I’ve been wanting ot try this for a while, so I was thrilled to find Teavivre was offering it during the pre-black friday sale. I picked up a sample of it and am very excited to try this tea today.
Day 16 of the homemade advent calendar. Today’s theme: teas I have not reviewed before
This doesn’t taste like almond, but it isn’t strictly orchid either. I guess I can see the almond association, but it is much more floral than anything else. It reminds me of orchid and pansy. The tea itself will oversteep and is prone to bitterness. It ended up being too bitter for me so I added soy milk and am now enjoying it much more that way. I normally drink oolongs plain but maybe next time I will do a very short steep with less water. I did 2 tsp leaf in 550 mL mug and at 4 minutes I didn’t taste much so I steeped it longer. Gong fu is the way to go for this one.
Flavors: Floral, Orchid