Thanks for the sample, Verdant! This is my first experience with a flowering tea. I never bothered before because I was worried the tea may taste too bitter or vegetal. And to be honest, I’m not a fan of jasmine, so when I got this one in particular, I was ultra hesitant.
It took nearly ten minutes to unfurl or so. Wasn’t counting, but slowly but surely, that beautiful amaranth appeared.
And would you know that it also tastes simply delicious? I actually don’t detect any jasmine. It’s a little buttery, but as it starts to cool, it’s leaning more towards vegetal. Then there’s something a little floral in the background, but not jasmine nor amaranth. I just ate beets so my sense of taste is a little off, so maybe it’s the clover honey? Could be blending in with the sweetness of the beets.
Either way, it’s good stuff, and I’m glad to have finally experienced a flowering tea.