I have been waiting to try this tea because I sent an email to both Jason and Ricky hoping they would add a PURPLE TEA Category to the Category List. I haven’t heard back from either one of them regarding this.
I have LOTS of stuff going thru my head right now about this tea so I am just going to virtually BLAB about it…
At first glance it looks like a finely slivered black tea but after infusion I inspected the leaves and they were reminiscent of a darker green! Very interesting!
At first sniff I could pick up on a savory or food like aroma prior to infusing. After infusing it reminded me of a green and black blend!
It ‘brews’ dark much like a black tea with a bit of a cloud texture to the color…NOT an actual texture to the liquid (like some greens) but the color if that makes sense.
At first taste it reminded me of a few grassier senchas I have tried…but then it changed up to a slightly astringent black tea taste. There is an interesting maltiness to it too – not your stereotypical maltiness like you would find in a black tea tho. The aftertaste has more stereotypical traits of a green tho.
I love the conflicts here. I love the change-up. I like how it morphs back and forth.
The aftertaste of the aftertaste is more of a combo between the woodsy and the grassy but it’s a neat happy-medium that I am appreciating!
I’m excited to try more PURPLE TEAS and am looking forward to their popularity growing!!!! I like this!