2013/04/26

Butiki Teas - Pumpkin Creme Brulee and Pineapple Cilantro Cream

I think I am going to start doing my tea posts on Friday until classes are done. Thursdays I am usually so busy finishing my American Lit assignments to blog. I know I could just finish my assignments earlier in the week, or do my blog posts earlier and schedule them to be posted on Thursday, but I doubt I will.

So I will aim for Thursday but probably hit Friday, at least until classes end for the summer. 

This week is Butiki Tea, Pineapple Cilantro Cream and Pumpkin Creme Brulee. Butiki has some really unusual but high quality teas.

NOT a slug
While I was ordering some of the pumpkin creme brulee my curiosity got the better of me and I ordered some of this tea too. I think this is the most unusual tea I have.

When I opened the bag (cute bags too, btw) I was at first startled by what I thought was some kind of white slug clinging to the inside of the bag just about above the tea. It took me a couple minutes before I realized it was just a piece of pineapple. I felt pretty stupid. Apart from the pineapple pieces being mistaken for slugs by my nearsighted self this tea is very attractive looking; vivid green leaves, little bright pink flowers.

The taste is pretty good, I am not usually a big fan of pineapple but it had a nice taste without that strange mouthfeel eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice gives me. I did not really notice any creaminess or the cilantro.

I had been down about David's Tea pumpkin chai not being available so I ordered Butiki's Creme Brulee. I had heard good things about it and I noticed it has pumpkin flakes, the best pumpkin teas have real squash or pumpkin in them.

I was looking for a tea to help me cope until fall when David's Tea has their pumpkin chai again and I think I found one. Actually this tea ties with David's Tea Pumpkin chai. It is not as spicy as the pumpkin chai I love, but it is even more pumpkiny. I never thought a tea could be more pumpkin than David's Tea Pumpkin

This tea tastes like someone liquified and heated the inside of a pumpkin pie. This tea is so good. I had it with a little milk and brown sugar. The only way I can think to make this better would be to top it with whipped cream which I do not have right now.

For some reason the tea smells like green pumpkin vines.

Butiki Teas: I hope you keep this tea available year-round!
chai. I am putting this tea on a shelf next to the Pumpkin Chai and playing romantic music hoping the two will reproduce.
If I have money I think I will be ordering more Pumpkin Creme Brulee to tide me over until David's Pumpkin Chai returns. 

Now I am going to try getting some sleep. I am hoping to go fishing in the morning, I still have not caught a trout. I also need to work on my garden.

Update - the Pumpkin Creme brulee is available year round. 

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