug, so that’s always good. I decided to try making some to put in a travel mug. I usually find that my teas aren’t as good this way, but this tea held up well, and it was almost like drinking coffee. I did use a a mug wasn’t used recently for coffee, so I didn’t actually have lingering coffee flavors leak in. It’s just further proof that the tea really does capture those flavors well.

I do find more and more that the smell of the tea reminds me of an ash tray, but I don’t like this tea any less. xD

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90

I bought this tea after I learned about it in the Butiki thread. I am so happy with it. I got it in the mail today and immediately put it in a tin. I only have three tins right now… It has a strong Pu Ehr smell. It’s very earthy, and kind of reminds me of the smell of tobacco, though I don’t smoke. I just remember smelling flavored pipe tobacco once in a head shop. It’s very strong, but in a good way, and you can smell the coffee notes under the smoke.

I rinsed the tea in the tea bag that I put it in, so I don’t know if I did it right, but the tea doesn’t have an overwhelming earthy taste. I like how the creamy notes really shine through. I haven’t sweetened it, but it has a nice sweet taste as is. I think I’ll sweeten it when I brew it a second time, but I really love this tea as is. I’m so sad that I can’t buy more in the future. I would probably have to buy more in the next day or two if I want to get more, and I do need to conserve money. It could be sold out for all I know. I just got this tea in the mail and I need more.

It does have this cigarette taste like second-hand smoke, or like how a frequent smoker’s clothes smell. I don’t know how I feel about that. It’s distinct from the creamy taste, and kind of lingers as the last thing you taste with every sip. I don’t hate it. The creaminess, though. It’s so good, I could cry tears of happiness. I’m going to make more.

Flavors: Coffee, Cream, Smoke

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drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
333 tasting notes

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Funny, this one.

I am a hater of all things lime flavoured. (Actual lime, no prob) I’m the one who picks around the lemon and lime skittles, or starbursts or whatever the candy may be, leaving behind a bag full of yellow and green rejects.

So the fact that I bought this is kind of hilarious. I was definitely swayed by the marshmallow, and by the fact that I was riding high on the promising wave of new Butiki Teas!

It’s very limey. The marshmallow sweetness was definitely noticeable too, it softened up the lime and was tasty. Neither flavour overwhelmed the base. But not tasty enough to make me love lime.

I think someone who enjoyed lime would LOVE this tea. It’s very flavourful and seems accurate to me. But I’m not on the lime bandwagon, which is why after trying one cup, this one is going to end up in the stash sale thread :)

If i was rating based on personal taste, I’d give this like a 65, because I don’t love lime. But seeing as how it’s a lime tea, it’s a great blend so if i was going to rate it based on flavorfulness and accuracy and execution, it would deserve an 85 for sure.

Sil

may be interested in picking this one up off you, once i get a chance to try a sample from what cavo picked up

whatshesaid

just PM me on facebook whenever you decide :)

DeliriumsFrogs

I am the person who picks out ALL the lime skittles… they are my favs. :)
So glad I’ve got this one coming!!

Cameron B.

Lime Skittles taste WEIRD! Like Windex or something. :P

whatshesaid

haha WORD!

DeliriumsFrogs

oh my god, I love them! Seriously. I can’t get enough of them when they’re around… Then, when you pair a lime with a lemon, oh MAN! I let the candy coating melt off before I bite down, so then it’s all soft and awesome… haha

Cameron B.

DeliriumsFrogs, I will be sure to save all of my lime Skittles in a little baggie and send them to you. :P

Sil

lime skittles are awesome..

OMGsrsly

LOL! Love it, DeleriumsFrogs! I’ll have to try that for maximum enjoyment. :)

DeliriumsFrogs

See, Sil knows where it’s at. lol

Cheri

I thought they changed the green skittles to green apple flavored? Or am I remembering the wrong candy?

Sil

no they did but you can still get lime in some of the non original packages

DeliriumsFrogs

One time I bought skittles without closely reading the package, and the lime WAS apple… but, really, I should’ve noticed, because the bag was all non-traditionally coloured, but that’s what happens when you’re shopping for skittles at 10:30pm on a tuesday…
Green apple is GROSS (unless it’s a blowpop, then bring it on…)

DeliriumsFrogs

…I just googled, and you are all totally correct! They DID change the lime to green apple! At halloween, we must’ve somehow got goofy skittles, because I was totally eating lime then….
This is just wrong. How could they DO such a thing!!??

OMGsrsly

I had no idea either. I’m gonna have to hunt me down some lime skittles.

whatshesaid

Ugh, if there’s anything i hate more than lime flavoured stuff, it would be APPLE flavoured stuff!!

All of my green skittles will be reserved for all of you :P

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94

My Butiki order arrived today and I went straight for this tea because it smells AH-mazing. And, I am happy to report, it delivers on taste too. Their is definitely a cake element and the praline stays with you long after the sip but the strawberry has a touch of tartness that really adds a layer to this tea. It reminds me of Ruby Pie in a way, which is good as I don’t have much of that beloved tea left. Now I wish I grabbed more of this one because I am really enjoying it.

Sil

So jealous…mine are so far away…

VariaTEA

Soon Sil, soon.

Sil

Haha not soon enough…take a few days before its out in the mail then another 10 days…

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85

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Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea is a very heavy tea, meaning you don’t get much by weight, but I’ve had it a couple of times and it’s very nice. It even stood up in my timolino. You can taste both the raspberry and the cashew, although the raspberry is not that prominent. It’s very buttery, like nut butter, not real butter…makes your tongue feel like it has silky nut butter on it. :) The raspberry has a bit of tartness, not like hibiscus tart, but raspberry tart. I can also see how people might call it floral. As with most of Stacy’s blends, the flavoring is distinct, but not overpowering. I’m going to miss Stacy’s blends.

Fjellrev

Mmm, I like the idea of a tea tasting and feeling like nut butter.

Mikumofu

Love this one!

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88
drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
446 tasting notes

Strawberry is the dominant flavor here. You can see the chocolate chips in the blend but in flavor they are on the back burner. there is a slight espresso note too. It is good. I believe this is another one they are out of.

Brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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86
drank Spiced Nog by Butiki Teas
234 tasting notes

Yes, this is good.

Sipped on this last night while I rested my sleepy, aching bones, and finished the last of a pair of paintings I made as a thank you to a friend for sending me a DVD of Parks and Recreation, after some ruffians absconded with my copy when they broke into the old house a few months back. So happy to have the gang back in my life.

Why isn’t eggnog such a readily available thing in shops in the UK, I wonder? It really is a shame, as it’s one of my most beloved winter flavours. To that end, I was really grateful to see that Stacy was still doing an eggnog tea, and even more grateful when my little bag of it turned up at my door. It’s got a bit of buttery green taste and a lovely, creamy mouthfeel, with that lovely sweet eggnoggy flavour, and just as much nutmeg as there should be. It’s even pleasant when you nod off while watching River Cottage and the last half of your cuppa’s gone cold by the time you wake up. Good.

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drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
24 tasting notes

What a wonderful little tea to start the day! This is another tea, one of the many, many teas in fact, that we acquired from Butiki tea. The dried leaves are dark, tightly rolled balls. This is another one of those teas in which those little darling leaf-hoppers do their business and chew on the leaves. The tea tree releases polyphenols in order to assist in repair. These compounds are responsible for the unique taste of these teas.

There is a strong ‘oolong’ scent from the dried leaves. It reminds me ever so slightly of the wild mountain black. The mouth feel is silky smooth with an ever so subtle astringent finish. The taste is damn good. There are definitely honey notes. That predominates. It’s almost brown sugary. Slight hints of apple and roasty toastiness, and of course very floral. But not in a ‘your grandmothers potpourri’ kind of way.

I like this tea. I’m four infusions in and the flavours has still not abated. I brewed it, 5 sec rinse, 10, 15, 25, 35. The brewed leaves have an almost acrid artificial smell to them which I dislike, but this is a minor contention and only worth noting in passing.

Flavors: Apple, Candy, Floral, Honey, Orchids

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 140 ML

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87

I love a good lime tea and I especially love the combination of lime and something creamy. This blend smells quite strongly of lime and just a hint of something sugary.

Sipping… Everything in this blend works so well together! From the white tea base to the lime and marshmallow… they’re just perfect together. The marshmallow softly hugs the lime, but doesn’t take over. I’m so glad that BOTH the lime and the marshmallow can be detected especially because marshmallow can be hidden a lot of the time! The white tea base is a great choice since it sits quietly in the background lending just a hint of smoothness. Yum!

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drank Praline Horizon by Butiki Teas
1032 tasting notes

This is exactly what I was expecting and just as delicous as I had hoped :)

Sil

yaaaay

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I’m not sure how or why this works so well, but it does! OMG DELICOUS! :-O

Sil

jealous!

Butiki Teas

I’ve been stalking Steepster to see a review of this. Yay, glad you like it! I was super happy with how it turned out but curious to see if others enjoyed it too.

Roswell Strange

I was very close to getting this one because the combo of flavours is so different! Still not totally sure I made the right call ;)

Cameron B.

I do love both cantaloupe and coffee, they just sound like they would be so odd together! I’m glad it came out tasty.

Butiki Teas

Cameron B-The espresso is very light and really there just to temper the sweetness of the cantaloupe and add depth.

Stephanie

You don’t think coffee as you are drinking it, for sure.

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85

This is really good. The pineapple was strong, and there was a very natural tasting sweetness from the cream. I was honestly surprised that I couldn’t taste the cilantro more, and a little disappointed by that. I LOVE cilantro. It does offer an herb aftertaste, a bit of a sharpness, that was really pleasant.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Praline Horizon by Butiki Teas
116 tasting notes

Oh how I am going to miss Butiki Teas!!! Stacy is a blending genius!! On first steep the tea is deliciously flavorful, lots of sweet, molasses and caramel notes with a good punch of malt. The second steep is milder on the sweetness which really allows the nutty flavors to shine through, I specifically get almond and a touch of woodiness. Very tasty tea that stands up well to milk if thats your thing.

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drank Boomstick by Butiki Teas
672 tasting notes

I really like this tea and I’m not even a big lover of citrus-flavored things. It has a very natural citrus flavor, like a real tangerine or grapefruit slice was dropped into my cup, not that fake orange flavor. It’s very perky and refreshing…it would probably be great iced, but that uses too much leaf, so I’ll probably just drink the rest of my little bag hot. :)

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Okay, this is another Butiki green that’s leaving me scratching my head. I’m getting some grassy, sencha-like, and nutty notes, but nothing resembling smooth, sweet, tart, or fruity. Now that the cup has cooled, it’s mostly charred green vegetables but rather bitter and astringent and not especially pleasant. What is it with my water here? I generally like green tea, but for some reason the unflavored Butiki greens are really hit-or-miss for me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87

This is a very tasty tea. It has strong notes from the cashews and the raspberry, although the raspberry flavoring is not strong enough for my tastes. It melds well into the oolong background. It a dark oolong that looks more like a black tea in color of the dry leaves. It is a very heavy tea. I ordered four ounces of this tea and it looks like two. I don’t think the cashews in the blend will last as long as the tea so I am glad I didn’t get a pound.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 2 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 4 min.

Flavors: Nutty, Raspberry

Preparation
2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
gmathis

I believe I’d like to replicate the flavor on my breakfast toast this morning :)

AllanK

That is easier than an order to Butiki but for me the toast would have to be gluten free.

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84
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
455 tasting notes

I enjoyed this. The base tea is flavorful even with the flavorings, but there is a sweetness and a toasty flavor that is reminiscent of caramel, and it is also fruity. I don’t necessarily taste apple specifically, but in the end it is delicious, so who cares if the name doesn’t describe it exactly?

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93

Oh Lordy! Enjoying this tea right now – a sample from CameronB. This is soooo good. It is everything I always imagined it would be. In a way, I was kind of hoping it wouldn’t be because I can never get it again. However, this tea is just like a light lemon cake. Amazing good to the last drop.

What a shame this tea will not get made again.

Flavors: Cake, Lemon

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Indigobloom

I still have to try it, but I have the same worry – that I’ll love it lol

Ubacat

Yeah, so sad to fall in love with a tea and only have the one sample.

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This is a tasty combination of flavors – it is impressive how much this tastes like a pumpkin latte. But I think the coffee flavoring does something weird to my head, based on my experience with this cup and the Red Queen Cupcake. I probably won’t order any more of this tea (or any of the other coffee-flavored ones Stacy has left), but I encourage anyone currently on the fence to try some of this before it runs out!

Flavors: Coffee, Pumpkin

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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96

Let me start off by saying that I love cilantro and I use it often in my cooking so I try to keep a bunch of the fresh herb in the fridge as often as possible. Unfortunately the boyfriend-creature HATES it so it usually ends up being used more sparingly than I’d like. Cilantro seems to be one of those all-or-nothing foods, and I think I read somewhere that there might actually be a genetic component to this that makes it taste unpleasant to some people (the boyfriend says it tastes like soap).

Right off the bat the scent intrigues me – faintly fruity and distinctly fresh. It took me awhile to work out what those pink things mixed in were (amaranth petals) which add an attractive touch even if they don’t do anything for the flavour.

I can taste a stronger pineapple flavour than I did in the Flowery Pineapple Oolong. This is both distinctive and authentic and the cilantro works with the tea base to give the tea a fresh, green flavour that leaves a sweet aftertaste. The cream is less of a distinct flavour than it is a smoothness that brings all the elements of the tea together.

Man, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to try this tea because once I’m done my little bag there’s no more where that came from (and with such a unique flavour there’s no way I’ll find a replacement).

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

there is a genetic component! it’s neat :)

Butiki Teas

I feel your pain with not being able to use an herb. My hubby HATES mint. The smell makes him ill, so I can’t keep it in the house, grow it or order it at restaurants.

Anlina

I love cilantro – I’m a more-is-better kind of person. One of my partners is indifferent to it, and the other one really dislikes it. But it’s working on acclimating to it, since it was in almost everything when we went to Mexico and we’re headed back there soon.

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drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
1696 tasting notes

Thank you so much, Kittenna, for the sample!

I am weak, I added coconut milk creamer. And the tea is still screaming hot as I’ve steeped it in my camping mug. (Because why not.)

But! It smells amazing. It tastes delicious, if a little burny. Definitely vanilla-cocoabutter-malty-raisin. Haha. Sounds weird, probably. But I love the base on this tea as it’s so smooth and sweet. The white chocolate tastes good on top of it, but I’m mostly getting base. That might be my fault for adding creamer.

Definitely something I’d try again, if I could… but I’m happy to have had this taste.

I just used the sample baggie for 12 oz. So… whatever that was!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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