I opened up this cute little Butiki bag and this heavenly aroma of sweet cantaloupe made me smile and keep sniffing!
I peeked into the bag and saw a lovely, pale yellow spray of flowers and had to get a better look. I had the brief image of myself peering into the bag and seeing a whole vine of ripened cantaloupes (you know Hermione’s bag of holding on Harry Potter? I was sure this Butiki tea bag had the same spell). I measured out my tea for my mug and placed it on a little saucer to admire. The dried tea is beautiful with the tiny yellow flowers and long curled white tea leaves.
While the tea was steeping I looked into the tea bag again for a garden of cantaloupes. The smell was exactly like slicing into a fresh cantaloupe, no artificial off smell at all. The aroma had a creaminess too it as well but I couldn’t say it was vanilla or milky but I am new at discovering the nuances of tea.
My fist sip I tasted the cantaloupe with a bit of cucumber and a nice floral sweetness, most likely from the flower sprays and the Baui Mu Dan. This is a mug of paradise if I ever tasted one. The more I sipped the more melon and creaminess I tasted. The cucumber layer disappeared.
I took my tea leaves and put them in a jar for an overnight cold brew. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

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I am a nurse practitioner for my profession and for free-time I am a new tea addict (need a bigger cupboard!), woodwind musician (flute, clarinet, penny whistle, ocarina), reader of sleuthing and classical novels, animal lover, and anything that involves mountains and forests.

I am a misplaced Alaskan (where my heart remains), now in Alabama for the time being.


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