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UPDATE-Winning Tea Now Available!!!-Butiki Teas Super Awesome Free Tea Contest

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Are we supposed to wait until the submission is over to chat about our blend ideas or is any time good?

Feel free to chat away. It would be great to see more ideas posted here. :)

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Azzrian said

I entered three:
A Saffron Sesame Blend with Green Tea
An Elderflower White Tea Blend
And
An Elderberry Black Currant Blend with a caramelized sugar or brown sugar backdrop, but just a tad of that not to make it too sweet tasting,
Then Fig, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon.

Sesame with green tea sounds amazing! And the black currant blend sounds like the tea version of mead on a winter night. You’re so creative!

^Both of you are very creative!

I must admit, that sesame/saffron tea really has my attention.

We received a lot of very creative blends! I’m really excited about this contest. I have no idea how the judges are going to be able to choose only 10. There is a good possibility that a few of the ideas that don’t end up winning will pop up later.

Azzrian said

Thank you BlueKittyMeow! :) And I love Mead!!!

The sesame blend does sound delicious!

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These are the ideas I entered:

Tropical Movie Night – Tie Guan Yin with a hint of sea salt, macademia nuts to bring out the butteriness of the oolong, with mallow or squash blossoms to bring a touch of sweetness.
Marshmallow Roasting – Zhen Qu for its malty chocolatey notes, with marshmallow for sweetness, and a little bit of cinnamon for spice.
In The Night Garden – Organic Sparrow Tongue with Jasmine, honeysuckle, and vegan cream flavoring.

Azzrian said

I LOVE the name “in the night garden”
Tropical Movie Night sounds DELICIOUS! Sea salt PLEASE! Macadamia nuts OH YES! SQUASH BLOSSOMS OMGee! YUMMY! I think of your three this is my most wanted!
Although Marshmallow Roasting – who could not love that!?!? :)

Thanks :) I didn’t end up gardening this year (aww…) so squash blossoms in tea sound like a good alternative.

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Submissions for Contest #1 are Due Today!!!! Send us your tea blend ideas.

FYI-We haven’t received any guayusa blend ideas.

Contest #1-Timeline:

Sunday-the judges will be meeting to choose the 10 winners and we will send out notices to the winners with the option to elaborate on their blend to appeal to voters. Blends cannot be changed.

Tuesday-All edits are due.

Wednesday-We will post the 10 winners on our website for voting.

Sunday, Nov 4th-Voting will be completed and a winner will be announced on Monday.

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Contest #1-Custom Blend (Update)
Thank you so much to everyone for submitting your blend ideas! There were so many amazing blends. We were truly amazed by how creative the ideas we received were. It was so difficult to choose just 10 but the top 10 have been chosen and the creators of those blends have been notified by email. This Wednesday we will add those blends to our website to be voted on. We will be keeping all of the blend ideas, including ones that did not make it to the top 10 and if we at any point decide to use a blend that was submitted we will send out 2 ounces of the tea to the creator and offer special discounts on the blend. Thanks again to everyone that participated.

Alphakitty said

Oh no, I totally forgot to email my blend ideas in ;~; Oh well, can’t wait to see the top 10!

Bummer, would have loved to see your ideas.

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Sil select said

It’s almost wednesday, it’s almost wednesday! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s great ideas!

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Just a reminder that both of our contests end Nov 4th (tomorrow at midnight). Get your last minute votes in and send us links to your reviews. Vote here: http://www.butikiteas.com/Contest.html

Sil select said

is it sunday yet? or monday? maaan this is a good weekend. contest closes AND new teas will be up for grabs! woot woot!

I’m excited too! Also, we have new sales being added probably around the end of next week. Any suggestions are welcome.

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The official contest winners are:

1st place Custom Blend Contest: Sarah with Strawberry Rhubarb Delight
wins blend creation

2nd place Custom Blend Contest: Joely with Saffron Sesame Huangshan Mao Feng
wins $10 off a custom blend

1st place Plain Tea Contest: Kyle
wins Luxury Sampler & Wild Purple Buds Puerh

Sil select said

Congratulations to all the winners! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year grin

Yes, big congrats to the winners! :)

tperez said

Yay!

Babble said

Azzrian, I’d be curious to see if you actually DO make a custom blend of “Saffron Sesame”.

Azzrian said

Awesome thanks Stacy for running this fun contest! Congrats to all.
It will have to be after the holidays unfortunately – my daughter also turns 18 on the 21st of December so I have to be careful on over spending :)

Congrats to the winners! Nice contest Stacy, it was interesting and fun! I second Rachel about the Saffron Sesame blend, if it will be made.

Sil select said

Azzrian – Curious about the blend too heh you may have a few followers waiting for your blend :)

Azzrian said

Haha maybe Stacy will get enough wanting it she can justify making it anyway :)
I would love to buy an ounce – heck would love to buy the whole blend and share with others! I just have to get bills and holiday / birthday out of the way first. Then I can go for it.

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Sil select said

Also…since i’m not sure if I ever said it. Thanks for the fun contests Stacy!

You’re quite welcome! I’m sure we will be doing this again since it was lots of fun and we got a lot of great ideas. :)

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UPDATE-The winning blend idea is now available for sale! You can purchase Ruby Pie here: http://www.butikiteas.com/Black.html.

Also, we did a short interview with the winner and discussed the contest on our blog. Check it out: http://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2013/04/custom-blend-contest-winning-tea-now.html

Oh, awesome!

Would those bunny grahams be Annie’s, by any chance?

Indeed they are! :)

Sil select said

go. buy. ruby pie.

that is all. It really is a treat and worth trying. Different from the other strawberry rhubarb blends that i’ve tried out there AND it’s a black base! woot!

Sil-I had such a good time working with you on this blend! :)

Sil select said

I dunno how you put up with me Stacy lol. “It just needs more…something”

Hahaha, I think I have good Sil translation skills.

Anyanka said

That interview is so funny.

Glad you enjoyed it Anyanka! :)

Sil select said

Yeah same here. At least one person found it amusing so I’m satisfied. :)

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