Today’s tea was picked because I was truly just in the mood for tea and art. Plus, I’ve made a promise to myself to finish off the entire sampler box from Numi before I started on the new box of flavors in the mail to be now from the new company. I’ve realized, also, in my sampler box I got a double of Dragon Lily and no sample of Lavender Dream, which is saddening.
I let this one steep for around thirty minutes while i was doing errands around my bedroom this afternoon. It went from a clear to the honey looking color you can see now, but it hasn’t gotten any darker. The rosette in the center looked really cute all dried and pressed together with it’s petals so I was hoping for amazing when it unfolded in water. This isn’t really an amazing picture of it, but even so it turned out highly disappointing in flower display really.
The smell of this one is very subtle, and I hadn’t noticed the vague rose scent until reading the lines above from the website. If and when it’s there it’s a very, very faint and plain scent. The taste is pretty generic for a white tea, with nothing amazing or startling about the flavor. It’s a little sharp during some sips as well. The more I drink it the more obvious it becomes, almost suddenly dry after the sharp as well.
The second pot and cold aren’t much different either. I’m over all actually not very impressed with tonight’s sample and I don’t think I’ll be buying more of this one that don’t come in possible future samplers.