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Through the Looking Glass..

Thank you Bonnie for this fragrant sample from Butiki!

I have been on a bit of an Oolong kick lately and decided to traipse down the path to the rose garden this weekend, inviting dubious glares from passers by. I cared nothing for their snide commentary and instead reveled in the aroma and texture that surrounded me. Yes, this cup is floral, fruity, sweet forget-me-nots awash with all the delicate nuances of a proper variety-hour garden show, but that’s not to say it wasn’t quite good in its own right. In point of fact, I’ve yet to try anything connected to Butiki that I wouldn’t gladly drink again in the future. While this one would certainly require an almost Mad Hatter sort of mood for me to fully appreciate, there’s clearly nothing wrong with that every now and again when you find you’re following the rabbit down the hole!

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180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Real men can appreciate a floral tea I think. Well done! Good practice for tea parties with your daughter down the road :)

jason

Yes indeed, and then the Queen of Hearts can chase us both out of her rose garden :)

Bonnie

The tea is very good though and relaxing.

jason

All wonkiness from the silly review aside, yes, this actually is well worth a try if you are a fan of floral tea or would just like to try something different.

Bonnie

Is that your new favorite word?! Wonkiness? Did you pick it up in Wonderland? Have you been gnoshing on Alices mushrooms?

jason

I think wonky is just a product of the hour of night as we approach 2am! Gnoshing. That’s my new favorite. I love words that my macbook underlines in red. It usually means there is going to be a reaction for better or worse when someone reads it. (or maybe it is just trying to tell me that I can’t spell..) G’night!!

Bonnie

Oops! I cheated and fell asleep earlier! Ha! Night all!

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Bonnie

Real men can appreciate a floral tea I think. Well done! Good practice for tea parties with your daughter down the road :)

jason

Yes indeed, and then the Queen of Hearts can chase us both out of her rose garden :)

Bonnie

The tea is very good though and relaxing.

jason

All wonkiness from the silly review aside, yes, this actually is well worth a try if you are a fan of floral tea or would just like to try something different.

Bonnie

Is that your new favorite word?! Wonkiness? Did you pick it up in Wonderland? Have you been gnoshing on Alices mushrooms?

jason

I think wonky is just a product of the hour of night as we approach 2am! Gnoshing. That’s my new favorite. I love words that my macbook underlines in red. It usually means there is going to be a reaction for better or worse when someone reads it. (or maybe it is just trying to tell me that I can’t spell..) G’night!!

Bonnie

Oops! I cheated and fell asleep earlier! Ha! Night all!

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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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