Royal Golden Safari Black Tea from Butiki Teas


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas

Tea Description: 

Our truly exceptional Royal Golden Safari originates from a small scale farm in Kenya and has long golden leaves that mingle with milk chocolate and cacao colored leaves. Toasted walnut and oaky notes are prominent with a light pear undertone. Cocoa notes are also present. This orthodox tea does not contain any pesticides. Our Royal Golden Safari is part of the “Teas 4 Trees” line of teas that pays tribute to Professor Wangari Muta Maathai by donating a portion of profits to environmental initiatives of small-scale tea farmers.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

OH… this Royal Golden Safari black tea from Butiki Teas is absolutely divine!

There is a prominent note of cocoa with a delightful undertone of caramel that dances on the tongue.  And yes, the description does not lie:  I also taste warm, toasty walnut and a delicious fruity undertone.  I also taste notes of spice and oak.

The cup is sweet and so wonderfully complex.  I love that with each sip I notice something different.  The spiced notes I mentioned before are not what I’d call “spicy” but instead, it’s sort of a gentle warmth that you might liken to the flavor of a sweet potato that has been lightly seasoned with cinnamon.  It doesn’t taste  of a distinct spice, just that warm sort of flavor that is comforting and cozy.

It comes as no surprise that this would be a really delicious tea – after all, Butiki Teas continually impresses me with their outstanding quality and exceptional tasting tea.  This tea is no different – the flavor is amazing and the quality is second to none.  They are definitely one of my favorite tea companies for this reason.  I highly recommend this one if you’ve not tried it yet!


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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