90

Thank you Stacy @ Butiki for sending me this delicious sample!

Although I had never tried a Guayusa before (which is not proper tea but is still tasty), I was very excited to give this one a go since I thoroughly enjoyed the Pistachio Ice Cream from Butiki and now have high expectations for everything Stacy is working on in the Northeast. I must say that this did not disappoint! The tangerine flavor doesn’t taste artificial in the least. In fact, it tastes very much like biting into a bit of dried real fruit. I found the creaminess to be slightly muted and more of a mouthfeel than a flavor but half a spoonful of agave turned a great fruit forward base tea into a delicious creamsicle of a dessert treat!

This one is going right back on the shopping list and the extra oomph from the added caffeine was just what I needed to get the afternoon going. Well done Stacy!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Ah one that I have yet to try! Creamsicle envy!

jason

Even my wife loved it, and that’s saying something!

Bonnie

Wow! I bet you can begin a stash of caffeine free tea for your daughter pretty soon too. Tea party with dad!

jason

Sounds great to me : )

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Bonnie

Ah one that I have yet to try! Creamsicle envy!

jason

Even my wife loved it, and that’s saying something!

Bonnie

Wow! I bet you can begin a stash of caffeine free tea for your daughter pretty soon too. Tea party with dad!

jason

Sounds great to me : )

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I am so very new to loose leaf tea and, after decades of really really good coffee, I am blown away by the diversity and complexity that this little leaf has to offer. Every new cup is an adventure and I look forward to sharing them with you!

+ I attempt to rate teas in comparison to others I’ve tried of the same general variety, so a green tea rated at 95 vs a pu’er at 90 doesn’t necessarily mean that I liked the green better than the pu’er – it just means I liked it better than most other greens.

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