61 Tasting Notes
Pass the Stash TTB 2
I was prepared today and brought a tea strainer and some teas to try to work. I only managed to drink this one but I’m glad I did! The leaves of this tea are great, nice long green tea leaves with large pieces of lemongrass. It’s a mellow flavor and a little spicy from the ginger root, almost savory in flavor.
I plan on doing as mj did and drink the darjeelings in chronological order. First up – first flush. This tea was greener than I thought it would be. Smallish green and brown leaves. They really bloom up when they steep. The tea ends up being a deep yellow color. It’s a little vegetal and bitter. Reminds me of a mild green tea.
I received a package from Marzipan the same day as the Butiki TTB2. I have quite a bit of tea I want to try from that but this tea cut in front of the line. It did not dissapoint. I gave it a whif while it was steeping and it smelled of fresh raspberries. It tasted just like raspberries and a little of white tea. I might try steeping it a little longer next time to help the white tea shine through. I don’t get a lot of pastry flavor but I bet if I add sugar it would taste very much like a sugary treat.