2973 Tasting Notes
Almost gone. I should try and make an effort to compare this to Butiki’s version just for curiosity, although I don’t think they are overly similar. Definitely not enough caramel, here. And I had noted an artificialness previously – it’s less apparent now, but still would prevent me from repurchasing I came across a stash sale with it.
This tea is showing its age a bit, but there’s still something unique about the flavouring that I haven’t had in other teas. And it’s delicious :D Light and sweet – better than any peach-flavoured white teas I’ve had (and better than the sample of White Nectarine that I had at DavidsTea from their spring collection).
Sadly, this tea kind of falls into that spectrum of black teas that I find ok, but that aren’t quite my style. I see that I previously rated it fairly highly – I suspect I hadn’t had many straight blacks at that time. Adjusting rate downward a bit to reflect my much more educated palate, but this is certainly still a good tea, and great for an intro to Kenyan blacks!
Sorry everyone – going to work on an enormous note backlog right now. And this is only from the past couple weeks.
Anyways, I’ve been working stupid long hours at two jobs, and barely have had time to sleep, let alone anything else. And then? Our water pipes froze. So I was without running water for a week. And it was spectacular (aka really terrible). We still have frozen pipes, but as of yesterday afternoon, running water has resumed via a hose connecting the neighbour’s outdoor tap to our outdoor tap. Which is awesome, because tea made with “spring water” is terrible. Just saying. (Also, it’s terribly inconvenient to live without running water. #firstworldproblem, yes.)
So, Lemon French Macaron. Not my favourite of Butiki’s offerings, but nothing wrong with it. I had it in a travel mug sometime recently, and it was tasty enough – bright lemon flavour, light white tea, and some creaminess. I mean, for a lemon-flavoured tea, it was perfectly fine. Just not a favourite!