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So I got the Hawai’i original tea mini tin sampler when I was in Honolulu, because obviously. I had tried some of the blends before, but I still couldn’t resist it. So now I’m starting to sip them down, and I’m starting with this one and Hoku because I also bought full-size tins of them (because they’re not available on the website).
This is a light and aromatic tea, and it reminds me of some of Lupicia’s sparkling wine teas, like Soleil Levant or Rosé Royal. The description on Steepster lists lychee and jasmine, while the printed one with my set has lychee and strawberry. So maybe all three are there? The lychee is definitely the star, and it does have a potent floral edge, so I wouldn’t be surprised if jasmine is here as well. The strawberry is just a hint, and it’s definitely a candy style strawberry. The black tea is very light, and I noticed some greener-looking leaves in the mix, so I wonder if it’s a Darjeeling base?
Anyway, it’s not my favorite flavor profile because of the strong floral presence, but it feels so fancy to drink! This would be a perfect tea for a fancy, frilly tea party. :)
Flavors: Candy, Floral, Jasmine, Lychee, Smooth, Strawberry, Sweet, White Grapes, White Wine