Review: Butiki Teas Royal Golden Safari

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Thumbs up!"Very smooth with strong cocoa notes and a pear aftertaste. One of the best black teas that I have ever tried."
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There is just something about sitting in a Denny's and drinking their iced tea for hours that makes me crave a cup of good tea when I get home. And at this time a year make that hot please especially after being chilled by the iced tea. And before you tell me to drink hot tea there there is a reason for my madness. The iced teas at a restaurant tend to be palatable then the hot Lipton or Stash teas that are served.

Okay rant over. I get the pleasure of trying out a new (at least to me) vendor Butiki teas. They were formed in New Jersey in 2008 and have quite the variety of teas that appear to be reasonably priced with very low shipping charges. My only kibitz is that fact that they don't have free shipping if you spend a certain amount at their site.

The name of the tea seems to fit to a tee. Approximately 40% of the leaves are pure gold with the rest being various colors of brown ranging from light to dark. The aroma reminds me of toasted honey. Since this is a new tea I used the brewing parameters of 195 degrees for the water and a steep time of 3 minutes.

The resulting liquor is a lighter brown tinted with orange. The aroma now has hints of toasted walnuts and cocoa. With my first sip I felt as though I had gone to a happy place. It is fairly smooth and sweet with a medium creamy mouthfeel. The cocoa that comes out to play in the aroma is strongly in place in the taste category. And there is a light lingering aftertaste of pears.

I think that I am in love. This has to be one of the best black teas that I have ever tried. I know that I will be picking up some for myself soon.

— To purchase Butiki Teas Royal Golden Safari, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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