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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
109 tasting notes

Cantaloupe and cream just doesn’t seem a natural combination, but with all the rave reviews, I decided to try it anyway.

This is a really pretty tea to look at. The dry leaves are large and green. This must be fresher than other Bai Mu Dan I have had in the past. The Helichrysum flowers that are blended in look similar to baby’s breath (those little white flowers often included in red rose bouquets). The aroma is amazing-I smell mostly the cream (maybe the Helichrysum too-not sure how that smells).

The brewed aroma is more of the same-not sure how you get a vegan flavoring to smell so natural and creamy, but Stacy has done it. Even my gf, who never has any interest or comment about tea, actually commented on the pleasing scent.

The taste is fantastic-natural, creamy, and rich. I can’t taste as much cantaloupe as everybody else (maybe it’s my taste buds?), but I don’t even care because the cream flavoring is so excellent. Of course, this tea is very smooth and has zero bitterness. I’d like to try it iced. Just a great tea.

As a side note, I imagine that cream flavoring would go really well with say a root beer float tea or a cream soda tea. Delicious.

EDIT I made a second steep, let it cool, then put it in the freezer for a bit to ice it. I added just one teaspoon of sugar. Tastes great! I had to hold back from chugging it because I didn’t want caffeine so fast so late in the day. I need to make this earlier next time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Butiki Teas

The idea for this combination of flavors came about because during the summer I like to get fresh Jersey cantaloupe and I like to top it with coconut milk. I use the thick creamy part at the top of the can of coconut milk and I will also add a little bit of this vegan sugar I get from whole foods that has slightly larger chunks so it adds sweetness and a little crunchiness. Ultimately, I decided not to add coconut flavor since a lot of people seem to loath it. I’ve thought about doing a root beer float. Its still something I might attempt in the future.

Scott B

Thanks for sharing that, Stacy-it definitely works out great.
I’m not sure how much demand there is for a root beer float tea, but it sounds really great with all these 100 degree days.

Kittenna

Stacy – I would love it you could manage a root beer float tea!! DavidsTea recently came out with one, but I’m not the hugest fan. I could see you doing a much better job :)

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, well a rootbeer float tea might be a fun idea. I’ll give it some serious consideration.

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Butiki Teas

The idea for this combination of flavors came about because during the summer I like to get fresh Jersey cantaloupe and I like to top it with coconut milk. I use the thick creamy part at the top of the can of coconut milk and I will also add a little bit of this vegan sugar I get from whole foods that has slightly larger chunks so it adds sweetness and a little crunchiness. Ultimately, I decided not to add coconut flavor since a lot of people seem to loath it. I’ve thought about doing a root beer float. Its still something I might attempt in the future.

Scott B

Thanks for sharing that, Stacy-it definitely works out great.
I’m not sure how much demand there is for a root beer float tea, but it sounds really great with all these 100 degree days.

Kittenna

Stacy – I would love it you could manage a root beer float tea!! DavidsTea recently came out with one, but I’m not the hugest fan. I could see you doing a much better job :)

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, well a rootbeer float tea might be a fun idea. I’ll give it some serious consideration.

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Started drinking tea for health benefits maybe 5 years ago-exclusively bagged tea. Usually went for various Celestial Seasonings type of stuff. I bought a tea infuser at a gourmet shop once and then I realized there was almost no loose tea available. Eventually tiring of bags, I started ordering loose tea online and I have never gone back. Initially, I was exploring all the wild and exotic flavor combinations, but now I mostly drink straight teas. I still enjoy blended teas-but prefer those without “flavoring”. Hope to learn here and find some new teas I might not otherwise find. Am a vegan, so “milk” generally means “soymilk” to me. If it’s almond, rice, or coconut, I will mention that fact.

I am new here, and new to reviewing tea. Many of my initial reviews will be from memory and may not be very detailed at all. I hope to write more informative reviews on current and future teas.

I won’t let external factors affect my rating of the tea-such as slow shipping, too expensive, etc. I’ll mention any customer service problems in my reviews. I also won’t let my mistakes in not following the seller’s recommended parameters affect a rating. I can’t believe people who say “I forgot about it and oversteeped it” and then give it a rating. If I brew outside the parameters, I will wait until I brew it right before I give it a rating.

TEMPORARY RATING SYSTEM- Don’t hold me to these numbers and descriptions-like George Bluth, I like to tweak.

90+ It’s awesome, right?? I’ll probably try to keep it on hand.

80-89 – I really like this and will buy it again at some point, but there are so many teas to try!

70-79 – This is a pretty good tea and I may buy it again based on my mood, what tea store I am buying from, and what kind of deal I can get.

60-69 – This is okay. I finished the bag. I would drink it again if offered, but would not buy it again.

40-59 – IF I finished the bag, I recall this tea thinking “Why in the hell did I finish the bag?”

1-39 – Did not finish the bag. Maybe not even the cup. Tea was given away or discarded.

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