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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
2373 tasting notes

Well I think this tea is growing on me because I found myself craving it tonight. However, now that I realized how much I enjoy this tea, I, of course, have no more of it. This is yet another sipdown and another tea for me to miss. No it is not in-your-face sweet or cake-y but it is still reminiscent of cake in a different way. This tea is like sipping on a creamy but delicate frosting – the kind you find thinly iced on cakes in high end bakeries as opposed to the inch-thick wall of pure sugar that gets put on grocery store cakes. Both are good in their own way but every so often it is nice to have just the hint of sweetness. Thanks again Courtney for sending me a sample :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Courtney

I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think I read somewhere that Stacy is reblending it :)

MissB

I just received some in my order from late last month (long story; new tenants at my old place signed for my tea). So, it’s definitely available! Or, was as of late October.

Butiki Teas

Courtney is right, this herbal has been discontinued. Unfortunately, it just got too many negative reviews. I’m looking at making it into a white tea.

VariaTEA

Oh no. I guess it will remain a happy memory than and I will need to find a different tea to love.

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Courtney

I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think I read somewhere that Stacy is reblending it :)

MissB

I just received some in my order from late last month (long story; new tenants at my old place signed for my tea). So, it’s definitely available! Or, was as of late October.

Butiki Teas

Courtney is right, this herbal has been discontinued. Unfortunately, it just got too many negative reviews. I’m looking at making it into a white tea.

VariaTEA

Oh no. I guess it will remain a happy memory than and I will need to find a different tea to love.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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