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drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
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This is an interesting tea. Steeped according to the instructions on the package, I got very little flavor out of the leaves—I should probably note that I’m not a very sensitive taster and often find myself needing or wanting to add either leaf or time to official instructions. Steeped for significantly longer, though—I haven’t been timing myself, but probably a good five minutes or so—the tea really comes into its own.

It’s sweet and fruity and smooth, and only lightly vegetal. I’m not getting cherry (although I am, oddly enough, reminded of Den’s Sakura Sencha, which also did not taste even a little bit like cherry to me), but I am picking up on the corn notes. I haven’t gotten corn from a green tea before, and it’s a pleasant, if unexpected, flavor to find layered in with the usual suspects. I don’t think this is something I’d buy again—I’m a pretty committed Dragonwell fan, as far as Chinese greens go—but I’m very glad to have had the chance to try it.

Stephanie

I get cherry notes from this one actually… so interesting that you compared it to the sakura! :)

greenteafairy

Yeah, I definitely picked up on it having a flavor that I know other people perceive as cherry. But said flavor is just so not cherry to me! I find it fascinating how people taste so differently.

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Stephanie

I get cherry notes from this one actually… so interesting that you compared it to the sakura! :)

greenteafairy

Yeah, I definitely picked up on it having a flavor that I know other people perceive as cherry. But said flavor is just so not cherry to me! I find it fascinating how people taste so differently.

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