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drank Eggnog & Pralines by Butiki Teas
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So made this as an eggnog latte and eggnog flavor aside, this basically tasted like grass and nutmeg. This once beloved tea has truly deteriorated with age and that makes for a great deal of sadness.

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73

Every component of this tea is distinctively present. When the tea hit my lips, I immediately thought that this tasted just like the Butterscotch Pudding tea but then the pumpkin spice took over. Cinnamon and clove were strong but not overwhelming and they gave way to the subtle coffee notes that ended the sip. It’s definitely something I enjoyed but ultimately I find myself craving Butterscotch Pudding/Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies. Doesn’t mean I will have a hard time getting through this but I doubt I will become too attached.

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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
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Made another eggnog latte with this tea but I added in a touch of DAVIDs Swampwater just for something a little different. Well, despite there being almost double the amount of this tea in the mix, Swampwater took over. Sure the strawberry popped a bit more than usual but mostly it tasted just like a creamy, eggnoggy cup of DAVIDs Swampwater.

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This is one of my older teas but the flavor is still going strong. It’s stood up against the eggnog used for the latte, which ultimately only served to boost the “cream” element of this tea. The cantaloupe was spot on and delicious as usual so this led to a latte that tasted like fresh, juicy cantaloupe and whipped cream. Then there was the hint if nutmeg thanks to the eggnog.

Kittenna

My C&C is ancient but delicious. I went a little crazy my first(!) Butiki order. It appears to have become a trend, though…

VariaTEA

Hahha you think? Last night I made an order but only got to about $64 so it wasn’t enough to get the shipping

Kittenna

You should have added to mine! It’s been sent now though :(

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drank Grenada by Lupicia
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drank Grenada by Lupicia
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Had this one probably over a week ago and I don’t remember much but I do recall (a) papaya and (b) enjoying it quite a bit (enough to consider buying more).

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drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
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I tried this tonight for the first time and honestly, it’s just not my favorite. I found it basically just tasted like tea. No white chocolate flavoring to be found anywhere. In a blind taste test, I would never have guessed what this was. At least the base was nice, if not slightly astringent. It had honey notes and a sweet, generic fruitiness along with hints of breadiness. However, with that said, I used a tea bag to brew this cup and it was quite full so I think I’ll postpone my rating until I have tried this brewed in a filter where the leaves have more space to spread out and move around.

Kittenna

Not my fave either.

whatshesaid

I haven’t tried it yet either, strangely enough. Of all the Butiki teas I’ve ordered lately, the only ones I’m a little MEH about would be the chocolate flavoured ones…..I think that’s because I’ve realized that I’m not keen on chocolate flavoured anything.

I did enjoy the chocolate raspberry decaf one, but I guess seeing as how I haven’t even TRIED this yet, I’m probably not as thrilled about it.

whatshesaid

………….So I guess maybe I should stop buying chocolate flavoured tea….

Inkling

Yeah, I didn’t get much of the flavor on this one either. My guess is that white chocolate is such a mild flavor, it just can’t compete with such a strong base.

VariaTEA

I’m glad its not just me. I still want to try it in a filter to see if I can coax out a bit more but if all else fails, I can always just drink it for the base.

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drank French Lemon Creme by Petali Teas
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This tea was…a disappointment. It smelled so strongly of pound cake and lemon curd that I expected an amazingly delicious dessert tea. Then I took one sip and all I got was artificial vanilla. It’s sweet and could really have used some tart lemon for balance. Thank goodness I tried this because it was one I contemplated buying in larger quantities and then I would have been stuck with a tea I am not really a fan of.

Roswell Strange

Oh no, did you do it hot? I did mine cold brewed and loved it!

Sil

awe :(

VariaTEA

Yeah, I did it hot. Perhaps I will try the rest cold brewed and hope for the best.

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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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