This is a beautiful blend: the soft hues of fruit, the scattering of seeds and berries, and the dark green of leaves…
Looking at the dry leaf is the highlight when I brew this. I’m just so charmed whenever I come across a tender little rosebud in the mix.
This brews into a unique-tasting, rose-colored tea that’s much more tisane than oolong. The pretty, diverse ingredients mesh together into a surprisingly simple in the brew, with only the occasional note of an earthy seed or sour-sweet fruit. The flavor almost forces a thin, juicy sensation upfront; it’s just too fruity to not feel like juice, for a moment! The actual texture quickly takes over, with a very dry, heavy feel, bordering slightly on harsh. With the strong flavor and texture, this tea demands center-stage on the palate, and might do well as a dry alternative to mixed punch.
This has served as a good, modern “show” tea; the pretty, distinct ingredients and sweet scent sparked great interest, and the more accessible tisane flavor profile makes it a nice, safe tea to serve casually.
Because I prefer a more traditional cup these will be my last few pretty teaspoons, but it has been a nice, decent tea on very specific occasions.