drank Chinese Flower by Harney & Sons
50 tasting notes

I found this on clearance at Target. I can recommend it if you like Lady Gray teas with flower flavors that attack you. Sometimes I’m in the mood for that.

These pyramidal bags contain some dark green, matte, curled up leaves that I will call large pieces. They also contain some large chunks of dried lemon peel and dried petal pieces.

The aroma in the pink tin is strong. Not surprisingly, it smells like green tea, citrus, and roses. It’s pleasant and unusual enough a combination for me to keep smelling and trying to separate and identify the smells.

I brewed the tea for three minutes and poured it over ice. The color was a straw-yellow and slightly green. The room smelled like flowers. Fun! A big sniff over the cup is sharply floral, like something medicinal or like a cleaner, but pleasant.

Sips give first a floral aroma, then a floral taste, then a later and weaker green tea flavor. The floral notes in the aroma and flavor are different, with the flavor being more fruity. The tea flavor is bitter, which goes well with the flower flavors. There’s not much astringency, but there is a small sweet flavor in the aftertaste, with just some lingering side of the tongue bitter.

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