Sad Sipdown (125)!
Great thanks to VariaTEA for sending me a sample of this limited edition blend; I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a chance to try it since I don’t have plans for a Butiki order any time soon and this one definitely caught my interest. Ordering just one or two teas typically isn’t worthwhile though.
Let me just say that based on the dry smell alone, I knew that this was going to be amazing. The dry smell pretty well perfectly captured coconut and flowers and bananas and the combination just screamed fresh and tropical. Damn this is gonna be good!
And hell yeah it was! This was so rich and full of flavour! I picked out vibrant, full of life notes of ripe bananas, coconut, marzipan, flowers, vanilla, cream, and sort of lemony (but not lemon – something a little more exotic/out of the ordinary) notes. That last fruit component didn’t really read to me as pineapple though, like some people are noting. I can see how this was based on/inspired by perfume because it does have that very fragrant and feminine quality to it, enhanced by the floral aspects of this one. However, that doesn’t mean that this tastes like perfume. In fact, it very well balances the floral aspects with sweet tropical fruit notes. I can see myself sitting on an island drinking this one – especially iced.
I don’t know if I’ll be putting in a Butiki order before this one disappears, but if I happen to I’m definitely going to be picking more of this one up. I’d really, really like the chance to get to have it again because I’m nothing short of impressed. This is complex and fun, and really different in a great way. Probably the “tea highlight” of the day.
Flavors: banana, Coconut, Cream, Flowers, Honey, Lemon, Marzipan, Ocean Breeze, Orchid, Rose, Tropical, Vanilla