11 Tasting Notes
This was one of the prettier tea balls I’ve tried, with a delicate string of several jasmine flowers. The first steeping had more body than I would expect from a white tea. On first taste, I got caramel-y notes. As the label described, there was a slight sweet taste lingering on the tip of my tongue. Not as much floral taste/smell as I was expecting from “Jasmine Lovers.” At the end of the day: tasty, kind of interesting.
This is not my favorite tea. Like previous reviewers, I find the chamomile distracting and the green tea flavor underwhelming. I’m completely missing the matcha, which I expected to be similar to Stash’s Ginger Peach Green with matcha. Not so. The tartness is not overwhelming; I usually gag on very acidic teas, but this one I can sip. I like it better iced and when I forget that it’s supposed to be green tea.
I got a giant box of this tea for Christmas. It’s in bag form, not full leaf, so it’s good for at the office. (I drink most of my tea at my desk!)
This oolong is light, but substantial enough for several steepings. It has a pleasant floral aftertaste and is never bitter. I always look forward to drinking a few cups of this oolong.
My first observation: fantastic orange scent! The tea is darker in the cup than other white teas I’ve tasted, but the taste is still light. In keeping with the pleasant orange scent, the orange flavor is very subtle. It tastes like real orange oil, not overwhelming fruitiness found in other teas. Really nice and enough brightness for late morning (first cup of tea after arriving at work!). I suspect each tea bag could be re-steeped with good success.