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drank Dragon Feelers by Butiki Teas
4641 tasting notes

This tea really looks cool – it does indeed look like the scaly belly of a dragon. They almost look like they’ve been crimped with a hair crimping tool! The color is much more like the color of a silver needle tea – the leaves are a very pale, silvery green color. Lots of downy fuzz on the leaves.

I played around with this tea until I found just the right way to brew it. I wasn’t very satisfied with how it brewed up in my Breville, so I decided to slow things down a bit and brew it in my gaiwan. This produced a much better cup. The tea is very delicate, and I think it was too delicate when brewed in the Breville vs. brewing in the gaiwan. The gaiwan managed to get more flavor out of the tea and that was what I was after.

Very vegetative – almost like kelp and steamed, buttered vegetables, but, again the flavor is delicate, so it doesn’t taste too vegetative if that makes sense. The flavor is almost all vegetal … but because the overall flavor is delicate, the palate isn’t overwhelmed by the vegetative notes.

I love how smooth this tea is. Very soft, very soothing. Very nice.

Bonnie

I was looking at this one and thinking that it would look good in a tumbler and swirled…good to share with my grandson who loves the drama.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m looking forward to this one, too!

Azzrian

I will try this in my gaiwan as well. Thanks for the tip!

LiberTEAS

@Bonnie, I think that a tumbler would work well with this tea too, although I admit that I did not watch these leaves brew, so I can’t attest to whether it would put on a good show. I can only imagine that it would.

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Bonnie

I was looking at this one and thinking that it would look good in a tumbler and swirled…good to share with my grandson who loves the drama.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m looking forward to this one, too!

Azzrian

I will try this in my gaiwan as well. Thanks for the tip!

LiberTEAS

@Bonnie, I think that a tumbler would work well with this tea too, although I admit that I did not watch these leaves brew, so I can’t attest to whether it would put on a good show. I can only imagine that it would.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

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