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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Loose Leaf
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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498 Tasting Notes

149 tasting notes

Almost finished with my pouch. Yum, the creamy butter and coconutiness!

Anyway, I’m mostly writing this to say goodbye for the next few months to my fellow Steepsterites. I was accepted to join a professor’s field seminar in Ethiopia, so I’ll be in a rural area for most of the next two and a half months and probably won’t be getting internet until the last few weeks of the seminar, in Addis Ababa. My flight leaves early tomorrow morning. Take care, everyone, and I look forward to reading all of your notes when I get back! :)


God be with you. Such a beautiful history but so much suffering too.I look forward to the stories on your return,especially when you’ve had a real coffee ceremony (maybe you’ve been to one here) . You’ll be there for all of Lent and possibly Pascha (Easter) which is a big deal there.

Terri HarpLady

I think this was one of my picks for International Talk Like a Pirate day!

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1712 tasting notes

I tried this with a splash of rum today. We had no sugar so I had to add some honey instead… which cut into the buttery-ness. Not that I mind, I find something off-putting about butter in my tea… However the rum (purchased in Haiti, local stuff, should have been premium grade) was stronger than I expected, and oh so very bitter!!
Overall, not the best experience.
When the honey wasn’t sweetening it up, I tried some milk as well, and it helped some… but certainly not enough to warrant replacing the sample I got from DT.
Everyone else loves this tea… why am I the only one that doesn’t seem to enjoy it???

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Nope! I thought it tasted good, but there was too much butter and I couldn’t handle actually drinking it. I passed it along to a friend who, of course, loves it.


ahhh thank goodness! I feel better now :)


oh and thankfully I only have a teeny sample. One more cup of buttery badness left :P

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Try this one (my favorite of all time) with a very little amount of pure maple syrup, a little of “dulce de leche” Haagen Dazs ice cream and finally a very little amount of rum. All my friends loves it, hope you will try it one day!

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328 tasting notes

This has a wonderful buttery and sweet flavor. Not exactly coconutty- but a creamy buttery flavor. This is a delight!

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755 tasting notes

Decided to try something new as my TTG tonight, so I chose this. I’ve smelled this a number of times, but I have always picked something else. This is nice. It’s not a terribly strong or complex flavour, and it does have a bit of a classic kind of feel to it.

I can’t say this is a new favourite tea, but it is tasty alright, and I can see why DT uses it in many of they’re samplers. It’s pretty inoffensive and is something that a person new to tea can easily get behind.

To me, it is a nice vanilla-ish and coconut-y flavour, with the rum as the undertone. I like this way better than Whiskey White. It’s just a nice smooth flavour…nothing too fancy, but that’s ok. I kind of wonder what this would be like mixed with Fantasy Island. Call it Rum Fantasy???

Bear With Me

Funny you mention mixing it with Fantasy Island, I do that all the time and really enjoy it! Both are tasty mixed with Whisky White too, actually.


I never liked Whiskey White. But I do like Fantasy Island.

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51 tasting notes

Ah, the advent calendar countdown begins!
I’ve had this one once before (thanks for the sample, Kittenna!) I found it okay, but coconut and I don’t see eye to eye.
This one is the first tea of the advent calendar now! Quick note about the advent calendar: they give you the PERFECT amount of leaf for two generously leafed Perfect Mug-fuls. You could probably get 3 mugs out of it if you were more conservative with the leaf. I thought that was nice because you get enough tea to share with someone or try it 2-3 times yourself but not so much tea that it’s kicking around in your cupboard forever.
Okay, so the tea: It’s okay. Nice and sweet, which I like. Quite coconutty, which I don’t like. The black tea base is prominent, which is nice, and the colour is a pretty caramelly shade.
Mr. Sheep had a glass of this as well and enjoyed it. Both of us agreed that it’s a decent tea, but not one we would ever purchase or crave. I can see how this would be a tea that most people would enjoy, however I can’t see how it’s one of their most popular teas because it’s just not fantastic like some of their other ones are.
Both of us agreed that this would probably be nice with milk in it, however we were out of milk.

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Mr. Sheep, haha. :)

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223 tasting notes

I resteeped the leaves I used earlier in a tea latte. SO good! The coconut really is quite strong but the tea really does remind me of rum.

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150 tasting notes

This tea makes me so happy! I forget to log this one because I almost always drink it at night as a dessert tea. Buttered Rum reminds me of those Lifesavers candies by the same name that I once ate an entire package of as a child. I loved those candies and I love this tea! It has a creamy, rich, decadent flavor that I can’t get enough of.

I owe my introduction to David’s Tea to my dear friend Taryn, (whose Steepster name escapes me at the moment), and this fantastic tea. Taryn’s tea recomendations are gospel to me now :)

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1473 tasting notes

Today I played the Random Tea Encounter game my wife gave me, and I rolled doubles, so I picked a card. “Choose a tea with a terrible pun in the name or description (Yo ho ho-conut!), drink it, and wish you were drinking Red Rose the whole time.” My in-laws are notorious for their bad puns, and that’s how my mother in law drinks looseleaf tea, wishing it was Red Rose the whole time.

So I chose this one! And in an effort to use up the soy milk in the fridge and get myself in the habit of using it (I’m a milk drinker from way back with a complete inability to digest the stuff), I made a latte! It is incredibly tasty, I steeped the leaves in the water and then again in the milk, which I then frothed because, let’s face it, I was bored out of my mind.

I don’t think this will become my usual method of making this tea, as it is kind of time-intensive and makes it a touch too rich for my tastes, but it is delicious for a now and again treat. It tastes like something I just want to curl up with and sip the day away. I should have tried this in the winter, but on the first real spring day Toronto has seen this year, it’s a bit much. Bring on the iced teas!

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129 tasting notes

Mmm….Hot Buttered Rum with notes of fresh coconut and vanilla cream…
Waiting for funds to reorder this…thank you Whiskey Buzz…this is AMAZING !!!

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1895 tasting notes

This tea smells exactly like the Butterscotch Lifesavers I used to love to eat when I was a kid. The buttered rum flavour isn’t weak but it blends naturally with the flavour of the black tea. It’s sweet but not too sweet – though I imagine adding some honey or agave nectar would really make the flavour pop.

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