21 Tasting Notes
The smell straight from the bag is incredible & pretty strong (like cherry candy) but it mellows once you put the leaf in your brewing vessel.
Steeped, the cherry tasted isn’t nearly as intense as the dry leaf aroma would suggest. The balance between cherry and sencha is quite nice. The later infusions lose the cherry taste and you get more sencha.
This is the perfect Spring and Summer tea. It’s great iced on a hot day. Since it’s only available for a limited time (maybe 2 months near the beginning of the year… in other words NOW), buy a couple pouches and store one unopened in the fridge. You’ll be glad you did when the weather changes and you have this refreshing treat to drink :)
Note, this does have cherry flavoring added.
The peach flavor is delicate, it doesn’t overwhelm. The taste lingers in your mouth for a while between sips which is nice. The roasted oolong comes through slightly.
Tavalon’s recommended 2 tsp, 3 min, 8oz is a tad light tasting to me. I use about 2 heaping tsp w/ 6oz water.
Overall, it’s a decent mildly flavored oolong that’s a nice change of pace every now and then.