Wow, this is something totally different and my first Dammann Freres. My favorite florals in teas are citrus blossoms – orange, pomelo and lemon – but they’ve only been mixed in with true teas in small amounts or used in scenting.
I’m not sure what else is in the bag, possibly lime leaf? I was initially put off by the smell of the bag with its strong perfumey aroma but I went through with an infusion. It turns out the brewed tea smells incredibly of floral perfume, not fake and sickening but nevertheless intense in its own way. It is absolutely intoxicating. The taste is light and smooth, a tinge woody and tart but it is mostly dominated by the retronasal activity of the heady and floral lime blossom.
I’ve never been to a spa, but I’ve read about Cameron B mentioning a tisane as being a ‘spa blend.’ This lime blossom tisane seems like one such a place would serve. It’s heady yet light and relaxing and would best be kept a rare treat, at least for me.
Edit: bumped up the rating a little. Wanted to add that I do think tasting this would be a polarizing experience.