124 Tasting Notes
I just finished my sample of this (thanks, silentrequiem!). It was good, but the flavor was subtler than regular green jasmine tea, which I prefer. (This was the first lichee tea I’ve had. I’m a big fan of green tea in general, and I prefer it’s thicker and earthier flavor.)
Despite the 6+ inches of snow outside right now, I enjoyed this iced tea. I made it last night (and put it in the fridge overnight) with about 5 tsp of tea and 2-3 tsp of rock sugar for ~32 oz of water. Apparently this tea doesn’t actually have any watermelon in it, but the mix of fruit they used does taste a bit like watermelon. The amount of sugar was perfect; this tea was fruity and sweet without tasting artificial or syrupy.
This is my second time having this tea and I’m a fan. I don’t taste most of the flavors listed (lime, lemon, etc.)… maybe I taste coconut? Whatever I taste, it’s good! There’s a mellow creamy-fruity flavor that balances the black tea nicely. This could be a tea to get again. It reminds me a bit of Della Terra’s Rainforest Nectar, which I liked a lot more than this one… but they’re not selling it anymore, so…
(Sample from silentrequiem. Thanks!)
I’ve had this at least three times but it seems I’ve never logged it. I got a small sample of this from Persimmon and it’s quite nice. There is a creamy sweetness to this white tea. Sometimes it seems like it might be too faint, but actually it’s perfect. It’s a satisfying subtle flavor. I wouldn’t change it by adding sugar. I’m almost done with my sample and this might end up being a buy-again tea. It resteeps nicely as well.