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drank Organic Blue Nettle by Butiki Teas
673 tasting notes

Second Review

The first time I tried this interesting looking tea I was a bit timid. I had never seen tea cigars before. Little hand rolled tea leaves several inches long and gorgeous. I wanted to steep exactly as the instructions specified so I was watching the unfolding as much as I was tasting the tea.

This time, I completely ignored the look of the leaves and went straight for favor.
I steeped this tea a little longer and ended up with a rich honey colored liquor.
Everything about the artichokey, vegital flavors listed as typical for this tea went…zip… out the window.

What I tasted was malt and fruit. Whoa…wait…hold on! Is that possible?

I tasted the smoothest honied malt with a hint of smoke at the end and a bite of astringency on the tongue-tip.
Did someone mix darjeeling, assam or black tea with this green tea? How can this be a green tea? It has to be some kind of crossover mutant tea!

If you have any of this tea, steep some a little longer and tell me what you think!

Unbelievable!

Butiki Teas

I will have to try this, sounds interesting! I also love Amy Oh’s suggestion for cold brewing this tea. It has quite an interesting lemony flavor.

Bonnie

I did chill some and it’s fantastic! (I used what you sent with the pineapple oolong shipment …of this tea) .Do you think that where this green is grown had made it more malty?

Butiki Teas

That could be. I will have to try at a longer brew so I can taste the malty-ness. I’m very curious about that.

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Butiki Teas

I will have to try this, sounds interesting! I also love Amy Oh’s suggestion for cold brewing this tea. It has quite an interesting lemony flavor.

Bonnie

I did chill some and it’s fantastic! (I used what you sent with the pineapple oolong shipment …of this tea) .Do you think that where this green is grown had made it more malty?

Butiki Teas

That could be. I will have to try at a longer brew so I can taste the malty-ness. I’m very curious about that.

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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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