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drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
577 tasting notes

This oolong is delicious, as always. It never fails to amaze me. I drink oolongs so rarely since they strike me as an all-afternoon endeavour, and I don’t often have full afternoons to dedicate to sitting around drinking tea, unfortunately. I decided last time I enjoyed this beauty that this would be my permanent oolong.

I’ve been thinning out my tea cupboard drastically and it felt so good to be rid of stuff I wasn’t truly in love with. Now I’m finding my selection is too little haha! It appears I’ve cut off my nose to spite my face. So, I placed a Butiki order for eight teas, seven of which I’ve never tried before – YAY for new teas!

I’m on my fifth steep now, and I’m going to see just how many more I can get this afternoon. Each subsequent steep I’m steeping for an added minute and a half. It is still so tasty.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), travel, science, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not always in the mood for them. Greens and pu’erhs I’m working on, but they’re coming along at a snail’s pace. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino). Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true chocolate flavour), rhubarb, to be continued…

Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss, to be continued…



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