It almost shouts at you when you open the tin.
But, once you pour the hot water over the leaves it mellows out a bit and there is a floral note in it that I cannot quite place that emerges.
I have traveled to a few tropical places in my life so far and this tea brings me back to them.
I am not sure why, but the wet leaves kind of smell of a wet wool blanket or a wet dog.
But, for some reason this makes me smile too!
Maybe it is the memory of sunning on the beach and a rouge Golden Retriever came up to me all soggy and smiley and plopped a drool covered stick in my lap and barked, I threw the stick over and over again into the ocean till his owner came panting up to me and thanked me for keeping the dog put till he could find him.
When you go in for a second infusion there is not “wet dog” taste or odor to the tea, but this tea really only hangs on to its flavor for about 2 infusions.
This tea I actually bought for summertime cold brewing, and it cold brews up well, the fruity flavors are a bit more mild and the actual green tea shines through.
What I find so interesting is the color of the cold brewed tea, its a light, bright green.
How fun is that!?
I find the cold brewed tea refreshing on a hot day.
But, I think what I will love is brewing up a hot cup of this tea when there is snow and ice piled up outside, so I can be transfered to a warmer, sunnier time.