These Verdant blends are so powerfully fragrant! This one smells strongly of juicy fruit and flowers. There are long strips of fuzzy white tea and bright pink flower petals. There are also golden flower buds that resemble lemon seeds. This smells wonderful – I hope the aroma carries over into the flavor. It’s quite stunning. Both the steeped leaves and the liquid still have that floral scent. I was a little worried that this would be bitter because of the high temperature, but it seems fine. It’s lightly floral, not overpowering at all. It’s a nice, gentle cup.
6 ounces water + 190 degrees + 50 seconds
This second cup smells just as floral as the first. It must be the jasmine. The tea leaves are starting to look a little faded, and this cup is bitter, unlike the first. It was steeped according to the package directions so I’m not sure what changed. Maybe 50 seconds was too long. Maybe the hot water finally penetrated the leaves and was too much.
This is much better with added honey. The flavors really come out. I’m enjoying this now that it’s cooled. I think this would make a wonderful iced tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Jasmine