945 Tasting Notes
I had a really challenging day at work today. I drank various steeps of this tea throughout the day, too. Early steeps started out very much like Laoshan Green and transformed into a tasty green oolong with lots of nice sweet mineral notes as the day went on. I enjoyed it very much and I am glad I can taste Laoshan in it! I am a big fan of anything the He family makes apparently :)
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.