474 Tasting Notes
I haven’t had a cuppa in so long, this was a wonderful one to break my tealess streak. Popped into David’s for the new spring line and saw this on the shelf so decided to give it a taste despite the hibiscus. I was well-rewarded!
The green-white blend is a very light and mellow, relaxing base for the sweet fruitiness of the hibiscus, which doesn’t succumb to tartness. There is a kind of peachy flavour to the tea from the hibiscus, and the jasmine sneaks in on an aftertaste, which is the only down note, a bit too perfumed. Still, it’s a beautiful tea, and I only wish it was more affordable!
I always forget how much I love this tea until I have it again. It bills itself as a floral tea, which is strange because I don’t get anything floral off of it. It tastes like apple pie, more than any “apple pie tea” I’ve ever tried. It’s just apple and a touch of cinnamon and sugar. It’s just a true cup of sweet before-bed comfort. Mmmmm.
Will have to get a slice of apple pie tomorrow at IKEA.
Made a nice biiiiig pot of this today to drink while I finished off ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Got about four cups in before I realised that this fruity, orangey, sweet, touch of Earl green blend was amazing and yet strangely familiar. It’s like a better version of DT’s Countess of Seville.
Also, om nom nom nom.
Had a cup of this in-store before work. We have some in the stash, but I’ve never reached for it before.
I know that white teas pop to their best effect with a steep time of less than a minute, but because I got caught up chatting with the girl at DT, I ended up steeping this for almost seven minutes (eep!). The result was delicious! But not really tea-y. The taste of the tea – which is, itself, very delicate – was totally subsumed in the mango, but the mango was very bright and sweet and citrusy and delicious.
While I enjoyed the cup, I have to say that for the price, it isn’t worth it. There is very little white tea in proportion to the fruit and other additives (which themselves are very heavy), but it’s still being charged the price for a white tea.