Butter Toffee Cream

Tea type
Black Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Honey, Maple Crystals, Organic Black Tea, Organic Coconut, Organic Red Rooibos, Sugar, Vanilla
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Butter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Coconut, Creamy, Maple, Sweet, Wood, Rooibos, Cream, Honey, Maple Syrup, Medicinal, Vanilla
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “Sipdown! So this was one of the free samples I chose with my first Dessert by Deb order a few weeks ago. I wanted to try it but balked a bit at the amount of coconut, so I chose to get a sample...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I requested this tea as a sample because “Tea with Jann”, a lovely Canadian tea vlogger, recommended it! She said it was one of her favourites from the Dessert by Deb collection. Unfortunately, I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was very generously included as a sample in my order. Unfortunately, I really did not care for it. Very, very buttery. The rooibos and coconut are also extremely strong, which are not flavors...” Read full tasting note
  • “Over leafed this a bit in a successful mission to sip down this sample that VariaTEA sent my way. I think I like it better this time. It is super buttery with an almost thick feeling. The coconut...” Read full tasting note

From Dessert by Deb

Mmm, the warmth of toffee, caramel, and maple all rolled into one! This dessert blend was inspired by a truly Canadian treat: maple syrup snow candy and snow taffy! Many of us north of the border have memories of school field trips where we’d roll maple syrup on fresh snow on a stick for an unforgettable winter sweet. Butter Toffee Cream is your yummy sugar shack in a teacup.

Certified organic ingredients: Coconut, Fair Trade Rooibos, Black Tea, Vanilla, Honey, Bee Pollen, Canadian Maple, Brown Sugar, Apple

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 212F for 4-6 mins

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Dessert by Deb is an organic tea company and lifestyle brand based in Toronto, Canada. At Dessert by Deb, it's tea time all the time because tea isn't just a drink - it's a way of life. From stationery and paper products, to kitchen accessories, to sweet and delicious organic dessert teas inspired by afternoon tea, patisseries, and baked goods, there are plenty of ways to bring the joy of teatime into your everyday life. Join the tea party!

11 Tasting Notes

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2068 tasting notes

Sipdown!

So this was one of the free samples I chose with my first Dessert by Deb order a few weeks ago. I wanted to try it but balked a bit at the amount of coconut, so I chose to get a sample instead of a 25g pouch.

Honestly, the coconut here doesn’t bother me, although it does make the cup rather oily. At least it’s natural oil and not melted chocolate chips or something… Anyway! This is more butterscotch than toffee to me. It has a sweet buttery quality to it, but lacks the darker burnt sugar notes that toffee generally has. I think the rooibos make sense here, as rooibos tends to have some caramel-y notes to it which go well with this blend. The coconut maybe seems slightly out of place, but it does add a nice creaminess.

I did overleaf this (as usual) so it’s quite sweet. Plus it was the bottom of the pouch, so I’m sure there was plenty of brown sugar and maple dust.

Overall, it’s pleasant but not something I feel the need to order. The coconut is a little discordant for me, plus it’s a bit too sweet and rich with the coconut oil. But I’m happy to have tried it! :)

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Coconut, Creamy, Maple, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I requested this tea as a sample because “Tea with Jann”, a lovely Canadian tea vlogger, recommended it! She said it was one of her favourites from the Dessert by Deb collection.

Unfortunately, I was not the biggest fan of this tea (despite wanting to like it!). Although this might come down to my personal preferences, since I normally dislike red rooibos. To me, this tea tasted buttery with hints of rooibos and coconut.

However, Deb is a wonderful person, and has some other fantastic blends that I adore. I think this one was just not for me.

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Rooibos

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec
Cameron B.

This concept sounds scrumptious, but the first ingredient is coconut… :\

Silent Kettle

Yes! The concept does sound scrumptious, but I think this tea would be better with a black tea base and a bit less coconut. But I am still grateful for the sample! :)

Cameron B.

“buttery with hints of rooibos and coconut” is pretty much spot-on for this one. :P

Silent Kettle

Yes, lol! I think if you are a rooibos fan, than this tea will be great for you. But if you are evasive to red rooibos like I am, than you might not like this blend.

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1024 tasting notes

This was very generously included as a sample in my order. Unfortunately, I really did not care for it. Very, very buttery. The rooibos and coconut are also extremely strong, which are not flavors I generally enjoy. Luckily, my boyfriend really liked it. So, he got to enjoy a few cups of it.

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1425 tasting notes

Over leafed this a bit in a successful mission to sip down this sample that VariaTEA sent my way. I think I like it better this time. It is super buttery with an almost thick feeling. The coconut seems to blend into the buttery taste and not stand out much on it’s own. The maple crystals aren’t distracting in here like I found them to be in a different DBD blend. There is something in the sip that starts off like it wants to be tart and then quickly changes it’s mind and disappears. I still don’t get the toffee notes. I feel like buttercream frosting would have been a better name for this, especially if there was vanilla in there. Or maybe a pun off of Paula Dean’s apparent tendency to drink melted butter? Man I’m glad her window of fame has appeared to come to a close. It was a little jarring seeing her super excited intense smile all over the place for a while when you weren’t expecting it! Teeth so white and glowing you know she never drinks tea. It’s unnatural to not drink tea. Just can’t trust a smile like that. ;D
Back to this cup of tea… It has a nice long buttery finish to it which I like and might be my favorite part about each sip. I’m not getting rooibos standing out at all which I appreciate. It’s a good cup that I’d have again if we crossed paths, but not something I’m moved to buy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
AJRimmer

Ha yeah, I haven’t gone to the dentist in a year because I don’t want to take my mask off in public. My teeth are BROWN.

Dustin

I’ve tried at home whitening stuff, but my teeth are so sensitive that it was an awful experience. I should talk to my dentist about whitening options, but I’m with ya on not wanting to de-mask anywhere. My vanity will have to wait. Not like anyone is going to see the state of my mouth with a mask on anyways!

Martin Bednář

Don’t even ask when I have been to dentist for last time. I just can’t afford it!

tea-sipper

Yeah, one day I wondered why Paula Deen was never on my tv anymore. very odd. haha.

Dustin

I used to go to the dental school and have the students work on me for a large discount in services when I didn’t have insurance.
Didn’t PD get caught in some racist rant or something and get dropped like a hot coal from all her gigs? I should google this before I go too far down the can’t quite recall road!

tea-sipper

oh, maybe. i don’t know. if only all racist people could become irrelevant that fast.

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Sipdown!

I think the coconut and the honey are my biggest issues with this tea. When these two ingredients are at their strongest they dominate the blend. The latter in particular accentuates the rooibos in a way I do not enjoy and that makes me think of honey cough drops (also, why not just use the less medicinal, sweeter honeybush instead of rooibos + honey?). Bee pollen, which I generally like, also adds a sweet floral quality that exacerbates the medicinal quality for me today.

There are moments when this blend works. The aftertaste is creamy, with hints of vanilla, and the cup smells pleasantly buttery. It’s not a terrible latte or cold brew either! I’m just not terribly into coconut as a sub/filler ingredient at this point, and I’ve never been fond of rooibos/black tea blends (I don’t get it), or teas with added sweeteners. This blend has brown sugar, maple syrup, and honey and it’s quite sweet but also thinner than I’d like a “toffee” tea.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Coconut, Cream, Honey, Maple Syrup, Medicinal, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Blech. This one might be coming back to you variaTEA. Just. Nope. I mean it was al ost drinkable but then I’d take a sip and be like WHAT is this? Yes there’s a bit of creaminess to it…and I can imagine butter toffe on some sips but overall it’s just rooibosy, coconut cream something,

VariaTEA

I don’t want more of this so it might have to be rehomed elsewhere. I only had this as a latte and it was ok but not my favorite.

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Worked in office today – I’ve been having all my tea orders sent to the office even though I’ve been working from home mostly, it’s just still so much more convenient that way. So, I came in today to a package from the super lovely VariaTEA who coordinated group orders of both Dessert by Deb and Tea Runners and then sent teas from both my way – along with a few other samples I was excited to try from her cupboard…

As she talked about with her first notes for this company, they’ve kind of blown up in the instagram tea blogging world and because everyone else was excited about them that made me excited to try them too!

I tend to avoid coconut blends because of the stability issues with coconut, even though I often really love the flavour, and Deb seems to use a lot of coconut – but I picked some up anyway. It was the toffee element of this that drew me in the most – I dream of good toffee and caramel teas, but I’m so often disappointed because it’s such a tricky flavour to pull off in a tea. I have to say, I don’t think she’s nailed it here. However, with that said…

I did really enjoy the tea! While I didn’t get toffee, I was taken back to a more nostalgic flavour profile that I love and miss – and that’s DAVIDsTEA’s Buttered Rum black tea blend! I’m sure what made me think of it was the combination of that buttery/butterscotch flavour and coconut, since those were the non tea ingredients in Buttered Rum. The mouthfeel was a bit oily and the flavour slightly thin, but it still took me to a magical memory.

So I’m feeling quite positive about the blend overall!

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At times this screamed butter toffee to me and at other times I just tasted the rooibos and I’m not really sure why it was there to begin with. So overall ok but not amazing.

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