1108 Tasting Notes

98
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
1108 tasting notes

Holy cow, I expected this one to be good but I didn’t expect to be this blown away! WOW!!!!

Seriously best apple tea I’ve ever had. The oolong is PERFECT with it. (note that I am not even a huge oolong fangirl or anything.) I wish I could find the words to describe it…but this is one of those teas that makes us think Stacy is some kind of wizard or something. It’s like the tanginess of the oolong aligns perfectly with the bite that a sweet but also tart apple would have, you know? The caramel is present but not overwhelming and certainly not fakey at ALL. I added no sugar and I’m sure it would elevate this to a dessert worthy treat, though I am perfectly happy without added sugar.

MAGNIFICENT!

Cameron B.

JEALOUS! Lol. I’m happy that it’s amazing, because I ordered some!

Marzipan

Is it a greener or oxidized oolong?

Stephanie

I think it leans toward the oxidized, Marzipan, BUT it is a LEAFHOPPER oolong! So, totally unique. I tried it for the first time plain recently too :)

Marzipan

Oh yummy.

Butiki Teas

I’m so glad you enjoy this one! I love how this oolong gives the flavor a baked apple flavor. :)

TeaBrat

whoa, I think I need to try it!

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91

I’m a fan of white rhino so I was excited to try this flavored incarnation. I really wasn’t sure about the Butterscotch/Hazelnut/Mocha combo but since I love the base tea and really am a fan of Stacy’s flavored whites I thought I’d give it a whirl. And it works! It really works! The nuttiness and mocha enhances the malty darker side of this tea, and the butterscotch adds a sweet (but not fakey sweet) and bouncy overtone. I’m sure this would be amazing with sugar, but it is not the kind of tea that NEEDS it to be successful, which is GREAT IMO. Kudos, Stacy, this is another winner in my book, and SO creative! :D

Marzipan

Bouncy, I like that.

Cameron B.

Can’t wait to try this one! :)

Cheri

Sounds really good. I was kind of hesitant on this one, also not being sure about butterscotch/hazelnut/mocha combo. I didn’t get it this time, but maybe I’ll add it to my next order.

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95
drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
1108 tasting notes

All hail the Queen!

So happy to have this one again. So rich and tasty, even unsweetened, which I just love about it. does the Butiki happy dance

Cameron B.

Just watched the newer Alice in Wonderland yesterday! DOWN WITH THE BLOODY BIG HEAD!

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90

My Butiki order came yesterday! YAY!!! Happy Butiki day to everyone else enjoying birthday orders today, too!

I had to try this one first, after how good Stacy made it sound. It does not disappoint! Good darjeelings remind me of a cross between a black and a white tea. It has some delicious qualities of both. It is very smooth and has NO astringency. I find I actually prefer a little bit of astringency in my teas sometimes but this is pretty magnificent! The flavor is on the lighter side but the body of the liquor is somewhat thick.

I am enjoying tasting how the flavor is changing as the cup cools. This tea is complex and has a lot to offer :)

Stephanie

Resteep was tasty too, woot

mj

Wihslisted!

mj

*Wishlisted haha

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87

Green tea day continues! This one is roasty toasty yet light and has that awesome matcha kick which I need for a Monday afternoon pick-me-up :D

Cameron B.

Hooray for genmaicha! :D

KiwiDelight

Such a good genmaicha. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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98

Sample sipdown! This was from inranger

So so soooo good. Also, I think I’m going to make myself drink all green teas today for a change of pace :) It might be fun to pick a different type of tea for each day this week actually!

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Ohhhhh, that explains it. I finally tried this one over the weekend. I didn’t know what it was but that something in the blend didn’t agree with me. It is icky icky rooibos! My archnemesis!!! Sorry Marzipan and thanks for the sample. I’ve got a couple of cups left, if anyone would like them.

Cheri

This is one I’d like to try, if you want to share. Let me know if I have anything in my cupboard that interests you. (I do think that Brenden has eliminated rooibos from this blend now, but originally it was there.)

Cameron B.

I have the “new” version which is sans rooibos, if either of you want to try that. :)

Stephanie

I’ll totally send it to you, Cheri! Let me know if anything else in my cupboard appeals to you. I’ve got a couple of things on your wish list I could send along, too. PM me! :)

Cheri

Thanks!

Marzipan

No wonder I wasn’t a fan! I hate that both of those that I bought not so long ago already have new and improved versions. I mean it’s good that they do, but …you know.

Stephanie

Yeah, darned rooibos! Bleh.

Sarsonator

Rooibos haters of the world, unite!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Improvements are a non-stop thing! I’ve given up entirely on the concept of “finishing” a blend. ;-)

Stephanie

Well, SOME people actually do like rooibos, from what I understand, heh.

Marzipan

Poo – bios

Cheri

(I kinda like it. Shh. Don’t tell.)

Sarsonator

I don’t mind it. I guess I can take it or leave it

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I had a lovely gongfu session with this tea this afternoon. I did not take detailed notes but man this one is great! So apricotty and tangy and delicious. Shengadelic!

mrmopar

Yes it’s a good one!

Butiki Teas

I definitely need to incorporate ‘shengadelic’ into my vocab. :D

SWApilot

Sounds great. I am looking forward to the notes.

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