Leaf Type: Green & White
Where to Buy: Element Tea
The varieties of Green tea in this blend will truly have you living a long life. This mild and subtle tea is the perfect way to start the day!
Ingredients: Green Tea -China Sencha -Ming Mee, -Pai MU Tan, -Gunpowder, -Jiaogulan, -China Wu Wu, Flavoring, Jasmine Blossoms, Red and Black Currants, Cornflower Blossoms, Apricot Bits
I am really liking this! I am usually somewhat skeptical when it comes to “flavored” jasmine teas – that is, jasmine teas that have additional fruit or flower flavors – because I worry that the jasmine notes will be overwhelmed by the other flavors. But that didn’t happen here.
The jasmine flavor is delicate, but, I like that I can taste its sweet floral essence. The jasmine doesn’t taste soapy. It offers a whisper of jasmine that remains throughout the sip and then lingers on the palate in the aftertaste. The lovely floral presence in the aftertaste is especially nice.
The combination of currants and apricot offers a delicious fruity tone to this cup without it being too strong. The apricot is sweet and the currants give this a little tartness and a very pleasing depth to the flavor.
This is a very well-balanced cup. The fruit and the flower come together very nicely and do not compete for the attention. The green tea is a very light taste, but it lends a sense of freshness to the cup with its delicate grassy note. If I were to offer any complaint about this, it would be that the Pai Mu Tan is practically indistinguishable amongst these other flavors. Occasionally, I do taste a very distinct white tea taste, but, it is just a momentary glimpse, and disappears just as quickly as it appears, never appearing very often.
That being said, I am very pleased with this tea. It is very flavorful and would make an excellent iced tea for these warm summer months! It is equally as nice hot. A lovely selection from Element Tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!