Cinnamon Vanilla Squash

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cinnamon, Nutty, Vanilla, Butter, Butternut Squash, Hay, Potato, Vegetal, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Green, Squash Blossom
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 277 ml

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  • “Quick tasting note before I take a walk down to my nana’s, I’m going out with her for lunch. I’m also going to Weight Watchers tonight and have an appointment at the dentist’s, so I’m not sure how...” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “This. Is. EXCEPTIONAL. Somehow the second steep is even better than the first. My guess is that the base tea is inherently buttery. The flavoring is soft cinnamon and cream. It’s maybe more...” Read full tasting note
    97
  • “My kitchen smells like I’m baking something delicious when I brew this tea! The sweet, creamy vanilla is the most prominent note in both aroma and flavor, followed by a light, natural cinnamon...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “This tea makes me so happy! Sweet cinnamon vanilla love. Ah. So Good. I’m cold brewing the rest for tomorrow. This tea is one I could have been good friends with. I’m counting this as Sipdown #2...” Read full tasting note

From Butiki Teas

Our Cinnamon Vanilla Squash pairs sweet roasted butternut squash with warm cinnamon and soft vanilla for a comforting feeling that instantly evokes autumn. The sweet squash is prominent followed by vanilla and cinnamon that is slightly spicy and lingers. This is a truly unique blend.

Ingredients: Organic Bai Mu Dan, Freeze-Dried Sweet Potatoes, Organic Cinnamon Chips, Organic Pure Ground Vanilla Beans (No Fillers), Organic Calendula, Organic Natural Flavors (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F

For more information, please visit: www.butikiteas.com

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23 Tasting Notes

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Quick tasting note before I take a walk down to my nana’s, I’m going out with her for lunch. I’m also going to Weight Watchers tonight and have an appointment at the dentist’s, so I’m not sure how much tea I’m going to get drank on my only day off this week! Next Monday and Tuesday are the last days of January and the last of my drink-a-thon, so it might end up being a sprint finish if I can’t find the time sooner.

I estimated the temperature while I was distracted, and think I might have brewed this a little too hot, since the liquor is a darker colour than I expected and there’s a tiny hint of astringency right at the back end of the sip. It’s not too noticeable, and doesn’t bother me, but still I feel like I could have done this more justice. The squash comes across to me as a cake, cookie or muffin sort of flavour, and along with the vanilla and cinnamon the overall effect is one of a cinnamon cookie, which is just fine by me! The sweet, earthy, starchy squash is the most prominent note in the body of the sip, mingling with the vanilla note which helps make it more sweet than savoury. The soft cinnamon comes through at the end of the sip like a blanket, covering the mouth with a natural, comforting spice which makes me suspect this tea would be perfect for curling up in front of a fire in the Autumn. I added my usual half a sugar, and now the vanilla and cinnamon notes are more prominent and the squash less so. I do wish this tea had a thicker mouthfeel to match the creamy starchy flavour, but it’s very enjoyable nonetheless.

ETA: As it cools the muffin comparison gets stronger. It’s reminding me strongly of a muffin I can picture quite clearly which I used to have often as a treat when I was younger, but I can’t quite remember where I got them or the context around them. What I can picture quite clearly while I’m drinking this is the colour, texture and flavour of the muffin, right down to the gooey, sticky glaze on the golden brown top and the spongy but dense feel of breaking off a piece to pop in my mouth while the coating got stuck to my fingers. I was originally going to rate this a 76 but I’m going to have to raise that because yay for muffin tea!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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This. Is. EXCEPTIONAL. Somehow the second steep is even better than the first. My guess is that the base tea is inherently buttery. The flavoring is soft cinnamon and cream. It’s maybe more sweet potato than squash but entirely delicious. I love how the flavor is robust and delicate at the same time – it’s substantial but not cloying or overly sweet or artificial. I’m glad that this has held up so well!

tea-sipper

I’m glad this one still tastes so good for you. :D I really need to have my Butiki teas more.

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My kitchen smells like I’m baking something delicious when I brew this tea! The sweet, creamy vanilla is the most prominent note in both aroma and flavor, followed by a light, natural cinnamon flavor and a bit of nuttiness which I’m guessing is the squash, though it doesn’t really scream squash for me. Personally, I’d call it Vanilla Cinnamon Cookie instead, but whatever you call it, it’s yummy! This is one of just 3 Butiki blends remaining in my stash. I know I should sip them down before they completely lose their flavor, but I’m dreading the day when there’s no Butiki left in my cupboard…

Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutty, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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514 tasting notes

This tea makes me so happy! Sweet cinnamon vanilla love. Ah. So Good. I’m cold brewing the rest for tomorrow. This tea is one I could have been good friends with.

I’m counting this as Sipdown #2 since I threw the pkg away (That might be cheating a bit since I used the majority of the leaves for some cold brew love tomorrow).

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1108 tasting notes

Drowning myself 6-26-15 #8

100% honesty here:
My mom really likes vanilla and this was about the only vanilla tea I had and I’ve never brewed it because it has the word ‘squash’ in it… that sounds like one of those things called ‘vegetable’ and I’m not too keen about those finding their way into my tea. Anyways, it’s Butiki right? Well, this tea is very complex. Not only does it have a slight vanilla taste to it, the squash is actually in there which is so bizarre but it isn’t unbearable. I drank this down and was quite impressed by all the flavor that was in this tea, though it is not something I personally enjoyed very much I do understand that it did a great job getting those taste in there somehow. I just don’t think squash is a very appealing taste to have present in a teas.

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I’m working from home today, the baby’s at daycare, and I finally have a moment to myself to brew a cup of tea. I swore to myself I wasn’t going to order a bunch of Butiki teas and then let them sit around for months untried. But then I had a baby and all Hell broke loose! The only tea I’ve had in the past 3+ months is Mother’s Milk teabags. I hardly remember what it’s like to have time to enjoy my old ritual of brewing tea: heating water on the stove in my kettle, using a thermometer to get just the right temperature before adding the leaves, waiting for it to steep and then enjoying multiple infusions while musing about what to write in a tea note. Those days of abundant time are gone! I’m lucky if I find time to shower once every couple days. Don’t get me wrong; being a mother is the most rewarding thing I’ve done with my life to date. But I do miss some aspects of life before motherhood, and brewing tea is definitely one of them.

So today I am making some tea and taking the time to enjoy it! I’m so sad Butiki Teas has closed. I managed to place a large order of my favorites (sans Almond Indulgence because it was already sold out) as well as some new-to-me ones before Stacy closed for good. The brewed tea aroma of this one smells amazing! I’m definitely getting cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is WOW! So nuanced and delicious. The flavor seems to evolve throughout the sip, first being cinnamon and vanilla and ending in a lovely, hay-like Bai Mu Dan. Yum! White tea is the perfect base for these flavors. This is good!

I added a tiny bit of Truvia to see how sweetener affects the flavors. Hmm, it really seems to have brought the squash to the forefront. I was missing that before. I’d say the most downplayed element in this tea is the cinnamon. It’s there, but only a quiet whisper complementing the other flavors. This is a really lovely tea. I’d say that I recommend it, but sadly you can no longer buy it. :( But if you’ve been hoarding it like me and have yet to try it, you definitely should!

For those of you who are interested, I’ll write more about the birth of my daughter in another note. For now, here’s some pictures of my Olivia. :)

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

she’s adorable! congratulations :)

Sil

aaah so cute!!!

Fjellrev

Ahhhh, I’ve been wondering about how you’ve been doing! She’s so beautiful!

scribbles

Adorable! :)

Roswell Strange

Eiii! Too adorable for words.

Indigobloom

Ohhhh that is just the sweetest! Congrats!!!

caile

She’s beautiful!! Congratulations!

CHAroma

Thanks everyone! :D

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I’ve drank this a few times without logging it, I think that’s because though I enjoyed it, it wasn’t a super STAND OUT type of tea.

The flavours are tasty, the cinnamon is the sort I enjoy in tea, natural – not a fake hot candy heart sort of taste.

The cinnamon, vanilla and squash notes all work well together. It wasn’t super squashy. I kind of thought it might have more of a hearty sweet potato sort of feel to it, but it’s a very light note.

I think I would have preferred something heavier in terms of the squash. But nonetheless I will enjoy what I have left of this tea!

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2220 tasting notes

Sample from Kittenna! Thank you. :)

As bai mu dan isn’t really my favourite base, I wasn’t expecting much. Aaaand… I was right. Although the flavours smell and taste good, the base tea isn’t doing anything for me.

Cinnamon Vanilla and Squash with a very carby black tea? Oh, I’d be all over it.

Oh well, can’t win them all.

Thanks so much for sharing! I appreciate the chance to try this tea. (And I’ll probably do another steep in a bit, just because I can…)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Kittenna

Omg, it gets super squashy in the second infusion. Or it did for me, anyhow.

OMGsrsly

Haha. I didn’t manage to steep it again, but it’s in the fridge for tomorrow!

Plunkybug

I really liked this one.

OMGsrsly

Second steep = CINNAMON OMGGGGGG!!!!! Also it’s a lot thicker feeling. I steeped 175F for 3 min. (The overload of cinnamon might be because it sat overnight, so it really had a chance to bloom. Haha. It makes a good cinnamon tea!)

Kittenna

Yeah, or there was a large cinnamon piece in there or something. My second infusion was so much squash I could hardly drink it. The first was much tastier. I do, however, appreciate the inclusion of actual squash.

OMGsrsly

Yes, definitely! :)

Plunkybug

I think my first was more cinnamon and less squash, though it was present. I think the squash is what makes it thicker feeling.

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My mom is someone who believes that if there aren’t enough leftovers to feed an army, than she did not cook nearly enough. So, when a vegetarian friend of mine came to visit for thanksgiving, my mother found herself stressed over what to make for this friend specifically. To the normal turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes menu, she added a green bean casserole, spaghetti squash, a sweet potato casserole, brussel sprouts (though she cooked it with pancetta so that was added but not vegetarian friendly), and acorn squash coated in cinnamon and brown sugar. This tea reminds me exactly of that dish. All the components are present. The earthy but rich squash, the sweet vanilla, and the hint of cinnamon spice to round everything out. It’s delicious and ever so nostalgic of a fun time. And a side note, she also added two extra turkey breasts and a ham to that particular Thanksgiving dinner, despite only my vegetarian friend joining us. Our 16 pound bird never even made it to the table.

Roswell Strange

Wow; even in my own household growing up I never got special Thanksgiving alternatives! The last three years living at home I, respectively, had a PB&J Sandwich, Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets, and cheese pizza. The rest of the (relatively non-vegetarian friendly) meal was unchanged. I should come to your house for Thanksgiving next year!

Cheri

I would make sure you had something good to eat if you were at my house for Thanksgiving, but you would have to come on US Thanksgiving, Ros.

I have this tea but I haven’t tried it yet. Your description makes it sound really yummy, VariaTEA. Maybe tonight!

VariaTEA

Roswell, I lived with a vegetarian (now vegan) for quite some time so I learned quite a few recipes and found many vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurants. If you ever come visit, you will have no problem being fed.

And Cheri, make sure you drink it while its still hot because as it cools, it just does not taste as good :(

Cheri

Thanks for the heads up!

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Queued Post.

Revisiting this one like I said I would after not paying attention to it the first time around. Pretty average as a cold brew; not a very impressive flavour. The cinnamon and vanilla are soft and immediately noticed and the cinnamon is actually really well balanced for my tastes; feels like it’s sprinkled on and not like caked on spicy, dry cinnamon death. There’s a dull hay and an unsweetened starchy vegetal taste. I suppose squash? Though there’s enough dissimilarities that the comparison is a little forced, and for sure not something I’d blindly know.

I did like it; but it was a touch underwhelming. Perhaps it’ll be much better hot, though.

VariaTEA

I found the hot class infinitely better than the cup as it cooled.

VariaTEA

*hot cup. Someone was talking to me about their classes and my mind just wrote that.

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