Butterbeer

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Black Tea
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Root Beer, Butter
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 369 ml

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I got my recipe directly from The Three Broomsticks: Premium black teas blended with a bit of essence of rootbeer, a bit of butter vapors, some licorice root, chichory root and a touch of magic. Our Butterbeer tea is the beverage of choice for wizards of all ages, and if you have no idea what I’m referring to, please go on about your muggle life, this blend is for Harry Potter fans only. Well, okay, I guess muggles could enjoy it too. It is truly unique and delicious. A blend worthy of the 52teas brand of creative flavored teas. Enjoy!

Our Tea of the Week for the week of June 18, 2012

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1700 tasting notes

This is my favourite 52 Tea. I have a weakness for it and have been hoarding my little pouch FOREVER.

Sil

final damage after today is only 181 since both kittenna and Raritea took home some teas and will just pass the leftovers to me once they’re done (i’m doing the same with some of mine) so still under 200! at least until the BB Box gets here, swedish chef’s package gets here…and uh the canadian travelling tea box gets here..

Anna

Aww. Pouchhoarding. So cute. <3

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4663 tasting notes

I was asked to try this tea (since it is one that I tossed the idea out there for, I figured I should), and it is AWESOME. This is exactly what butterbeer should taste like … or at least what I’d imagine it to taste like.

I’ve only tasted one other “butterbeer” inspired tea, and that was an adagio custom blend, and it was alright… I think I liked it more because it was called “butterbeer” and not so much because it was a great tea.

This, on the other hand, I love because it is a great tea, and I’d love it even if it wasn’t called butterbeer, but it should be called butterbeer because that is what it is.

Oh sheesh… I’m rambling.

I’ll talk more on this one later, when I’m up for writing a proper review.

I love this!

52teas

I am SO glad this is being received well. I think it’s a really unique blend. I would love to see this one on the first page of Steepster teas.

Kiaharii

I’ve got to try this, I think as a huge HP fan it’s required. :)

Kittenna

Frank, please tell me you are reviving this one?? And Double Chocolate Decadence, since it must have sold out nearly as quickly? I missed out and desperately want both now…

52teas

I am waiting on some supplies to reblend this one. Not sure about the Double chocolate at this point. Maybe.

Kittenna

I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I feel like teas are selling out too quickly (for me) on your site and I keep missing things! Sigh.

LiberTEAS

I’ve got the biggest smile on my face to see Kittenna request these two teas. :)

LiberTEAS

Seriously, you guys should consider subscribing … I receive a package each month of all of Frank’s teas, and I am really glad, because now I don’t worry about anything selling out.

Kittenna

I regret not subscribing when he had the 15% off deal, so I probably will if something like that comes up again. I’ve wanted almost every blend (aside from maybe Doggie Tea).

LiberTEAS

well, the doggie tea wasn’t part of the subscription, so no worries there! :)

Even without the discount, it’s a good deal. A better deal with the discount for sure. But hopefully, he won’t be offering any discounts UNTIL it’s time for me to renew my subscription. :)

Kittenna

I just wish shipping costs weren’t an issue! And, you know, ability to drink that much tea…

tigress_al

I agree with above comments about chocolate decadence. Since all the raving reviews about this tea, I will just have to try it!

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5400 tasting notes

Mmmmm I do like this one cold. I always forget that I like it until I have it and then I wonder why i haven’t had any in a while heh. Just a splash of sweetener in this one to bring out the flavours and I’m good to go!

ashmanra

Great idea, I haven’t tried it iced!

Cavocorax

I’ve never tried it either, and I have 2 oz of it JUST SITTING THERE.

Sil

haha it’s pretty good iced i think :)

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829 tasting notes

This is so good that I can only imagine what the Root Beer Float tea must have tasted like. Kicking myself for not ordering that. Meh.

Anyway, I kind of flaked on this one and accidentally underheated my water – the Breville was set at 180 without me realizing it. And then I oversteeped, too. But it still tastes good. I’m drinking it plain and I get the butter/sarsaparilla notes. The only thing it’s really missing is carbonation but there does seems to be a kind of effervescence in the background. I should make this iced with carbonated water next time and I bet I’d love it that way.

Heck, I love it this way. It makes me wish more of the Harry Potter-verse were real. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec
JustJames

i have a 1 serving sample of this. i consistently muck up my 52teas single servings. how would you recommend i steep this?

Sil

Black 52 teas I usually brew at less than boiling temp for 2-2.5 mins max

JustJames

thanks sil!

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2606 tasting notes

Drumroll…….

Another highly anticipated tea of today, courtesy of CHAroma!

The aroma is all buttery root beery goodness. Smells better than DT’s Root Beer Float, IMO. And butterier. The taste also seems better to me. Probably the excellent base tea blend. I think I’m a bit disappointed because the flavour isn’t sweet like the aroma, but a bit of sweetener would fix that up in a hurry. I’ll be buying a pouch of this when Frank re-blends it. And I need to pick up some stevia or truvia or something so I can enjoy some guilt-free sweetness. (Also, additional-flavour-free sweetness. Agave is all well and good, but it really wrecks flavours. Likewise honey. And the others require dissolving, but I’m drinking this cooled off.)

Also, for anyone worried about licorice or anything here, it’s completely a non-issue. I’m not picking up any of the things I dislike about such flavours (anise/licorice/fennel), so it’s doing its job very well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

Hahahaa…….anise, licorice, fennel-those are all things I tend to love in tea. :P Sounds like a good blend though!

mpierce87

I’ll be ordering another pouch whenever it is reblended also. This is a good one!

Kittenna

Well, someone’s got to love them, Scott!!! Just like Alphakitty loves floral/rose things. And a bunch of you love mint. All things I hate :D That’s right, I’m keeping track of who likes what….. :D :D

ScottTeaMan

LOL! :D I like pretty much everything tea related except HICH….HICH… [furrball]…hibiscus, and roasted mate was decent , but I remember it being more bitter than I expected, and I wasn’t crazy about it.

ScottTeaMan

The only way I could drink it was to add a little sugar, and I RARELY do that. :))

Kittenna

Yeah, I dislike adding sugar too (but seem to like roasted mate). And am definitely on the lookout for lovers of hibiscus in its most truly awful forms (I don’t mind it all the time!)

ScottTeaMan

So let me get this straight. You don’t like anise, fennel, licorice, floral/rose teas, mint. You like mate, AND HICH-biscus!

So at least in this list, I like all the things you don’t, and frown on especially HICH-biscus, and mate…….which you like?!

At least to this point…….

Azzrian

Glad to hear you are not getting licorice and anise etc. I wanted to try this but didn’t get any – hope it comes back!

CHAroma

Glad you liked it! But I knew you would. ;) Also, sorry I didn’t realize you don’t like mint! I know I sent you one mint tea in the swap. :(

Kittenna

Oh – no worries! I’ll try it anyways :D

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2279 tasting notes

Something fun and “fandom” for “breakfast”.

Decent enough mug, but it always bothers me a little that this one isn’t quite rootbeer. So close, yet so far.

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1212 tasting notes

Ok so I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan in the world…this just made me think, have I ever even read the last book even? Oh well. And I wasn’t a fan of the movies, after two I was done. (I was in eighth grade when the first one came out omg feels like forever ago!) But the food and things like that in book series that create their own amazing worlds will always draw me in. There is an entire site dedicated to making these food items a reality!

Butterbeer has to be the frontrunner out of anything I can think of for tea, and it’s awesome. I’m drinking it ice after brewing it hot, with just a little cream and sweetener. I liked it without the additions, but it was freaking me out how much it tasted like buttery root beer. With additions, it’s more like root beer butter. The flavors taste much more rounded out. The root beer seems to pop and the butter seems more creamy.

Adding sweetener/cream also brought out the chicory and licorice just ever so slightly, along with some of the spices in the root beer and it makes it even better. It’s so unique and ridiculously awesome.

Wah if only I drank this a day earlier so I could have gotten my mom to raid my brother’s room and bring me that last book! It’s all his fault I never finished it since he took FOREVER.

Tabby

Yesss, Harry Potter!

52teas

I’m so glad you enjoyed this. It was fun creating it. It’s one of those rare opportunities to create a flavor profile that really did not previously exist. Except perhaps in lots of people’s imaginations. What is this site dedicated to Harry Potter foods? Maybe I should wholesale this to them.

Emilie

Oh no! I didn’t even see this one and now it’s all sold out! :( Is there a possibility of more?

Dylan Oxford

Somewhere before Frank said it will be awhile before he has a chance to reblend this, because he’s missing a few bits. It has seemed to sell like hotcakes both times he posted that he had more of it available though.

momo

Thank you for creating it, Frank! I can’t wait to make some for one of my friends sometime soon. I think I won’t even tell her what it is to completely surprise her with it!
It’s just a blog, but it’s more heavy on the Hunger Games than anything else I just noticed. For some reason I thought there was more Harry Potter stuff than just this: http://www.fictionalfood.net/category/books/harry-potter-book/
I wish there was something from the Hunger Games that would work as tea! This got me thinking about that but beyond cake there’s nothing that would really translate well into reality.

Emilie

Thanks Dylan! Time to constantly check and recheck the 52teas website!

52teas

I will be bringing it back when I get the supplies in. Maybe another week or 10 days. In the meantime, I did contact the owners of that blog to see if they wanted to run a feature about the Butterbeer tea. Thanks for the link Amanda!

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552 tasting notes

OMG! Why did I even hesitate to buy two pouches of this?! It smells like Harry Potter magic! In Muggle terms, I mean it smells like root beer and butter. Mmmmm! Now one might think that’s an odd combination, but that person just hasn’t been enlightened with a trip to The Three Broomsticks. So, we’ll let it slide. This time.

The brewed aroma is root beer, butter, and black tea. My mouth is watering!!!! Well, my table had the first sip since I bumped it with my knee in my excitement to sit down and sloshed tea everywhere. *Sigh. But the second sip is all mine!!

Wow, root beer butter tea is weird. Hahaha, but weird in a good way. I’m loving this! And of course I would, it’s a magical 52teas creation!!! I’m going to slowly add additions and see what happens. First, a splash of skim milk…smoother, more well-rounded, and a tad bit cooler now so I can drink it faster! Milk is a success! Now a little Truvia…mmm, the flavors really seem to POP now! Just a little sweetener, mind you. Otherwise, you might ruin a truly magical thing.

Oh, Frank! OH! This is just so delightful! Half the fun is drinking it, and the other half is imagining I’m a witch enjoying a hot mug of butterbeer with my classmates on a trip to Hogsmeade. Who doesn’t love this stuff?? ‘Cause I’ll buy every pouch you’ve got!! My pointed witch hat goes off to you, Frank! You’re a tea genius!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Janefan

Great review! I bought one for myself and one for a friend, but haven’t tried it yet.

DaisyChubb

Oh my gosh that’s so exciting! I can’t wait for my pouch to come so I can sip it while I geek out on Pottermore :D

DaisyChubb

ps great review, has me salivating

LiberTEAS

OMG … I can’t wait to try this.

PeppermintPlant

Haha, yes, pretending to be a witch is the best part (aside from the yum). There’s a local store that has pumpkin cookies, and I might have gotten a couple to eat with the next cup, maybe.

CHAroma

Oooh, I wish I had some pumpkin cookies! Yum!

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818 tasting notes

Side note: I have reached 100 followers!

Many many thanks to Amanda for this sample

I wanted to save this for a day when I had time to myself to sit and enjoy this tea. Finally, that day is here! I am a big Harry Potter fan, and this is definitely how I would think Butterbeer would taste! Great job Frank. This tea is a smooth black base, with definite buttery rootbeer notes.

Halfway through my cup, as I was reading other reviews, I added milk, and it added a little more smoothness. Either way, with milk or not, it is really good!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dylan Oxford

Woo hook, grats!

Helena

dang, everytime I see Butterbeer I have an urge to re-read Harry Potter :D I’ll settle for watching The deathly hollows pt.2 with Mom. I got her to read the series when the 5th came out. By the time the 6th came out she wanted it as bad as I did :D

tigress_al

lol Dylan…
I am always raving about Harry Potter to my husband. I finally ordered the whole box set and he read them very quickly. I came home one day, and he had ordered all the movies, lol.
I need to read this series aagain, such a great read!

Helena

I have it on my kobo now since J.K. Rowling let people buy the ebooks off of her website. So now I can take all 7 with me wherever I wander :D

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587 tasting notes

I got this in my 52teas calendar and I’m sooo happy as I’ve been dying to try it :D It was so yummy I bought 3 packages :D that used up all my tea money for awhile :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

you really DID like that one haha. I’ll keep that in mind if i ever want to part with my pouch of this one :)

Helena

It’s very tasty and helped with my cold :D

Janefan

I bought 2, but I gave them both away! I guess I will only get to try it if/when I visit those friends!

Helena

there’s still some left on the website last I checked if you want more :D

Janefan

thanks Helena. I really wasn’t going to order any more tea… but I guess I can officially start that at the new year. I just ordered Butterbeer and White Christmas.

Helena

butterbeer should be on the permanent list :D

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