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Mandarin Silk from The Persimmon Tree

Mandarin Silk from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

The smooth Mandarin Silk Oolong Tea introduces organic pouchong loose-leaf tea blended with lemon myrtle, marigolds, and natural essence of vanilla. Awakening the senses with hints of cream and a stimulating citrus finish, the Silk Mandarin Tea is a rich and fragrant choice for your tea experience.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is lovely!  The vanilla and the pouchong together deliver such a creamy smooth texture and taste … so sweet and indeed silky!  It’s such a pleasure to sip.

The pouchong is a base that I don’t encounter very often in tea blends, it seems, and I wish that it was utilized more.  It is so wonderfully soft and easy to sip, and it has such a lovely taste that melds well with other flavors.  It tastes sweet and slightly vegetative on its own, but with these flavors of vanilla and lemon-y citrus, the palate seems to want to explore some of the pouchong’s fruity and floral tones, allowing for some of the flavors to come forward that I might otherwise overlook.

The citrus tones are subtle, and don’t seem to hit the palate right up front.  At first, it’s really all about the vanilla and the tea, but then by about the third or fourth sip, the citrus tones arrive on the palate, just in time to give the palate something new to explore.  The citrus notes start off gentle and sweet, and eventually become this very pleasantly tangy taste to offer some contrast to the creamy, sweet vanilla.

What I’m liking best about this tea is that it is a very gentle tea.  It doesn’t go overboard with any of the flavors at any time.  It has a very easy kind of flavor, something that you could easily curl up with while reading a good book or while relaxing in a bubble bath.  It’s one of those teas that can serve as a pleasant, contemplative cup, as well as one to sip when you need something to help you clear your head after a long, stressful day.

I like this tea!

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