The scent of the dry tea really appeals to me. It holds that promise of the unexpected I always seem to be looking for, that note of ‘what could this possibly taste like?’. And this tea delivers – unfortunately to the extent that I can’t quite explain it. The cornflower is highly present in the nose as well as the cup, but the main body, both scent and taste wise, is far more elusive.
Variations of the theme occur in all the champagne and cream teas I have tried, so the simple solution would be to call it exactly that – the ‘champagne and cream’ part of the equation. (And I would. If only it tasted like champagne. Or cream.)
It’s good, though – I love this wild card. It has plenty of depth, and works very well in combination with the floral note and the slight hint of fruity vanilla.
Fairly pointless resteep.
It drives me nuts that Tehörnan consistently misspell ‘champagne’ on their website.
I don’t own this tea – my sweet lovely friend T (yes, really) always spoils me with it when I visit, and last time around I snagged a sample so I could write a tasting note. So here it is, on her birthday; much love, baby.