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drank English Breakfast by Butiki Teas
38 tasting notes

So, I normally don’t drink black teas at night, however, my very first order from Butiki arrived today, and I couldn’t wait to try it. I decided to make a cup of this around 10pm.

I am relatively new to the tea world, but this is easily the best English Breakfast I have had so far. If you are relatively new to tea like I am, this is the kind of tea you want to be trying.

I was starting to think that I might not like English Breakfast teas. I have had some other English Breakfast blends that smelled and tasted kind of bland. Before opening this tea, I honestly thought that this might be just another standard cup of tea that I like, but is really just a “good tea”.

This tea smells very rich, and smells much more lively than some of the other English Breakfast blends I have had. As soon as I smelled it, I thought to myself, “Oh?”.

This tea tastes like a full-bodied black tea, with a hint of toasty-ness. It is not bitter at all, and tastes very smooth. With some of the other black teas I have had, I have gotten a bitter aftertaste, but I do not taste that at all with this tea. I feel like at first, I get this strong black tea flavor that slowly fades away (in a good way) and leaves a very light aftertaste. Mmmmm….

This is my first tea from Butiki, and my high expectations (based on what others here have said about Stacy’s tea) were absolutely met, if not exceeded. I would definitely buy this tea again.

After this cup, I can honestly say, “I like English Breakfast blends…..at least good ones like the one from Butiki.”

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

I’m so happy your first experience with butiki was awesome! I haven’t tried this blend yet (it’s in my cupboard) but I’m looking forward to trying it :) now you just have to watch out for her sales and new teas….she’ll get you every time! :)

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Sil

I’m so happy your first experience with butiki was awesome! I haven’t tried this blend yet (it’s in my cupboard) but I’m looking forward to trying it :) now you just have to watch out for her sales and new teas….she’ll get you every time! :)

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Tea: I am relatively new to tea, and joined Steepster to learn more about it. I am very open to suggestions, and enjoy reading everyone’s tasting notes. I think this community is awesome.

Me: I am a software developer working for a small company and absolutely love my job. Despite being a “computer guy”, I love the outdoors, and enjoy backpacking and camping. I also really enjoy philosophy, photography, reading, and music.

Ratings:
69 and lower: I probably would not buy this tea again. I might enjoy it, but I have had other teas that are much better.
70-79: I find this tea good, but have had better teas. I would gladly have another cup, but it probably wouldn’t be my first option.
80-89: This is a cup of tea that I really enjoy, and would buy again.
90-100: This is a cup of tea that I not only enjoy, but find something unique about it. This is something I would definitely order again.

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