With Open Eyes

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Green Tea
Freeze Dried Strawberries, Ginger, Hangzhou Dragon Well, Organic Natural Flavors (Vegan)
Strawberry, Berries, Butter, Caramel, Ginger, Nuts, Toffee
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 337 ml

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With Open Eyes pairs our premium Hangzhou Dragon Well with the flavor of fresh picked strawberries, soothing ginger, and subtle buttery toffee. The chestnut, damp moss, and marine notes of the Hangzhou Dragon Well mingle with and compliment the strawberry, ginger, and toffee notes. Adding a little bit of brown crystal sugar will enhance the strawberry and toffee notes while subduing the ginger notes.

Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea, Freeze-Dried Strawberries, Ginger Pieces, Organic Natural Flavoring (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F degrees

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8261 tasting notes

I am home today. Sick. Not working. Blah…i’ve been fighting this for a few weeks now and today my body decided to give up. Coincidentally it picked a good day since all my meetings are postponed for the day and the few pieces of work i HAD to get done today, i managed to do on sunday while testing. So for once, the work isn’t piling up..much.

I’m up for a bit to get some food before i go back to sleep and i opted for a few cups of non black teas. I tend to want things other than my usual black bold cups when i’m sick. So i pulled this one out and it was perfect for today. Delicious strawberry ginger…


Hope you feel better soon! That sounds like a good tea to help.

Butiki Teas

Sorry to hear you are feeling sick. I hope you feel better soon.


Get well soon!


Feel better and enjoy all your rest!


Perfect occasion to treat yourself with your best comfort teas! Hope they help you feel better soon.


hope you start to feel better soon.


Feel better soon!


Hope you feel better. I’ve been curious how this would be on a sick day.


I hope you feel better soon.

Hesper June

Feel better soon!

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655 tasting notes

My essay beverage (aka-stress management tea) of the semester.

It’s that time in November again where almost everything school related just sucks, sucks, sucks. This tea and Kuchar’s rendition of Shostakovich’s Gadfly Suite are helping me rationalize my existence as it stands right now, and help me forget that I must neglect Three-Day Road in order to finish this sad paper.

You know, I’ve listened to this so many times over the years without ever looking into the background of it. I’ll have to read The Gadfly someday when I have a life again. I want to read so many books that aren’t related to school right now, it’s not even funny.

3 min, 30 sec

Haha there is definitely a correlation between the amount of school work I have to do and the things I suddenly find interesting that are not related to school work that’s due.


Ugh, sorry it’s sucking for you. We’ll be finished in a month. But it’ll be a loooooong month, I’m sure.


It’s times like this that I’m glad I’m out of school. ;) But surely you’re making time out for the DW 50th anniversary special on Saturday, riiiiight? ;)


Thanks Incendiare! It’s all my fault really as I did exactly as Courtney implied. :P I hope your workload is month is more smoothly set out than mine (can’t wait for winter break)!

Ah, Heather! By this Saturday almost all of my due dates will have passed and I can enjoy being lethargic again. I’m so stoked for the anniversary special.


I definitely can relate to the too-many-books-I-want-to-read-right-now problem!


After not having one for years I got a library card at the beginning of the semester. Turns out that was a huge mistake. I have a pile of fifteen books beside my bed just begging to be read.. and it’s paper season!


I’ll be at the Odeon showing at 11:50am…super excited. Also, Vic High is doing a fundraiser at The Vic Theatre Friday night…


Geez, I haven’t read a book in years. Never time for that.

But I can’t wait for the break either!

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1113 tasting notes

My husband has been requesting tea syrup for tea sodas a lot lately, and this is the most recent one we’ve tried. I can’t really detect the tea itself in this soda, but it tastes like delicious strawberry butter toffee cream soda! Can’t complain!! Real tasty :)


How do you make your tea syrup?


One cup of triple strong brewed tea simmered with 3/4 cup sugar and chilled :)

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2216 tasting notes

I don’t know why I don’t drink this more often. I guess I forget it exists?

Whatever. This tea is awesome and I love it. Buttery, gingery, lovely strawberry flavours.

In fact, I ate the ginormous piece of strawberry that ended up in my steeping basket.


(With a couple grains of rock sugar.)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

It is, in fact, one of the best teas I have ever had. It’s definitely in my top 10/Desert Island teas. I need a huge bag for the summer.


Want me to send you a packet? Stacy sent me extra, and I have Too Much Tea Syndrome. I’d rather send a packet to someone who loves it than let it go stale. Just PM me your address. :) I have a bunch of packages to set up and send out.


I really like this one too but it’s one of those that I’d probably neglect too if I had it around.




Messaged you..


Woohoo! :)


This is one of CrowKettle’s faves too. We were just talking about it the other day.


It is SO good. I just keep forgetting to have it because it’s a green! I need a “favourites” box, maybe. So I remember to drink them and not hoard them.


Yeah, I’ve ben hoarding the last of mine, and saving it for warmer weather.

Sami Kelsh

I recently did that with the chunks of apple in one of my teas, and yeah, yum. This sounds magic.

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2816 tasting notes

This afternoon’s tea and a sipdown. Here’s another tea I never put in my virtual Steepster “cupboard” so something tells me I have more tea than what’s listed in there. I should try to get more organized perhaps?

It’s been a while since I’ve had this. The strawberry notes smell lovely here. My cup seems very refreshing, almost effervescent, perhaps because of the ginger. I’m feeling a bit under the weather this afternoon, but I think this will perk me right up. So many tasty blends from Butiki…

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2246 tasting notes

I seem to be one of the first few to try this one! Stacy kindly sent me some samples of a few Butiki teas I REALLY wanted to try, but this was a new one that was also included. thank you so much for the samples! I can’t say that enough since Butiki’s teas are the blends I love to try the most. Info isn’t even on the site yet, the blend is so new… I almost didn’t want to try this one until I heard the story behind it. (Like the name?! What’s that about?) But I wanted a green tea at the moment so this was the one I went for. There are some HUGE strawberries in this blend. One piece was about 1/3 of a big strawberry! The green tea is bright. After a two and a half minute steep, the color of the cup is almost clear — a very pale yellow. The dry blend strawberries sure scented the room with a nice sweet fragrance and the flavor is just the same. Very sweet strawberries on a buttery fresh base. I think the ginger gives it a bit of a tang… I’m not really a fan of ginger and I’m not sure why it is even here. There is also supposed to be some toffee pieces and if there is, I don’t see many in the blend. But I think more toffee here would be amazing with the strawberry and buttery green tea (though not so much the ginger.) I really like this one! I can’t wait to read the info about it and I’ll have some more of my sample to try.

Terri HarpLady

Stacy sent me a sample of this too! It smells awesome! I’m looking forward to sampling it :)

TheTeaFairy Dragonwell & strawberries? Mmmmmm!

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464 tasting notes

Travelling Tea Box C

mmmmm… lovely!

This tea literally caused a squabble between two of my co-workers. I kid you not! I let Co-worker A smell it because she in interested in tea and she just fell in love with it and wanted to try it. She stepped away to rinse her mug and Co-worker B took the bag to get some for herself. Co-worker A got really jealous when she came back because she though there wouldn’t be enough for two.(There was plenty for both and more besides). Co-worker A snaps at Co-worker B and drama ensued. In the end both got tea, but both of them are still slightly sulky.

The dragonwell base is a little darker than a lot of the ones I’ve had, but still buttery. I get why the description would call it butterscotch The strawberry is lovely and fresh -nothing artificial about it! I only get the slightest warmth from the ginger. Overall, this is warm, light and spring-like.

I might have to keep this tea from the box in order to keep my co-workers from squabbling again! :-)


Ah, tea fights. Ha ha.


:D I made a tea syrup out of this one last night but I have yet to try it…can’t wait :D


This is hilarious.


I feel like this tea needs a warning label: May turn adults into squabbling toddlers.


The gloves are going off over tea. Love it.

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746 tasting notes

This is one of the many samples that came with my recent Butiki order with our recent co-op order. I only wish that there had been more, but I did get two good steeps, the first one cold steeped for work, the second hot steeped at home after work. Thanks for including it with the order, Stacy! I’ve been pretty pleased with all the Butiki Teas I have had so far.

This is soooo good! It really delivers all of the flavors listed. The strawberries are the juicy front note…it’s the first thing that I noticed. It was more prominent in the cold steep that it started out as. I find the ginger stands out a bit more with the hot re-steep than it did cold, but it was there, mingling with the buttery back note.

This is truly a wonderful green tea blend. I find it to be very warming and comforting. It’s going on my wishlist for a future order.


Mmm, sounds delish.


It really is! It is a green tea with body. Sometimes I find them too light.

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3243 tasting notes

This smelled so fragrant but tastewise I am finding it surprisingly weak. The flavors are there but very, very muted and I find myself wanting more.

Flavors: Berries

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

I found the exact same thing with this one. I tried both resteeping it and steeping at a higher temperature to no avail. I decided I was just too used to the generally stronger flavours found in black teas.


Maybe try extra leaf?? :/


By resteeping, I meant steeping longer.


I received a small sample of this with one of my orders. I had the same issue with it. It seemed like everything was there, just wasn’t very strong and I had to hunt for the flavor. Since it was a sample I didn’t get to play around with the parameters. I hope I cross paths with this tea again. I want to like this one.

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1570 tasting notes

Thank you so much for the wonderful sample, Stacy! I’m so glad it’s raining today. I have my windows open letting in the fresh air and enjoying this tea. I just wish this place had window screens because I’m in a basement, so I keep glancing at the windows paranoid that a rat or squirrel is going to hop in.

At any rate, this is the second Dragon Well I am trying, and it is light years better than the last one I had. Tons more buttery, not nearly as astringent, and more delicate. I’m not really picking up on any strawberry here, but perhaps because my sample happened to have one tiny piece of it (which is cool, that’s the luck of the draw!) but I’m getting the nice warm glow from the ginger. It’s like sipping on a liquified Chimes ginger chew.

As this cools a bit, I’m tasting a bit more of a burnt sugar note which accompanies the ginger perfectly.

I would totally order some next time I make an order. Thanks again, Stacy!


i love this tea. i get meringue mixed in too.


Meringue! Interesting. I’ve only ever had that once in my life so I think it’s something I wouldn’t even detect haha.


This is on my shopping list now!


Love this one! Been waiting for it to come out in final form :)

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