My goal in buying this tea is to find something similar to Walnut Green from Aromatica Fine Teas, the latter which I discovered and really enjoyed at Tea Sparrow’s Tea-Off in October. When I went to order it, I went through the same process as with Buddha Bamboo – the shipping tacked on to the one bag of tea I wanted to buy was insane, even though I live in the same city as the vendor, and so I regretfully left the vendor’s site empty-handed again. So when I saw this tea at David’s, I figured I might as well give it a try – might be a good replacement.
The aroma of this tea is a little bit off-putting. As soon as I opened the bag and smelled, my first impression was of a sickly-sweet infused nutty aroma. I think it may be the coconut and walnut mixing in a weird way. I’m hoping the flavours will be a bit more impressive.
To be honest, I don’t really like this tea. It is not at all the same as Walnut Green that I was hoping to replicate, and so I am a bit disappointed. It is very sweet for some reason, and I can hardly taste the walnut OR the green tea aspect – they seem to be overwhelmed by the sweet coconut and pineapple(?), which make it seem like a tropical tea when it is not supposed to be. Dunno what I will do with the rest of it, I got 50g at David’s hoping that this tea could just be good if I got more of it. Hah.