First, this is very, very pretty as it steeps. The leaves and flowers falling through the water as they get heavy with liquid look like autumn in a glass.
This tastes very similar to other teas I’ve had with jackfruit so I’m pretty confident in saying they nailed this. Whatever the “flavors” are, one of them is jackfruit. There is a mild creamy note to it as well, maybe from the almond. I can’t pick out almond specifically. It all blends nicely together, as Momo noted, under the heading “exotic fruit.” As it cools, it is getting better and better. I think this will be a nice tea to keep around for summer as an iced blend. There will likely be more of this ordered.
I have been looking for something to approximate the Shangrila house blend I had at tea at the Willard Intercontinental in DC last year. I wish I had bought more than one tin while I was there! This comes close, as best memory serves me at this time.
I’m glad Mahamosa has small sample sizes available. I might not have ordered a large size taste unseen, so to speak.