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My Butiki order arrived today! So excited, I ripped open the box immediately and started my kettle. I could smell the pineapple right when I ripped open the box. Oh wow, this is gonna be good!

4 minutes seems like it isn’t a long time, but waiting for this tea to steep, it seemed like an eternity…..the smell is intoxicating.

Sip….WOW!!!! I am transported back to Hawaii, sitting on the beach eating fresh, sweet pineapple and ice cream…the waves rolling in and the sand in between my toes….ah….

This tea is super fresh pineapple, sweet, and so natural. Then the oolong makes an appearance, not vegetal, but silky and smooth. At the end of the sip, I get a flowery note.

Resteep- 85 degrees, 5 minutes: more oolong coming through, and the pineapple isn’t as strong. The floral notes are still there. Still amazing!

Edit: I had put the last few sips of each steep in the fridge to chill. As much as I like this tea hot, I don’t like it as much cold. There is just something about oolong that I don’t like cold.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

So glad you are enjoying this one! :)

softrevolution

Oh, that sounds fantastic! So tempted to order some..

Sil

Hmmmm dare I try another butiki oolong though they haven’t been full of as
Much “win” as their others….

Bonnie

It’s good, trust grandma!

Butiki Teas

Sil-The flavor is substantially stronger than our other oolongs but it is still natural tasting.

Sil

Stacy – thanks for letting me know. :) totally worth a try then heh you charmer you, twist my rubber arm why dont ya?

Butiki Teas

Hahaha, I’m terrible aren’t I?

tigress_al

I must say it is pretty delicious!

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

I had this one a LONG time ago before I had joined steepster. This was one of the first teas that I ever tried.

Anyway, having another go with this tea. It is just as good as I remembered. Peach and oolong are such a stellar combination. Sweet and the apricot adds a whole new dimension all together! The nuts also add a little bit of nutty sweetness! I love this one!

I resteeped this at 95 degrees for 7 minutes and it was wonderful!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Melange Rooibos by 52teas
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I got this in my grab-bag back in July but am just getting around to it now. Backlogging from last night.

This is an excellent chai. It is slightly sweet with a spicy kick. The flavours really work well together here. This will be really good on those cold fall and winter evenings with some steamed milk. Yikes, fall is almost here already!! AHHHHH!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
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Backlogging from last night. I have been eyeing this tea but did not want to order it. My history with banana teas has not been very positive. The only banana tea that I have liked has been DTs banana oolong. So anyway, I thought I should try a sample. Thank so much to tattooed_tea for this sample that I have finally gotten around to!

This smells wonderful. Wow, sweet, natural banana. Much to my suprise, this is delicious. I think the honeybush really brings out the natural sweetness in this tea. I might have to order this sometime in the future!

I resteeped this tea for 10 minutes and it was a little weak, but it was still ok.

I also put my second cup of this steep in the fridge to chill for today. It is still really good, and sweet, but I think I like it better hot.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

I can’t imagine this being better hot. Cold it is so delicious!

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95

This is so good! Thanks to Emilie for this sample! I am really glad that I got to try this one!

Blueberries are one of my favourite fruits. This is pure, sweet, fresh blueberries upon first sip. And the aroma is amazing. Then comes the sweet cream cheese with a little bit of tang. Then the buttery danish flavour. Yum!

I would have a hard time not buying this one if Frank re-blends this baby!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Emilie

I’m hoarding the bag I have left! I definitely hope this is a reblend someday

tigress_al

Well thanks for sharing some with me!

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Ok, I finally got up the nerve to try this. I received this in my grab bag. But I am really wimpy when it comes to spicy goods. But what the heck, I love chocolate. Lol, I accidentally sniffed the bag and ended up sneezing for about 5 minutes. oops

This tea upon first sip is really nice and smooth and slightly chocolatey. But then the spice comes out. It is a little bit too spicy for me. It really is good, but I am just a wimp.

I am not going to rate this because I really like it, and it is what the description said. Great job Frank! It just isn’t the right tea for me!

Would anyone be interested in a swap?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is part of a gift pack of 3 teas that my in-laws brought back from England for me. I am having this today for the last day of the London Olympics. I had a great time watching them!

This is actually the loose version of the tea. This was very bold and malty. I had it with milk as the English would. Honestly, I think this tea would maybe be a little harsh without the milk, but with milk it is nice and smooth.

This packs a bit of a punch, but great for this morning as I was only half awake and was getting for another long shift at the hospital.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Thanks again Emilie for the generous sample so I could play around with it. I also got this in my grab bag, so I am happy.

This was a cold brewing. DaisyChubb was right, the cream cheese icing comes through more in the cold brew. It tastes noticeably different than a hot brew. It also has less cinnamon roll taste. This is very different than most of my other iced tea, as I like fruity iced teas. A welcomed different iced tea!

Preparation
Iced
DaisyChubb

Ah glad you thought so too! Such a good unique tea

tigress_al

Ya, it is crazy how different it tastes hot brew vs. cold brew

Will Work For Tea

I just put some of this in the fridge because of your review – can’t wait! :D

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Thanks Amanda for this sample!

There is not as much strawberry flavour as I thought there would be :(. It is sweet and I do get a baked goods taste, but not pie crust. The cinnamon is nice but it is taking over the strawberry taste. Even though it isn’t as strawberry as I would like, I do enjoy cinnamon. So for a cinnamon tea, it is good.

I brewed 2 cups of this last night and put one in the fridge to cool. It is still pretty good but I think I like it hot better.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I placed a Butiki order yesterday, so I went to go have a Butiki tea to celebrate, I lifted up one of the bags, and this sample fell to the floor!! What excitement at finding this. I have no idea where it was hidden all this time….lol. Thanks to Stacy for this sample!

What an intriguing tea…purple tea, brews up a light yellow. I am not getting any bitterness at all. So this base is nice and smooth. I am definitely getting a sweet blueberry taste to this tea. It isn’t strong, but it is there for sure. Very yummy.

I am going to cold brew the resteep here and see how that turns out!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Hello,
I am a nurse, I love to do so many things: reading, card making, scrapbooking, photography, playing with my nieces, shopping, and of course TEA!

I only started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I had a DavidsTea for the first time and have been obsessed ever since! My favourite is probably white but I have black every morning to wake me up! I enjoy most flavours out there! My favourite flavours are nutty, fruity, chocolate, jasmine, tropical.

Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.

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