One of my saddest sipdowns to date (119/395).
I picked this tea up when Butiki was closing, not really because it stood out to me, but more because I just wanted to try all of the teas I could get my hands on while they were still in business. I am SO glad I did! This has become one of my all-time favourites from Butiki, which I totally didn’t expect! Everything about it is sublime, start to finish. The dry leaf is gorgeous and fascinating to watch unfurl in the water, and the scent of the wet leaf is divine – just like a blackberry pie filling! I could honestly just sit and inhale the scent for hours. The Sansia black base is sensational, and compliments the dead-on blackberry flavouring perfectly. I added a splot of honey which really amped up the juiciness, making it even more amazing than it already was. As I’ve mentioned in a previous note, the tea is really allowed to shine through the added flavouring, a feat which Stacy was very good at achieving in her teas. I only wish I’d been able to pick up a larger bag of this while it was available, because this tea will be sorely missed. I am upping my rating from 89, because if Butiki weren’t long gone I would be ordering more of this right now, sipdown targets and monetary constraints be damned.