I was rummaging through the GCTTB for something non-caffeinated when I came across this. My only real exposure to mullberry is eating the dried fruit in snack mixes and hearing my freind’s story about making herself sick from eating too many fresh ones when she was visiting Asia. A quick Google revealed that (aside from being silkworm food) white mullberry is touted as a means of helping regulate blood sugar. While I’m not one to buy into the latest ‘natural’ health fad it isn’t half bad just for drinking.
The smell is very vegetal and distinctly “green” much like an actual green tea, the flavour is actually quite tea like as well, though it’s more reminiscent of a roasted green oolong, particularly since a distinctly sweet note comes out after the brew has a chance to cool. I actually found it really enjoyable. I’d recommend this for someone who wants a drink that’s tea-like without any of the actual caffeine.