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This is an interesting tea. The bergamot scent is strong and so is the mint blast. It is a cool (pun originally unintentional) mix of flavors I have not seen from any one else. Might not appeal to every one but I keep going back to it.
I don’t use the flavors thing but bergamot isn’t even listed. What’s up with that?
My last sample from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box. Had this one with breakfast this morning, and I’ve decided I just really don’t care for black tea at all! Tried it plain, then added a splash of Half & Half, but it’s just not for me.
Another sample from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box. This was my very first Earl Grey, and probably my last! The bergamot just reminds me too much of the smell of natural cleaning products… I couldn’t get past it. Also I’m realizing I just don’t care for black tea at all.
Sipdown # 77. This one comes from Awkward Soul, & the rest of it will be headed towards Sil, probably in the next week. It’s tasty, kind of like a gingerbread cookie, dipped in chocolate, & then enjoyed with a stout cup of Assam. I can get behind that! Though it tends towards bitterness as it cools.
I have enjoyed all the teas I have had from Simple Loose Leaf. They even made me respect chai – not an easy feat. I love the bags they use with the vent to help remove air from the bag. That said, I am not sure what I think of this tea. I picked it because I have never had a cherry tea before. I used to think strawberry and tea sounded awful together until I had one, now I think it is a great idea. Cherry though, I mean what is cherry supposed to taste like? Cherry pie? I wish, but no. Maraschino cherries? Thankfully no. I hate them. Cherry Kool-aid or cherry pop tarts? It is quite sweet. Hmmm. Yes, I think that flavor neighborhood describes this. Is that good or bad? I have no idea. As the cup cools I can taste the hyson. It is nice enough. Reserving judgment for now.
Yum, this white blend is very tasty – a blend that is a must try if you like floral fruity teas!
Plum Blossom White is refreshing, full flavored with purple plum and delicate floral notes. The plum here is very nice, one of the better plum blends I’ve had. It is a little artificial, but not as artificial as other plum blends. The floral here isn’t outright jasmine as the plum blends perfectly, making it a flowery plum. The aftertaste of this tea lingers for awhile too after each sip!
Plum Blossom White also makes for an excellent cold steep. I did a 24 hour steeping (longer than intended) and the floral came out more, with a nice stone fruit sweet edge to it.
Full review of this tea on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/plum-blossom-white-tea-simple-loose-leaf-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Flavors: Flowers, Plums