Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Persimmon Tree, Rose Mojito

The Persimmon Tree Description:
Featuring a beautiful blend of organic flower-scented white loose-leaf teas, wild roses, organic peppermint and seasonally selected botanicals; our Rose Mojito is refreshing and fragrant. This soothing infusion is a wonderful way to relax unwind after a long day.

Our teas are packaged in small, medium or large airtight interior seal tins. These tins are perfect for storage as it protect the teas from moisture and light, which preserves the freshness of the teas much longer.

Sample provided by The Persimmon Tree

My Review:
I love the tins The Persimmon Tree uses. They really do a great job of keeping the tea fresh. I have some of their tea that is maybe a year and a half old and it is still very fresh.

I opened this tea and was met with a well stuffed tin of pretty pink rose blossoms and a mix of white teas. It appears to be silver needle and white peony. The picture is an accurate representation of what you can expect.

I used 1 1/2 tsp of leaf with water heated to 180 F and steeped for 3 minutes in my glass press. The majority of the white tea remained at or near the top of the water. The brew is a lovely yellow and is minty rose scented.

When sipping I first taste peppermint that quickly turns to rose. I next briefly catch white tea before it fades into a minty aftertaste. After a few moments I once again catch the subtle white tea in the aftertaste. The succession of flavor changes is similar to being hit with a sudden gust of wind that immediately changes to puffs of gentle breezes.

At first shocking then comforting. Rose and peppermint are at first kind of medicinal, then comforting and natural. I am not sure what botanicals are used here or what they contribute to the blend. I taste rose, mint, and tea. I looked up a few reviews by others that I trust and their experience was similar. Some did note that cold brewing brings out a very nicely balanced cup of flavor. I normally don't cold brew but I may use the leaf from this cup and give it a try.

I love peppermint in blends. I love white tea. Rose, well, I have learned to appreciate when it is handled with a master's touch. For me this is such a tea.

You can find Rose Mojito here.

About The Persimmon Tree:
(From their website) The Persimmon Tree® offers our customers some of the world's finest organic teas and botanicals. Not only are most of our fresh high quality teas from around the globe hand-blended and organically grown, some of our teas are also fair trade, ensuring fair working conditions, fair wages, and a better life for tea workers from countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

At The Persimmon Tree®, our mission is simple: to enrich people's lives through the pleasure of tea.

1 comment:

  1. Reads like a very lovely blend! And love the name.