3125 Tasting Notes
Fed some of this to the boy when he was all sick. He thought it was ok (dosed with honey). I had the re-steep and it actually was better than I remember, kind of a nice kiwi/melon flavour. I just don’t care for flavoured greens, though, so… meh. About 1 cup left of this now.
Oh hey… I’m suddenly at 3001 notes (this one being 3001). Cool! Anyhow, this tea is not my favourite BUT when I’m in the mood for it, it’s glorious. I may even like it better than melon teas with lighter bases (I’m just kind of…. over melon? I’m over a lot of flavours, actually. Haha.) This was good, though, when I had it. One of the few nights where I actually only made a single large mug of tea (instead of 4+ smaller ones).
Tea #2 from the Butiki TTB.
I know I like gui fei… and in particular, I know I like Butiki’s gui fei! (Especially with tamarind flavouring!) Anyhow, I just ran across this early on when poking through the box (so overwhelming), and thought it would be nice to have. It was not my intention to drink a ton of oolongs tonight, but that’s what seems to have happened (I have some Caramel Beurre Salé, or whatever it’s called, on deck too).
I am certainly enjoying this tea – roasty with that intense leaf-bitten sweetness – but it’s just a gui fei. Not underwhelmed or anything, just satisfied. It’s what I expected, so I can’t complain! I’m curious as to whether it would result in ice wine tea if steeped for 8 minutes… but I don’t think that’s really what I’m in the mood for right now, so more conventional infusion parameters suited this just fine (actually – it stood up to boiling water better than Butiki’s, I think. I forgot that this tea prefers 180F).