506 Tasting Notes
I need to give this tea another shot when I am willing to be a bit more patient. This time, the generic ha was the dominant taste and I really found myself looking for the fruit taste. I think this tea has potential though, so I am going to try brewing it a few different ways and maybe try a bit of sweetener and see where that gets me. Hopefully I have some more success with it!
I am not generally a huge pu-erh fan, but this has such a nice, light, pu-erh base that I am actually a big fan. The dominant flavour, really makes this more of a berry tea. I don’t find this a fussy brew, it takes boiling water and a short steep or a long steep just fine. I like the decadence of things like chocolate pu-erhs, but this one tops them in terms of fresh, refreshing flavour.
I love cold and flu season, not. This is not a tea I reach for quickly or often, but it is not awful either. I like it when I have a bit of cold, because the menthol helps make me feel a but more human again. Though, I would not consider this a tea I drink for pleasure, it certainly makes having to drink cold fighting teas more enjoyable.
Big thanks to Janelle, I had enough for one cup of this. I waited for the perfect evening. The boy is sleeping, our brand new kitten (a terribly pathetic but adorable four week old rescue) has finally fallen asleep on my lap, my show is on, and I am enjoying this tea. God I love this tea! The base is so smooth and it is such a sweet sugar hit. I am so crushed it is not available anymore. I can admit to occasionally stalking DT online hoping in vain that it will come up on clearance.
This was a much enjoyed cup and, who knows one day I might get another. :)
This was a very surprising tea. I was prepared not to like it because instinctively, I am not crazy about the smell of bergamot. However, this tea is a very mild version of bergamot. The citrus in the lemon really does wonders to temper it. This will likely never be my favourite white tea, but I am glad I have some of it to try!