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Alcohol, Butterscotch, Hay
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 310 ml

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  • “I’m finding that I like toffee and butterscotch better with white bases then black. They’re kind of buttery and almost too delicate to go that way. I think the base in this is slightly buttery and...” Read full tasting note
  • “From the Great Canadian TTB. I made this one to take shopping. I was not Black Friday shopping, I had a few things to pick up for tomorrow, but I got caught in the Black Friday hoards. However, I...” Read full tasting note
  • “I was very excited for the new Persimmon Tree teas to come out (and try!) and Butterscotch looked the coolest of the new line up! The white tea base is nice, adding lightness to the butterscotch...” Read full tasting note
  • “Butterscotch from The Persimmon Tree is really a good interesting tea blend. It seems to be more on the scotch side than the butter. For a candy inspired tea it really is not that sweet, or candy...” Read full tasting note

From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Now available as a delectable tea-time treat, our Butterscotch brew takes the buttery goodness of butterscotch and lightens it up into a white tea infusion. Taste the classic favorite of butterscotch in an fresh brew that smoothly and lightly dances down your throat.


Organic White Tea Leaves, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Pink Peppercorn, Organic Merigolds, Organic Flavors

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972 tasting notes

Drinking this tonight because I figured since white tea has the lowest caffeine content, I can count it as a nighttime tea. :P Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors, so I had to choose this tea when I ordered samples from The Persimmon Tree. The dry leaf is a mixture of (very) broken-up bai mudan leaves, a few golden flower petals, and red peppercorns. I have no idea why there are peppercorns in a butterscotch tea, but I’ll go with it. It smells very lovely and candy-like, with a little bit of spice and an interesting crisp, fresh flavor that reminds me of cucumbers or a crunchy pear. I steeped for 3 minutes.

The aroma is lovely creamy butterscotch and hay from the white tea. There is a tiny bit of spiciness and something that smells like licorice root… Uh oh, I hate licorice root. Well, this does taste like butterscotch, in a very mild way. And it goes nicely with the natural flavor of the white tea. However, this is some kind of weird flavor in here, and I’m not sure where it’s coming from. I guess it could be from the peppercorns, but it really tastes like licorice root. I’m thinking maybe there’s some kind of alcohol flavor element to their butterscotch flavoring?

Holding off on a rating until I try this without the peppercorns in, to see if that makes any difference…

Flavors: Alcohol, Butterscotch, Hay

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

White tea is not lowest on caffeine. They say it’s highest, least processed. I’m sure you will be fine.

Cameron B.

I’ve definitely seen multiple sources saying white is the lowest. I guess there’s just a lot of conflicting information on this.

Cameron B.

Luckily, I’m not generally too heavily affected by caffeine, so it’s really a moot point. I drink black tea pretty late in the day. :P


Me too. I drink black and especially Puerh very late, like right now till midnight


I was so stoked for this tea til you mentioned licorice. Boo.

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9065 tasting notes

Another tea from VariaTEA which gets me to 210…soo many teas still to drink to get to 200, let alone 100. I have to say, with this tea, the jury is still out. initial sips provide a flavourless sort of tea until the tail end of the sip where the butterscotch is hiding out. but when you hit that butterscotch, it’s delicious! Soooo while i am a fan of the flavour, i’m not a fan of that initial taste you need to get through to get to the good times :) still though, i can appreciate why ppl like this one, so thanks variatea!


Maybe 100 should be your goal for Black Friday? :P


(before you restock on EVERYTHING!)


it might have to be…was really hoping to get there for July though and i ALMOST did it…

Terri HarpLady

I promise I won’t send you another box before July ;)

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5689 tasting notes

Sipdown (176/182)!

This was not a pleasant sipdown, but that’s my fault…

I thought this tasted wonderful and boozey the first time I had it, so I figured I’d add in some Butter Ripple Scnapps to enhance that taste. Bad choice; turns out I’ve created a concoction that tastes like rubbing alcohol. Never again.

Even sadder than this being my last cup of this tea? That was the last of the schnapps too. I finished it out of guilt, but it was not good.


Hahahaha, this gave me a good laugh ;)

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188 tasting notes

I tried this one this morning.. I picked it up as a sample with my recent order. I haven’t had too many white teas but this one intrigued me with the peppercorns.

It has a nice sweet smell, but not overly so. Steeped it is a nice butterscotch that isn’t too rich/heavy, but not too light either. I made sure to get a couple of the peppercorns in my steeper basket, but fail to find them in the flavor. It may be that I just love my spices too much and I need more personally to taste them.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Most white teas I just find too delicate and sometimes even vegetal (which I don’t care for). This one was balanced well and with a touch of sugar was like drinking a dessert.

I have several tasting notes to catch up on, but this has been a busy week and today we are preparing for a birthday party for my son who will be 9.. time goes by way too fast! I have made some homemade iced tea w/fresh spearmint (just enough in the garden..Yeah) to share.. My best friend from high school and I will likely drink most of it.. although I did make her a cold steeped mango rooibos to drink here or take w/her. I plan to spoil her this summer w/peach and mango teas… her favorite!

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465 tasting notes

Thanks for sharing this tea with me, 221Tea! A couple days ago every tea was blah. Today I’m doing really well with my choices. This tea has a nice butterscotch/candy taste. The white tea seems to be a very good base. It doesn’t overwhelm the butterscotch which is very good, since that was the flavor I was looking forward to. I’m not sure I sense much of a creamy taste. Its good and I am having a nice break from cleaning windows on a sunny, fresh day!

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

I didn’t get anything creamy with this one either. But the flavor was nice and not overwhelming like I can sometimes find butterscotch candies

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Nice! I think I’m going to order this one soon :)

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3739 tasting notes

Thank you NayLynn for sharing this with me. It is my first Persimmon Tree experience and I thought butterscotch would be a nice introduction. Unfortunately, I am not loving this like I thought I would. It is slightly butterscotch flavored but the white base is prominent and there is almost an alcohol quality to the cup that I am not loving. I am certainly glad I got to try it though :)

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627 tasting notes

Holy cow, this is SUPER butterscotch! Like, most butterscotch teas taste like tea with a bit of butterscotch. This tastes like butterscotch with a bit of tea, particularly if you sweeten it at all! Awesome to have for a dessert cup…or first thing in the morning like I did.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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345 tasting notes
I like flavored white tea I just don’t have the patients to make it the correct way. For this one I kind of did, I had left over boiling water that had cooled maybe more than it should but I used it any ways. I also let it steep about 10 or more minutes because I forgot about it. It was yummy light smooth butterscotch. I did not taste the tea much, maybe because the water was not hot enough. I could see it tasting more like the candy if I added a little bit of sugar but I really enjoyed it without so I didn’t mess with it.

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107 tasting notes

I have had one of Those days. I spent an extra four hours at work even though I was dead tired from shooting a concert the night before (and my shift started at 6 am which meant being up 4:45. Yuck.) and nursing a headcold. And now I’m home with a lot of photos to edit. So yes, I need a treat.

This is a light, buttery blend. I’m not going to lie, it might be a little too light for me. I’ll have to steep this a little longer next time. I am getting the scotch taste that I’m sure could be brought out more with a longer steep. It provides a nice contrast to the buttery flavour. And I’m also picking up some of the sweet caramel notes once every few sips.


Ugh. I hope you can get some rest soon.


thank you! I figure I have about an hour or so of editing/publishing then I’m crawling into bed.


Sounds like a plan!

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29 tasting notes

This tea smells very much like sweet butterscotch candy, which is deceiving since it did not taste overly sweet. It was good, but I think I may add some rock sugar next time and see how it comes out. I used 1.5 teaspoons and will not adjust it for the next cup. I have only tried a couple of white teas in the past and like how light they are. This is no exception.

2 min, 0 sec

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