When I opened the bag of this, I was shocked by a) how few tea leaves there are in it and b) how much it smells like a dessert.
I guess if I had read the logs on here more closely I would have already known about the “mostly fruit and coconut, not a lot of tea” thing. I added it to my cart on a lark at the last minute because I’m a sucker for any tea described as creamy.
Luckily I read the logs on here before preparing my first cup, so I decided to take the popular advice and go for a fairly long steep time — 7 minutes to start. Brewed, it has that same creamy, desserty smell. There’s a bit of an oily sheen from the coconut flakes.
Anyway, this is tasty but I can’t even really taste the white tea. It just tastes like a caramelly, fruity, herbal. Like others have said, it could probably stand to steep for even 10 minutes or so to get a more robust flavor.