15 Tasting Notes
To me it is disappointing that the tea is called Buddha’s Tears. This is only because this tea is extraordinary and there should be nothing to be sad about. As a Zen Buddhist I often indulge in an extravagant selection of teas. Now most of these teas aren’t listed because they do not have a brand name so I can not rate them, though as I will return to China in the early hours of March, I will be sure to let you know about the teas I have.
Well I discovered this on accident one day when I forgot that I made tea. So I come downstairs in my robe and discover my tea brewing along side my stainless steel stove. I go over take out the bag and have a sip. The tea was colder than normal, but it tasted much better. Due to the fact that the teas temperature was reduced, the acidity from the orange was cut down and also diminished some of that powerful orange taste. After doing this I decided to make some more to see if it was coincidence, it wasn’t though.
This is a great summertime-refreshing tea. When iced, the tea takes on a whole new persona of this fruity delightful substance which helps cool you off during those hot summer days. Typically I obtain this tea from Starbucks on my way to work in the morning, but when I have the day off, or I decide I want to, i’ll give a shot at making it myself.
I find this to be much more enjoyable than the lipton peppermint. It has a much more distinct flavor that isn’t too overpowering. I’ve made this tea multiple ways before, but it seems to taste better when it is made with bottled water apposed to the tap. Living in Chicago we have very good tap, but it is better when bottled water is used.