Emerald Sunset from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Leaf Aroma: Sweet, floral

Infusion Aroma: Sweet, floral, honey

Infusion Color: Light amber

Base Flavor: Fruity and Floral

Infusion Strength: Medium

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this tea, because, well, the description doesn’t really tell much about the tea… but, I was feeling adventurous and looked forward to the surprise that this tea had in store, feeling fairly certain I’d enjoy it since I’ve not had a bad experience with Shanti Tea yet.

The dry leaf is beautiful!  Lots of colorful petals mixed with the dark sage-y green tea leaves.  The aroma of the dry leaf is intriguing … floral, certainly, and with a lovely sweetness to it too, like fruit and honey.  It is powerfully aromatic.  In contrast, the fragrance of the brewed tea very subtle, possessing mere hints of the fantastic scent I experienced with the dry leaf.  Whispers of flower and hints of honey, with a barely-there fruity essence.

This is really delicious.  The green tea tastes sweet and vegetative, and towards the end of the sip, I notice a tangy astringency.  It is a very light astringency that could go unnoticed if not paying attention.

There is a fruit flavor to this … I’m tasting apple!  I also taste hints of the flowers, particularly noticeable is the sunflower and the chamomile.  I think that it may be the chamomile that brought my attention to the apple-y tones here, since chamomile has a natural apple-like taste to it anyway.

What I taste with this tea mostly, though, is the honey-esque overtones.  Wow!  This tastes as though I’ve added honey, but I haven’t!  I can almost taste the nectar-y notes from the honey.  It is sweet and it has a creamy thickness to it too, like a thinned honey.

Another delicious tea from Shanti Tea … I expected no less!

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