Still working through these samples from The Whistling Kettle. I really need to go back there, the food was divine… Anyway! I’m not entirely sure why I bought this one, I guess maybe because the flavors are unusual. It looks to be a shou mei (aka cheapo white tea) base and there are dried elderberries and white and pink flower petals mixed in. It smells very candylike and oddly effervescent, like champagne candy. I’m unsure whether that’s a thing or not, but it’s what the scent makes me think of.
The steeped tea smells much better, I can actually smell the hay-like white tea base and there’s a slight effervescent berry accent. This is an odd one. To be fair, I don’t have any idea what arionaberry tastes like. This is going to sound weird, but to me, this tastes like dill-flavored white tea. And it comes off as a bit effervescent, so it’s almost like dill-flavored champagne in a way? Very strange. Not horrible, but not great either.
Flavors: Dill, Hay, Herbs