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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
20 tasting notes

Lions and Tigers and Tea! Thank you Stacy for sending this downy and delicious sample!

This one brews up into the most fascinating golden color, as if Apollo’s tears of joy at the taste had been collected in my cup! The base nuttiness woven with sweet pear makes for an understated but complex taste. In the mouth both flavors sit tightly together to form a dark cacao-ish hint of a profile but once the whisper of it is all that remains in your throat, the pieces melt into distinct and separate entities. There is a starchy (not in a bad way) mouthfeel that tells you up front this will be different and lingers slightly after each sip – moving your cup holding hand by divine intervention repeatedly toward your lips! Tasty!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

How dashing! Were you wearing a pith helmet! It is liquid gold though agreed!

jason

If the Golden Fleece gets the argonaut treatment then why not let the Golden Safari have Apollo?!

Bonnie

Apollo…Greek god. Hum…this is an African tea. The most you can get is Cleopatra…a Greek (oh yes she is Greek) Queen. Ta Da! And I don’t want to know what you two are going to do…I mean the three of you and…(there are those Argonauts).

jason

I did actually see that, and +1 for Butiki stocking a Teas 4 Trees selection. Learn more @ http://goo.gl/AKldq

Bonnie

Bravo!

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Bonnie

How dashing! Were you wearing a pith helmet! It is liquid gold though agreed!

jason

If the Golden Fleece gets the argonaut treatment then why not let the Golden Safari have Apollo?!

Bonnie

Apollo…Greek god. Hum…this is an African tea. The most you can get is Cleopatra…a Greek (oh yes she is Greek) Queen. Ta Da! And I don’t want to know what you two are going to do…I mean the three of you and…(there are those Argonauts).

jason

I did actually see that, and +1 for Butiki stocking a Teas 4 Trees selection. Learn more @ http://goo.gl/AKldq

Bonnie

Bravo!

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I am so very new to loose leaf tea and, after decades of really really good coffee, I am blown away by the diversity and complexity that this little leaf has to offer. Every new cup is an adventure and I look forward to sharing them with you!

+ I attempt to rate teas in comparison to others I’ve tried of the same general variety, so a green tea rated at 95 vs a pu’er at 90 doesn’t necessarily mean that I liked the green better than the pu’er – it just means I liked it better than most other greens.

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