Well, I have now determined that Dazzle Deer sources from Teavivre, so all these teas I’ve been sampling have come from there… if I had figured it out sooner I would’ve logged in the appropriate place, but I can’t be arsed to move them all now and only have this white tea and one other (the Bai Mudan) left so I’ll just finish off putting them here. If anyone else is like me and hates ordering 100g of things at once, at least this is a place where you can get some Teavivre teas in smaller quantity packaging (or at least, could pre-Covid… not sure when, or even if, they plan to reopen their virtual shop).
140ml (of 180ml capacity) miniature teapot | 5g | 185F | Rinse/70s/80s/90s/90s/100s/100s
The aroma smelled of soured stonefruits, apple cider, and hot hay. The steeped tea tasted of stonefruit (particularly a tart plum), mango, green apple, hay, with a subtle honeyed sweetness. There was a strong fruitiness, with a tart/tanginess that didn’t push into sour/puckering on the sip; the tea was very smooth. The tartness of the stonefruit notes mellowed a bit throughout the session, and a melon (green and cantaloupe) flavor started to emerge as well. Late steeps found the stonefruit softer and melon, cucumber, and hay more dominant.
I really enjoyed this one!
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Fruity, Green Apple, Green Melons, Honey, Hot Hay, Mango, Melon, Plum, Smooth, Stonefruit, Tart