Very sad sipdown! 245/405.
Aw man, another excellent Butiki tea bites the dust. I overleafed this and made a giant mug, which I’m nursing and planning to resteep the crap out of once I’m done. I bought this as I love Butiki’s Maple Pecan Oolong, and this has some similarities. That one still beats this hands down, but this wins a fight with pretty much any other maple oolong out there. The Doke Rolling Thunder is a very malty oolong base, and it’s definitely the backbone of the blend with more subtle flavouring (yes this tea is very old but the flavouring has always been lighter). It’s got enough body to it that I would say I could consider it a breakfast tea, which works wonders with the flavour combination to make for a really evocative drinking experience. I’m sitting on a balcony with my beloved, enjoying a late breakfast of waffles with syrup and a cup of tea while we take in the view. Lovely. One thing I really miss about Butiki is how all their teas seemed like an experience rather than just a drink. The tea community really lost something when Stacy shut up shop. I hope she’s out there living her best life.