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.