This is one of the teas that I got in the grab bag sale. I ordered 2 grab bags, so I got 8 new teas to try! I really couldn’t resist buying two grab bags… Something about mystery and tea combined by Frank made this irresistible!
The dry leaves smell like sour grapes. It reminds me vaguely of grape juice. I love the HUGE freeze dried grapes in my tea. If my calculations are correct, I have about enough to include 1 grape per cup of tea! :) The tea leave are a big small and broken, though that may be due to the rough trip to Ecuador that they had to endure…
While steeping, I got a slight grape scent that was much lighter than the dry tea leaf scent. The butter colored liquor that I achieved after a three minute steep smelled strongly of Bai Mu Dan with a grapey scent in the background.
I didn’t need to sweeten this tea at all. The fruity taste of the Bai Mu Dan worked wonders with the grape flavoring. It was smooth and only slightly grapey. The taste was not artificial at all, and I really enjoyed the cup. I think I might have enjoyed it more if the grape flavor had been a little bit stronger, but it was still a delightful tea.
The second steep had a weird sour after taste that I didn’t like at all… So I am sticking to one steep on this one.
I have already gone through 3 cups of this one… Somehow I don’t think it is going to last me too long! :)