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Buttery Dragonwell and citric grapefruit together!? I must be dreaming because this is too good. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for existing! This is my new favourite tea.

The beautiful dry leave scales have a very potent sour grapefruit smell and they initially both excited and worried me. After steeping, the scent becomes less tart and more like a sweet white grapefruit. The flavour is exactly that, with a smooth and delicate and restrained vegetal base. It’d like I’m consuming the most divine grapefruit to ever step foot inside a cup. Yes, I’m aware that grapefruits don’t have feet that we know of… Second steep was equally amazing.

Third steep sees a toning down of the sweet grapefruit and a greater focus on that buttery vegetal Dragonwell that I enjoy most of all. I don’t think I’ve ever loved a tea so dearly. I’m extremely pleased with myself for randomly choosing to go with 1oz of this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

Really good! Hope it stays around long enough for me to buy some!!! End of month!

CrowKettle

Is there going to be a sale or a discontinuation of Butiki teas anytime soon? I’m in the paranoid, clingy “quick to jump to conclusions” stage of my relationship with this tea.

Sil

Bonnie….I can’t see this one going away anytime soon. Stacy would have a revolt. If you’d like, I’d be happy to send you some

Butiki Teas

Bonnie & CrowKettle-This one is around to stay. We have a few teas that will be leaving but they are not very popular. I believe the only flavored teas leaving us will be the Exotic Pear (in favor of a caramel pear), peach oolong (in favor of a peach beer tea & possibly a peaches and cream tea), and possibly the mint oolong.

Sil

oooh peaches and cream….caramel pear!

Butiki Teas

Sil-Coming soon-ish.

Sil

haha i won’t harass you this time stacy…. i’ve already got like 10+ teas to order from you SOOON :)

Butiki Teas

Sil-Hahaha.

CrowKettle

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll keep my eye out for those new pear and peach additions. They sounds amazing. :)

Kittenna

Oh no! My mom really likes that mint oolong!

Sil

Kittenna – ill be placing an order with Stacy at some point so let me know if I need to stock up for your mom haha

Butiki Teas

CrowKettle-No problem! Thanks :)

Kittenna-The mint oolong is not definite and if it is removed it won’t be for a while.

Also, the Vanilla Cream Honeybush will be taken down this week.

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Bonnie

Really good! Hope it stays around long enough for me to buy some!!! End of month!

CrowKettle

Is there going to be a sale or a discontinuation of Butiki teas anytime soon? I’m in the paranoid, clingy “quick to jump to conclusions” stage of my relationship with this tea.

Sil

Bonnie….I can’t see this one going away anytime soon. Stacy would have a revolt. If you’d like, I’d be happy to send you some

Butiki Teas

Bonnie & CrowKettle-This one is around to stay. We have a few teas that will be leaving but they are not very popular. I believe the only flavored teas leaving us will be the Exotic Pear (in favor of a caramel pear), peach oolong (in favor of a peach beer tea & possibly a peaches and cream tea), and possibly the mint oolong.

Sil

oooh peaches and cream….caramel pear!

Butiki Teas

Sil-Coming soon-ish.

Sil

haha i won’t harass you this time stacy…. i’ve already got like 10+ teas to order from you SOOON :)

Butiki Teas

Sil-Hahaha.

CrowKettle

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll keep my eye out for those new pear and peach additions. They sounds amazing. :)

Kittenna

Oh no! My mom really likes that mint oolong!

Sil

Kittenna – ill be placing an order with Stacy at some point so let me know if I need to stock up for your mom haha

Butiki Teas

CrowKettle-No problem! Thanks :)

Kittenna-The mint oolong is not definite and if it is removed it won’t be for a while.

Also, the Vanilla Cream Honeybush will be taken down this week.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

White teas, roasted/fired green teas, and the not so roasted green oolong varieties are my favourites.

Currently looking for the most buttery and sweet green oolong I can find.

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, floral, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, maple, marshmallow leaves, melon, mint, orchid, pine, rice, rose, vanilla.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike: apple, cocoa nibs, licorice, marine, peach, stevia

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

91-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

86-90: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-85: A lovely tea, maybe of high quality or masterful blending, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Enjoyable, but I may have few minor problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Quality, consistency, blending, or personal preference problems are apparent, but I wouldn’t pass up a cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab teas I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This is last year’s low-grade bancha mixed with rancid coconut, stale cocoa nibs, over-enthusiastic hibiscus, and combined with stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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BC, Lower Mainland

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