Buttered Rum (organic)

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Black Tea Leaves, Coconut, Cornflower Petals, Vanilla
Butter, Coconut, Milk, Nutty, Rum, Spices, Sugarcane, Artificial, Alcohol, Vanilla, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Creamy
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Fair Trade, Organic
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 oz / 357 ml

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Yo ho ho-conut

Hot buttered rum is so delicious we want it all day long. Unfortunately, most employers frown on workplace drunkenness, so we came up with this rich and creamy alternative. Toasted coconut and vanilla beans mingle with black tea in a caramelized caress of flavours. Decadent hot or iced, it also blends perfectly with dark rum, brown sugar and a dash of milk – so go ahead and indulge your inner pirate, off the clock. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Organic: Fair Trade Certified Black tea, coconut flakes, vanilla beans, cornflower petals. With organic and natural flavouring*.


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125 tasting notes

This was quite a satisfying cup of tea this afternoon. I was in a mood for something creamy and buttery, something I could have with milk and that was it. I thought I was falling out of love with this particular blend but today it warmed itself back into my heart again. I think last time I was trying to drink it without milk and didn’t enjoy it very much. No… this one for me it’s all about butter and cream… gotta have the cream and make it a dessert. :)


Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Cream

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137 tasting notes

My girl got me a big ol’ 100g tin of this in my stocking. She knows me well, it’s my favourite from David’sTea and I had just run out of it a couple weeks ago. My tin is absolutely filled to the brim with goodness :D

This was my Christmas eve tea (we couldn’t wait and exchanged stockings early) and it was so nice and creamy and full of flavour. A bit better than the last batch I had.

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357 tasting notes

Oh Heck yes! This is GOOOOOD! I’m usually picky with black teas, so I’m happy when I find one that I like as much as this one. Since I’m so caffeine sensitive, it’s an added bonus for me that it’s low in caffeine. I’ve never tried actual buttered rum, so I don’t know if this flavor is true to its name, but it’s smooth and creamy and I love the vanilla notes.


I live this tea. Probably my faveorite that I’ve had from David’s. Adding whip cream takes it to a whole new level!


Whipped cream, mmmm…sounds delicious. I’ll have to try that


oh jeez whipped cream does sound good.

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1175 tasting notes

Eggnog latte! So amazing on this very cold Saturday morning. I love the smoothness that the coconut adds to this tea. And of course, I like vanilla too, so I really enjoy this tea. Something about it makes it so comforting in the winter, kinda like a warm blanket.

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That sounds so good! I should really buy some eggnog…


Ya do it! Eggnog is best with chai, or anything caramel

Roswell Strange

Salted Caramel Eggnog Latte sounds like a brilliant idea… (I have Buttered Rum at home too, though – so maybe that one). It’s sorta family tradition, though, that we don’t buy eggnog until the last week before Christmas. I don’t know how that one started – but maybe now that I’ve moved out and am living on my own it’s time to start a new tradition?


Salted caramel would be delish! Oh yeah, you totally need a new tradition!

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1220 tasting notes

My friend asked me to make hot buttered rum lip balm, so last night I finally got around to it, and now all I can think about is buttered rum. I still have some of this, it’s probably incredibly old by this point but it’s been in a bag in a tin in the pantry. So, actually still tasty!

Speaking of lip balm, I sent out 2 packages to Canada today, and the entire process is suddenly a PITA. Anyone else in the US ship anything to Canada somewhat frequently and notice this sudden change? Now they enter I guess all the information into a computer from your customs form and it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R. It’s going to Canada, not North Korea, IT’S RIGHT THERE AND OUR BFF TRADE PARTNER WHY ARE YOU WASTING MY TIME I AM SO HUNGRY.

Okay I may be done complaining about it but it was just baffling all around.

I am not getting that much rum from this, the coconut is pretty strong. I let it cool off and it tastes far creamier and is tasting a lot more like rum too. Hot, it felt like the flower petals were even coming through strongly.

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1695 tasting notes

Ok, is it just me or does this tea smell like powdered cheese? It’s been like that for me for quite a while now. At least it doesn’t taste like cheese.

Didn’t add anything to this. The base leaves my tongue a little dry. The coconut is rather faint.


not sure id even try drinking a tea that tastes like powdered cheese… ick lol

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635 tasting notes

Buttered Rum! All right! I’ve been waiting to try this one for a while. Thanks to Ninavampi for making it possible!

The dry leaf aroma is butter and coconut. Maybe a hint of vanilla, or I could be imagining it since I read it in the ingredient list and therefore know it’s supposed to be present. Mmm, but it sure does smell yummy! After a four minute infusion, the brewed tea aroma is heaven! Pure butter and coconut!

Oof, I really have the munchies right now. I hope this tea hits the spot so that I don’t break my wedding diet. It was my fiancé’s 25th birthday yesterday, so we went out and had ice cream, buttery popcorn, crab cakes, oysters, snow crab legs, and hot wings. Definitely broke the diet yesterday. Can’t afford to break it two days in a row. Plus, I didn’t work out yesterday either.

Okay, this tea is really calling my name. My stomach is actually grumbling in anticipation! First sip…wow, bitterness followed by coconut followed by a mouthwatering butter flavor. The aftertaste is by far the best part of this tea. I think I’m going to have to add milk and sugar though to cut through that initial black tea bitterness. Or maybe it’s a rum flavoring? Not sure if that’s in here or not.

Mmmm, much better with milk and sugar. Yum! This is a tasty tea. Not sure it’s killing the munchies, but maybe I just need a couple more cups. Second infusion for 6.5 minutes. Mmm, still buttery and coconutty and delicious! Thanks again, Ninavampi!!!

Sadly, this tea is just making me hungrier. I think I might order a pizza. But thin crust. And with veggies! That’s not too bad, is it? Oh heck, you only live once! I still have 8 months till the wedding anyway. :P And now I’ll be guilted into working out tonight for sure!! ;)

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hahhaha loved your review – very entertaining! I’m going to have to get my hands on this one as it sounds delightful. Did you end up ordering the pizza? ;)


This is indeed a tasty tea. With 8 months until your wedding, you have plenty of time to worry about diet later! :D I didn’t diet until about a month before mine and it still lost noticeable weight. Lose too much and your dress won’t fit. Gotta keep that in mind! As for the pizza, see if they’ll do less cheese. The cheese is a real diet killer. Have fun getting fit!


I did order the pizza, hahaha! And God punished me by breaking my dishwasher. Now I have to wash all my dishes by hand. Ugh. LOL!


awww….congratulations on your upcoming wedding.


Thanks, Canadianadia! :)

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676 tasting notes

Second review. I’ve been running through my box of tea’s to be reviewed religiously and now I am done – pooped out. Pie-Yow! Time to have a good ol dessert tea that I don’t have to be too serious about…just enjoy. Like a pair of comfy slippers. An easygoing tea you drink and kick back…without watching the leaves and all that. Thus I steepeth and poureth this rum by gum and I’m delighting in the nectar like flavors. This is creamy like DAVIDsTEA Cream of Earl Gray but without Bergamont and you can taste some coconut and vanilla with this rummy cocktail worthy of the beachs at Isla Verde. Stick an umbrella in it and call it deliscious-scrumptious!

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200 tasting notes

Well I didn’t break down and get the David’s Tea advent calendar, but I do happen to know that this is the tea for Day #1. And, I just so happen to have some of this tea that I bought when in NYC, so I decided to finally give it a try.

And, it’s not bad. It’s not the best black tea I’ve had, but it has some nice butter and rum undertones. I don’t know if this would satisfy someone’s alcoholic craving, but it definitely has those notes that peak through. As someone who rarely buys alcohol because it’s so pricey (and usually not very healthy), I’ll take it ;)


That sounds yummy

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525 tasting notes

This tea is very tasty! And that’s high praise from me, a black tea novice. I’ve loved every other variety of tea, but black has mostly been meh for me. this one though! Tasty! I drank it without additions and loved the sweet buttery flavor. The rum is pretty apparent as well. It just reminds me so much of the holidays somehow. And the coconut is there in the background rounding out the flavors. I added a bit of almond milk and sugar at the end and it was meh. This tastes better straight. I’m thinking about ways I can bake with this though.

The tea leaves were surprisingly large. I loved the coconut peices and flower petals. Pretty! The tea base was unobtrusive and drying but not astringent. I wish I could say more but black tea is not my forte. This would be good with a sweet breakfast though! Like crepes! I haven’t made crepes in forever! Crepe party! My place. Sunday. Bring your favorite topping. :) I’ve got some speculatius spread and homemade kumquat marmalade!

I also want to add that the caffeine here is gentle but invigorating. I’ve had teas that kick you in the face with caffeine but this one comes up to you and gets to know you like a friend.


I want some tea and crepes and kumquat marmalade yum!


Kumquats!! I’m so glad there are other fans. I miss the ones we grew in San Diego. They are just not up to par in this miserable state (Maryland).


Ever hear of loquats? Used to have a tree in my yard in San Jose growing up. At least we get good produce here in Colorado and a lot of berries and citrus from California cuz it’s not too far away.


I once had a chance to try kumquats from California, and they are much better there than the ones I get here in NY. I keep thinking I need to move to California if I ever want to make my dream garden a reality. You just can’t grow avocados this far north. :)
I don’t think I’ve ever had a loquat. I’m curious for one now. :)

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