I received this as a free sample with the September 2012 mailer.
It’s confusing because the description says it’s a white tea, but the website says green, and it has the word “vert” in the title, so… who knows.
What I do know is that the “ume” in the title is the ume from “umeboshi.” Ume isn’t your typical Western purple plum, but this tart, green apricot/plum sort of thing that is often dried/pickled as red umeboshi. It’s supposed to be very good for recovery after sports. I like it with rice, but sometimes it’s made with a very bitter spice, and that’s what I was picking up on with this tea. I finished my cup, but I wouldn’t be too excited if I had ordered a whole container. There are too many other great teas from Lupicia!
If you love umeboshi though, you will love this tea!