WOW, this IS different. On the description they mention flowers and orange; to me it was a 2 hour session of ‘what the hell is is!? I’ve smelled you before!’ then it came to me, a mix of Sun Dried tomatoes and Plums, weird I know but incredible. The tea itself does have a bit of resemblance to orange blood orange peel but that sun dried tomato stays with me.
A good tea, a great difference from your normal black tea, glad I decided to give it a try.
Spring 2012 "Yunnan Purple Beauty Black Tea" of Simao
An expertly fermented black tea made from the famous “Purple Beauty” varietal. Subtle appearance with an expansive taste! Hints of flowers and nectar combined with a deep orange red tea soup makes this tea a very unique experience. Even if you are not a fan of our regular “Purple Beauty” you may find this is something unique and entirely different!
(If you go to their webpage they have more information regarding this varietal vs the ‘common’ varietals)