I got many steepings from this tea.
I always love that!
I also love buttery teas and this had that flavor element for sure!
I will say it is a tea you need to pay attention to while steeping as it tends to be particular but I find that fairly common in higher quality teas. If over steeped or steeped in too hot of a water temp it does become bitter and astringent quite easily!
Not a tea to make first thing in the morning lol but much better for gong fu session in the after noon / early evening.
The aroma has a nice salty smell to it – ocean mist aroma which is refreshing and eye opening!
It is very vegetative and has a steamed asparagus flavor note.
I agree with LiberTEAS that it is not brothy but has a much thinner mouthfeel.
If you are looking for a light, refreshing, and evolving tea – one that changes with each steeping – this is a great tea to try!
I was tempted to allow it to steep longer because by doing so it brings forth more buttery goodness but learned the hard way that also brings out the bitter flavors.
Be patient with this tea!!! It will give you the butter in later steepings if you give it a chance to work its magic in its own way and time!
Its a delicate tea and needs to be treated with respect.
Sometimes I don’t have time for that – or just want my tea NOW or space out my steeps. In these times this is not the tea to reach for.
This is a relaxing laid back take your time with me tea and I really recommend that you do multiple steepings to get the full range this tea has to offer.
Rwanda Rukeri is an Orange Pekoe grade green tea that originates from a cooperative of small farms in Rwanda. This tea is grown at an altitude of 5,900 feet above sea level. The thin forest green leaves unfurl during steeping to produce a vibrant lime-colored liquor. This unique tea has a juicy mouth feel with notes of artichoke and seaweed. Rwanda Rukeri is an assertive tea that produces a pleasant astringency.
Ingredients: Green Tea
Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 level teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F