Leaf Type: Green & White
Where to Buy: Compass Teas
An exquisite blend of high quality Green tea, White tea, cherry pieces, chrysanthemums, and flower petals. Makes a delicious tea whether hot or iced. (Tastes almost like a light fruit punch when sweetened)
I’ll be honest, this isn’t my favorite tea from Compass Teas, but, I don’t dislike it. It has a pleasant enough flavor, but I am finding it just a wee bit too sweet. It doesn’t taste a lot like tea to me; rather it is a bit more like cherry juice mixed with rose water. That being said, I do really enjoy the interesting contrast of flower and cherry flavor. The cherry flavor is lightly tart. That tartness is enhanced by the addition of hibiscus to the blend, which also adds a hint of color to the cup. The hibiscus is not an overwhelming presence though, and I’m thankful for that as I don’t usually care for a strong hibiscus-y flavor.
The cherry is also sweet and has a plump, juicy fruit flavor. I also taste a strong presence of rose that is particularly distinguished when the tea is hot (as the tea cools, the floral presence tapers.) The sweet floral notes seem to add an interesting depth of flavor to the cup.
The tea base is a combination of white and green teas, and not surprisingly, I taste more from the green tea than the white. The green tea tastes lightly vegetal and has a fresh undertone, while the white tea is like a breath of fresh air – giving an overall sense of lightness to the flavor of the cup.
I enjoyed this tea, and I am glad I got the opportunity to try it. Do I see myself ordering this in the near future? No, but I certainly will enjoy the supply that I have, and I wouldn’t turn it down if it were offered to me. Put simply: its good, just not my favorite.
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!
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