I thought I had written a tasting note about this one previously but I’m not seeing it now. I have been sipping down some of the teas I bought in the last year since I became familiar with the world of loose leaf teas. I find that I dig into something that I enjoy and drink it down to a couple of teaspoons and move on to something else… I hate parting with something I like and that has become like a friend. Much of what I have purchased so far has been black or herbal teas, but this one made it into the batch. I believe someone sent me this one as a sample and I enjoyed it… I can’t remember who & am not certain of that but I’m glad I ordered it.
This is certainly a green tea, but not too vegetal to me which is something I’m happy about. The little caramel balls fascinate me and I’m always certain to make sure I get one in my steeper basket when I make a cup. I’m not sure the little bits of grain/rice add much flavor but somehow they make me think more cereal flavor less vegetal… maybe it’s a mental thing. I hadn’t had any of this tea for awhile, but after having some today I remember I enjoyed how light it is compared to the blacks I often drink. The caramel gives it another dimension without hiding the green tea base. I do like this one. The second steep was almost as good as the first, missing a little of the caramel flavoring when I was hoping that little ball of caramel might come even more alive.. still good though.
After having this today, I ventured over to the Persimmon Tree Tea website and it looks as though most everything on their site is “out of stock” yet they posted on facebook not long ago. Anyone ordered from them recently?
Flavors: Caramel, Green