Butter Truffles

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The aroma of this tea will knock you out! Smells like freshly baked butter cookies. Premium black tea blend with pistachios, cumin, almond pieces, coriander, peppercorns, and flavoring (natural and/or nature identical). Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

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2823 tasting notes

I still haven’t the faintest idea why this is called Butter Truffles. Anyways, brewed some up today and it was ok. I still think it’s a weird set of flavours to have in tea, but that’s ok! Parents thought it was alright and not too weird.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

This looks like the Butter Truffle tea (same ingredient list too) from ESP Emporium… so either one of these companies is the supplier (and the other company just wasn’t very clever with the naming of their tea) or, they both get it from the same supplier who calls it butter truffle, and both companies aren’t very clever naming their teas.


The name for this sounds so good, like butter-stuffed chocolate truffles, but all the reviews seem so mediocre. Part of me wants to try it but the other part knows I’ll be disappointed!


I know it’s secret info, but I wish there was a place where we could see where a company wholesales its teas from so we could compare across vendors. Like, if I want to order an Earl grey from different sites, how do I know it’s not all just the same tea from Metropolitan?


LiberTEAS – this is from Amy oh, and I seem to recall her or someone else saying that they got this same tea from ESP Emporium. And yeah – the naming is very misleading.

Alphakitty – it’s interesting enough of a tea to be worth a try, in my opinion, but it does not taste like butter-stuffed chocolate truffles. Just Indian-style spices.

Rachel – I agree. I guess the best thing is to stick to companies that you know blend their own teas?


@Rachel: that would put a lot of businesses out of work, I think. I personally don’t mind when a company resells tea – I would “guesstimate” that about 75 – 90 percent of all companies out there do that – but, what I don’t like is when they make it sound like they blend/flavor it themselves.


I have noticed that too. After visiting a local tea shop, who made me feel like they blend their own teas, and looking for reviews on their flavors (angels dream and mango amazon are the ones i can remember) there seem to be a lot of different companies that sell tea by that same name. This made me even more disappointed in this particular place, the mold floating in the simple syrup was just the tip of the iceburg.




Oh gross…

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470 tasting notes

I bought this tea knowing full well it wouldn’t taste anything like baked goods or truffles or whatever they say it is “supposed” to be. I found the idea of a pseudo-Indian savory tea really intriguing, so into my cart it went!

The smell of the dry leaves is incredible. And I almost understand the name: the very first whiff is very much like buttery baked goods, and then you get a big hit of that cumin. It’s so intriguing, I spent a long time just smelling it! It tastes very interesting: the spices come out well and are almost chai-like, there’s a nuttiness from the pistachio, the cumin almost makes it savory but there’s a creamy vanilla-like texture that brings it back to sweet. I don’t really know how to rate this one so I am just going to leave it off: I really enjoyed it, but it’s a very very odd tea and definitely not for everyone. I plan on mixing some with a rose congou and sweetening with honey to create more of an Indian dessert feel!


It sounds Excellent!


now see this is a tease…sounds so interesting….


I have this same tea and it’s weird…


It’s definitely a bizarre tea! I don’t know why they thought to put cumin in a blend, but it works for me haha

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1391 tasting notes

Spicy? Oh yes definitely getting that here! and butter… yep, can really taste that. Actually, I really like the buttery part. I just feel that it doesn’t mix well with the pepper very well. Something about the two of them together doesn’t sit right for me, atleast not in a tea. However I can see how other people would swoon.
Ah well!I knew this would be a love or… well, not love tea.
Thank you so much Alphakitty for this sample! I was SO curious about this one.


This is definitely a weird blend!


It really is! interesting though. In a good way, I think!

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290 tasting notes

I feel that I received this from Alphakitty in a swap.
I requested this thinking buttery soft chocolates. I didn’t check the description so when I got it I was surprised by what I smelt and saw. Straight up butter with spices. I then realized truffles are also some other type of food, but can’t think of what it is.
Once I steeped this is smelt so butter like, and then you got some of the spice smell.

This is really unique and complex. I like it, a lot actually, which I’m surprised by. It’s super buytery and them freakin deliciously spicy, but not your typical tea spicy. I don’t get the pistachio or any sweetness from it. Purely savoury. This could easily replace a bag of chips for those nights that I’m craving salty things.

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Goodness this sounds amazing!


Oh, I am so glad you liked this one! It’s so unique and definitely not for everyone.

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2705 tasting notes

Backlogging – This sounds like the exact same tea I got from Sereni tea so I am logging it here. Maybe they are using a common supplier?

In any event I agree this is a strange tea. It is kind of buttery but due to the cumin, corinader and pepper it actually comes off like an indian dessert. I did like the pistachio element here. I think I liked it a bit more than the other reviewers. It was okay but I’m not sure I’ll be craving anymore in the future. It was good with soy milk.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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505 tasting notes

This tea is so weird. Not only are there whole pistachios in it, there’s also cumin spice (which is used in making tacos) and peppercorns. While it does have a sort of sugar-cookie-ish taste, it does also sort of taste like… butter. And spices. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. But at the same time, I think this will have to be an acquired taste.

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72 tasting notes

This was…not my cup of tea. The pistachios were overwhelming, and the spices were just odd to me. I did, however, like the way it smelled. I’m sure some people would enjoy this tea, but I definitely won’t be purchasing it again.

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