My order from Wiseman Tea Co. just came in a couple day ago and I couldn’t wait to crack open the tins and try my new teas out.
When I open the lid the scent that wafted out was sweet, fruity and tropical, with just the barest hint of rose. The tea itself is quite lovely to look at with a generous helping of colourful blue cornflowers, yellow sunflower petals, and rose petals. Apart from the rose I doubt these add much to the taste, but I think it adds a little extra ‘something’ to a tea when it’s visually appealing as well as tasty.
I brewed this cup quite lightly (the site recommends 4-6 min) because it’s getting late and I actually want to be able to sleep tonight. The tea tastes light and sweet and it’s just as fruity and tropical-y as it smells – the papaya flavour in particular tastes quite distinct to me. The base of the tea is nice and smooth without any astringency at all that my tongue can pick up. Too many tea companies try to get away with using a godawful base thinking it’ll get covered up by the flavourings. Not so here. The hint of floral rose is present as well but it’s very unobtrusive, which is a nice change – in most blends I’ve found that it tries to stage a hostile takeover on my tastebuds.
This is an exotic and summer-y-tasting drink and I’m thinking it would be great iced as well, or even in some kind of tea cocktail.