One of my absolute favourite teas. Great for introducing friends to the delights of tea because the flavours are so clear. First a lovely orangey citrus followed by a mellow sweet honey taste. A gorgeous amber colour. Highly recommended.
Where do we start… lets see i did order this tea a while ago just because i liked the name Phoenix Honey Orchid, it sounded wonderful but does it keep up to its keep up in taste?
I had a pretty hard time figuring out the amount off leaf i needed to use, first 3 times i tryed to brew i had not enough leaf, then to many. I almost gave up in trying to figure it out. Needles to say the taste with not enough leaf was a let down, and when i had to many well it was not really bitter but it tasted not like i expected or hoped it to taste.
Now that i got it right for my taste buds i’m kind off surprised! It tastes very bright and fruity, maybe citrus or light tropical fruit. I’m not pretty sure about what i’m tasting but i’m loving it. This tea grows on me, i had alot off trouble figuring out what and how, maybe i got it wrong in the first place because the leafs are so long and tippy that it looks like u got to many leafs in there, the pot is pretty filled with dry leafs now :) it looks funny because most off the time i drink rolled up tea’s or small black’s :)
back to the brewing i’m on my 4th cup now, still getting a very very nice flavour from these leafs, its almost feeling like a waste that i wasted allot off this expensive tea with just trying and trying… but it feels good to finally have it the way i like and love it!
o and the collor is bright golden orange, it looks amazing in my glass teacup!
i’m still crazy about this tea, my first 50gram bag is almost empty! I’m still loving it more with each sip, its so different then most off the tea’s i had before! :) I know i reviewed it before but still… enjoying every sip while it lasts!
a quick update, after my last tasting note from this tea i really got into this one. My 50gram pack is running dry so fast! I’ve got from a bwaa how do i make this correct, to wooo give me more!
Pale amber, unusually muted, peach toned brew. Smells woody. Tastes mild and citrusy like cascade hops and pine with a roasty aftertaste. Sharp and mildly bitter.
Bright with a lively peach and honey flavor. The honey sweetness lasts forever!