Need to "steal" Samantha's title as it describes this tea for me perfectly! Received as sample and it just sat there. This morning decided to give it a try and WOW! Very nice delicate flavors. So smooth and just a comforting taste you can enjoy anytime. Will be adding to my next order!
Tasted like lychee!
I don’t usually reach for lychee teas because they can be too astringent. This one is just right. It’s pleasantly juicy and fruity without tasting artificial or floral. It is clean and the two stars (lychee and black tea) really shine through. I would highly recommend this tea for those that have been burned by off-putting lychee flavored teas. I can’t find anything wrong with this tea and I enjoy drinking it. I love when teas that smell good have a matching taste, which this does.
Simply The Best!
This is my go to tea! Love the bold spiciness and the tad of sweetness that smoothes everything together. Certainly hope it becomes available again before I run out of my stash.
I hate teavana. The spazzes they hire in the store are pushy like car salesmen, the atmosphere is alienating, and all of their products are ridiculously overpriced. I've gone to them occasionally for years only because I thought there was no other reliable way to get decent loose leaf tea. Recently I saw a tin of PTT co's white silver needle online for a measly 10 bucks, so I bought it figuring I'd save myself the trouble of going to teavana. I'm happy with the flavor so far, though it is slightly more delicate than teavana's equivalent, and I find myself using more and more spoonfuls per cup to be satisfied. My biggest gripe is that the leaves themselves seem to be dry. Now I'm no expert on tea; I do know that tea leaves are dried, but these were so dry they were like twigs. They seemed stale, and had little-to-no aroma. I guess this is why the flavor was lacking. Clearly a quality concern, but I bought it from amazon, so I assumed it had just been in storage for too long. Overall, This stuff is a MUCH better deal than anything teavana has to offer going by the price alone. I will buy again, but if I get another tin of twigs, I'll have to find yet another way to get my delicious white tea.
By jenn b
This tea always reminds me of winter
It's been a long time since I've tried Lapsang Souchong, so I decided to pick up a sample of this and give it another try. The deep smoke flavor always reminds me of winter, so today was the perfect day to try it out (our high is going to be -9°F.) Smoke teas really are an acquired taste and I've decided fairly recently that, anymore, they just aren't for me. This tea wasn't bad, just not something I'm likely to reorder.