It was bad enough letting Doulton’s teas sit there and wait for me to regain full control of the keyboard again. But then the order from 52teas arrived today, and things only got more difficult. And then I opened one, just to smell it, and one thing led to another and so on… ahem.
So I’m giving it a go and as you can see I’m trying really hard to be patient here and type sloooowly and properly.
The reason I’m starting with this one is very simpkly that it was the one that I ripped the top off to smell. It had a stronger aroma than I had expected. I thought something sweetly fruity like fresh fruit. What it actually was was more like dried fruit, a bit soapy. Of course. It’s dried fruit in it. Not sure how this always manages to surprise me but it’s the same every single time.
After brewing the soapy note goes away. The primary notes in the aroma here are pure fruit, especially passion fruit, weirdly, and coconut with a bit if banana in the background. The passion fruit is odd because it not apparently supposed to be tjehre. It’s just reminding me so strongly of the passion fruit black I used to have from Adagio. I’m not picking up any pine apple and I don’t know what papaya smells like.
Tastewise there’s a lot of coconut overall in the flavour, but right there on the front we have pineapple loud and clear. Here we definitely have the fruity sweet that I was searching for in the aroma of the dry leaves, and lots of it. The beautiful thing about it is that the white tea itself is coming through quite well also. It’s a tea, not a sort of hot cordial. As it cools a bit, the banana is coming out more strongly too.
I bought this because of the success the bkack currant bai mu dan was for me and I wanted to continue explorijng the fruitier choices. This is definitely a winner for me, and if you liked the black currant bai mu dan, I suggest you give this one a go too. I think it would work quite nicely as a dessert with all the fruityness.
And yes, it would seem that I am actually capable of typing withiout all those typos. But it also took som,e 25 minutes to write this. sigh stupid finger!