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Lotus Green Tea from The Persimmon Tree



Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where To Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

A unique combination of hand-harvested fresh lotus blossoms blended with green loose leaf tea in an ancient scenting method comprises our Lotus Green tea. Prepared in small batches by Vietnamese traditional artisans, the unique essence of these spring-harvested flowers is released and absorbed directly into the tea. The Lotus green tea brews a pleasant, slightly sharp flavor similar to star anise, with a subtle vanilla finish. Be sure to steep multiple times to fully appreciate the flavor of these sweet, aromatic lotus blossoms infused in our Lotus Flower tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This Lotus Green Tea from The Persimmon Tree really is a lovely cuppa!

Both the aroma and the taste is delightfully floral.  I think that the above description describes the flavor perfectly – it is sharp, with notes that remind me of the licorice-y notes of star anise, and as the sip nears the tail, there is a hint of vanilla.  It is sweet, exotic and creamy, and makes for a truly lovely tea time experience.

I like also that this tea offers multiple infusions!  The first cup was sharper than the second infusion, which was a little softer, but still so sweet and creamy!  I think that the second infusion was my favorite.  The third infusion was also quite nice, the flavors became more unified with my third and final cup, making for a more refreshing, lighter taste, but still really flavorful.

This tea needs no additions … I think that sugar would overwhelm it.  It is one of those teas that you want to spend a leisurely afternoon with … infusing and infusing again … experiencing the many layers of flavor that the tea has to offer.

The more I get to know the teas of The Persimmon Tree, the more I like this company.  I have recently been checking out their blog and found some yummy recipes and lots of other fun things!  And you can keep up with their happenings on Twitter or Facebook.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!