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I just got this in the mail today. So excited.

http://instagram.com/p/Yf9lYIi_EG/

I haven’t tried it yet but the smell is telling me it might be the Caramel Black tea of my dreams. I have to wait until tomorrow but it’s going to be breakfast, and it’s going to be good. I can tell!!

Just, yay!!

Eta

Well, it’s as good as I thought it would be. Probably can halt the annoying hunt for my perfect caramel black tea, I think this is it!! I think I can taste the Assam base, which is nice. The flavouring seems to compliment it rather than cover it up.

It’s creamy caramel, made even creamier thanks to the vanilla. The best part is that it’s not the burnt toffee tasting sort of caramel! It’s milky and sweet but not in a fake way. I really really like this. It’s as good as it smells. I will reorder later for sure!!!

Sil

woot! it IS pretty darn delicious

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I really need to order some of this! It sounds so tasty!

Terri HarpLady

Yay!! Another believer!!
I love the Assam base of the tea! It keeps it from being yet another wimpy vanilla.

Sil

Terri – remind me to send you…wait i think you’re getting some. Well i was going to say remind me to send you a sample of 2 friends…but i’m pretty sure you bought some

TastyBrew

Welcome to the club :-)

whatshesaid

Oh it’s so good. Another Butiki must-have!!

Terri HarpLady

Sil – I bought some! I’ve already actually drank it a few times, just haven’t written anything yet because:
1. There isn’t a ‘Two Friends’ entry, & I’m too lazy to make one, since I’m not sure if it’s an ‘official’ tea
2. I’m lazy…I mean busy…
:D

Kittenna

Yay, another awesome review of this one! I’m currently in the TO airport, anxiously awaiting my arrival in Saskatoon and therefore my first taste of this tea (and others from Butiki). I mean…. anxiously awaiting seeing my family…. yes….

Sil

Kitenna..it’s lovely. :)

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Sil

woot! it IS pretty darn delicious

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I really need to order some of this! It sounds so tasty!

Terri HarpLady

Yay!! Another believer!!
I love the Assam base of the tea! It keeps it from being yet another wimpy vanilla.

Sil

Terri – remind me to send you…wait i think you’re getting some. Well i was going to say remind me to send you a sample of 2 friends…but i’m pretty sure you bought some

TastyBrew

Welcome to the club :-)

whatshesaid

Oh it’s so good. Another Butiki must-have!!

Terri HarpLady

Sil – I bought some! I’ve already actually drank it a few times, just haven’t written anything yet because:
1. There isn’t a ‘Two Friends’ entry, & I’m too lazy to make one, since I’m not sure if it’s an ‘official’ tea
2. I’m lazy…I mean busy…
:D

Kittenna

Yay, another awesome review of this one! I’m currently in the TO airport, anxiously awaiting my arrival in Saskatoon and therefore my first taste of this tea (and others from Butiki). I mean…. anxiously awaiting seeing my family…. yes….

Sil

Kitenna..it’s lovely. :)

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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.

Location

New Brunswick, Canada

Website

http://whatshesaid.etsy.com

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