Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Periodic Semi-Brief Update


What’s New
Well, within the last week or so a lot has been going on and we have quite a bit of stuff coming up too.  Here are a few things we have been up to: 

  • We lowered the quantity requirement for our purple teas to just 1/2 an ounce so more people can try them.  Check it out:  Purple Tea
  • SALE!!! We just started a new sale on two of our very exquisite Kenyan teas.  Our White Whisper is 18% off and Blueberry Purple Tea is now 20% off until November 17th.  Check them out here: SALE!!!  We would love to hear any sale suggestions from our customers.  Let us know if there is something you would like to see on sale.
  •  Two new teas have been added to our collection: Wild Purple Buds Puerh & Pistachio Ice Cream!
Wild Purple Buds: Our Wild Purple Buds Puerh originates from Yunnan, China on the border of China and Burma. This tea was harvested from wild ancient trees at an altitude of 6,000 feet by the Wa tribal people in 2011. Our puerh falls in the Sheng (raw) category of puerh and is in loose leaf-form. The buds of this tea are purple, green, and yellow. Purple buds indicate a higher level of anthocyanin (a flavoniod). This flavonoid usually causes bitterness but does not in this case as this is a smooth puerh. Our puerh has light smoked oak notes with honey and floral notes and has a juicy mouthfeel. This rare tea is of limited supply. Puerh  


Pistachio Ice Cream has an Organic Mao Jian base with generous amounts of roasted pistachios and a dash of lotus stamens. The sweet roasted pistachio flavor is immediately noticed followed by prominent notes of heavy cream. Light notes of vanilla can also be distinguished. Add some sugar to turn this smooth full-bodied tea into a dessert treat that resembles pistachio ice cream. Pistachio Ice Cream


We have received quite a few reviews lately and there should be even more coming out soon.  Here are our latest reviews:

The Lazy Litera"Tea" reviewed and experimented with our Purple Tea of Kenya: http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/11/09/four-eyed-no-horned-flightless-purple-tea-drinker/  

My Steeped IdentiTEA’s review of our Pumpkin Crème Brulee: http://mysteepedidentitea.blogspot.com/2011/10/butikis-pumpkin-creme-brulee-review.html

The Tea Review has recently reviewed a number of our teas, here they are:
Raspberry Truffle: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=18565
Organic Blue Nettle #1: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=18529
Organic Blue Nettle #2: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=18603

Finally, “The Tea Show” is doing a raffle to win a nice supply of teas.  We have donated our Raspberry Truffle and Pumpkin Crème Brulee to the mix. 


 *For the record the name of our company is pronounced boo*ti*key.  Boo as in what a ghost would say, Ti as in tip and key as in key.  I often hear it pronounced boo*tiki which would be correct if it was an English word, however, it is a Tagalog word.   


Preview of What’s To Come
  • Next week on our blog we will be reviewing two tea related documentaries, The Meaning of Tea and …All In This Tea. 
  •  We will be adding a special holiday sampler to our website. 
  • Two new teas will be available very soon: Mulled Cider Guayusa & Rwandan Green Tea!  Here is a look at the lovely Mulled Cider Guayusa:

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