drank Rwanda Rukeri by Butiki Teas
174 tasting notes

Backlogging from last week.

I ordered a nice little green tea sample pack as a new customer, this is from that pack.

The leaves are relatively straight and dark green and are very green smelling. There is no other way I can really describe it other than green. The wet leaves turned a bright green and smelled very oceanic with steamed greens.

The taste contained notes of seaweed and artichokes. There was a sweet juiciness that fills the mouth. There is a bit of astringency in this tea, something I do not care for. This is my first time trying a tea from Rwanda, one of the reasons I’m not rating this, the other being the astringency.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

100 – http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/32720-hand-rolled-top-grade-jasmine



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