I was excited to try this tea for a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s a Japanese sencha base, and I really love Japanese green teas; and secondly, this tea looks absolutely beautiful, full of whole mallow flowers and big chunks of lemon peel!
This is a very fragrant tea, and it smells absolutely amazing. The lemongrass is the clearest note in there, but I can also smell something sweet and sherbet-y, which I think is the mallow flower. As the tea cools down, it smells sweeter as the pear begins to dominate the scent. This is the most delicious-smelling tea I think I have ever had – I really can’t express how lovely this tea smells.
This tea has quite a mellow flavour. Sencha and lemon go perfectly together, and so this tea is already off to a great start even without the pear and mallow flower flavours shining through. The mallow flower is a great inclusion, as it gives the tea a slight sweetness which brings out the lemon and pear flavours to complement the sencha.
I suspect this would make a good iced tea – I will have to test it out when the weather warms up, but I don’t think the rest of my sample will last that long :)