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Birthday Cake

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Herbal Tea
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Vanilla
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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From Butiki Teas

We paired our naturally lightly sweet Organic Marshmallow Leaf base with creamy cake and frosting flavors. With a little bit of sugar, this herbal transforms into a rich vanilla frosting and decadent cake flavor. Naturally caffeine-free, this herbal is smooth with a weighty mouth feel that is perfect for a late night treat. Please research all precautions before consuming any herbal tisane.

Ingredients: Organic Marshmallow Leaf, Safflower, Organic Cornflowers, Organic Calendula, Organic Natural Flavorings (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 5 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of Birthday Cake for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling)

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

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40 Tasting Notes

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941 tasting notes

After Stacy shared earlier today that we can order more from her in larger quantities, I decided to break out the hoarded stash of this tonight. Just as delicious as before! Even more so, perhaps.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
VariaTEA

Yay! You really should enjoy it so I am glad you made yourself a delicious cup :)

Courtney

Woot! Do you know if she reblended this one?

TheTeaFairy

Yay for breaking the hoarded stash!

MissB

Courtney: It came up in another person’s discussion, however Stacy has offered to reblend it if anyone is willing to buy a large sum of it at once. So there are three of us now in on that… I’m sure there will be more once Stacy is finished her holiday and we can discuss specifics.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, maybe I’ll have this one next. Especially if there’s going to be a reblend order. :)

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1404 tasting notes

So I can see where this blend is going, trying to be all mild and vanill-y and delicate, but it’s too delicate for me. At the end of the night I want something stronger before bed.

I’m not too upset though. There are plenty of Butiki teas that I adore and I cannot afford them all anyway!

Ozli

oh jeez i was just at their website last night making lists /o\

Ozli

…cantaloupe cream…

Cavocorax

Mmmm. I want more of the new carrot cake or whatever that one is. It’s a black tea – limited run.

Sil

cavo…. do NOT order it without us doing a joint order woman!

Cavocorax

:p No worries! I’m not ordering anything!
Sadly.

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4043 tasting notes

So final verdict on this one? I don’t want it. Not, i don’t like it because i DO like the flavouring but to me this is really just creamy eggnog without the bits that make it creamy eggnog. IE. it’s a delicious tea…but it’s not really birthday cake to me (except in how pretty it is). I love that it’s a herbal…love that it’s light and refreshing but it’s not cake. Do i think it’s an enjoyable cup that wouldn’t disappoint people? Sure! but i’d rather stock creamy eggnog in my cupboard than this one and save my “herbal” slots for teas like stacy’s peppermint patty and rootbeerfloat! :)

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1167 tasting notes

OM NOM NOM.

I steeped this (possibly) forever. Even having the lid on, it’s down to guzzling temperature. Oops? Oh well. It is DELICIOUS.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
VariaTEA

I am so jealous you get to have this!! I can’t wait for the reblend :)

OMGsrsly

I got a lot during the summer sale. :) I want more, though. I’m keeping an eye on MissB. Maybe we can all do a big order!

VariaTEA

That is definitely a great plan. I only got a sample and when I fell in love I learned I could buy no more :(

OMGsrsly

I heard she’s doing a black tea version, but I might be wrong. I might need both versions in my life, if it’s a base I like. :)

VariaTEA

I just love the Marshmallow leaf but I wouldn’t turn away a black tea version

Fjellrev

I feel like my taste buds are broke because this was one WEIRD for me.

OMGsrsly

It reminds me of vanilla marshmallows. The expensive hand made ones. :)

Fjellrev

See, and I got edamame beans. Either my taste buds are broken or I lost my mind.

OMGsrsly

LOL! For me, the laoshan green is like edamame beans and seaweed. :)

MissB

Oh, we can definitely do a large order. ;) It’ll just have to wait until Stacy is back from holidays to discuss the details. I’ll order whatever quantity she needs to reblend it, so that everyone who wants some can enjoy it.

Chizakura

I wish I loved this one too. I bought a bunch months ago and haven’t really been drinking it.

VariaTEA

@Chizakura – there are definitely a bunch of people on here who would happily swap for it :)

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1358 tasting notes

Well I think this tea is growing on me because I found myself craving it tonight. However, now that I realized how much I enjoy this tea, I, of course, have no more of it. This is yet another sipdown and another tea for me to miss. No it is not in-your-face sweet or cake-y but it is still reminiscent of cake in a different way. This tea is like sipping on a creamy but delicate frosting – the kind you find thinly iced on cakes in high end bakeries as opposed to the inch-thick wall of pure sugar that gets put on grocery store cakes. Both are good in their own way but every so often it is nice to have just the hint of sweetness. Thanks again Courtney for sending me a sample :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Courtney

I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think I read somewhere that Stacy is reblending it :)

MissB

I just received some in my order from late last month (long story; new tenants at my old place signed for my tea). So, it’s definitely available! Or, was as of late October.

Butiki Teas

Courtney is right, this herbal has been discontinued. Unfortunately, it just got too many negative reviews. I’m looking at making it into a white tea.

VariaTEA

Oh no. I guess it will remain a happy memory than and I will need to find a different tea to love.

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448 tasting notes

Thank you for the lovely test samples, Stacy! It felt like it my birthday yesterday, after I received my individually wrapped sample parcel, and it seemed fitting to drink this one first.

The name of this herbal should’ve clued me in, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so sweet and honeyed. It tastes like sweet sponge cake- light and fluffy, with an alluded cream filling. Marshmallow flavour lingers as an aftertaste, and is veined with vanilla notes, a light vegetal tone, and a gentle saltiness. The now empty cup smells strongly of marshmallows.

Despite the lightness of the flavours, I find this cup to be rich and filling. This is enough cake for me to step into the role of “dessert”. That it’s herbal makes it a perfect substitute for a late night treat.

Also, add this onto the list of teas and tisanes that taste amazing once they’ve cooled down a bit. It’s up there with the Pistachio Ice Cream tea I polished off yesterday.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Chizakura

I’m so excited to try this, I can’t even explain it. Butiki has the BEST flavors, and as you said the fact that this is an herbal is even better. I find once it’s nighttime, I want something sweet, and this just seems so perfect. Super excited for this to be on the website. :D

Alysha

Lucky you! This sounds so delicious! I’m guessing it’s not available yet?

CrowKettle

It doesn’t appear to be yet. I’m not sure what the plans are for this herbal but I hope to see it around soon; I don’t have enough fun tisanes for late evenings. :)

OMGsrsly

I need to buy a lot of this one once it’s available. A lot.

Amariel

Kris, is this in our sample extras from our order? I’m drooling and want to try this now.

OMGsrsly

Yes it is! I’m waiting for it to go on the website, and then I’m going to make an order. ahem

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-Unfortunately, it probably won’t be up for 2 weeks. Right now, I’m focusing on preparing to shut the company down for 6 days since I’m going on vacation. Then when I get back there will be backlog when we open back up. We have already been selling the Birthday Cake. If you would like to purchase some in advance, just purchase something of equal value and email me to swap out that tea for Birthday Cake. Here are the prices:
10 grams (19 servings) $3.50
20 grams (38 servings) $6.50
40 grams (76 servings) $12.00
80 grams (152 servings) $19.75

*The price/cost is in the flavoring. Since the herbal is so fluffy, it takes a lot of flavoring to cover the herbal.

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608 tasting notes

Isn’t it funny how different perceptions between people can be? I vaguely remembered other Steepsters saying this wasn’t bad, but that it lacked flavor and had no cake element. It’s one of the reasons I put off trying it immediately when my big ol’ box of new Butiki came in. But I made a cup tonight and was totally bowled over by how accurate and powerful this smelled of really good fine crumbed white cake and delicious true-vanilla icing dry and steeping. Granted, it doesn’t taste as cake-y as it smells—but there’s no way any tea could, I think, as the aroma was just so overwhelmingly cakey and delicious, like better than smelling the real thing—but that vanilla crumb flavor is there, lightly, and seems to accumulate as I drink until by the end it really does feel like I’ve had the liquid equivalent of a piece of simple classic yummy vanilla cake. Beautiful stuff, and feels in line with how I don’t like garishly sweet supermarket bakery department cake but do like the kind of cake they often serve at weddings (the old fashioned kind, not the fondant stuff)—subtle in its way (regarding pointed sweetness mostly), but powerfully full of vanilla, heady but elegant feeling (it really is a lovely tea to look at, both the dry leaves and the liquor in the cup). I almost feel that coating on your teeth too after eating a piece of cake. The fact something this delicious and festive-occasion-tasting is herbal is just icing on the cake (har). After I finished my cup, I noticed the strong aroma of marshmallows and vanilla cake stayed in the empty cup for a long time—I kept dipping my nose back into it. Heavenly. I’m a huge sucker for sweet damp tight-crumbed white wedding cake though, so.

Yeah, I like this more than Creamy Eggnog, by far (don’t get me wrong, I like Creamy Eggnog but I think this has way more flavor). Again, I find it amusing (and wonderful) how different opinions can be!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

Yay! So glad that you enjoyed this one. I love it when people have different reactions to teas.

Butiki Teas

Sorry to say that I don’t think this one will be around for much longer at all. The reviews haven’t been good. I feel like the flavoring combination is spot on, so I think the marshmallow leaf might be the issue and it might be taking away from the flavoring. We might be trying this on a white tea.

Sil

Ooh white tea might make it interesting

ifjuly

Oh no! I guess this means I have to place an order right away.

Butiki Teas

Sil-I think so. I really don’t think its the flavoring here. I would definitely like to have some of the people who didn’t like the herbal version try the new version.

Butiki Teas

ifjuly-We are very low at the moment and will not be making more but I can always make a small batch for you when I am making a larger batch of the new version.

ifjuly

if i place an order for the max amount right now, is it in stock?

ifjuly

(in a panic i did, hope that doesn’t cause too much inconvenience if stock is too low…)

Butiki Teas

ifjuly-I just checked our current stock against today’s orders and we have 20 grams left. Didn’t realize it was that low.

ifjuly

oops. i’m really sorry for causing a problem, i think i tried to order 80grams. (: if you want to take this to PM here or email or FB to sort it out…not sure what would be easiest for you, insta-refund or maybe when you make the new version sending that along? i guess there’s no way to know how different the cost would be for the new one though…hrm.

ifjuly

uh, that was supposed to be a :/ face, not a smiley.

Butiki Teas

No problem, I will contact you via email. :)

ifjuly

I am really going to have to cherish the amount left! (big compliment :)

Cavocorax

Interesting! I think this might work nicely as a white tea. I enjoy it, but it does feel a bit too sublte, until I realized that a dash of sugar enhanced the flavouring.

But, I have a terrible sweet tooth too.

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1851 tasting notes

Well this is a sipdown but I somehow didn’t add this one to my cupboard, so my number remains at 142. I asked Stacy for a sample of this one with my last order because a marshmallow-leaf herbal sounded intriguing.

This was really tasty! Creamy, with a nice smooth texture, very dessert-y. I’ve never had Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog, so I can’t compare it to that, but I am happy with this one for sure. I don’t know that it screams ‘cake’ to me, but that’s fine really, it’s still tasty. Once it gets cold and I want to have an herbal tea every night in the evening I may have to pick some of this up… I’m always on the lookout for tasty herbals without rooibos (yuck) or hibiscus (only on occasion). This one certainly fit the bill.

I just had a thought… I wonder how the marshmallow leaf would do with cacao nibs for a kind of cocoa-marshmallow herbal? Mmm.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Lynxiebrat

LOL….I like rooibos, but sometimes I really don’t want it and love having herbals that don’t rooibos in it. I like hibiscus in alot of fruit teas, if they don’t add a bunch. Just enough to kick up the other flavors.

Dinosara

Yeah, I love hibiscus in certain circumstances, but not hot. I have come to realize that I can’t stand rooibos!

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598 tasting notes

This starts as a whipped buttery vanilla frosting, or a glaze flavor and feeling. As I work down the cup and the buttery-type flavor builds on my tongue, there’s more of a cakey crumb kind of flavor. The whole cup and mouthfeel, while very smooth feels really delicate and airy to me. It’s absolutely more angel food cake than birthday cake to me.

I see a lot of comparison with the Creamy Eggnog for this one, but I really only see it myself in that they are both very smooth on the tongue and have a lingering vanilla flavor.

If nothing else, this definitely makes me want a big bowl of strawberries.

Thanks Short Sorceress!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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312 tasting notes

Finishing off the last of this that Sil sent me. I’m liking it better tonight than I have in the past. The dry leaf has a vanilla frosting scent, the brewed tea smells like cake batter, and the brew itself is much improved with the addition of some agave syrup. The sweetness helps bring out the vanilla frosting flavor (though I’m still not getting any cake). The syrup also gives this a smoother mouthfeel than the sugar did, so the frosting doesn’t taste quite so from-the-can. There’s still a weird frosting-flavored after-texture, like a film on the roof of my mouth. It’s not as coarse as it was before, though. Still not a huge fan, but bumping my rating a bit.

Aaaaand sipdown!

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