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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
509 tasting notes

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This one is from CrowKettle and am I ever glad I got a sample of this! It’s everything that I’d hoped it to be. I’m on my phone now, but will write a more in depth review from my computer later.

Ok, so it is later. I was working today, then got dinner and went to a friend’s house to watch the new episode of Doctor Who, so I just got home, and I am still thinking of this tea. Actually, I mentioned how good it smelled and tasted to my co-workers today and they were all like, “You must really like that tea because you’ve talked about it 4 times already” or something like that.

Anyhow, like many people have said thus far, the tea itself, with the flowers, is quite lovely, and if anything evokes spring, it is this tea. And wow, what a gorgeous day to initiate this tea, too. We have had a string of really nice days lately (I hope it stays!!). The first thing that you notice when you open the bag, is the sweet and fresh real cantaloupe smell. The eyes see the leaves and the nose gets hit with the lovely scent. I’ve always felt that cantaloupe is sweet and a little bit floral. A bit like nectar or honey…and white tea is the perfect tea to blend this with too, I think.

Brewed, you get a pale yellow infusion, and the scent just wafts up into your nose and intoxicates you to the core. Seriously. Cuz all I could think about was how good this smelled and tasted. I admit freely that I do have a sweet tooth, so I do usually add sugar to my teas, though I have been working on reducing the amount. I think though, that in this case, adding it only intensifies the nectar qualities, and makes the melon juiciness just pop and explode across the tongue. Now in terms of cream, I can’t really taste cream per se, but I can pick up just a general smooth feel to it. Part of me wonders how this would be with a touch of milk or even cream. I know milk is usually for darker teas, but ever since DAVIDsTEA suggested adding milk and sugar to Buttercream, I have not been afraid to add milk to white teas where I feel the taste and texture will enhance the tea. I bet that this tea would be even more amazing with just a touch of honey instead of the sugar…perhaps even an orange blossom honey. I get my honey locally, but I am out, so this reminds me I need more.

Anyway, I am so so so grateful I got to try this tea. I think that I am gonna need this for the summer. I might just have to put in an order with Butiki now that I have had something I like, and that far exceeds my expectations. Thanks again CrowKettle!!!!

Helena

It is a very tasty tea :D

Amariel

It is, indeed.

CrowKettle

I’m so glad you like this one! Butiki and Stacy are amazing; it’s probably my favourite tea company right now. :)

Amariel

I definitely want to put an order in.

Kittenna

^^ Do a shared order, you guys!! :) So worth it. The four of us in Toronto are putting in a huge one imminently :D

Amariel

I’m totally game for that.

OMGsrsly

Ooh. I’d also be game for a Butiki order… I have a huge list of wants from them, but would be willing to pare the list down a lot for an initial try.

Sil

OMG no paring down! shared order = you can do 1oz order and still only be picking up a small quantity to try when there’s overlap between you guys.

Uh…i highly recommend using google docs if you get into it LOL

OMGsrsly

Yeah, my list is basically everything without mint. :) So anyone could order anything to share and I’d be happy.

CrowKettle

I can live without mint.

Google documents is super nifty for planning.

Amariel

Ok, so should we start a different message thread of teas from Butiki and Red Leaf Teas that we are all interested, and then whoever is google docs talented can put it all together?

OMGsrsly

Good plan! :)

Amariel

Also, I went through my whole list and found a few other local-ish people that didn’t do the swap with us, but I could include them. I could also just message them separately to see if there’s any interest from them on a co-op type order.

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Helena

It is a very tasty tea :D

Amariel

It is, indeed.

CrowKettle

I’m so glad you like this one! Butiki and Stacy are amazing; it’s probably my favourite tea company right now. :)

Amariel

I definitely want to put an order in.

Kittenna

^^ Do a shared order, you guys!! :) So worth it. The four of us in Toronto are putting in a huge one imminently :D

Amariel

I’m totally game for that.

OMGsrsly

Ooh. I’d also be game for a Butiki order… I have a huge list of wants from them, but would be willing to pare the list down a lot for an initial try.

Sil

OMG no paring down! shared order = you can do 1oz order and still only be picking up a small quantity to try when there’s overlap between you guys.

Uh…i highly recommend using google docs if you get into it LOL

OMGsrsly

Yeah, my list is basically everything without mint. :) So anyone could order anything to share and I’d be happy.

CrowKettle

I can live without mint.

Google documents is super nifty for planning.

Amariel

Ok, so should we start a different message thread of teas from Butiki and Red Leaf Teas that we are all interested, and then whoever is google docs talented can put it all together?

OMGsrsly

Good plan! :)

Amariel

Also, I went through my whole list and found a few other local-ish people that didn’t do the swap with us, but I could include them. I could also just message them separately to see if there’s any interest from them on a co-op type order.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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