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drank The Killer’s Vanilla by Butiki Teas
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This was my 1:30 in the morning tea because despite napping all afternoon, I was ready to sleep by the time the Grand Prix rolled around….only one more early race! Grumble grumble it’s in India so it’s at 5:30am in this horrible time limbo. Do you wake up for it? Do you sleep a bit before it and a bit after? Do you have no sense of time zones and become surprised to realize India could be so far from South Korea? Or are they being mean now because all the Brits have had to wake up for 5:30am for the past couple? Questions. (Seoul is 3 1/2 hours ahead of New Delhi so they’re not just being mean to Americans it turns out.)

I find guayusa and mate are the only teas that actually make me feel awake. It doesn’t last long, but a couple hours was all I needed to watch my favorite driver take the championship back, yeeeeees. RED BULL STYLE.

I didn’t realize this tea had lavender in it, so I’d been carrying it around in my travel kit quite fearful of it. If you’re like me and don’t like lavender, but love vanilla, there’s no need to be afraid. It’s a background note and it is not soapy whatsoever.

This is first and foremost vanilla, and it is very smooth and creamy. I feel like this could be an ice cream flavor from a local company because the flavors match like something I expect from them. Surprises lurking in the background, but sweet vanilla all the way.

I didn’t even feel like I was drinking guayusa, it was like drinking some kind of vanilla bean concoction. I didn’t even drink it sweetened so I’m going to have to try that next.

ashmanra

Darn you, spherical earth! If only you were flat we could watch things at a decent hour!!!

Azzrian

I really want to try this and the new pecan blend! Need to make a butiki order soon!

Helena

any lavender is better than that Thrills gum that tastes like lavender soap! I am for ever scarred by that gum and approach all lavender thing with extreme caution. Luckily this is awesome and tastes like vanilla and spearamint

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ashmanra

Darn you, spherical earth! If only you were flat we could watch things at a decent hour!!!

Azzrian

I really want to try this and the new pecan blend! Need to make a butiki order soon!

Helena

any lavender is better than that Thrills gum that tastes like lavender soap! I am for ever scarred by that gum and approach all lavender thing with extreme caution. Luckily this is awesome and tastes like vanilla and spearamint

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