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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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I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

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Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

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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