So, since joining Steepster (and expanding my tea drinking habits), I’ve really started to dig Green(er) Oolongs. Verdant’s Tieguanyin was a revelation to me, when I first tried it, and all of the Butiki green oolongs I’ve tried have been delicious too – this one is no exception!
I know that it’s a little “darker” than the extremely green TGY that Verdant sell, for example, but it still has all of the wonderful qualities of greener oolongs that I’ve really grown to love. I brewed it in my little ~120 ml Gaiwan over the course of today – I must have gotten… Maybe ten steeps from it?
The first steep was pretty mild (and I confess – I did give it a flash rinse beforehand, too), but had those lovely, mild vegetal notes mixed with the floral, orchid flavour that I’ve really come to associate these teas with. The next handful of steeps were just perfect – floral and refreshing, with just a touch of buttery vegetables.
As the day wore on, my infusions grew longer – by the final steep or two, it was actually more akin to drinking a vegetal and orchid like White Tea. It was smooth, still kinda buttery and sweet.
This tea was just lovely. I’m deffo glad I took a gamble, with my first Butiki order, and went for a little bag of this – it’s well worth it! :D
Flavors: Butter, Orchid, Vegetal