4 Tasting Notes
The leaves and liquor are very visually appealing. I agree with the description from Verdant.. But I wouldn’t repurchase. It certainly is a marvelous tea. It’s just too silky for me. And I’ve tried brewing longer and hotter etc with more leaves. Anyway, it has been a great experience to taste this tea but I wouldn’t reach for it in my cupboard so I’ll just leave it at that. I could see this being a great base for a blend. Verdant has some to offer so I am interested in trying those.
This is the best Jasmine tea I have ever tasted. It tastes very clean and pure. I thought I had tired of Jasmine tea until I had this cup. I taste definite notes of melon second to the Jasmine. I will say perfume but it is of the finest variety not thick or overbearing. The second steeping pulled some banana flavor forward. This is a tea I would proudly serve to any guest. I actually don’t consider myself a white tea fan either but I’m enjoying the Jasmine flowers “floating” through the gentle sweetness of the base. I must repurchase and share with others. I feel peaceful after drinking this tea.
Flavors: banana, Jasmine, Melon, Sweet
I like hibiscus enough to drink the tisane without sweetener. I’m interested in the antioxidant properties and the lack of caffeine for an evening tea. I enjoy additional flavors/ingredients added to round out the tartness but I hate to say it, I just pass this tea up in the cupboard all the time in favor of Dammann Freres Carcadet Samba. The aroma of the RofT is enticing once brewed. The color is not quite as deep as the DF. I’ve tried it iced. It just kind of sits in my fridge til I toss it. I do taste the pineapple and lychee, though. I can see how some people would really favor this blend. It reminds me of Hawaii.
I bought the Iced Tea Pouches version of this tea and follow the directions for cold brew. I drink a couple glasses a day when I have it on hand especially if I’m feeling sluggish. I enjoy the herbal, somewhat Ayurvedic taste to this tea. I do taste the cinnamon. There is some berry. It feels clean, crisp and nourishing. I feel better after I drink this tea. A little more balanced with more fortitude.