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I had wanted to try this one for awhile, and finally thanks to Sil I was able to!

I think I’m probably just crazy but something about this vaguely reminds me of Laoshan Black. Not sure if it’s the tea base or maybe the flavoring which is serving to sort of mimic the LB. It’s nowhere near as roasty though!

Anyhow, it’s a lot paler brewed up than I expect for a black tea. Like many of Butiki’s teas it is very subtle. I definitely notice the almond and cinnamon, and I get how those flavors together would be sort of cookie like.

I am enjoying my cup of this with breakfast, but I don’t think I would buy it, as I prefer a bit less subtlety with my flavoured black teas. I wonder if I’d have liked it better as a dark oolong or maybe even a creamy green?

I am glad I got to try it so I can cross it off my list, so thanks Sil!

(two steeps, first was 210f for 2 min, the second about 4-5 min)

Sil

yay for being able to cross teas off a list haha

Butiki Teas

Just wanted to mention that the first steep should be 4 minutes. There has been a lot of confusion on this one, since we changed base teas. The first base tea only required a 2 min steep, this one needs 4 minutes. I hear you about this tea. I don’t know that I love it like I used to. We may be phasing it out for a different almond tea.

whatshesaid

Oh good to know, thank you Stacy! I will try it again at 4 min :)
And if getting rid of this means another new tea to try I can’t see how that’d be bad! :) (except maybe for my wallet, haha)

Butiki Teas

whatshesaid-There has been quite a confusion. I noticed that someone changed the brewing recommendations on here back to the 2 minutes. That’s happened a few times with this tea even though I updated it to 4 minutes. I always think about phasing this one out but there are a few customers that I know would break their heart to see this one leave. Still, I think I can do better. :)

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Sil

yay for being able to cross teas off a list haha

Butiki Teas

Just wanted to mention that the first steep should be 4 minutes. There has been a lot of confusion on this one, since we changed base teas. The first base tea only required a 2 min steep, this one needs 4 minutes. I hear you about this tea. I don’t know that I love it like I used to. We may be phasing it out for a different almond tea.

whatshesaid

Oh good to know, thank you Stacy! I will try it again at 4 min :)
And if getting rid of this means another new tea to try I can’t see how that’d be bad! :) (except maybe for my wallet, haha)

Butiki Teas

whatshesaid-There has been quite a confusion. I noticed that someone changed the brewing recommendations on here back to the 2 minutes. That’s happened a few times with this tea even though I updated it to 4 minutes. I always think about phasing this one out but there are a few customers that I know would break their heart to see this one leave. Still, I think I can do better. :)

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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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