Thanks to tattooed_tea for sending me a sample of this!
This tea has HUGE chunks of orange, pineapple, and mango, however, there didn’t appear to be all that much tea in the mix. The scent is very fruity and tropical.
The first steep was wonderfully refreshing. I was worried that steeping a white tea at 200F for 5 minutes would result in a bitter disaster, but luckily I was wrong! I could taste the mango and pineapple the most, but I also got hints of peach (which doesn’t appear to be an ingredient in this blend). It tasted more like drinking an herbal than a white tea, which seems a bit like a waste.
I let the second steep go for 10 minutes at 200F. After a few sips, I determined that it tasted very similar to the first steep so I decided to let it cool down to room temperature to see what it would taste like cold. Mmm, mmm, mmm! I could taste a little bit more of the tea and the pineapple became the dominant fruit flavor. I would love to try this as a proper iced tea.
As an experiment, I steeped it a 3rd time for 15 minutes at 200F. I definitely get more white tea from the flavor. There is not much fruitiness left to the taste. For the first time I can taste the orange, but it is very faint.
I would love to make a pitcher of iced tea by combining the first three steeps. It would definitely be a more economical way of enjoying this as an iced tea.