So this is a bagged tea, and pretty good considering! now I’ve never tried bagged white tea, anything I’ve ever had in that area has been looseleaf. Even still, I am pleasantly delighted.
The white isn’t as crisp as I would like, which is something I’ve associated in my head with white teas, so that is a bit odd. However it’s not quite oolongish the way I find alot of fuzzier teas to be – I can actually taste the “white” now that it’s cooled down some, which I could not earlier.
Once you get past the initial half, the apricot really makes itself known. Up until that point, it’s mostly just tea though
In fact, if it were possible to take just half a sip (and not finish) then this would be most disappointing with just a very mild apricot background note.
Not to worry! The end is fantastic, leaving a lovely apricot aftertaste. I feel like I just ate an apricot!
There is something else in the finish as well. I can’t quite put my finger on it… it’s very refreshing and watery, but doesn’t make the tea any lighter. Almost as if water could be a flavour? like a note in the tea. Hey maybe the “splash” part of the tea’s name is more than simply a gimmick. ha!
Anyhow, I only bought two bags of this tea to sample (perk of shopping at Bulk Barn) as they had so many… I just had to get as many samples as I could!
Not sure if I will restock this one, they had a few loose-leaf whites that I bought… who knows where they will take me?? :)