drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
1420 tasting notes

Sipdown of this one too. Wow.

This is an old sample from CrowKettle, so I know the tea isn’t at it’s prime. Still, it’s so interesting. With the grapefruit flavour and age, it’s almost savoury. In With Open Eyes, the same base tea is sweet and buttery.

I like it both ways, although green teas are not my favourite, especially when savoury. The dragonwell that Butiki stocks is just really nice.

I think I’ll add the tiniest bit of salt to this, and savour it that way. :)

OMG, tea people. This is so freaking cool with salt. Just a tiny bit. Try it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Butiki Teas

Hmmm, salt. Very interesting idea. Glad you like the dragon well base! I tasted a lot of dragon wells before I settled on that one. :)

OMGsrsly

Sometimes I like a little salt on my grapefruit instead of sugar, so I thought I’d try. I think it’d be even better if it were a fresh blend, but I’ve had this since March and I know CrowKettle had it even longer. :)

Butiki Teas

Huh, I’ve never tried salt. I will have to try that with the next grapefruit. Oh boy, that is a long time for a sample. That sample has our old Dragon Well. We switched this year. Dragon Wells I tend to switch farms every year.

OMGsrsly

Haha. I know. She gave me 3 servings well-sealed in your foil bag, but it is old. I like your new dragon well too. I think it’s butterier, but that might be the age of this one talking. :) My problem is I don’t reach for green teas. I should have had this all drunk up way earlier this year.

Bonnie

I have some too…I’ll try it.

Butiki Teas

I’m the same way. These days I’m rarely in a green tea mood. I mostly go for black teas. I used to be all about green teas but I tend to cycle and I’m stuck in a black tea cycle.

OMGsrsly

I’m trying to drink one black, one green and one herbal every evening I’m home. Tonight I’ll manage an extra!

MissB

Now on my list to drink tomorrow.

OMGsrsly

Ooh, and you have the new one MissB. I hope it’s awesome. (Seriously, a tiny tiny bit of salt. Taste. Add more if needed. I’ve accidentally over-salted teas before.)

yyz

That doesn’t actually surprise me, salt with citrus drinks, it can go really well. At one of the restaurants I used to go to in Jaipur they used to offer the option of having Lemonade made with salt. On really hot pre-monsoon days it was preferable to sugar.

OMGsrsly

That sounds so good! One of my friends in high school was from the Philippines, and would bring a lemon with salt for lunch. :) It’s where I got the idea. If you get a really juicy ripe lemon it’s good, but the lemons we usually get here are SO sour.

CrowKettle

Yes, that batch of Grapefruit Dragon was from last November! Love the salt idea; I’ll have to order more and give that a try.

OMGsrsly

Oops. Year old dragonwell.

MissB

I’ll save you some of my new stuff so you can compare!

OMGsrsly

Woohoo! Thanks MissB. :) Just 1 tsp will do. I have so much tea, and more coming soon!

Amariel

I had some from her as well, and I was quite surprised that I did actually like it. The base is what made it.

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Butiki Teas

Hmmm, salt. Very interesting idea. Glad you like the dragon well base! I tasted a lot of dragon wells before I settled on that one. :)

OMGsrsly

Sometimes I like a little salt on my grapefruit instead of sugar, so I thought I’d try. I think it’d be even better if it were a fresh blend, but I’ve had this since March and I know CrowKettle had it even longer. :)

Butiki Teas

Huh, I’ve never tried salt. I will have to try that with the next grapefruit. Oh boy, that is a long time for a sample. That sample has our old Dragon Well. We switched this year. Dragon Wells I tend to switch farms every year.

OMGsrsly

Haha. I know. She gave me 3 servings well-sealed in your foil bag, but it is old. I like your new dragon well too. I think it’s butterier, but that might be the age of this one talking. :) My problem is I don’t reach for green teas. I should have had this all drunk up way earlier this year.

Bonnie

I have some too…I’ll try it.

Butiki Teas

I’m the same way. These days I’m rarely in a green tea mood. I mostly go for black teas. I used to be all about green teas but I tend to cycle and I’m stuck in a black tea cycle.

OMGsrsly

I’m trying to drink one black, one green and one herbal every evening I’m home. Tonight I’ll manage an extra!

MissB

Now on my list to drink tomorrow.

OMGsrsly

Ooh, and you have the new one MissB. I hope it’s awesome. (Seriously, a tiny tiny bit of salt. Taste. Add more if needed. I’ve accidentally over-salted teas before.)

yyz

That doesn’t actually surprise me, salt with citrus drinks, it can go really well. At one of the restaurants I used to go to in Jaipur they used to offer the option of having Lemonade made with salt. On really hot pre-monsoon days it was preferable to sugar.

OMGsrsly

That sounds so good! One of my friends in high school was from the Philippines, and would bring a lemon with salt for lunch. :) It’s where I got the idea. If you get a really juicy ripe lemon it’s good, but the lemons we usually get here are SO sour.

CrowKettle

Yes, that batch of Grapefruit Dragon was from last November! Love the salt idea; I’ll have to order more and give that a try.

OMGsrsly

Oops. Year old dragonwell.

MissB

I’ll save you some of my new stuff so you can compare!

OMGsrsly

Woohoo! Thanks MissB. :) Just 1 tsp will do. I have so much tea, and more coming soon!

Amariel

I had some from her as well, and I was quite surprised that I did actually like it. The base is what made it.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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