I threw the last of this into my cup a few minutes ago. I’m freezing at my desk and only a hot tea shall save me :D
“Mmmm lot of cinnamon in this one so I'm going to have to play with it a bit more but I am digging this for fall. I'd like to try this as a latte too since I think the combination of teh spices...” Read full tasting note
“Mm, I needed a little bit of extra sugar today and added a few pieces of rock sugar. Wow, this makes the pumpkin and cinnamon really pop! So delicious” Read full tasting note
“In less than 4 hours, it's dropped 10 degrees! Yay fall! I've got chicken noodle soup in the crockpot, and it's almost done, so a cup of tea until then sounds great. First important thing of the...” Read full tasting note
“Ummm... It's like a switch flips in my head this time of year. It's not anywhere close to getting cold out, really, but there is _something_ there, all the same. Maybe the feeling of...” Read full tasting note
Cinnamon, spice, and everything nice! Our Pumpkin Creme Brulee has a premium Organic Ceylon base and combines a scrumptious pumpkin with fall spices and a touch of cream for a delicious guilt-free treat. We recommend adding brown crystal sugar to enhance the cream flavor.
Ingredients: Organic Ceylon Black Tea, Organic Cinnamon Pieces, Pumpkin Flakes (vegan), Organic Nutmeg, Organic Natural Flavors (vegan)
Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 210 F
For more information, please visit: http://www.butikiteas.com
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I’ve been trying to do a review of this tasty tea and the review keeps erasing! That’s the kind of trouble I’ve had with Steepster the past 24 hours! Anyone else?!?
One of the things I love about this spiced Creme Brulee Pumpkin Tea is that it is Organic. The spices, pumpkin and tea are all superior to fake flavoring. You sure can tell the difference. Stacy at Butiki really knows what she’s doing! I have no idea how she has managed to conjour up the brulee illusion without any dairy or vanilla. The creaminess is insane and the spice does not cut into it with a vulgar sharpness. Adding a bit of milk and sweetening the cup is so brilliant that I would not drink this tea any other way. On my next order I want to pick up some of Butiki’s brown sugar amber gems. They would look so beautiful in a little bowl…and I’ll bet some real whipped cream in another little bowl would be delightful with buscuits and this tea some Saturday morning.
I’ve decided to raise my rating on this tea. Worth it!
Okay so I am finally cycling around to some teas I have had in my cupboard for awhile now … note I never had stuck this in my cupboard here on steepster which makes me wonder how many others are not in here that should be. I am sure there are some in here I no longer have too. I need to be more diligent about that!
Anyway I had tried this tea before and it was not so much to my liking because I was in the mood for more of a dessert tea and this was not sweet HOWEVER today I added a packet (almost a full packet) of Nu Stevia sent to me by Indigobloom and a big thanks to her.
I know Stacy says that a lot of her teas are better with sweetener added and for me this is one of them. I respect that Stacy leaves it up to us to add it or not though as not everyone likes specific sweeteners!
The interesting thing is even before adding the stevia I was enjoying the cup quite a lot!
This is by far a quality tea and the blend is perfection!
With or without the sweetener.
I just tend to like it more with a little sweetener added.
Smells just like pumpkin spices, creamy when you add some stevia, especially making that creme brulee flavor pop!
Ode to Butiki tea:
As a free sample it came,
From Stacy, that was her name
Black Ceylon mixed well with some spices,
Those flavors go straight to my senses.
Plump Pumpkin-Cream sweetness,
Renders so much “yumness”!
Clouds of cinnamon, nutmeg,
More, Oh! More, please, I beg!
What, why, is this not a Chaï?
Oh well, then I’m mystified.
Such as, it brings comfort,
Pure bliss moment, too short!
So please honey, stand up,
Just pour me one more cup !
The end. I get it, not Baudelaire material… but still an honest effort from TheTeaFairy.
Bottom line: me like this tea!
This tea is delicious with a hint of brown sugar added, just as the description says it will be. I drink and eat pumpkin things throughout the year, but I don’t get as many weird looks when it’s fall haha.
I may have altered my Butiki order from last night to include more teas. Quite a few more teas. I may have a problem. But alas, I’m drinking this treat partly because I’m incredible frustrated with the assignment I’m working on, but mostly because I’m incredibly excited to try out Pumpkin Milkshake when it arrives. Pumpkin in all the things!
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is yummy! I love that I taste the pumpkin and the spices, as well as a touch of the creme. Smooth and deliciously creamy, sweet and just YUM!
Definitely an autumnal feel to this tea, but, as we are still having some rather chilly spring days here in the Pacific Northwest, I find this to be perfectly enjoyable right now! I love that this tea is available year round, too, because even though it is an autumnal celebration in a teacup, I happen to LOVE autumn and love celebrating its splendor year round!
Additional notes: Yes, I’m having this one again a month after I finished the last of my sample. I’m sipping it now and with dinner! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
This does seem different than my sample was (from over two years ago, of course I don’t expect it to be the same leaves). The base seems a bit different – better. But it does seem like there were less pumpkin flakes, but to be fair I think they floated to the bottom of the pouch. I wish there were ten times more pumpkin in this blend! I also should have tried my pumpkin milkshake sample today! The ONLY complaint I could EVER have with Butiki, is I hate their non-resealable pouches. The best teas ever deserve the best packaging! But this lovely tea will go perfect with dinner. I’m thankful for Butiki!
Sooo I’m not sure what’s up with this tea. It is old, for sure. It’s so old that I don’t even really remember who I got it from, though I think it was possibly Azzrian. But thanks to whoever sent it along.
However, although this tea smells cinnamon-y and delicious, it tastes like… nothing. Well the first time I had it a couple of days ago it tasted a little like metal, but not much else. Today I added more leaf to see if I could coax some flavor out of it, and I will say that there is a hint of sweetness, but also some kind of bland bitterness. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea so totally lose its flavor, not just the flavoring, but the flavor of the black tea itself. Weird. I’m going to chalk it up to this being likely very old, and make a note to get a fresh sample of this sometime. Unfortunately, I don’t think the rest of my current sample is worth saving. Unexpected sipdown, 129.
This is the third time drinking this, and every time I’ve wanted to write a review but I couldn’t put my finger on the scent of the dry leaves. It was oh so familiar, and it’s taken me over a week to figure it out. To me, it’s more like freshly baked cinnamon buns than pumpkin. There’s a baked bready quality enrobed by cinnamon especially. Don’t smell any pumpkin.
I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of this without additives. The tea base is quite prominent and I can’t taste much of anything else. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great base, but when you’re anticipating spiciness and creaminess and pumpkin awesomeness, it makes you a little sad.
But don’t fret, milk and a bit of brown sugar perked this up. I still don’t get pumpkin from this. It’s more of an ultra creamy spice, again, kind of like drinking a cinnamon bun. I’ve never had Crème brûlée before, as the idea kind of scares me (looks too eggy for my liking), so I have no idea how it compares to that.
By the way, I had this last night (among other teas) and I left the wet leaves in the strainer. This morning, the scent of the leaves drove me nuts. Smelled so tantalizing. It took me forever to figure out which tea I had last, and wasn’t until then that I finally figured out cinnamon buns.
Tea #6 from Traveling Tea Box C
Mmm… creamy pumpkin. Now this one I like! It’s very laid back, sort of how you feel when you get to the pumpkin pie stage of your evening, but has enough presence to suggest a pumpkiny dessert. One of the few teas I’ve tried that actually tastes a little like the inspiration!