2 Tasting Notes
Sadly, this tea like many other DavidsTea blends is no longer in production. I bought a full tin of this tea a few years back and promptly forgot about it. Last night, I pulled it out of the cupboard and took a whiff—smelt okay but nothing special. It smelled mostly coconutty. I decided to brew it and I almost chucked it out. The tea smelled pretty gross to me, not terribly appetizing but I thought I would give it a try. I am really glad I stuck with it, this tea is quite delicious. It brews up with a fairly orange soup. It’s pretty oily and has a thick, oily mouthfeel but I really like it. It coats the inside of my mouth with yummy flavor. You can see little beads of oil in the tea. I haven’t looked up the description so I completely forget what’s actually in it, but it seems to be a roasted green with some perhaps vanilla, coconut, and there are some yellow flower petals in it as well. It has a sweet, fruity flavor with a slight astringency (though I may have used water that was a bit too hot). All in all a great tea, especially if you want something relaxing and desserty without being too sweet. No need for milk or sugar, which is a big thing for me as I’m generally a black tea lover and I like milk and sugar in my tea normally.
Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Vanilla
I’m not a connoisseur of tea in any way, so I’ll save the detailed aroma and tasting notes for the tea experts :) But I can say this: until I tried this tea, I hated white tea (and green tea, but David’s Japanese Sencha and Genmaitcha helped with that!). I tried a sample of this at the store and fell in love with it. I don’t even need any sugar in it. Like I said, I never liked white tea until I tried this one and I don’t like fruity tisanes either, but this tea is just perfect for my (unsophisticated) palate. Because of this delicious and comforting tea, I have become braver in testing teas that I normally would avoid (like the aforementioned green teas). I also think this would make a great, refreshing iced beverage with a little honey perhaps. Highly recommended for white tea n00bs like myself :)