Tamarind Gui Fei

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Citrus, Fruity, Honey, Smooth, Tropical
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Certification
Vegan
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “Okay, so I have to be honest and admit that I have no idea what a tamarind actually is. That being said, I love this tea! It’s naturally sweet and smooth and fruity (the fruit flavor seems citrusy...” Read full tasting note
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  • “OMG NOM NOM NOM! I really love this tea and have been waiting for it for a long time. And I finally have it, and I love it! Love love love!! I always liked Tamarind Pop, but found it was a little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Oh, this one is really nice! I do like the base tea, although my tummy’s been upset and the oolong didn’t sit too well with me today. The tamarind flavour is really neat. I don’t really know how to...” Read full tasting note
  • “Kittenna dropped off a sample of this but it originally comes from OMGsrsly so thank you both for the share! I was a little hesitant about this one because (1) I wasn’t a lover of Tamarind Pop and...” Read full tasting note

From Butiki Teas

The honey, lightly burned toast, raw almonds, and apple notes of our Gui Fei meld with the sweet gooey caramel Tamarind flavor.

Ingredients: Gui Fei Oolong, Safflower, Organic Natural Flavors (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 level teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F

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12 Tasting Notes

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531 tasting notes

Okay, so I have to be honest and admit that I have no idea what a tamarind actually is. That being said, I love this tea! It’s naturally sweet and smooth and fruity (the fruit flavor seems citrusy to me, but I may be wrong) and one of those teas where the flavoring mingles so perfectly with the base that you can’t imagine it any other way. There’s just something special about Butiki’s blends…I’m going to be so sad when I finish mine off for good!

Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Honey, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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OMG NOM NOM NOM!

I really love this tea and have been waiting for it for a long time. And I finally have it, and I love it! Love love love!! I always liked Tamarind Pop, but found it was a little muted or understated…but here, with the gui fei base instead of black, the tamarind flavour really shines! There is a sweet honey caramel fruit with a lithe juicy tartness. It’s PERFECT!

If anyone has some of this that they do not like, I will buy it off of you, or trade for it. Yes, I like this that much! I have an ounce of this, minus what my friend and her daughter tried before sending, and it is not enough! I will cry when this is gone.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

Aww! I only have 1 or 2 tsp left, and I’m saving it for summer. I want iced tamarind oolong.

Plunkybug

Oh no! I know you liked it. I’d never take it from someone who likes it. But anyone who wants to unload it on someone else, I would gladly take it. ;)

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2221 tasting notes

Oh, this one is really nice! I do like the base tea, although my tummy’s been upset and the oolong didn’t sit too well with me today.

The tamarind flavour is really neat. I don’t really know how to describe it, just fruity and floral and tamarind-y.

This was a great suggestion on my part! ;) Hopefully the person this was a gift for likes it as much as I do!

Kittenna

Ugh, I hate when my tummy rejects tea. Mine has been a bit unhappy tonight and therefore I haven’t had much, which sucks because I need to empty some infusers so I can have different teas at work tomorrow.

Kittenna

Also, glad you enjoy :D So much better than the original blend IMO.

OMGsrsly

I totally agree! I like this base a LOT more. I look forward to having it again, and trying it iced. Unfortunately I sometimes have to be careful with oolongs. My first really bad tea drunk (I was so unpleasantly woozy!) was with an oolong!

Plunkybug

I can’t wait to try mine. I think it is coming soon. My friend and I are doing an exchange, and this is one she is sending me in exchange for the crapton of teas I recently sent her.

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4078 tasting notes

Kittenna dropped off a sample of this but it originally comes from OMGsrsly so thank you both for the share! I was a little hesitant about this one because (1) I wasn’t a lover of Tamarind Pop and (2) I am not an oolong fan. However, when I opened the package, it smelled amazing which got me a little more enthusiastic.

Anyways, brewed up I will definitely say that this is much better than Tamarind Pop. It is like a cup of liquid caramel combined with a fair amount of oolong. It’s a tea oolong lovers would certainly enjoy but seeing as that’s not me, I will enjoy this cup and be content with me sample.

OMGsrsly

I still haven’t tried this. :D Hopefully the post gets my parcel to me soon!

Kittenna

Ooh, I should check if I have a tracking number. I think the receipt is in my purse still… Anyhow – I ended up buying 2 ounces of this for myself on Boxing Day. It is damn good.

OMGsrsly

Wow, you REALLY like it! :)

Kittenna

Maaayyyybe.

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9737 tasting notes

Kittenna dropped this one off with me, but i feel like this is from omgsrsly’s bag. I had a couple steepings of this one tonight and i am a fan! Again, an oolong that i am a fan of. I like this a lot better than the tamarind pop whatever tea that stacy made, though i didn’t hate that one. :) Christmas evening tea! deeeelicious!

Kittenna

Yes – this is from OMGsrsly :) I merely stole some from her baggie and gave it to you since I though it would interest you.

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Oh wow I like this tea.

I’m really glad I bought it, and I might try to throw another order Butiki’s way before the store retires. This is a solid oolong base. The brewing instructions scared me a bit, as four minutes seemed like a long time. However I followed the brewing instructions. I’m glad I did.

Anyway, the tea. The individual leaves are beautifully rolled, and they opened up and expanded wonderfully. The liquor of the tea is light, honey colored.

The tea is sweet, and I get strong notes of honey. The tamarind is just there, a light tropical note. I assume the honey taste is also a result of the tamarind.

Anyway, this is a great cup of tea. I’m very excited about steeping this a second time. It’s really lovely.

Flavors: Honey, Tropical

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Butiki Teas

The honey is from the tea. The leaves have been bitten by leafhoppers, which creates prominent honey notes. You can also find these same honey notes in Oriental Beauty teas and certain Taiwanese Black teas.

Kat

Oh thanks for the clarification. We discussed it in chat, and I had pretty much reached that conclusion. Anyway, this is a really special tea, then. The base is really exceptional, and I’d love to try it on its own. (Might have to order some more tea).

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Thanks to OMGsrsly for letting me sample a cup of this tea before sending it west. I wasn’t a big fan of the original tamarind blend, but it was mostly because I found it a bit too astringent, while the flavouring was too weak (though what I could taste, I did enjoy). This derivation, however, is pretty darn delicious! Sweet tamarind (I probably wouldn’t personally recognize it as tamarind though, since there’s no sourness, so it’s more of a sweet fruitiness), plus the honeyed notes of gui fei, with an oolong aftertaste. Really, really good, and honestly, I think the Gui Fei is a perfect complement to the tamarind flavouring, so great choice OMGsrsly!

(Also, this tea is still going strong and I’m on either the third or fourth infusion, I’m not sure. And I intend to have at least one more.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

I agree, I think this version is much better. I was thinking a green oolong or white tea would work but would have never thought of using the Gui Fei. That was a really good choice.

Kittenna

Yeah – the sweetness of the base works incredibly well with the flavouring. And such great flavouring too, because on infusion #4 (or 5, IDK), I could still taste tamarind, since I know what Gui Fei tastes like in later infusions.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, I’m looking forward to this!

Indigobloom

How different is it from Tamarind Pop? I didn’t enjoy that one so much

Indigobloom

(not that I hated it, and my tastes have changed so who knows!)

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