3 Tasting Notes
I tried this ready-to-drink (RTD) tea yesterday. I paid $1.99 for it at one of the local markets. I was prepared not to like it, but was surprised. It was fresh tasting and pleasant. I had a subtle experience that the beverage was salty, but that’s unlikely because it has no added sodium. Probably my body chemistry. I’m conflicted in my opinions on bottled and canned teas, but I think this unsweetened option would be a much healthier alternative to soda when you crave something other than water.
I’m a little confused by Fortnum & Mason’s categorization of this tea as black, as I put pouchong generally in between green and oolong.
The aroma is subtle – and to me, the best part. Like with all floral teas (rose petal, etc.), it’s a complex tea. The flavor isn’t for everyone. I like it, but it’s a tea I would not drink every day. Rather, I’d save it for violet season or other celebratory occasions.
Nice leaves, nice aroma. Very vegetal, tho slightly tempered.