From the Samurai TTB.
First note in my brand-new Moleskine notebook and last note for the teabox. This is my second TTB and I think they are just so much fun. Now to start the next bit of fun – picking out teas to add back to the box. I think I love that part just as much. Anyway, on to the tea!
I wasn’t sure if I was going to drink any of the white/green/oolong teas in the box. Black teas are my favorite and I enjoy herbals on occasion, but I can almost never seem to brew a white or green tea in a way that is really enjoyable to me. So I figured, why waste these beautiful teas on someone who can’t fully appreciate them? BUT. I did a splurge and bought an electric kettle, hoping that getting the temperature right would be the key. So I picked this one from SkySamurai out of the box based on how amazing it smelled. I absolutely love florals and this one smells exquisite. Jasmine, I think?
I have to say, it’s one of the more flavorful white teas I’ve had. They usually come off tasting like lukewarm water and not much else. This one is still fragrant and keeps that floral fragrance in the taste. It’s a touch bitter and slightly astringent but enjoyable. My husband had a sip and said that it tastes metallic. Now that he says it, I can see that.
Overall, I would say this hasn’t won me over for white teas but it certainly has shown me that they can have flavor that I haven’t experienced before. I’ll withhold a rating here since this isn’t my preferred cup of tea. I do want to add – I think this would be really refreshing iced!
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Jasmine, Metallic