2831 Tasting Notes
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!
Sipdown! Must admit, this really wasn’t too bad today. Actually tasted kind of like white chocolate. I do have a strange soft spot for these blends, since they definitely were unique. I’d maybe get a few again sometime in the future, just to try. The rest of my samples from Steap are in my mug-sipdown pile, though.