One of the first loose leaf teas that I tried was Butiki’s OB. Since it closed, I have been a bit heart sick that I wouldn’t find an OB I liked as well.
Have you been in a new romantic relationship that was really promising and realized you didn’t want to talk about it with your friends like you usually would? Protective and shy in a way, not wanting to spoil the specialness with words or the reactions of an audience.
The first few times I tried this tea it felt like a flashback to when I first started dating my husband. I walked around with a secret smile and hugged this tea to myself. Figuratively. I wouldn’t want to crush the leaves.
I tasted orange blossom honey, citrus in later steeps and felt a giddiness come on as I enjoyed it. Smooth, mellow.