Leaf Type: Pouchong
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
Purely seductive. Pouchong oolong, lemon myrtle, marigolds and just a touch of vanilla, give rise to this smooth slightly creamy liquor.
While brewing this tea, I couldn’t help but notice the aroma. The vanilla scent is really quite powerful. It smells so sweet and delicious.
But, I am glad that the vanilla doesn’t present as strong a flavor as it does a fragrance in this blend. Don’t get me wrong, the vanilla flavor IS there, but, it doesn’t overwhelm the cup. It is delicate enough to allow the nuances of the Pouchong to express themselves.
The vanilla tones are sweet and creamy, and they seem to unite seamlessly with the soft, velvet-y flavor of the Pouchong. There is just a hint of citrus-y flavor from the lemon myrtle – much less than I was expecting. That’s not to say it should be stronger … it is what it is … but, I guess when I read the description I was expecting a more prominent citrus tone. As it is, though, I think that the subtle hints of citrus in this cup are very pleasant, providing a nice contrast to the sweetness of the vanilla and Pouchong.
Overall, I find this to be a very smooth-tasting tea. There is very little astringency and no bitterness to it. It is a delicate tea; it is not too heavy or overbearing. It is a nice choice for later in the day, but it’s also sweet enough to be a dessert-type tea as well.