First thing’s first. This tea has a nice smell and taste, very sweet and with a lightly roasted taste. I’m definitely getting something fruity, nectar-like, and like a sweet and mild floral… like orchids.
On a second steeping, the toasty flavors emerge even more, and so does the sweetness. There’s an almost berry-like fruitiness and the toasted flavor and sweetness blend exceptionally well together with it. I’m really enjoying this! It is very complex in its flavor. There’s a subtle floral and a creamy finish resulting in a lasting flavor that reminds me of soy milk or a malted milk shake.
Third steeping brings out even more of the mellow creamy, roasty, malty, subtly fruit-and-floral sweetness. I am not going to try to do it justice with words. This is just wonderful.
This is truly a comfort tea. The lightly roasted flavor is very relaxing and very well balances with the other flavors. The flavor is long-lasting and stays in your mouth for quite a while. Everything about the aroma and flavor is gentle. I really recommend this!
I have found myself perpetually lowering the score of this tea the more I try it and the more I try other teas in the same category. It simply isn’t the best quality. The leaves unfurl way more quickly and are easy to overbrew because of that. The taste can be rather tart at times. I don’t know how I went from loving this tea to not caring for it, but it has happened slowly over time. It just doesn’t hit me like it used to.
Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Malt, Orchid, Roasted, Sweet