Persimmon tea blends are so uncommon so I got really excited when I saw that Magic Hour carried one, and I immediately knew I wanted to try it. Truthfully, I could have cared less about the butterfly pea flower – but I get that there’s still a lot of people who love the aesthetic/gimmick of it.
Smelling the dry leaf, I got worried – it did not smell good. Definitely like that bag of dried fruit “chips” that you get from the wholefoods store on an afternoon where you’re telling yourself you’re only gonna have healthy snacks – a little stale and musty. Add to that the less than appealing aroma of a lot of butterfly pea and… wasn’t looking good.
But, I drank a mug today and was kind of pleasantly surprised. It does steep up a gorgeous shade of blue, though maybe just a biiitttt more of a teal-ish colour. Definitely not as “deep blue” as I’ve seen a lot of BFP blends, and there were greenish undertones. Pretty though, nonetheless! But as I’ve already said, I didn’t buy this because it was pretty. I bought it because I wanted persimmon!
So, does it taste like persimmon!? Yeah! It’s not the sweetest and most juicy persimmon tea I’ve had, and definitely still has soooommeee of that “dried fruit” taste that’s a bit flat, but the key medley of floral and honey notes that make persimmon so distinct were both there. I think it would have been better without the more musty notes of the BFP. This blend eres on the more delicate side (white tea base def leans into that quality) and there’s a lot of butterfly pea so the flavour isn’t masked at all and, honestly, it probably contributes to that dried out fruit effect.
So, overall… Enjoyed the cup, doubt I’ll have problems finishing off the sample bbbuuutttt it’s not the 10/10 persimmon blend I was hoping it might be.