I want to thank JustJames for sending me this tea in our swap. I’ve been dying to try more teas from Butiki and he definitely delivered :)
I love strawberries and oolong, but normally I wouldn’t think to put those two together. For some reason strawberry never seems to translate well into tea, but that is absolutely not the case here. This is officially my favorite strawberry tea and I wasn’t sure I would ever find one.
On the first steep I was greeted with a very subtle, sweet, strawberry flavor. It was wonderful, I just wish it had continued on through subsequent steeps. That really is my only complaint about this tea, my next 4+ steeps were a wonderful floral oolong that I was perfectly happy to continue to drink well into the night. I’m positive that I would have been able to continue steeping this, but I’ve been drinking it all day and I am ready for something else. I’m pretty sure that I was able to steep this 6 times, but I lost count somewhere along the way.
We had company tonight and it was nice to have a tea that I could just continually resteep and not have to worry about adjusting the time on it. Each of my steeps were at 4 mins and they turned out beautifully.