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The Persimmon Tree
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Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Marigold Petals, Natural Flavors * Characteristics Bold, Fragrant, Organic * Flavors Citrusy, Sweet * Caffeine Content Medium * Steep Temperature 195˚ * Steep Time 3-5 mins
This is one of the first online orders I placed as a new loose leaf tea drinker and oh what an introduction I got both from this tea and this company! Thinking back, this particular tea was sent as a sample with other items I ordered and it instantly went on my wish list for my next order. I didn’t find it difficult either to purchase my next order as The Persimmon Tree has a really generous rewards program! My only regret is I didn’t place my order sooner!
I shared this tea with many of my tea friends and the overall consensus was that this is a stellar tea!
I adore this tea! Its creamy, slightly tart with the lemon flavor I am finding I love in many teas, the vanilla is NOT over done and you can still taste the pouchong coming through. It has a silky creamy mouthfeel as well which I love. Whoever came up with this blend is a blending master because with so many wonderful flavor profiles going on in this tea the distinct pouchong flavor is top notch! They certainly did not skimp on the base in this tea, and the flavors do not cover it up at all yet each stand on their own quite nicely. Also it is not overly sweet which is nice, allowing one to add a little rock sugar, or whatever sweetener they prefer if they care to. This tea also holds up well to cream, almond milk, soy, again, whatever “creamer” you prefer.
This is a tea hardy enough to support whatever you wish to put into it without losing its wonderful aroma and flavors.
Oh and on the aroma … the smell is dreamy! The aromas that fill the air are that of a dessert tea yet the flavor itself does not latch on as cloying at all, even with a little added sweetener!
Generally this tea tastes like lemon bars, or vanilla cream filled lemon cookies, yet again, not in an overly sweet way.
I also find that a slightly lower heat level and a bit longer steep do this tea well. Otherwise you may find it a bit on the weak or watery side.
This tea is one of my favorites.