Butiki Teas-New Sales (Ends July 6): 1991 Aged Oolong, Caramel Vanilla, Peppermint Patty, Sencha
New Sales!!! http://www.butikiteas.com/On%20Sale.html. Sale ends July 6th!
1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong-21% Off-Our 1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong is a 22 year old spring harvested tea from Nantou, Taiwan. This rare tea is oxidized between 20-30% and charcoal roasted. Da Ye Oolong is uncommon today since this tea has a lower production volume. Our 1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong is sweeter and creamier than our 2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong. Notes of roasted chestnut, bark, fresh butter, honey suckle, and cinnamon can be detected. Due to the age of this tea, some mineral notes may also be detected. This tea has a silky mouth feel and is sweet and buttery.
Caramel Vanilla Assam-24% Off-Caramel Vanilla Assam pairs our Premium Taiwanese Assam with rich caramel and soft vanilla. The caramel and vanilla notes meld with the tea and almost taste as though they are naturally part of the Assam. Cacao, raisin, and citrus notes can also be detected in this smooth and malty tea. Add a little sugar for a decadent caramel vanilla dessert.
Peppermint Patty-30% Off-What better way to wind down the day than with chocolate and mint? Our Peppermint Patty pairs organic marshmallow leaf, a naturally sweet caffeine-free herb, with sweet organic peppermint, and mellow milk chocolate. This light and refreshing herbal works well as an after dinner treat. With each sip, the flavor grows stronger and lingers longer. Add a little sugar to intensify the chocolate flavor. Please research all precautions before consuming any herbal tisane.
Sencha Superior-30% Off-This superior sencha originates from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan and is a light-steamed sencha that has a savory flavor and semi-brisk finish that’s almost sweet.
Peach HoppiTea-Our Peach HoppiTea is a variation of a custom blend. This blend pairs our Nepalese Organic Guranse black tea base with Cascade Hops and peaches. The black tea base provides an almost sparkling quality. Cascade hops adds a touch of bitterness, somewhat like grapefruit, and is unmistakably hoppy. The peaches add a hint of sweetness that contrasts the bitterness well. The combination of these three ingredients creates a truly unique tea. We recommend allowing this tea to cool to a warm temperature for a more beer-like flavor. For a sweeter flavor, sugar may be added but will reduce the intensity of the hops. http://www.butikiteas.com/Black.html
Irish Breakfast-Our Irish Breakfast combines our Khongea Golden Tippy Assam and Hattialli Golden Lion Assam with our Organic Ceylon. This strong malty breakfast tea has chocolate, raisin, oak, tobacco, and bready notes with a citrus finish. Irish Breakfast is smooth and sweet with a light astringent finish. http://www.butikiteas.com/Black.html
Upcoming Teas: Silver Needle (from a different farm), Dragon Well (different farm), Wild Huangshan, Very high grade Oriental Beauty, Anji Bai Cha, With Open Eyes (dragon well, strawberry, toffee, ginger), Organic Huangshan Mao Feng (back in stock), Creamy Eggnog (back in stock), Potato Pancake & Applesauce (back in stock), Birthday Cake (marshmallow base), and Butiki Breakfast Blend!
Custom Blend Page http://www.butikiteas.com/Custom.html
Our custom blend page now has interviews with the blend creators of: Foxy Roxy’s Banana Walnut Treat, Peach HoppiTea, Ruby Pie & So Long and Thanks for All the Licorice.
At the risk of sounding ignorant, I have to ask. Is Purple Tea of Kenya actual tea (camellia sinensis) or is it a tisane like rooibos or honeybush? I’ve never heard of it.
After having done some research, it appears that this is a tea. It appears to be a relatively new variety, and rare at that.
Purple tea does come from camellia sinensis. The purple variety is propagated by grafting and cutting as opposed to seeding. The leaves of the plant have a purple-ish hue since they contain high levels of anthocyanin. Due to those high levels of anthocyanin, purple tea is expected to contain more antioxidants than other types of tea. It is a very rare tea and was first made available for sale this year.
Question: So from my understanding “purple” tea refers to the cultivar that the leaves are from rather than how the leaves were processed. Therefore this isn’t a new category of tea but rather a new variety. This being said, that means you can still have black, green, etc teas that are from the “purple” tea cultivar. Is my understanding correct? And if so how has the purple tea that you sell been processed?
Put an order in btw, I’m excited to try it.
That is correct. If my memory serves, I believe this purple tea is processed similar to an oolong. I will double check and get you an answer.
Thanks for the order! As a side note, I find that playing around with time on this tea makes a big difference. I recommend trying different times between 3-5 minutes.
The process is apparently similar to a green but has also been at least partially oxidized.
By the end of the month I will also be getting in a white hand-rolled purple tea.
Also, if anyone is interested in Kenyan teas, I am starting to expand my selection. In addition to the Purple Tea of Kenya, I also have an orthodox black tea (Kenya Kangaita) and within the week will be selling White Whisper and Rift Valley (green).
Thanks for the research and looking forward to trying them, haven’t had much Kenyan tea yet and always excited to try new stuff.
I’ve been really liking some of the Kenya stuff I’ve found recently. In the past I really didn’t find too much from Kenya that interested me.
We would LOVE to review any of your Purple teas over at Sororitea Sisters if you would like us to! :)
That’s funny, I just sent you an email mentioning our purple tea.
YOu can try this one also http://www.tealux.ca/99_oxidized_purple_oolong?category_id=0&search_string=purple#.UNCkplRk1DA
Ava-It’s not really appropriate to make sales pitches in another company’s sale thread. I wouldn’t do that to one of your threads.
I just made my order yesterday. I can’t wait to try the purple tea (and all the samples!)
Great! I hope you enjoy the tea! I highly recommend trying this tea at different steep times.
Ava-Its not really appropriate to make sales pitches in another company’s sale thread. I wouldn’t do that to one of your threads.
Glad you said something stacy…I was kind of thinking the same thing
Sil-Glad to hear you were thinking the same thing and that I’m not just crazy.
I think Steepster is a great place for vendors and tea enthusiasts to connect but as tea professionals we should be respectful of each other.
Agreed. Perhaps pop an email to Jason to have these comments deleted? This person is clearly not an active user, and I think it’s highly inappropriate as well.
Right now we have a sale going on until October 14th for the following teas: Malawi White Peony, Mango Lassi, and Cantaloupe & Cream. See below for descriptions of these teas/rooibos or check them out on our website: http://www.butikiteas.com
Also, check out our website for some of our recent additions, including: Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Raspberry Truffle, Blueberry Purple Tea, Apricot Guayusa, Floral Tea Jar, Yixing Teapot, Elephant Cast Iron Teapot, and Earthen Gaiwan.
Malawi White Peony
Malawi White Peony originates from Thyolo, a southern town in the southeast African country of Malawi. This rare and truly unique white tea has gorgeous dried leaves that range in color from chocolate to mahogany to rainforest and has a delicate floral aroma. This smooth-bodied white tea starts with light vegetal notes and has mild sweet lime and rose notes that linger. SALE!!!! Now until October 14th we will be offering this new tea for only $4.00 for half an ounce (18 cups). After the 14th the price will be $5.00 for half an ounce.
Mango Lassi (vegan)
Our exotic dessert blend combines luscious mango with a touch of spice and a hint of cream. Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and originates from South Africa. We recommend adding sugar to this rooibos. Try with our brown crystal sugar. SALE!!!! Now until October 14th we will be offering our best selling tea for only $4.00 for an ounce (12 cups). After the 14th the price will be $5.00 for an ounce.
Cantaloupe & Cream (vegan)
The sweet cream notes of our Organic Bai Mu Dan compliment the cantaloupe and cream notes. This tea starts with vegetal and floral notes that quickly develop into mouth watering cantaloupe and cream notes. Try with our Brown Crystal Sugar for a sweet dessert treat. SALE!!!! Now until October 14th we will be offering this new tea for only $4.50 for half an ounce (10 cups). After the 14th the price will be $5.50 for half an ounce.
Right now we have a 20% off sale going on until October 26th for our Raspberry Truffle: Raspberry Truffle pairs sweet raspberries with decadent chocolate. We started with a premium Organic Kundaly base and added generous amounts of raspberries and chocolate chips. This dessert tea awakens by adding just a little bit of brown crystal sugar.
We also added the Winter Bundle & Explore Kenya packages to our site.
The Winter Bundle saves 20% by combining the following teas: Winter Fire, Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Raspberry Truffle, and Premium Chai.
Explore Kenya offers 4 high quality Kenyan teas in smaller quantities to allow for sampling. The following teas are offered in this package: White Whisper, Royal Golden Safari (a personal favorite of mine), Purple Tea of Kenya, and Kenya Kangaita.
Check it out: http://www.butikiteas.com/On%20Sale.html
ON SALE: Organic Blue Nettle!!!
Organic Blue Nettle has long green leaves that are twisted together by hand. This green tea originates from the Idulgashinna Estate in Sri Lanka and is Bio Dynamic and Fair Trade. Organic Blue Nettle is a mild green tea that has light seaweed and artichoke notes. We want everyone to try our recently added Organic Blue Nettle tea, so we are offering it at 25% off until November 3rd. Now only $4.50!http://www.butikiteas.com/On%20Sale.html
ON SALE: Pumpkin Creme Brulee!!!
Cinnamon, spice, and everything nice! Our Pumpkin Creme Brulee has a premium Organic Ceylon base and combines a scrumptious pumpkin with fall spices and a touch of cream for a delicious guilt-free treat. We recommend adding brown crystal sugar to enhance the cream flavor. At Butiki Teas, we love the fall season! Therefore, we are putting our Pumpkin Creme Brulee on sale. We are taking 17% off and offering our Creme Brulee for $3.75 an ounce! Sale ends November 3rd. http://www.butikiteas.com/On%20Sale.html
NEW TEA ALERT
This week we added 4 new green teas: Organic Blue Nettle, Organic Mao Jian, Organic Idulgashinna Green, and South Korean Green. Check them out here: http://www.butikiteas.com/Green.html
UPCOMING NEW TEAS: Next week we will be adding Pistachio Ice Cream green tea & Puerh Purple Bud.
BLOG UPDATE: This week we started a new blog. Our key entry was about our Kenyan teas and had a few pics from a tea farm. Next week we will be doing a retrospective journey through the Royal Ontario Museum’s teaware pieces. http://butikiteas.blogspot.com/
ON SALE: Blueberry Purple Tea
Made with a base of Purple Tea of Kenya, this mellow tea has an earthy blueberry flavor that lingers. Add a little brown crystal sugar for an intense sweet blueberry flavor. SALE!!! Our Blueberry Purple Tea is now on sale for 20% off!!! This offer is good until November 17th. Now only $12.00 an ounce!
ON SALE: White Whisper
White Whisper’s long downy silvery green buds have a delicate buttery flavor with light floral and peach notes. This remarkable tea originates from a small scale farm in Kenya and is pesticide free. SALE!!! We want everyone to try our White Whisper, so we are offering it at 18% off until November 17th. Now only $13.50 an ounce!
*2 new teas: Wild Purple Buds Puerh & Pistachio Ice Cream now available!!!
*Reviews: The Lazy Litera"Tea", My Steeped IdentiTEA, and The Tea Review.
*Donated teas to The Tea Show raffle.
*Preview of whats to come: Documentary reviews, 2 new teas, 1 new product.