I finally tried this local tea company! I have been meaning to for ages, and finally stopped there last Friday. After smelling various teas and liking quite a few of them, I asked the clerk for a suggestion for a creamy tea. She showed me this one, and I had to get it. The dry smell is soo lemony and creamy, wow, I have only smelled one tea on par with it, Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra. The smallest sizes they offered were 50 g (eep) but I got it anyways, and one other 50 g tea, a 26 gram oolong (higher grade = smaller quantities available) and she put in two free samples of my choosing :D. I made a cup of this last week, but with being away in BC all weekend didn’t get a chance to log it, but I will now, as I’m having a cup at work in a valiant yet not triumphant effort to wake up.
So yes, the dry smell is amazing, I steeped a little over 2 minutes today, and there is a touch of bitterness, but not unpleasantly so. Oh and the steeped smell is also a yummy lemon flavor. Last week when it was 2 minutes on the nose, I was amazed at the flavor. So much lemony goodness…this almost rivals Lemon Chiffon in my opinion, but I can’t fully compare the two as one is a black base while the other rooibos. Regardless, even with a longer steeping time, this tea is holding up quite well. Still tons of lemon cream flavor, a little bit like H&S Paris as well lol.
Overall, I am super impressed with this tea. I can’t wait to try my other one from them (Grapefruit EG!) and I should also write a note on my sample I tried last week at some point (Maple and Cream) but later haha. This tea is so far the best of the ones I purchased. Definitely will be heading back to try more of their cream teas!! I mean, they also have an apricot cream, I need to try that one too haha. A good find!