21 Tasting Notes
The rooibos and coconut provide a nice canvas from which the lavender asserts itself. Lavender is definitely the star of the show here. The tea is soft and gentle with a decidedly perfumed taste. Not overpowering but definitely not for anyone who dislikes lavender. Not into drinking perfume? This would make excellent drawer sachets.
Just right – and yet so hard to describe!
This tea uses its indoor voice. It has the soft, delicate flavor that a quality silver needle should. The flavor is strong enough to stand on its own yet not over-done for a white tea. It makes a great cup by itself and serves as a wonderful foundation for blending.
It’s easy to get and not terribly expensive – give it a try!
Boring. Tried first as recommended then with more leaves but still just tastes like hot water. Bland white tea with no hint of floral flavors let alone whatever that “Cabernet Flavoring” is supposed to do. A nice cup of plain silver needle would be much more satisfying and interesting.
Exotic ingredients and rave reviews at teavana.com gave the impression that this was a special, unique tea. It could easily be run-off from very poorly prepared oatmeal or a very refined interpretation of the water left over after soaking beans. It leaves a bit of a funny sort of metallic numbness across the tongue. Unique, yes. Special, hm, depends on your definition.