Raspberry Truffle

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Tea, Berries, Chocolate
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 13 oz / 397 ml

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  • “Wow, does this tea ever look wonderful in the bag! Huge pieces of dried raspberry, lots of chocolate... mmmmm. Steeped, it smells like a chocolatey black tea. I'm really hoping the raspberry...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2276 tasting notes
  • “VEGAN and Gluten Free Chocolate Chips, folks!!! Stacy is a RAWKin' Girl! LOVE this! I received a box from Butiki today and jumped right in! As you can see this is my second tea from her...” Read full tasting note
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From Butiki Teas

Raspberry Truffle pairs sweet raspberries with decadent chocolate. We started with a premium Organic Kundaly base and added generous amounts of raspberries and chocolate chips. This dessert tea awakens by adding just a little bit of brown crystal sugar.

Ingredients: Organic Kundaly Indian Black Tea, Chocolate Chips (vegan, gluten-free), Organic Freeze-Dried Raspberries, Natural Flavor (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 210 F

For more info, please visit: http://www.butikiteas.com

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105 Tasting Notes

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Dessert tea for breakfast! Yup, it was one of those mornings.

The raspberry in this is perfect; not tart but not too sweet either. I’m not getting much chocolate but I am getting a nice rich creaminess. I’m curious to try this sweetened, or even iced (potentially the ultimate raspberry iced tea?) Of the fruity-chocolate teas I’ve tried, this one is the best and most natural tasting (but that’s not surprising, is it?)

Thanks TastyBrew for letting me try this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Nxtdoor

I got this in my last order, now Im dying to try it. Is it morning yet?

Alysha

Haha! Hope you enjoy it. I’m saving the last of this for cold brewing but the weather is not cooperating yet!

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470 tasting notes

I can’t believe I didn’t try this the moment I opened my Butiki order. Seriously, it’s so many things I love put together! Chocolate and raspberries and black, oh my. However, after a bad experience with Adagio’s Raspberry it wasn’t a flavor I really wanted to go at again for a while. It’s a shame, but sometimes a bad cup can temporarily “ruin” a whole type of tea for me—like after an icky green, I don’t want any other greens for a week or so.

I was feeling chocolatey the other day though so I decided to finally give this one a go. I love the huge chunks of raspberry and chocolate chips, it’s nice to see right up front the ingredients listed. The chips are teeny tiny though and my cup brewed up surprisingly clear (a pale amber, clearer than I expect from even a regular black), so I was worried there wouldn’t be a big chocolate punch. I was so wrong! This is REALLY chocolatey, not just in taste but in feel as well. It’s kind of heavy rich and and you can almost feel the chocolate coating your tongue.

The raspberry is subtler, coming in at the end of the sip with a hint of berry sweetness. It’s definitely not as strong as I thought it would be, and I was surprised (but pleased) that chocolate seemed to be the dominant flavor. Well… that might be a bit inaccurate, since I think the base black was the dominant flavor. It’s strong and at the very beginning of the sip it’s all you taste. Personally, I like when you can pick up all the nuances of the base tea—if you’re going to do super heavy flavoring, it doesn’t really matter what you use, but with this tea (and all the Butiki blends I’ve tried) the base really shines and compliments the other flavors. Definitely one of the best chocolate teas I’ve tried!

Fjellrev

This is definitely going on my shopping list!

Helena

Oh this is a great tea! Butiki Teas (Stacy) is a genius :D

Alphakitty

Stacy really does some amazing blends, I’ve never been disappointed with one of them!

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Thanks to Will Work For Tea for this sample. This tea cements the fact that I need to order from Butiki. Fabulous tea. Creamy, fruity and sweet.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

As I recall, I requested a sample of that in my butiki order. :)

BoxerMama

I need to place a butiki order. I’m just waiting for pistachio ice cream.

Awkward Soul

Totally wait for pistachio ice cream, that tea is the bomb!

BoxerMama

I got to try a sample. LOVED it!

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I am in the middle of packs and packs and packs…for the move and ooooooh I found a wonderful parcel among the parcels…. I re-dicover the box from Kansas …the one I received from our lovely Azzrian full of tea samples! This is Christmas after Christmas again !

I decided to taste this one …because of raspberry my favorite fruit.
J’adoooooooooooooore les framboises.
This framboise is really natural and delicate, absolutely not tart.
Chocolate is really not my madeleine in tea but I have to recognize the 2 ingredients work perfectly together and the chocolate doesn’t overpower the tea base neither the raspberry flavour.

I appreciate this tea, really and would be happy to taste it again but I am not really in love with despite all its qualities.

I was expecting more framboise (but as said before I love too much framboise)
I love so much framboise I can’t say rapsberry …the French word is more romantic to my ears inversely to pumpkin (the French word citrouille is just so…incredibly weird !)

A very good Butiki teas job

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

I like the french word for it better too :) Glad you liked this one but wish there had been more FRAMBOISE flavor for you! :)

Ysaurella

thanks again for sharing it with me :)

Fjellrev

I’ve always preferred framboise as well! More fitting for the berry.

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Here’s another tea from the EU Travelling Teabox. This one is a Take, even though it’s a chocolate-y tea and I haven’t ever had much in the way of luck with those. It’s a texture thing. If you flavour a tea with chocolate it’s generally chocolate-y in such a way that my brain automatically expects a thick hot chocolate texture as well. And then I get disappointed when I don’t get that texture, which in turn reflects poorly on my experience of the tea.

I know I’ve had a couple of chocolate-y teas where the flavouring worked for me. I know this because I can remember feeling surprised by it, but I can’t for the life of me tell you which tea it was. That is how rare it is for me to come across a chocolate flavoured tea that works.

I decided to give this one a go, however, because it also has raspberry. Like vanilla and caramel, I’m very attracted to berries. Especially red berries, be it strawberry (which isn’t really a berry), raspberry (also not really a berry) or cherries (also not a berry) or what have you. (Not tomatoes, although they are actually berries. Don’t be silly).

I am also very attracted to berries in sweets and puddings. Chocolate with berry in it tends to make me want to try it and I currently have my eye on a tart with white chocolate and cherry that I want to try and make soon.

Therefore, I figured this tea was worthy of a go. Probably especially because the name says ‘truffle’ and not ‘chocolate’, which somehow doesn’t seem to raise the same chocolate-y expectations.

It smells truffle-y and dark chocolate-y. Very dark chocolate, here. 70% or more. I can just about pick up a hint of berry-like tartness, but I can’t recognise it as raspberry in particular. It’s just ‘berry’ at this point.

Tastewise, it’s quite nice. It’s chocolate-y on the swallow and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. This is good because that actually means that it doesn’t fall into that little but-there’s-no-chocolate-texture trap. Well done! A chocolate-y tea that works for me!

Raspberry, though. Or even berry of any sort. Not so much. I’m having a really hard time finding this in the flavour. Every time I think I have it, it disappears. I think I’ve got a bit of it in the aftertaste and I think I’ve got a bit of it if I take a sip and hold it, but there’s nothing here that I can put a finger on and say ‘this note is fruity.’

If I didn’t know better I’d think it’s was just truffle. It is possible that I would be able to tell a difference if I actually had the same blend only without the raspberry to compare with, but I haven’t so I can’t.

Even so, it’s still very pleasant, so I’m keeping it.

Fjellrev

That was my experience with this tea. I was so pleased with the dark chocolate note, but the raspberry really fell flat.

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For some reason, I thought I drank this already, so coming across it was quite nice. I dedicate this to the very polite chocolate shop bear, aka my spirit animal: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/bear-with-sweet-tooth-bre_n_1754082.html

I knew I was going to like this when I put it in my infuser. Chocolate chips! Big dried raspberries! I don’t understand why I haven’t ordered this one yet just from the smell in the bag of the sample.

Wow, this is incredible. The base tea is nice and earthy, and its followed up by the sweet chocolate and raspberry. I can’t help myself…it needs agave just out of curiosity.

I think I liked it better before because of the earthiness, now it’s sweeter and more like a raspberry chocolate bar. Though, really, there is nothing at all wrong that.

The only problem I have with chocolate teas is I always still want more chocolate after I drink a cup.

Actually, as it cools, it really gets more like a truffle than just a lowly chocolate bar. I need more of this now!

Azzrian

Love this stuff!

Helena

It’s great :D

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This came as a sample in my latest order from Butiki – thanks for the sample!

I was in the mood for something decadent. We got some bad news that my sweetie’s department is getting eliminated and we are both very anxious. I might have to cut back on tea spending for a while… boo

I steeped this at the recommended parameters – 210 F for around 4 minutes. I like the base of this tea but I felt like the flavoring was very light. After reading the notes I decided to add a bit of turbinado sugar and some soymilk. That seems to have helped bring out the flavor a bit. Perhaps if I had more to play with I could try using more leaf but I wasn’t terribly thrilled with this, although it is not altogether unpleasant or anything. Instead of a truffle it’s like a light dusting of cocoa with a faint peep of a raspberry….

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

I hope everything works out very quickly. The waiting and not knowing are never easy.

TeaBrat

thanks. :)

gmathis

We went through several months under the job guillotine a couple of years ago. It is hard! May you find unexpected peace as you wait!

Dylan Oxford

Eeeep, good luck!

TeaBrat

He got the axe today, oh well

SimplyJenW

May he find something even better very soon!

ashmanra

I hope something exciting will happen for him!

ScottTeaMan

Hope everything works out for you and your bf soon Amy!!

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2973 tasting notes

Thank you Stacy for the sample of this yummy tea!

First off, this tea looks like a valentine! Pretty raspberries on a bed of black tea, with the cutest mini-chocolate-chips ever! I wanted to eat them, but I only got a sample, so I made little Terri (my inner child) behave & wait.

We (me & little Terri) brewed this one as directed, inhaling the waftings of chocolate & raspberry. She kept saying, “is it ready yet?” while we were blowing & blowing so we wouldn’t burn our tongue…then sipping. The tea base is strong enough to support all the players, but not so strong as to overpower them. All of the flavors are so nicely balanced, & my addition of stevia (just a pinch) really made the whole cup sing!

This is a tea that I want to swirl around in my mouth, like a somalier, & in doing so it made my mouth water, it was juicy! The underside of my tongue tingled from the raspberry, the chocolate rolled over the top, so that my tongue became a Truffle! Yum!

Bonnie

I like little Terri. She can have some more!

Terri HarpLady

“Thanks Miss Bonnie, I love you!”, little Terri said.

Bonnie

It’s almost your bedtime little Terri.

Terri HarpLady

Grown up Terri responded,“She’s begging me steep a cup of the Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black! I told her it was too late in the day for that much caffeine. Help?”

Bonnie

You better have a little bit or she’s gonna throw a fit!

Terri HarpLady

We did! I have to stay up late anyway, doing something on my computer (Azz knows what I’m talking about…), so I figured, what the heck! Might as well indulge! :D

Butiki Teas

Hahaha, “Little Terri”. That’s awesome!

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Sipdown. And just in case anyone wants to try, it goes amazing with bacon. I was making lardons (and caramelized onions) for my pasta tonight and I popped a few remaining lardons (bacon bits for those not in the know) in my mouth. Then I sat down and absentmindedly took a sip of this tea. Woot!

No, I am not here to request a bacon tea. I’ve tried them and I know how it goes, but man, maybe just fry yourself some bacon when you’re wondering, and sip at your tea. Taste buds party!

Also this is not as astringent now as I thought it the first time around. Bump!

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Thank you, Stacy, for this sample!

This tea does everything except outright transform into a solid Raspberry Truffle upon steeping. The candied raspberry center that has seeped into the surrounding sweet and creamy chocolate walls is something I can taste very vividly. Yet, despite that convincing profile the cup still manages to be all tea- and a smooth and mellow one to boot. This is delicious. I missed not having new Butiki teas to try.

Out of curiosity I added some milk to my first cup and it tasted as if I hadn’t added a thing. It’s the same level of creaminess with or without milk. Sorcery and witchcraft! I’ll pick up more of this one day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Oooh, I miss this one. It’s a good one, indeed.

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