I don’t want to write what I think about this. I’ve pretty much decided that there is some force/entity/spirit that just will not allow Butiki tea to work in my world. I never get the same experience as most of you on here.
Thank you ifjuly for sending me a sample of this.
1.5 tsp for 4 minutes makes this undrinkable for me. WOW way too smokey – offensively smokey. 2nd steep – 1 minute better but still too much smoke in the nose – I can’t “taste” if for the smoke smell. 3rd steep a little over a minute continuing to improve – it is definitely deep dark oolong. 4th steep 2 minutes – aged dark oolong – just as promised, but it seems “flat” to me like it’s been too much. Fresh leaves 1 tsp/10oz mug – 45 sec first steep – still crazy smoky but at least drinkable – 2nd steep 45 seconds – this is the only steep off all that I tried that I enjoyed – smokey rich, dark oolong – I liked this steep quite a bit. 3rd steep just over a minute – and I’m back to the “flat” taste even though these leaves have been steeped a lot less than the first try.
I don’t know. I’ve been enjoying aged oolongs recently but this isn’t one of them. It’s mostly the smoke – and yes I’m the one that was “complaining” earlier about a Lapsang not being smokey enough…. :((