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!