Monday, February 22, 2016
Petit Tea, Opulence Cashmere Saffron Tea
A unique blend of green tea, natural cardamom and cinnamon.
Sample provided by Petit Tea
This Cashmere Saffron infuser is part of the Opulence Variety Pack containing 2 each of 4 unique blends. Each is individually wrapped and packed in its own box.
As soon as I opened the plastic wrap, I become convinced the ingredients listed in the description is incomplete. Looking through the Petit Tea website, I find a Cashmere Saffron in a pyramid sachet. It lists the ingredients as: Green tea, natural saffron, natural cardamom, cinnamon & other natural flavours. Is this the same? I can't be sure until I review the sachet in the near future, but for now, this list of ingredients makes more sense.
The dry aroma is floral and almost a powdery perfume talc scent, which is slightly lavender to my nose but not quite.
I steeped for two minutes giving the infuser a couple swirls during the process. The result is a golden yellow cup of tea. It still has some remnants of the floral aroma but its lighter and I now catch cardamom notes.
Tasting, I am immediately struck with how different this tastes compared to both the dry and brewed aroma. I first notice cinnamon. It is not hot or grab you spicy. It is a pleasant adult level of flavor. Then I catch the cardamom. It is similar to cinnamon with an added clove like flavor. This blends in your brain with the aroma to make a pleasantly relaxing drink that feels a bit exotic. The green tea is best captured just as the aftertaste begins to kick in.
This is not chai but I think it would most likely appeal to chai lovers for a luxurious break from the routine.
Petit Tea Opulence Variety Pack containing the Cashmere Saffron tea infuser can be found on Amazon or direct from Petit Tea.