I’ve had this sample for a while, well not that long like a month or two but esgreen keeps sending me these white samples I’ve gotten like 3 or 4 different white peonys, and they’re really not my favourite but I’ve gotten around to review this one
This one has a bit of a noticeable sourness, accompanies by a subtle grassy earthiness, and a lot of floral and fruitiness
The second steep smells a lot like sweat.. Uh but I’m just going to try not to smell because it doesn’t taste much like that; it’s still sour and floral and a bit bitter
Okay well apparently the sweat is gone now, the third steep is very fruity and floral , with notes of hay and grass, it’s really not sour anymore too, that’s quite nice, it’s too floral for me but I know people who would be loving this, it tasted a lot like upton tea’s Ya Bao I drank a couple days ago but now it’s very distinctly a bai mu dan,
It’s really quite thick as well, there’s almost a wheat-like element, and I’m getting very faint cocoa notes which is nice, but it feels a bit like it’s causing me heartburn (even though I’m not experiencing heartburn at the moment, I don’t really low what I’m talking about, that’s just how I’m feeling) oh maybe it’s because of its kind of acidic taste..
Actually if that acidity wasn’t there I’d be loving this, these mid-late steep
As the session fades, the tea comes to a perfumey, floral, grassy, earthy, sweet, hay tasting thing, with astringency and light acidity, the later steeps are actually quite nice, which is a lot for someone who doesn’t like white peony as a whole. I’d honestly recommend throwing away the first 2 steeps, the sourness and the sweat were not very appealing
Flavors: Astringent, Cocoa, Earth, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Hay, Sour, Sweat, Sweet, Wheat