Got my latest Butiki order today! I’m really glad I jumped on the limited-release flavors from the Amoda box, because they smell uh-MAY-zing. In a move that was out-of-character for me (though in keeping with my current project Drink Your Greens), I decided to try this one right away.

The scents were unexpected – the aroma in the bag was rather fruity with hints of lime, and while brewing it smelled like vegetal chicken broth. The taste of the liquor is similar to its aroma and quite savory, but halfway through the cup I’m experiencing the thing where the flavors kind of fade. Is that what palate fatigue is? I’ll try more leaf and/or bottled mineral water in the future.

I don’t think I’ve had any African green teas before, but this one seems like a very interesting and unusual specimen!

Flavors: Chicken Soup

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I should probably have a DYG project too!

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I grew up in New Jersey drinking Celestial Seasonings, and now I live in England, where I developed a taste for a good builder’s brew. Sometime in 2012 I bought my first loose teas, and my collection has since spiraled out of control. Still quite a novice, due to not drinking enough tea to keep pace with the amount I keep buying.

Some things I’m pretty sure I do like:
- most florals (jasmine, orange blossom, osmanthus, etc)
- buttery, vegetal greens
- malty blacks (usually with milk & sugar)
- oolongs that aren’t too heavily roasted

Not really feeling the flavored teas lately, for whatever reason.

All tasting notes use unfiltered hard tap water, unless otherwise specified.

No real method to my numerical ratings yet, but we’ll see what develops. So far I’ve only given ratings of 90 or higher if I actually get excited while drinking the tea.


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