I bought 50g of this today on impulse, even though I sorta promised myself to stop doing that in case I end up with more duds. I was shopping with sgoertz and I got caught up in all the excitement about all the new teas. (My original plan was to buy a shiny red tin full of Red Velvet Cake, which I did… but then I bought this and a sample of Pink Flamingo too! Guess I better stay away for at least a few weeks).
But today is not that day where I regret my impulse purchases. This is SO GOOD, and is totally worth the price DT charges for white teas. It smells like fresh baked goods coming out of the oven. It tastes…. mmmm…. it tastes like butter and chocolate and sugar wrapped up in warm caramel and melt in your mouth goodness. It leaves a bit of an odd aftertaste on your tongue – but it’s not unpleasant.
When I looked at the dry tea, I noticed there were a few walnuts in there. I mashed them up into little bits because I wanted the walnuts to be mixed more thoroughly in the blend. The leaves are pretty – all sorts of sizes and shapes! This is the second time I’ve had white tea (the first being Persian Apple) and I’ve been satisfied. Both blends have been heavily mixed with other things though, so I can’t say that I really know what a white tea tastes like.
I plan to re-steep this one over and over – at $10/50g I’m going to need to make this last!
SIDE NOTE: For those of you who shop at DavidsTea all the time, have you bought many of those $3 sample bags? The lady said that those are actually cheaper to buy than if we buy it from the shelf. Maybe it’s old stock? I grabbed the Pink Flamingo from there and I’m looking forward to trying it – 25g is perfect for sampling. I’ll have to keep an eye on how often they add teas to that section.