Backlogging from last week.

A sample I received from Stacy, thank you.

The leaves look like emerald spears and smell like homemade dough for pizza or for bread. Wet, the leaves smell like bread with greens mixed in, like zucchini bread, it smelled good, made me hungry.

Taste was like spinach bread, I’ve never had spinach bread but it tastes like the zucchini bread but replace the zucchini with spinach. There is a silky texture and it’s a bit astringent. There is also a juicy quality at the end of the sip.

I like this tea because it’s so different, I can’t say I’ve tasted bread notes like that in tea before, and I like it! Unfortunately I don’t like astringency at all. I feel like I’m about as sensitive to astringency as I am to smoke…which is pretty sensitive. If you can handle a little astringency then there should be no problem.

Preparation
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Butiki Teas

I’m going to recommend that you stay away from the Korakundah in the sample pack then since that is slightly astringent and smokey. We probably should have balanced that green pack out with some of our sweeter greens.

Invader Zim

Aside from the astringency this tea was still very fascinating to me! And I’m still going to try the rest simply because my curiosity won’t let me not try it! I hadn’t realized that most of the teas in the sample pack say slightly astringent in their descriptions.

Butiki Teas

I really like how unique this one is. I tend to use a little less leaf, so the astringency isn’t as noticeable to me. Well, the South Korean isn’t too astringent. That one might be ok but I think that Korakundah is going to be a little rough for you.

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Butiki Teas

I’m going to recommend that you stay away from the Korakundah in the sample pack then since that is slightly astringent and smokey. We probably should have balanced that green pack out with some of our sweeter greens.

Invader Zim

Aside from the astringency this tea was still very fascinating to me! And I’m still going to try the rest simply because my curiosity won’t let me not try it! I hadn’t realized that most of the teas in the sample pack say slightly astringent in their descriptions.

Butiki Teas

I really like how unique this one is. I tend to use a little less leaf, so the astringency isn’t as noticeable to me. Well, the South Korean isn’t too astringent. That one might be ok but I think that Korakundah is going to be a little rough for you.

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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