Even Samovar says that this tea is sweet. Yeah, it is. It’s like a Kasugi peach gummy (http://amzn.to/d6o1Bh) but all grown up. It’s not as sweet and it has a bit more depth to it than the gummy, though – there is a gentle softness (I’m thinking from the jasmine and osthmanthus flowers) and a little tingle of crisp, tingly freshness (I’m thinking from the orange and tangerine). There’s a darker, more savory note of the white tea hiding underneath but the predominant flavor is fruity sweetness. The strong fruitiness of it makes me think a little of an herbal fruit tisane but, just as in the case of the peach gummy, grown up and toned down. Herbal teas usually make me think of Kool-Aid and while this still has a strong fruit flavor, it doesn’t even begin to skirt Kool-Aid territory.
I can taste the floral notes and the tea itself a bit more in the second steep (4 minutes) but it’s still sweet and fruity and clean. And peachy. This is definitely not a tea for those that dislike fruity teas. But personally, I am really enjoying having something so obviously fruity but not sickeningly sweet. I could definitely see myself buying a tin of this.