90
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
1887 tasting notes

Thank you Courtney for helping me get a couple more cups of this delicious, delicious tea. I really loved the sample Roswell Strange sent and having it again tonight, I am still very impressed with it (Good job Sil!). It makes me really, REALLY happy that I have more on the way in my group Butiki order.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

Yay! I sent you the rest of mine, but I’m getting ready for a Butiki order soon. :)

VariaTEA

I gave in and added some to my Butiki order so if you are in need, I can send some your way :).

Courtney

Haha thanks! I think I’ll survive. I have so many teas to get through as it is, and more on the way.

VariaTEA

Says the girl with only 47 teas in her cupboard to the one with 122 :P

Courtney

Hahaha! But I have a tiny wee cupboard! Half my Tealux and HI orders are “hidden” in my swap box so J doesn’t suspect cupboard “spillage” haha! You’re doing so well with your sipdowns though. :)

Sil

…says the girl with 122 teas in her cupboard where the girl with 150+ can hear…

VariaTEA

haha. Courtney, I like how you are hiding teas. Luckily my roommate does not mind but I imagine when I move back home I will have to do the same.

And Sil, remember back when I hit 200 and said I was aiming for 150 and you suggested 175 :P. Go big or go home! Though, I got new teas today so I thought you would be happy.

Sil

ya ya you’re so awesome..blah blah kidding :) I’m just happy that i made my goal of 150 this month…since anytihng i’m bringing back from florida is “march” leaves me with quite the jump to get to 140 for the end of march, but i can do it!

VariaTEA

I probably shouldn’t say anything or tea might just appear as it does to you :P. And you almost always hit your goal so I am sure you will get to 140 by the end of March.

Roswell Strange

*Cough*200+*Cough* I win. And by win, I mean lose. But also win.

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Courtney

Yay! I sent you the rest of mine, but I’m getting ready for a Butiki order soon. :)

VariaTEA

I gave in and added some to my Butiki order so if you are in need, I can send some your way :).

Courtney

Haha thanks! I think I’ll survive. I have so many teas to get through as it is, and more on the way.

VariaTEA

Says the girl with only 47 teas in her cupboard to the one with 122 :P

Courtney

Hahaha! But I have a tiny wee cupboard! Half my Tealux and HI orders are “hidden” in my swap box so J doesn’t suspect cupboard “spillage” haha! You’re doing so well with your sipdowns though. :)

Sil

…says the girl with 122 teas in her cupboard where the girl with 150+ can hear…

VariaTEA

haha. Courtney, I like how you are hiding teas. Luckily my roommate does not mind but I imagine when I move back home I will have to do the same.

And Sil, remember back when I hit 200 and said I was aiming for 150 and you suggested 175 :P. Go big or go home! Though, I got new teas today so I thought you would be happy.

Sil

ya ya you’re so awesome..blah blah kidding :) I’m just happy that i made my goal of 150 this month…since anytihng i’m bringing back from florida is “march” leaves me with quite the jump to get to 140 for the end of march, but i can do it!

VariaTEA

I probably shouldn’t say anything or tea might just appear as it does to you :P. And you almost always hit your goal so I am sure you will get to 140 by the end of March.

Roswell Strange

*Cough*200+*Cough* I win. And by win, I mean lose. But also win.

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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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