Butiki Teas

Edit Company

Popular Teaware from Butiki Teas

See All

Recent Tasting Notes

90

Another sample from Kaylee! I’ve been really into white tea blends lately, so I was so excited to try this one. I’m really wishing I’d been able to snag some of this before Stacy closed up shop, because it’s lovely: light and creamy with soft coconut and strawberry flavors that mingle into a sweet, fruity treat. Delicious!

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Strawberry, Sweet

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

Oh me too, such a tragedy! :(

Inkling

Yeah, Butiki is sorely missed!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87

Captain’s Personal Log-

My replicator seems only capable of making hot earl grey. While fortunate when we had a visiting Captain, not my preferred beverage. And there is only so much raktajino I can drink. Then I found this on a recent Shore Leave. Scent- I get some malt, and baked bread. The flavour is similar, with a hint of spice.
My First Officer says there are apricots, and I get some as the tea cools. Will have to make sure the Mess Hall has some on hand before our next mission.

-End log

Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Malt, Spices

K S

Make it so, Number One.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77

Another from the mystery box! Really I wouldn’t mind trying every Butiki tea, but this one seems similar to the Pumpkin Cider. Though I must admit the pumpkin spice flavor works better here with the pu-erh than with the Sansia black. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Butiki pu-erh except for the Japanese pu-erh. I was worried I would rinse the flavor away, but the flavor stays consistent throughout all three steeps. The base seems delicious enough, the leaves are bigger, so they might have less flavor than the pu-erh I love (tiny tiny leaves). I must admit I like the finely chopped pu-erh (probably lower quality) that results in a deep coffee cup. The mug stays deep red through these steeps. The pumpkin spice flavoring isn’t my favorite… not really pumpkin to me. It’s surprising how it tastes so much like cinnamon though. A nice squashy flavor would have been awesome. There also isn’t very much cream flavor either. An enjoyable tea but not Butiki special.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsps // 6 min after boiling // rinse // 2 1/2 min
Steep #2 // few min a.b. // 3 min
Steep #3 // just boiled // 4-5 min

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

I’ve drank this a few times without logging it, I think that’s because though I enjoyed it, it wasn’t a super STAND OUT type of tea.

The flavours are tasty, the cinnamon is the sort I enjoy in tea, natural – not a fake hot candy heart sort of taste.

The cinnamon, vanilla and squash notes all work well together. It wasn’t super squashy. I kind of thought it might have more of a hearty sweet potato sort of feel to it, but it’s a very light note.

I think I would have preferred something heavier in terms of the squash. But nonetheless I will enjoy what I have left of this tea!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Praline Horizon by Butiki Teas
260 tasting notes

Kaylee was kind enough to send me a sample of this one in our recent swap. Sadly, I think it may have been contaminated by one of the other teas I requested, because I’m not getting pralines from this at all…just lots of strong, malty black base tea with a hint of unexpected banana flavor. Not going to leave a rating since I suspect contamination. I doubt this would have really been a favorite for me anyway…Crimson Horizon is just a bit too overbearing for my tastes!

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

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

Aww, sorry it got contaminated!

Inkling

Not your fault! I’m the one that requested that delicious-smelling banana tea. :) Thanks for sharing!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89

My cup while watching anime, and playing a certain farming game. The leaves smell like cashew, but I get more plum in the brew. There is a sweet, cake-like flavour. Don’t think I’ve had any cashew cake, but I want one now. Overall, very good.

Flavors: Cake, Jam, Nuts, Plums

DeliriumsFrogs

I love this one…..

Lariel of Lórien

The plum comes out more as it cools.

Stephanie

I missed out on this tea, sounds great.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81

This was one I received in the Butiki mystery box! This note won’t be a long one… I sipped this one a couple days ago. The flavor was very light for a Darjeeling but tasty. It didn’t have much of that Darjeeling muscatel but it was VERY fruity, though I can’t say which type of fruit exactly. I’d say this one tastes only fruity to me. Maybe it was grown around fruit trees? It doesn’t really get very astringent. The description instructions say to use one tablespoon but the package instructions say to use 1 1/2 teaspoons… so I went with two teaspoons! I wish I had more to say on this one. It’s definitely a likeable light Darjeeling.
Steep #1 // 2 tsps. // 25 minutes after boiling // 3 min steep
Steep #2 // 20 min a.b. // 3-4 min

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
488 tasting notes

I had the second steep of this for my breakfast tea today. I added rice milk on a whim. The smokiness was much more prominent this time than it was when I had the first steep unadulterated yesterday. As it cooled, the smoke mellowed out and the sweet creaminess of the rice milk played up the banana flavor. I have not decided yet whether I prefer this with rice milk or straight…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
488 tasting notes

Trapped in a dull meeting. Ugh.

I had this for my travel-mug breakfast tea today. I generally dislike smokiness in my tea. However, it is fairly mild here. Turns out smoky works well with maple. The banana adds a sweet creaminess that rounds out the flavor. Overall, a solid start to the day.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

This tea was so good! No artificial, gross flavors at all, just perfect. So sad it is all gone. Will have to search for a replacement banana tea.

Flavors: Banana, Creamy

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

This was the best guayusa I had ever drank! The energy boost of guyusa is fantastic, similar to mate, but the taste isn’t so pleasant on its own. This tea was good hot and cold with none of the guayusa after taste!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91
drank Root Beer Barrels by Butiki Teas
488 tasting notes

I decided to get a little creative and mix the last of my Mariage Freres Rouge Bourbon with some of Butiki’s Root Beer Barrels. I used about 1.5 tsps of each blend in 8oz of boiling water, steeped for 7 minutes. I’m digging the result. The Root Beer Barrels is definitely dominant. The Bourbon is adding a nice creaminess, though. Adding rice milk brings out the vanilla a bit. The root beer flavor still hits first, but it’s mellower. The creamy vanilla-ness lingers for a while after the sip. I like how well these blends work together! This is a sipdown of the Bourbon, which was really enjoyable both on its own and in combination with other blends, a cinnamon stick, or lavender & mint.

Thanks to Dustin for the Bourbon and rosebudmelissa for the Root Beer Barrels! I’m cross-posting, so apologies for the redundancy on your dashboards.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91
drank Root Beer Barrels by Butiki Teas
488 tasting notes

I stole VariaTEAS ‘s idea of making this as a latte. I used rice milk. It was good, but I think I prefer it plain. The added creaminess and sweetness is a bit much. I don’t really like root beer floats, so it’s not surprising that I am not excited by a root beer tea latte. Thanks to rosebudmelissa for sending me some of this! I still have enough leaf left for two plain cups so I am happy.

Flavors: Candy, Root Beer

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91
drank Root Beer Barrels by Butiki Teas
488 tasting notes

The flavor here is uncanny. It’s just dead on for root beer soda or candies. I can almost feel fizziness, even though I know it’s not actually present. Thanks to rosebudmelissa for sending some of this my way!

Flavors: Candy, Root Beer

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

From the Overboard TTB.

Ergh. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just not to my taste? It’s like a sweet ish, but predominately sour… something over a dark base. If you didn’t tell me it was pu erh, I would have assumed it was a very dark black tea. To be fair, I have no clue what rhubarb is supposed to taste like (it looks like red celery stick!), but I guess I had high expectations because it’s Butiki. I didn’t order this myself and was glad to try it, but it was nice for the experience. Just not my cup of tea. At least there’s no lingering aftertaste.

beelicious

I wasn’t a fan either… It smelled amazing but there was something a little off about the flavor

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

So, I decided to try more teas this weekend. (Along with playing more Harvest Moon.) There is a light pumpkin scent, and bit of spice. Not sure if there is cinnamon in this, but my subconscious thinks there should be. The flavour is nicely pumpkin as well. It even has that slightly tangy taste that apple cider has. Good for the season of ‘almost Spring’.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Kaylee

Harvest Moon is the best.

The Cookie Lady

Oooooo Harvest Moon! My childhood!! Played on a bright green N64 :)

Lariel of Lórien

I play more of the handheld versions. Such fun!

Kaylee

I favor the handheld versions too. The game is too addictive – I need to take it with me everywhere when I’m playing.

The Cookie Lady

Oh….maybe that’s why I don’t have very many friends in my adult life…because I just didn’t leave my house back then lol Gosh, how I loved waiting for those adorable baby cows to be born.

Lariel of Lórien

My favourite is probably the Mineral Town games.

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m in my second season of “a new beginning”, but I didn’t know those yellow flowers were so important, and I sold most of them in Spring…. ugh.

DeliriumsFrogs

(it’s the first Harvest Moon I’ve played… I’m guessing it’s a total newb mistake. lol)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76

This tea is certainly less delicious in a travel mug. But, once I figured out what it could be, very clearly identifiable as a Butiki pumpkin tea. Hahahaha.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

I’ve been drinking this for most of the past week, at work – as I left my little metal infuser basket in the Hospice, I’ve only really been able to do grandpa-style (and related) brews. After such a great experience of making Verdant’s Dragonwell like this, I figured Butiki’s would be fine too.

Of course, it was! This Dragonwell may not have been as intense as the Verdant one I had (though that is quite likely to be because of the age/storage of my bag, as opposed to the sealed, new-harvest sample from Verdant), it was really delicious and made for a great work-drink! Plus, it was really refreshing.

Good times :D

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I was so happy to see the mystery tea was oolong – I think out of all tea, oolong is my favorite. To me it has the widest flavor profile range, and I actually enjoy all stops along that range. I also love white tea, but do not think it has the same flavor possibilities. This is definitely fruity, floral, sweet, and nutty. All things I like. Together, something I enjoy, but not something I can’t live without. Which is good, given once it is gone, it is gone.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83

Weirrrrrrrrrrrrd……….. I’m like 97% sure I’ve reviewed this before, but it’s not showing up. STEEPSTER Y U EAT MY NOTES!?

I’ve had this one at work for awhile now, it’s one of my special happy place teas. Most of which are Butiki, admittedly.

It’s really a great blend of flavours. I love the smell and the taste and the fact that I only have MAYBE 2 cups max left makes me sad.

TeaNTees

I am in the exact same situation with my RiverTea Granny’s Cake. :(

Christina

TeaNTees, I’m also sad about Granny’s Cake :(

Butiki Teas

I’m pretty sure I saw you review this one too.

whatshesaid

Ok yes, thank you! Because the first time I tried it was at the movie theatre and I loved it!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Pistachio Horizon by Butiki Teas
260 tasting notes

Whoa, this stuff is intense! I followed Stacy’s direction and only steeped it for 1 minute, but I still got a STRONG hit-you-in-the-face malty brew. The pistachio flavor is definitely present as well, but for me it’s mostly coming through in the aftertaste. I don’t usually add milk to flavored teas, but I think I will be trying that with this one. It’s definitely a good morning wake-up brew, but as far as pistachio-flavored teas go, I prefer Pistachio Ice Cream.

Flavors: Malt, Nuts

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Root Beer Barrels by Butiki Teas
2269 tasting notes

Root beer teas as lattes is just right. Thank you rosebudmelissa for the sample which promptly got dumped in my steeper for tonight’s dessert treat. The cup was so creamy and had an amazing root beer flavor. Plus, the milk subdued the honeybush making the flavoring stand out that much more. A great tea for the evening!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Sample from Zach S. Thank You!

Hmm. I wasn’t really a fan of this one. It mostly tastes earthy and smokey to me. I don’t really taste cinnamon or bred. I might like it better if the cinnamon was stronger. Oh well, it was nice to try.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Sipdown of an older sample, I believe it came from Courtney but I could be wrong!

Made this at work yesterday, enjoyed the inclusion of a big blackberry in the bag!

I may have steeped a bit too long. I haven’t tried too much guayasa in my life, I think it has a bit of a planty taste. Not sure I dug it. I could see how the blackberry lime might be an interesting combination, but this is not a Butiki tea that I mourn the loss of. Thankfully, because that list is already long enough. If I dedicated 5 minutes per tea to cry about every day, I’d be crying forever.

Thanks the the sample, Courtney! (?)

Dustin

I don’t think I like guayusa very much. I keep getting this cigar ash taste and I think it might make my tongue slightly itchy. Weird, right?

whatshesaid

Yeah, it was too oddly planty for me. Not planty in a good fresh green tea sort of way. Just – odd.

Courtney

Oh dear, I loooove this one hah. But I’m glad you got to try it at least!

TeaNTees

This one sounds very interesting. I have a fondness for guayusa, but I can see how it may not appeal to everyone.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.