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I had to pick up some of this one. It’s actually surprisingly like 52Teas Buttered Cinnamon Toast, if you remove the fact that my pouch of that is older (I think), so the 52Teas butter flavor takes over a little bit. The Butiki tastes slightly like cinnamon bread. I was expecting the candy hearts/Hot Tamale candy type cinnamon that is mentioned in the description, but it is mild, so it does seem like the sugary cinnamon found in cinnamon bread. The Obsidian base always tastes like tomato to me, and it does here, but doesn’t ruin it. A little buttery and bready flavor somehow. I can’t tell that is has the Lapsang Souchong, which is surprising because on it’s own, the Lapsang is a little too much for this Lapsang Souchong fan. I like this tea, but it doesn’t scream Butiki special.
Steep #1 // 1 tsp // few min after boiling // 3 min steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min

Fjellrev

It’s always wonderful to have a cinnamon tea taste like the actual ground stuff and not cinnamon hearts!

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Fjellrev

It’s always wonderful to have a cinnamon tea taste like the actual ground stuff and not cinnamon hearts!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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