This is another one of the samples that Apr Tea sent for me to review; and it was an exciting one for me to see given how much I thoroughly enjoy rice scented teas just in general. I could have steeped this one Gong Fu, but that’s not how I typically consume my rice scented teas so I went with a Western style of steeping to stay true to my normal consumption patterns.
Since I was playing D&D today, I went for a really large pot of Western steeped tea that used the whole sample. It was delicious; just a little bit sweet but mostly a very true to actual dish sticky rice flavour accented by soft notes of earth. More medium bodied overall, and just wicked smooth. I resteeped the life half way through the session when we took a short break, and second infusion was really great too. Definitely a little bit less sweet with a more mild presence of sticky rice but still REALLY close to tasting like the first infusion. An extra minute or two of steeping and they may have been indistinguishable. Possibly.
This doesn’t win any awards for being “the best” rice scented tea I’ve ever had because it’s not really unique tasting in any way but it’s a really solid offering that, in my opinion, highlights all of the standard tastes that a good daily drinker type of rice scented shou should have.
Thanks Apr Tea for the sample!