I’ve been lax on my tasting notes this week. I just haven’t been in the mood for some reason, so I’m catching up now!
I have in my possession the wonderful Butiki educational traveling tea box #2 and I’m super excited to get to try so many varieties of unflavored tea. It really is an excellent opportunity to learn so much! Thanks Stacy!
I decided that mission #1 was to try all the whites because I know very little about white tea and I started with this one. The leaves are greyish-green and have an almost hay-like texture (not a criticism!). They smell strongly of hay when dry, which is a smell that I like a ton and they liquor comes out a pale yellow, the color of real key lime pie (no, it’s not green!). The smell did not lead me astray as the taste is also all sweet hay with a tiny bit of mineral-ness hanging around. It finishes really cleanly with a cooling mouthfeel. The rest of my notes on this tea just say YUM. That about sums it up! This was my favorite white from this TTB. So sorry to the people after me, but there was only enough for one cup when I received the box, so it’s gone now.
Flavors: Hay, Mineral, Sweet