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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
672 tasting notes

Thank you Stacy for this sample

Stacy told me that this has been her favorite morning tea of late so when I had my choice of samples with my last order, I picked this one to enjoy! Her selecton of organic, high quality rare tea’s has me coming back for more.

This is an orthodox tea from a small farm in Kenya and part of the proceeds from sales go the promotion of Tea’s for Trees. Hooray!

The dry leaves look like the tangled main of a lion…all golden shades of various browns and blond hair wrapped and twisted elegantly askew. They smell dry like softest vanilla.

The wet leaves puff up into large brown ochre fellows, sweet smelling and reminiscent of bergamot.

The taste was like a walk through the tea plantation…the scent and flavor of sweet bosc pear then golden walnut and gentle not-too-malty tea underneath which was golden and sunny in character. There was a slight heat on my tongue that lasted long after my cup was empty and which I found to be a lovely lingering reminder of just how good this tea had been.
There was a comment from Stacy about a cocoa note. I had been trying to discover that flavor but found it to be elusive this time around. I tried the tea sweet which was very nice. Without additions the tea was sweet and delicious enough. I would not add milk.

I can see why Stacy loves this tea to begin her day. Not everyone likes the heavy Assams or stronger black tea’s. This is the perfect choice for a more moderate full flavored tea without big malt and smoke but a bit of fruity flavor and nuttiness. Super delicious!

Butiki Teas

Mmmm, love this tea. I’m just about to make myself some right now. Yums! Every morning I wake up I either go for this tea or the Good Morning Sunshine guayusa. I must admit I let this one steep a long time until it is very dark. I use a lot of organic raw unsweetened cacao powder in just about everything and I pick up some notes that seem similar but I steep this tea a while and I don’t sweeten it. I probably should have put cacao instead of cocoa in the description. Cocoa is a bit more processed and doesn’t taste the same. I will have to change that.

Azzrian

This sounds really yummy!

Indigobloom

Rawwwr! ;)

Bonnie

Wasn’t that part of I Am Woman? Hear Me Rawwwwrrrrr!? You go I-Bloom!

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Butiki Teas

Mmmm, love this tea. I’m just about to make myself some right now. Yums! Every morning I wake up I either go for this tea or the Good Morning Sunshine guayusa. I must admit I let this one steep a long time until it is very dark. I use a lot of organic raw unsweetened cacao powder in just about everything and I pick up some notes that seem similar but I steep this tea a while and I don’t sweeten it. I probably should have put cacao instead of cocoa in the description. Cocoa is a bit more processed and doesn’t taste the same. I will have to change that.

Azzrian

This sounds really yummy!

Indigobloom

Rawwwr! ;)

Bonnie

Wasn’t that part of I Am Woman? Hear Me Rawwwwrrrrr!? You go I-Bloom!

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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