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drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
183 tasting notes

I was very careful to follow the brewing instructions exactly for this tea. It looked like such a tiny amount of tea leaves in the steeper, but I went with it. It brewed up to a very light golden colour.

I smelled the dry tea and it does smell like white grapefruit. I don’t get much of a smell from the hot tea. I guess from the reviews I read, I expected a strong grapefruit smell. Taste-wise, it seems very bland. I don’t taste grapefruit at all. I’m going to let it cool off and see if that helps.

As it cools, I’m getting grassy, vegetal notes, but still no grapefruit.
I poured half into another cup and added a touch of cane sugar to see if it would bring out more flavour. No go.

Hmm. I might try this again with more tea leaves to see if that helps (it’s new tea, so age isn’t an issue here).

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Sil

weird. i know mine is really smelly and drinking it leaves that tangy feeling on my tongue :) totally grapefruit

Sil

I’d mention it to stacy if the taste never materialises possibly..

infused1

It could just be my tastebuds today. I’ll try again in a few days.

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Sil

weird. i know mine is really smelly and drinking it leaves that tangy feeling on my tongue :) totally grapefruit

Sil

I’d mention it to stacy if the taste never materialises possibly..

infused1

It could just be my tastebuds today. I’ll try again in a few days.

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I’m a vegan, board-game playing, avid reader who likes to run and/or lift weights depending on my mood (and current injuries).

I’m fairly new to tea, but my collection seems to be growing at an exponential rate. Herbals, greens, whites, and now oolongs are my teas of choice at the moment. I haven’t developed a taste for black yet (if it’s something you can develop a taste for).

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