This tea was provided by Russel Allyn of Harney and Sons. I would call this a sample but he sent a whole tin, and other goodies for me to try as well! Thank you, Russel and Harney and Sons!
This is the first yellow tea I have ever tried! The dry leaves had an unusual and unexpected scent. There is a pleasant, sharp tang in the aroma that reminds me of limes, though there was no lime or tangy flavor to the steeped tea. The liquor is yellow and fragrant.
Taking my first sip of this tea, I noted what seemed at first to be the light body of the tea, but almost immediately it bloomed into a rich creaminess. I can say definitively that it is a true dairy creamy taste, because just a few hours before I drank this I had dipped a sweet cherry in English Double Devon Cream. This was the same flavor, and amazingly, the same texture! I licked my lips several times because they felt sticky from the rich, thick body of this tea.This was my guest’s number one choice today as her favorite of the three we drank. Thank you, Russel, for a new and unique tea experience to add to my repertoire! I love it!