Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Samovar
Organic white tea, organic osthmanthus flowers, organic jasmine flowers, natural peach flavor and natural essential oils of orange and tangerine blended in the U.S.
Flavor Profile: Consummately floral, with notes of fresh citrus, white peach, white pepper, toasted amaranth and a trace of fresh blueberries.
This is a beautifully floral tea – I love how well the jasmine and the osmanthus work together. It creates a light and lively flower-y essence that is not sharp like some floral notes can be, and because of the fruit-like flavors of the osmanthus, the flavors here do not come across as soapy.
The white tea is very delicate here. There is a whisper of vegetation to this tea that is barely there, mostly what I taste from the tea is the white tea sweetness with a hint of spice. It sits in the background, making its presence known without being too obsequious.
The peach flavor is the real star – I love how it shines through! It tastes like a fresh, ripe peach, bursting with flavor! The citrus tones of this tea bring a little tangy flavor to the cup, just enough tart to keep it from being too sweet.
This is a lovely white tea. It is one that was sold out at the time that I wrote this review, I do hope that the supply will be replenished. It is a fantastic springtime tea!