881 Tasting Notes
Well, I may have underleafed this tea. I find teas like this with extra large long twisty leaves difficult to measure! Also I’m at work so I know my water temperature was a little lower than it should have been. I will have to explore this tea further with proper steeping parameters! Having said that, I find this to be a very interesting straight black tea. Light and sweet with fruity overtones rather than the dark, roasty/malty blacks that I am accustomed to. I think this tea and I could become good friends but I’m not ready to slap a rating on it yet! :)
I really can’t handle much caffeine but this stuff tastes SO GOOD! I love the grassy guayusa flavor paired with all the lemony goodness. Smooth and well balanced! Perfect when I need something a little stronger and doesn’t seem to give me jitters like too much caffeine usually does. Love it!
Oh man, I am REALLY digging this tea! The primary flavor is strawberry, which being a Butiki blend is of course wonderful and very natural tasting. There is also a not overpowering at all ginger note, and some warm butter toffee goodness that pairs PERFECTLY with the nutty green dragonwell! SO glad I got it! Thanks Stacy :D This one is going to be one I re-stock when I run out for sure.
I forgot to pack my daily tea to bring with me to work today! Lately I’ve been bringing whatever I’m in the mood for any given morning. So today I’m stuck with whatever is hanging out in my desk tea stash. I used to really love this tea! Now it just tastes like hazelnut coffee…meh. It is alright, I’m just more into straight teas these days, I think…or more sophisticated flavored teas maybe! shrug