Butiki Teas-Sales (Ends Nov 15th): Champagne & Rose Cream, Sourenee, Coconut Cream Pie, Bancha!

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momo said

I can’t wait until I have spending money again. Hello watermelon dragonwell! And the pineapple oolong. And more cantaloupe and cream. And and and and, I could go on forever I bet.

This one might get overlooked a little, but the Tamarind Pop is amazing. I custom blended it for a Steepster member and it just blew me away. Its very delicious.

momo said

I’ve not had much tamarind before but I do like the flavor. Adding that one to the list too!

Its a sweet tamarind and very tasty. I would normally not think about making a tamarind blend but it just works so well. To me it almost has caramel notes.

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Kittenna said

This suuuuucks. I really want to try the new blends. Guess I’ll have to do a lot of tea drinking in the next little while so I can justify it!

Also yay for Canadian shipping!

I’m so glad we finally have the Canadian shipping up on the site. Its so much easier for our Canadian customers to order now instead of having to wait for me to invoice them.

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I am glad you chose to make some changes to your shipping, especially this: “Spend $75 on our products and we will refund your shipping cost.” Awesome!

I also like that you lowered your price on your Gyokuro Superior (stateside, it’s hard to find a quality, fresh Gyokuro for the price you are now offering). I like the new green teas you recently got in, and I’ll be anticipating what other new green teas you will have in store for us!

Kittenna said

The $75 thing is a mixed blessing… because now that it’s around, I want my next order to meet that free shipping threshold, and I definitely wouldn’t have spent that much otherwise!

SimpliciTEA-Thank you for your advice on shipping costs. We are still working to reduce costs even further but that will take some time. We are removing that specific Gyokuro from our selection, so that price is to help finish off the remaining amounts. I’m very excited about some of the new greens coming in. There is a fantastic Huangshan Mao Feng that I can’t wait to get in.

Krystaleyn-Hmmmm, well you could maybe share an order with someone that you trade with regularly?

Kittenna said

Stacy – I was contemplating something like that :) There are definitely a number of Toronto area Steepsterites, and it seems like a lot of people are ordering from you lately, so I might be able to get in on someone else’s order :D

Krystaleyn-Good luck finding an order buddy! We do get quite a bit of orders from Toronto. I don’t know if any of them are Steepsterites though.

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For anyone interested, this was old shipping for US orders:
$3.50 for 1-2 teas;
5.00 for 3-4 teas;
$6.50 for 5-6 teas;
$8.00 for 7-8 teas;
$9.50 for any purchase above 8 teas.

New Shipping:
1-3 Teas: $3.50
4-6 Teas: $5.00
7-10 Teas: $6.50
More Than 10 Teas: $8.50
$75 on tea-Free shipping

I like data, especially when used for comparisons. IMJ, much improved shipping. Thanks for the data!

Missy said

It looks like shipping has become cheaper. Score!

Thanks SimpliciTEA & Missy!

Here’s our Canadian shipping too:
1-2 Teas: $4.50
3-4 Teas: $5.75
5-8 Teas: $6.75
9-12 Teas $7.60
More Than 13 Teas: $9.00
Spend $75 on our products and we will refund your shipping cost.

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SALE-Until August 10th
Mi Xian Black-19% off, now $9.50 an ounce
Flowery Pineapple Oolong-23% off, now $5.00 1/2 ounce
Cider Guayusa- 22% off, now $3.50 an ounce
Organic Assam-50% off, now $2.80 an ounce
Check out our sales here: http://www.butikiteas.com/On%20Sale.html
Also, be sure to check out our “Samplers” page for other great deals: http://www.butikiteas.com/Samplers.html

New Teas-Recently Added Teas
2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong-Our aged oolong is sourced from the Dong Ding tea growing region of Nantou County in Taiwan and was harvested in the spring of 2003. The varietal is Si Ji Chuan also known as Four Season. Our aged oolong was crafted by blend master Chen Pei Wen and is re-roasted every 2-3 years to minimize moisture content. 2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong is a rich full-bodied silky tea. The charcoal-colored leaves of this smooth oolong produce notes of honey suckle, bark, and grass and has a natural sweetness with no astringency present. This tea is also low in caffeine.

Gui Fei Oolong-Our Gui Fei Oolong was sourced from Lugu Township in Nantou County, Taiwan and is a particularly unique tea. Green leafhoppers are allowed to bite the tea leaves which causes the leaves to begin the healing process which creates the honey notes in this tea and also begins the oxidation process. This tea utilized traditional Dong Ding processing techniques. Gui Fei Oolong has a natural sweetness to it and produces no astringency. Notes of honey, lightly burned toast, raw almonds and apples can be detected.

Mi Xian Black-Our Mi Xian Black tea is sourced from Ali Shan region in Taiwan. This exquisite premium grade tea utilizes the Chin Xin varietal and is pesticide free. Mi Xian Black is a relatively new style of black tea and is very rare. Similar to our Gui Fei Oolong, leafhoppers are allowed to bite the leaves in order initiate the plant’s healing process which produces a honey-like aroma. Juicy peach and honey notes mingle and linger. Some lychee and mild citrus notes can also be detected. This smooth and mellow tea is sweet with a creamy mouth-feel.

Premium Taiwanese Assam-Our Premium Taiwanese Assam is sourced from Yuchih Township in Nantou County, Taiwan. Assam bushes were brought to Taiwan in the early twentieth century but have since been refined by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station. The long dark chocolate colored leaves produce a sweet fruity aroma. This malty tea has rich chocolate notes with notes of cinnamon, clove, and raisins.

Other Recent Additions
Tamarind Pop (Black Tea)
Golden Stars (Green Tea)
Nilgiri Frost Oolong
Zhen Qu (Black Tea)
Dragon Feelers (Green Tea)

Recent Arrivals & Recent Blends-Will be added to our website within a month or two.
Watermelon Xylophone
The Killer’s Vanilla-Vanilla, Spearmint, Lavender, guayusa
Premium Tie Guan Yin
Sparrows Tongue Oolong
Premium Keemun
Huang Shan Mao Feng
Drunk Bananas-Rum & Banana
Maple Pecan
Just Almonds
Coconut Cream Pie-Upgraded version
Premium Bi Lo Chun
Root Beer Float-At the suggestion of some Steepsterites. This one will be a while.
*We are also working on a premium sampler. This will have one premium tea from white, black, oolong, green, and puerh tea categories.

Customer Feedback-Sales/Promotions???
We value all customer feedback. Right now we are really interested to find out if any of our customers have any recommendations for a special one day sale or promotion. We currently are unable to do a blanket percentages off (ex. 15% off all teas) due to the limitations of PayPal but there are plenty of other interesting promotion and sale ideas. What is the most appealing?

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Oh my goodness! What I want from your new list:
Watermelon Xylophone
The Killer’s Vanilla (drool!!!!!)
Drunk Bananas
Maple Pecan
Root Beer Float

Then of course I’d have to get cantaloupe and cream…. Better start saving now!!!

The Killer’s Vanilla should be up next week. I didn’t mention it in the post but that is a guayusa. I love how its calming and alerting at the same time. The Watermelon Xylophone is scheduled to go up after that one and the others will probably take some time.

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Alphakitty said

Grapefruit?! Oh man am I excited.

Oh yeah. I’m really loving the flavor. That will probably be up within a month. I’ve now tasted it with our Rwanda Rukeri (green) and the Guranse and I’m debating which way to go. Both are very interesting.

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Scott B said

Some interesting new flavors! Root Beer Float, Coconut Creme Pie and Maple Pecan sound exciting. Premium Keemun is a great addition too.

Thanks Scott B, and thanks for bringing up the idea of Root Beer Float again! The new Keemun is pretty awesome. From my latest tasting, I was getting orchid, mushroom, damp earth, and pomegranate notes.

Scott B said

You’re welcome, Stacy. I hope there’s lots of interest in the Root Beer Float idea. I could go for one now with this interminably hot summer! Interesting tasting notes on the new Keemun. Please let us know when that new batch of teas is available.

I think Root Beer Float could be a potentially popular tea. I will definitely keep you guys up to date on the new teas. The Premium Tie Guan Yin, Sparrows Tongue Oolong, Premium Keemun,
Huang Shan Mao Feng are actually available just not on the website yet. The others will probably trickle up to the website slowly.

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Sil select said

Mmm the grapefruit sounds great! I’d probably try the root beer float one as well, even if it sounds a little “different”

Thank you! :)

We offer 2 samples of your choice with every order. Since we have some unusual teas and some expensive ones, we like to allow customers to choose their samples so they don’t feel they have to commit to something that is very different.

Sil select said

Orders a few tonight – couldn’t wait to try the grapefruit since there’s been so many great comments about the other teas! Wanted to also try some sugar but it added to my cart as a tea for shipping :(

Now begins the wait sigh officially my first online tea purchase!

Thanks for the order! Sorry about the shipping on the sugar. We do count it as a tea for shipping purposes. That sugar is pretty heavy and it adds significantly to the cost of shipping pretty quickly. We will be adding a sample of it for you though. :)

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Amanda said

Wow. It sounds like you have alot of new teas coming out.
I may have to retry the new coconut cream rooibos. I got the last of the old formula, and i hate to say this, but it was gross. It tasted like cedar chips. Even smelled very cedar-y too.

Yes, definitely lots of new teas coming out. We have upgraded the rooibos base and I think its pretty mellow on the citrus & woody notes.

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