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drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
673 tasting notes

Thank you Stacy at Butiki for this sample tea!

I didn’t have any tea this morning because I slept in. Luxury!
It’s something I don’t do very often though.

Old
Everyone thinks that one day when they retire, they’ll sleep in every day but it just doesn’t happen that way.
I’ve often wondered how I worked 8 hours a day, managed kids and bills and raking leaves on my own for the 10 years I was a single parent (I worked another 20 years besides that).
I got in a grove for 40 years like a slot car and off I went.

Last night one of my granddaughters said, “When I get to be an old lady, I’m going to have a blast and do all kinds of things with my grand-kids, drink tea like grandma and write music.” That did my heart good. She said that many of her friends say they hate old people.

I’m trying to show how them (and their friends) that getting older can be wonderful.
Most of the people reading these tea reviews (like you) are young. You’re parents or grandparents might be getting older. (Heck, everyone will be old one day.) I’ll tell you this…I’m free to be myself now, more than at any time in my life. Old isn’t bad, it’s a challenge at times and an adjustment. (My peeps landed on the moon, protested for Civil Rights and Woman’s Rights, invented and built the Computer Industry, the Beetles, Rolling Stones, Richard Gere (63) all from oldies. Talk to an oldster sometime. You’d be surprised at what they know.) It’s fantastic in many ways!

Tea Review:

I chose this Butiki sample and was stunned at how wonderful the aroma of the wet leaves were. Savory, roasty and a little floral in a way that matches the best quality Oolongs I’ve tried. Stunning scent…hard for me to pull myself away from the dark moss green leaves.

Taking my first sip I wasn’t disappointed. The roasted flavor was smooth and rich, honey with a little potato mouth-feel thickness.
I remembered that this was the tea made sweet by leaf hoppers chewing on the tea tree leaves forcing the tree to work harder producing new leaves with more sugar in them. (The sweetness was lovely!)

Stacy has noted an apple, raw almond and lightly burned toast flavor…which I thought about for awhile. I could imagine a fragrant yellow apple, home grown…sweet and cold chopped and mixed with a little grilled white pork and sprinkled with some almonds. The meat would have to have some roasty bits from the bottom of the pan.

I get carried away….

Boy this is good tea! An Oolong that doesn’t get astringent, has just enough roasty, floral, fruity flavor too! This is not your average Oolong. It’s substantial!

This Fui Fei Oolong would be a great choice for Fall and Winter.

TeaBrat

I love old people and hate children. :-P

darby

My hats off to “old” people although I don’t really look at age. I am 37 and most of my friends are 70-80. Makes me sad everytime we have a funeral around here thinking one of my friends could be next!

Butiki Teas

Your granddaughter sounds very sweet :)

Bonnie

You might like my little boy grandchildren Amy since they drink tea. One loves Pu-erh. The older girls are not children…15,17,18. Darby, you are in charge of remembering them and carrying on the good lessons. What a nice way to be. I like younger people myself. Old people make me laugh though, we’re funny!

Ysaurella

Well Bonnie, don’t know for USA but I’m pretty sure it’s the same everwhere : young people don’t hate old people but they like to do “as if” when they are talking to friends…they feel like rebels doing this (!)
And anyway, we are always the old of another one ! I am 38 and I heard my neighbour of 20 years saying “the old” about me !

Bonnie

Oh dear Ysaurella, you ARE young! I’ll tell you that my two best friends in California are 35 and 50 which is a lot younger than I am. One from Eretria and one from Lebanon. One day I’ll tell their stories of bravery! You are younger than my daughter!

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TeaBrat

I love old people and hate children. :-P

darby

My hats off to “old” people although I don’t really look at age. I am 37 and most of my friends are 70-80. Makes me sad everytime we have a funeral around here thinking one of my friends could be next!

Butiki Teas

Your granddaughter sounds very sweet :)

Bonnie

You might like my little boy grandchildren Amy since they drink tea. One loves Pu-erh. The older girls are not children…15,17,18. Darby, you are in charge of remembering them and carrying on the good lessons. What a nice way to be. I like younger people myself. Old people make me laugh though, we’re funny!

Ysaurella

Well Bonnie, don’t know for USA but I’m pretty sure it’s the same everwhere : young people don’t hate old people but they like to do “as if” when they are talking to friends…they feel like rebels doing this (!)
And anyway, we are always the old of another one ! I am 38 and I heard my neighbour of 20 years saying “the old” about me !

Bonnie

Oh dear Ysaurella, you ARE young! I’ll tell you that my two best friends in California are 35 and 50 which is a lot younger than I am. One from Eretria and one from Lebanon. One day I’ll tell their stories of bravery! You are younger than my daughter!

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