Thanks to Tunes&Tea for sending this along in a huge box of wide variety of tea that arrived Christmas Eve morning! I’m super excited to try the Asian grocery finds and the pu’erh! Plum sounded good to me this morning (err just before noon) I associate it with the holidays despite the fact the husband could find absolutely no fresh plums to make pie.
So this tea is very pretty, in not sure what the petals are, they looked like saffron at first but when I saw a cluster of them I doubted that, their more pink than orange. The dried leaf has very little scent but the wet leaves smell like dark fruit. I actually spent quite awhile sitting with te cup under my nose, just contemplating the tea. The taste is sweet, fruity, tart and has a cool chalky feel. I’m not totally sold on the plum, but its close. Not sure when this was discontinued, I don’t know anything about the shop it came from, but I enjoyed it.