When I purchased from AQ2T last, this was the tea I was most excited to try. I’ve been wanting to try a “magic” tea (butterfly pea flowers) for a long time, yet somehow I only brewed my sample up this morning.
I first brewed it hot (~75 deg C) for three minutes until it was blueish in colour. Then, I stock in a glass in a fridge to coldbrew until I got home (~3 hours brewing). Both cups were very enjoyable. The coldbrewed cup was mostly because I wanted to add a touch of lemon juice and watch it change colour (blue → reddish purple). It was too acidic for me with the lemon juice, so I added some sweetener. It made for a fruity coldbrew reminiscent of juice.
I can taste some floral in here, but most prominent is the white tea base (delicious!). I get some citrus (lemon grass? dried fruit? I’m not sure), vegetal notes from the white tea (and possibly also the bamboo), something fruity like raisins or figs. A few hints of vanilla and prune also.
Overall, this is a really unique tea that delivers in the “interesting” and “tastes good” categories. I like that the white tea base comes through because the flavours are not overpowering it.
Flavors: Bamboo, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Fig, Floral, Fruity, Raisins, Vegetal