Butter Truffle Black Tea Blend from ESP Emporium

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  ESP Emporium

Tea Description:

A tea creation for all “sweet teeth”. Just like licking out a dish with freshly made huller cookie dough with hints of freshly grated orange peel… it must be scooped out to the last drop. Not even adults can say no to this indescribable taste. The unusual, colorful and abundant decoration of savory and spicy ingredients makes your mouth water just by looking at it.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Unexpected!  That’s the word for this tea.  I must admit that when this tea was ordered it was because of the name:  Butter Truffle.  It sounds amazing.  I didn’t really even read the description or check the ingredients.  My sweet tooth did all the decision making when it comes to this tea, and when I read “Butter Truffle” that sweet tooth of mine said:  YES!

So, I guess I need not explain that I had expected something sweeter than what I’m tasting at the moment.  But that is not to say that I dislike what I taste.  This is really delicious – it’s just not quite what I had anticipated.  I like when a tea surprises me this way.

The sweetness is there from the almonds and pistachios as well as a hint of citrus.  It has a very biscuit-y kind of note to it, reminiscent of freshly baked cookies or possibly freshly baked scones.  But this tea also has a savory tone to it, a delightfully savory quality from the spices.  I taste a touch of smokiness from the cumin and a kiss of pepper.  It tastes warm and spicy, but the spices are not overwhelming.  It all works together very harmoniously.

The black tea base is fairly mellow and unassuming, completing the flavor of the cup without overwhelming it.  There is a pleasing balance of tea flavors and spice, while teasing this drinker with hints of sweetness.

A very surprising and rewarding tea from ESP Emporium.


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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