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I was packing some of this up for Dexter3657 (I was actually shocked when I realized I was sending Dex a Butiki tea but I am always happy to share)and once I had some out, I decided to brew myself up a cup.

For some reason I always forget to double the leaf when I use my gravity steeper so I only used 1.5 tsp for 16 oz and then after pouring the water realized and had to frantically find the tea again and quickly dump in the other 1.5 tsp. Luckily, the end result is pretty tasty!

Honestly, this is probably the most accurate pumpkin flavor I have ever had in a tea. It was shocking when I realized how spot on it was (although I am not sure why given this is a Butiki blend after all). Moreover, I can taste the base and to me it is slightly vegetal and yet that only enhances the pumpkin. Although, aside from a nice smoothness, I don’t get much “milkshake” which makes me sad – not sad enough that I am not happy to drink the mug but just a little disappointed. Nothing I can’t get over though.

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Roswell Strange

Why do we always drink the same teas as each other? It just kinda seems to be happening more frequently :P

VariaTEA

haha it is actually weirder now because both our stashes have grown so much that it seems less likely we would reach for the same blend at the same time. Although, I suppose we have also bought many of the same teas recently where as when we started we didn’t have much in common.

Roswell Strange

And I guess we swap very frequently too, so you have bits of what I have and vice versa. It just always cracks me up, though! Also, this may be jinxing it a little, but this is day two of no tooth pain (so far)! So yay for that!

VariaTEA

Yay for no pain!! I will keep my fingers crossed that it stays that way.

And it entertains me too. I guess great minds think alike :P

Dexter

(I keep thinking that I’ve grown up and become adult enough to appreciate Butiki – ask to try/swap for one here and there hoping that it will be the case….)

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Roswell Strange

Why do we always drink the same teas as each other? It just kinda seems to be happening more frequently :P

VariaTEA

haha it is actually weirder now because both our stashes have grown so much that it seems less likely we would reach for the same blend at the same time. Although, I suppose we have also bought many of the same teas recently where as when we started we didn’t have much in common.

Roswell Strange

And I guess we swap very frequently too, so you have bits of what I have and vice versa. It just always cracks me up, though! Also, this may be jinxing it a little, but this is day two of no tooth pain (so far)! So yay for that!

VariaTEA

Yay for no pain!! I will keep my fingers crossed that it stays that way.

And it entertains me too. I guess great minds think alike :P

Dexter

(I keep thinking that I’ve grown up and become adult enough to appreciate Butiki – ask to try/swap for one here and there hoping that it will be the case….)

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 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!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. 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, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

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.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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