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Thanks to Stacy at Butiki for a sample of this!

I had been excited to try it, pie and coconut are two of my favorite things ever so that in a tea sounded great.

I’m always wary of rooibos because I don’t love it. I love some rooibos teas but only the ones that are self aware enough to know that they are much better off hanging out in the background…not the over confident ones that think they could carry a tea.

(Some I love – all of Della Terra’s lemon/lime ones, their Blueberry Creme, and Davidstea Alpine Punch)

This is one of those cocky rooibos, it takes over. I knew the second I smelled it that this would be the case, because all I smell is rooibos. Stacy’s flavored teas are quite subtle and so far from what I’ve tried that worked out, but in this case the flavor is lost underneath the rooibos. For me, that’s bad, because I’m not a rooibos fan.

I can say that it was pretty damn creamy though. I just would have preferred it as a black or maybe with the Frost Oolong!

Glad I got try it anyway, now I can officially scratch it off the list.
:)

(brewed as per Butiki’s directions)

Now I will go back to drooling over Andrew McCarthy in Pretty in Pink!

TastyBrew

Ha. My feelings toward rooibos exactly. And Andrew McCarthy for that matter :-)

TastyBrew

And not gonna lie, I do love me some spader.

whatshesaid

Yessss Spader!!

Starfevre

I’m confused, spander? The only spander I’m familiar with is Spike/Xander from BtVS…

TastyBrew

James Spader. 80’s teen/20 something movie star. Now smoldering older man :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Spader

Starfevre

Daniel Jackson! Oh, I understand now, yes I do.

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TastyBrew

Ha. My feelings toward rooibos exactly. And Andrew McCarthy for that matter :-)

TastyBrew

And not gonna lie, I do love me some spader.

whatshesaid

Yessss Spader!!

Starfevre

I’m confused, spander? The only spander I’m familiar with is Spike/Xander from BtVS…

TastyBrew

James Spader. 80’s teen/20 something movie star. Now smoldering older man :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Spader

Starfevre

Daniel Jackson! Oh, I understand now, yes I do.

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Hello!

So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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