It’s better cold than it is hot. No as flavourful as I had hoped.
“It’s better cold than it is hot. No as flavourful as I had hoped.” Read full tasting note
“Really love this tea when it’s hot. Haven’t tried it iced yet. Naturally sweet from either the elderflower or the elderberries… SO happy I found a bunch of it in my tea stash.” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown. Very floral at first, but it settles out into a nice fruity and floral balance. Probably not something I’d purchase more of, but it was good while I had it.” Read full tasting note
“This is nicely sweet and lightly floral. I really like this tea. Not something I always reach for, but it’s nice to have once in a while.” Read full tasting note
Want to add a touch of sophistication to your spring sipping? Try this refreshing, lightly floral tea. With its delicate mix of white tea, green tea, elderflowers and elderberries, it’s just the thing to serve at your next tea party, picnic or garden soiree. And if you really want to get creative, try infusing it into your favourite cocktail for a hint of spring flowers – and a dash of style. Talk about a fresh idea…
Price per 50g: $10.50
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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This tea dries my mouth out in a weird way and I suspect it’s due to the artificial flavorings. As far as the taste goes it’s floral and fruity, but somehow still too light for me even as a white tea. Getting a lot of grape from this. Might make for a good subtle iced tea but otherwise this isn’t doing it for me.
Flavors: Floral, Grapes
A sample from Roswell Strange. I like Elderflower a lot, but it seems to be fairly rare in tea (maybe that’s just the UK?) It’s always nice to have the opportunity to try one, anyway. I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 2.5 minutes in water cooled to around 170 degrees. The resulting liquor is a happy, sunshiny yellow – very cheering!
To taste, elderflower is definitely the most prominent flavour. It’s sweet and delicately floral, with a kind of honeyed smoothness that’s exceptionally palatable. It reminds me a lot of elderflower cordial. The white tea base is perfect here, contributing mild hay-like notes but letting the elderflower shine. I can see why this one was part of the spring collection – it’s perfect on a warm afternoon!
This had to have been my favorite spring tea, this year. I prefer it hot, but it’s still just as good, cold. I have gone through a lot of this tea this year and have kept a stash to last me for the upcoming colder months. It has a very nice, floral and sweet aroma and is naturally sweet.
Flavors: Floral, Sweet
I actually like it! I wasn’t very enthusiastic to try it because it just seemed like white and green tea with flowers. But it’s actually really good. It has a nice sweetness from those flowers (peony flowers I think?). I won’t buy anymore, but I’ll finish my sample. Good job!