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Thanks to Dexter for sending some awesome Harry Potter tea samples my way.

This one is pretty tasty, but ultimately too rich for me. The creaminess seems subtle at first, and really sneaks up to create the richness in addition to the apricot here. However, a real upside is that the black base I’m not a fan of from Adagio isn’t really all that offensive or noticeable.

Thanks Dexter!

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Yesterday was my first full day back to work. I got a Starbucks card in thanks from the most adorable elderly couple, and I had a personal trainer tell me I should compete. I chalked that up to a successful first day back haha!

I start late this morning, since I work late. I always prefer to start early, but the one upside is that I have a chance to enjoy a cup of tea before work. Yes! I chose this tasty tea, which still reminds me so much of LB. It’s chocolately and malty and delicious. Here’s to another great day.


That does sound like a good first day back :D




You sold me at “reminds me so much of LB”. Added to my wishlist!

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This one is still so tasty. I’m in a bit of a tea rut, but I thought if anything a matcha milk would cut through that.

I let this one sit all day yesterday in the fridge and I’m just enjoying it this morning. Delightful. This is a sipdown of this particular package, but there’s more in the post currently. Phew.

P.S. guys I went to pick up lids for my mason jars at Canadian Tire and I saw they had mason jars with the lid and straw like David’s, but for a little less. I thought it was pretty neat because the one at my store was Aladdin themed hehe.

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I was contemplating my next Butiki order and thought I would have a cup of this delicious tea. I very rarely drink this, so it’s a great treat when I do. The sweetness in this tea is something I’ve yet to find anywhere else, which makes it all the more special.

I’m now down to one cup of this one and one cup of White Rhino. Eep. Two of my all-time favourites. But I think I’ve got my Butiki order pretty well decided. Now to wait for the perfect time to order.

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
740 tasting notes

My friend sent this one along and it is seriously tasty. It has a subtle genmaicha vibe going on, plus the strong caramel flavour.

I can see why some would think this similar to Japon, but I have to say the tastes are a wee bit different, but the low maintenance (AKA steep at boiling) of this tea might almost put this one in the lead. Gasp. I feel horrid even typing that. I’ll have to contemplate that a bit more before fully deciding.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Can’t wait for the order!!

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I tried North Winds last night, but didn’t write a note because I wasn’t too sure about it. I thought I’d steep this today since it has the North Winds base and I have now come to somewhat of a conclusion.

There is a very slight, subtle smokiness here. It’s extremely subtle, almost not smokiness, perhaps more like a campfire from a distance. Like the smoke has travelling through the forest and intermingled with trees and such along the way, however there is that smoky element, and unfortunately I can’t get past it.

There is a light richness to this cup otherwise, and some maltiness, and of course a hint of vanilla. It’s really a well done tea. I can see why this one is a crowd favourite. Sadly neither are for me, though I do have a little bit more to experiment with, so perhaps I can make something work.


doh. sorry to hear :(


i enjoyed golden orchid but not in the way that everyone else seems to be.


I was expecting way more vanilla Sil. It was so similar to North Winds, I was expecting a completely different tea to be honest.


i liked this one better, but also expected more out of both of them.

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This one is delightful!

At first sip, I thought Laoshan Black! But subsequent sips revealed a hint at Bailin. It was subtle, and not there at every sip, but very intriguing. And very tasty.

So far, Whispering Pines is 2/2.

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My Whispering Pines order has arrived! Yes!

I thought I would steep some of this up since I was measuring some out to share with whatshesaid anyway. The steeped scent reminded me, pretty near perfectly, of Premium Taiwanese Assam, however the taste is much more akin to Bailin. Very tasty, either way!

It’s a bit lighter than PTA and has that great Bailin taste I love, but with much less maintenance (in terms of Bailin). This one may be a keeper.

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
740 tasting notes

This is such an interesting tea. I’m glad I snagged more from Anna to test it out a bit more before committing to buying any myself.

It’s really quite tasty, with caramel and cream notes, and something else that must be associated with tamarind. Interesting indeed.

Thanks Anna!

Cameron B.

This is one of the teas that caught my eye when I was browsing Butiki. I’m glad it’s good, I’ll have to try it. :D


I have no idea what Tamarind is supposed to taste like but you make this sound so good :)


Its kind of sharp, sour and sweet at the same time. Though I haven’t consciously eaten it since I was in India.


I haven’t had a real-life tamarind, but my friend wanted to try this one, so we each got a sample with our last order. It’s quite tasty.


I agree with yyz. If you’ve had Pad Thai before, it’s a key ingredient in the sauce.

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This was a sample Verdant sent along with my recent order of LB. I haven’t had an oolong in quite some time. I sort of fell out of love with them a bit, because they are a wee bit high maintenance.

I figured I’d waited long enough, and I’ve been bothered by my box of need-to-sipdown teas lately. This one is tasty, but it doesn’t seem extraordinarily different from many other oolongs, AKA nothing makes it stand out against the rest. This is one of my friend’s favourites, but it’s just another tasty tea to me. Perhaps when another oolong mood rolls around, I’ll re-try this one to see if I can get the magic.

This is a sample sipdown.

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That’s exactly how I felt about this one

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I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs, rooibos (specifically red, I’m more open to green), honeybush, and matés are not my favourite. I tend to avoid them altogether unless others find them so amazing it would be a travesty to not at least try.

Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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