693 Tasting Notes
Apparently this was from my very first Butiki order! I had one tsp left and it got lost at the bottom of the abyss that is my tea drawer. I dug it out this morning and have been enjoying it today. I can’t wait to place my next Butiki order! I’m running out of my favorites :( This one would be wonderful iced all summer long…
Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for a sample of this tea!
I love silver needles- the little fuzz all over the leaves just makes it seem so alive!
This might be the RICHEST white tea I’ve ever tasted. It is hard to describe. The smell of wet straw dipped in white chocolate maybe? Its sweet, earthy and VERY smooth.
If you like white teas this one is a sure bet!
Oh how I love green teas! This was my first straight Dragon Well. Thank you Angel and Teavivre for the sample :)
I’m really much more familiar with Japanese greens. This is a less grassy and buttery than a sencha, but it is still sweet and very vegetative. It reminds me of steamed broccoli, where a sencha would remind me of kale or spinach. It is rich without being buttery, but VERY smooth!
Extremely enjoyable, thanks very much Teavivre!
I went to the mall last night (bathing suit shopping…don’t wanna talk about it, UGH!) and noticed a NEW little locally owned coffee/tea shop with cute tea pots in the window! So of course I had to check it out ;)
Anyway they had a bunch of VERY reasonably priced bulk looseleaf teas so I picked up a couple. I got this one and also a “wellness” herbal blend with chamomile, mint, echinacea and licorice root.
This tea looks like a kinda stemmy white peony tea. The blueberry flavor is not bad! Not miraculous but very drinkable. I’m planning on making this one a regular iced tea staple over the summer since it was so cheap! I’m drinking it hot right now but I think it’d be really good over ice :)
I made a cup of this last night brewed according to the package directions- 1 rounded tsp leaves with 2 oz water. I tried to boil the water and then wait for it to cool to the proper temperature. I don’t have a very sensitive thermometer so I don’t know if I brewed it properly or not! It was VERY strong though. I probably killed it. So this morning I brought 1.5 tsp to work with me in a paper filter and brewed it with around 8oz of water from the instant hot water machine in the break room. I really like it this time! Bottom line, this tea is very good but also very finicky! Tastes like a sweeter/brighter version of my favorite sencha :)