Blueberry Champagne

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Blueberry, Smoke, Champagne, Tangy, Char, Earth, White Wine
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Caffeine
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Certification
Vegan
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Sipdown! 271/365! Er, whoops. Didn’t realize I’d only tried this once before. But I decided to try latte-ing it tonight, but I used coconut milk and the flavours are stronger than I intended, so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I accidentally steeped this in boiling water, and forgot to rinse the tea (I have no idea what I was thinking while I prepared it) so this is admittedly probably not the best this tea has ever...” Read full tasting note
    62
  • “Thanks for another one to try from Butiki, Greenteafairy! This makes me wish I tried some of the other Butiki pu-erh blends. The flavor is definitely blueberry with hints of champagne or...” Read full tasting note
    74
  • “Last untried Butiki tea. Unfortunately; it wasn’t really a winner. All I could really taste was the base, though the dry leaf smelled like blueberry candy. It could be because of the tea’s age, but...” Read full tasting note
    75

From Butiki Teas

Our Blueberry Champagne is sweet, earthy, light, and refreshing. Fresh picked wild blueberries and sweet inviting champagne flavors are playful, while the tea itself has an almost bubbly quality to it. Adding sugar will make the blueberry rich and jammy. Please rinse this puerh prior to steeping.

Ingredients: 1989 Suncha Blend (Chinese Puerh Tea), Freeze-Dried Blueberries, Cornflowers, Organic Natural Flavors (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 200 F

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12 Tasting Notes

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4624 tasting notes

Sipdown! 271/365!

Er, whoops. Didn’t realize I’d only tried this once before. But I decided to try latte-ing it tonight, but I used coconut milk and the flavours are stronger than I intended, so while it’s delicious, it’s probably because it’s basically coconut milk + cow’s milk + maple syrup with just a hint of tea. I’m picking up virtually zero blueberry (I couldn’t smell it either) – ok, actually if I taste really hard, I can sense some – but there’s not a ton of flavour despite brewing it pretty strongly. Oh well, wasn’t a favourite anyhow.

Also: current tea count is at 932 (some duplicates, yes, but fewer than 100 I believe). This is still missing a large chunk of my teas (notably Butiki and Anne’s 52teas) plus the vast majority of swap samples I have. On the plus side, I’m sipping down a lot of stuff?

Sil

i was about to say you finally made it under 1k! celebrate! but it’s missing things…so nope haha keep going!

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419 tasting notes

I accidentally steeped this in boiling water, and forgot to rinse the tea (I have no idea what I was thinking while I prepared it) so this is admittedly probably not the best this tea has ever tasted. This is another one I’m going to have to keep separate to make again at the end of the month if I have time.

The blueberry flavour is dead on, and really quite enjoyable, though I don’t get ‘champagne’ from it, even after adding sugar. Mostly I think that the Suncha base is too jarring for me with the sweet, jammy blueberry flavour. The earthiness I can dig with the blueberry. Yeah, I can see that making sense. But it’s just a little too much on the smoky savoury side for me to really enjoy this as a ‘blueberry champagne’ kind of tea. I’m also a little sick of drinking so many Butiki 1989 Suncha blends recently though, because of my drink-a-thon, so maybe I’d appreciate it more on a regular day. Still, I can’t help but feel like the blueberry flavour in this, which really is lovely, would be a hundred times better with a white tea base, or a green oolong. I’m going to reserve final judgement until I’ve tried this gongfu brewed, or maybe cold-brewed, or even just brewed according to the actual suggestions… Yeah, my bad.

Thanks for including this with my order, Stacy! I appreciate being able to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

You make it sound as if our lovely Butiki is still in existence. If only!

Nattie

Sorry! We can only dream…

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2956 tasting notes

Thanks for another one to try from Butiki, Greenteafairy! This makes me wish I tried some of the other Butiki pu-erh blends. The flavor is definitely blueberry with hints of champagne or something unique anyway when I’m first sipping the top of the cup. The pu-erh is neither too light or too dark for the flavors but I’m not sure if I like that sheng is mixed with shu. I think I’d rather it be either/or. The pu-erh itself has a slight smoky and BBQ flavor. Though I was never really in love with the particular flavor of Butiki’s pu-erh, the blueberry flavor certainly helps. Should have added sugar.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 12 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

drpastry

This sounds so delightful!

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333 tasting notes

Last untried Butiki tea. Unfortunately; it wasn’t really a winner. All I could really taste was the base, though the dry leaf smelled like blueberry candy. It could be because of the tea’s age, but I recall having similar experiences with the Butiki puers I tried fresh. Maybe I’m just sensitive to the smoke flavor? In any case, I’m going to try to find a new home for this one when I get around to posting my stash sale.

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931 tasting notes

Mmm, smoke and blueberries. I’ll drink that.

Maybe I’ll sniff it incessantly too… Um, I’m a sucker for smokey smells.

We can be friends.

Flavors: Blueberry, Smoke

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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149 tasting notes

I’m drinking this while watching “Teen Titans Go!” with my daughter. :)
First off, I love how Stacy came up with all these interesting flavours using this amazing puerh as a base…
It’s smoky and complex without being off. I can sometimes not love smoky teas, but the smoky hint in these Butiki final blends has been really enjoyable to me.
The scent after steeping was blueberry sweetness…like blueberry pie filling.
What surprised me was the first sip! It has a tangy quality that’s really awesome… and my tongue is somehow tingly like I’m drinking champagne… and I have no idea how that’s happening, but it’s just fantastic.
Another “How’d she do that!?” Stacy blend. :))

Flavors: Blueberry, Champagne, Smoke, Tangy

OMGsrsly

How are you steeping this? I have a BUNCH of the base tea and will try gongfu, but western is just sometimes easier. :)

Dexter

I haven’t had any champagne tea, but I’ve had a few “soda pop” teas that felt like that on the tongue – you could feel the bubbles even though there weren’t any – I agree “how’d they do that?” :)

Sil

i brewed this one western according to stacy’s instructions

OMGsrsly

The instructions on my packet say gongfu. Haha. That’s why I was asking. I’ll try the 2:30 at 200F that’s recommended for this tea.

Sil

haha oopsy

DeliriumsFrogs

Yeah, I did what Sil said, as far as western brewing.
I do have one from Stacy that says gongfu recommended, but still has the steeping times like you would for Western style. I’m not quite sure what to do with that one….

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10586 tasting notes

Finsihed this one off today, though sadly my desk and keyboard got to drink a bunch of it without me. Go go klutzy sick person. Still though, it was a really enjoyable drink this afternoon and to be fair it was the resteep so less of a loss there i guess..

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627 tasting notes

Another win on this one, no surprise there. I made it according to the directions, as I like to the first time I try any tea. The blueberry is really sweet, and the puerh is a good base for it. I do taste a grapey element, and I could see it being boozy. That said, it is not bubbly, I think the base is too heavy for that. As a bonus, because of the great puerh base, it holds up well to multiple steeps. I did 3 western style steeps, though I preferred the first two as the blueberry flavor dissipates a lot after that.

I am looking forward to trying it western style with a little sweetener, and using a bit more leaf and trying to get a whole day out of this with short steeps. I have a feeling it will be good either way.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheLastDodo

Ooh, I will have to try it western-style next time I steep this!

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296 tasting notes

Smelling the package, I didin’t think that I would like this blend. Luckily, this was not the case. The corn flowers and freeze-dried blueberries added an extra purple tint to this muddy brown liquor. I have only had Butiki’s 1989 Suncha Puerh in her flavored blends, but I am still really impressed but the subtle earthy richness this tea brings to the table. It’s quite durable, and took 15 steeps before I called it quits. The blueberry was a happy addition throughout almost all the steepings. I felt only a subtle white wine taste to this blend. It was sweet grapes, like a Demi-sec champagne. But if I was not told what was in this tea, I could not have placed the champagne. Sweet white grapes? Yes. Not so much effervescent as I could have imagined.

All in all I am so glad I got to try this tea! So worth it.

Flavors: Blueberry, Char, Earth, Smoke, White Wine

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 tsp
Nattie

I don’t suppose you’d be open to swapping to the UK?
I couldn’t pick any of this up before it sold out, and I’m having a bit of a puerh moment

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