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Thank you, Stacy for sending me this sample in my latest order!

I steeped this for around 1.5 minutes at 180f per Butiki’s instructions.

First steep: a lightly vegetal, very aromatic brew. I get the sweet, slighly floral scent of honeysuckle coming up in the flavor of this. Slightly spinachy, yes… but not in the same way as a sencha, for instance. The tea has a sweet lingering aftertaste with some vanilla on the palette.

Second steep: ooh, I forgot about this one for a while and I can’t remember how long it was steeping. Now it has definitely gotten brothy, buttery and very floral. it isn’t as sweet as steep #1 but I also let it steep for too long, I think.

3rd Steep: floral notes seem to be retreating slightly and now I am getting a nice, nutty flavor reminiscent of almonds. Still a great light vegetal and brothy flavor too with a bit of sweetness. mmm. I have enjoyed this a lot, thank you Stacy!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
gmathis

I just think it’s a cool tea name…eye of newt, tongue of sparrow ;)

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gmathis

I just think it’s a cool tea name…eye of newt, tongue of sparrow ;)

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