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Thank you to Stacy for a sample of this with my last order!

Given all the reviews and considering how much I love her Eggnog tea (another creamy Butiki offering), I was really looking forward to trying this and was hoping for the best.

Guess what, I was not let down!
It’s like liquid cantaloupe! What! Not even one of my favorite fruits but yum. The perfect creaminess to balance the melon, and just the right sweetness. I didn’t add anything to this!

It was delicate and lovely and another one I will probably add to my future order.
No idea if those flowers have a major taste but they sure make the dry blend look delightful and happy! This is a happy tea.

Going to have a resteep later before I toss the leaves.

Steeped as per the directions!

ETA I had my second steep of this and decided I probably wouldn’t order it, not because it isn’t tasty, but because it really does taste like cantaloupe! And I’m just not that big of a fan of that melon :)

Starfevre

That’s the reason I probably won’t ever try it too. I just don’t like canteloupe.

Kittenna

Haha, I think I sent some of this to you :P Oh well!

whatshesaid

That’s ok!! I do like it, just not enough to buy :)

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Starfevre

That’s the reason I probably won’t ever try it too. I just don’t like canteloupe.

Kittenna

Haha, I think I sent some of this to you :P Oh well!

whatshesaid

That’s ok!! I do like it, just not enough to buy :)

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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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New Brunswick, Canada

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