Oh lookie, I found a tea from one of my first loose leaf orders. I guess I hadn’t actually finished the Vietnam sampler pack! This tea was pretty decent, but my tasting notes were kind of funny. The dry leaf smelled floral and green – kind of like a high mountain Taiwanese oolong – that comparison was reinforced after I smelled the wet leaf and it had a kind of buttery aroma going along with the floral.
This tea’s name is well deserved. It was floral…with a floral finish. It was slightly more interesting than that sounds however. The floral note in the front of the sip did not taste exactly the same as the aftertaste. The aftertaste was more creamy and crisp for most of the session, though it did start to pick up a bit of sourness towards then end. I would say the aftertaste was the highlight of this tea – a nice and sweet floral aroma filled my mouth after I swallowed, lasting a good couple minutes. I don’t know different floral flavors well enough to pick out which ones I was tasting, but there were certainly different flowers represented in the flavor/aroma of this tea.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Green