So this tea arrived today: some days ago, I made a link to their site in exchange for a sample.
Pretty impressive stuff. With the 4 oz package, you get this little tin and some teabags (in case you want to roll your own), all extremely well packaged. Hey, I was expecting a cardboard box and nothing else.
But how does it taste? Well, again with the surprises, they sent me Citron Green, a green tea with little flecks of lemon and lime peel: the aroma is wonderful.
You can’t see the little citron flecks as clearly as you can smell them, but they’re very much part of the experience.
It’s good stuff: I didn’t brew mine in one of their sophisticated looking little pots — I have a Bodum pot for loose teas I pressed into service for the occasion — but it came out pretty well. The citron flavors are well-balanced by the gentle grassy flavor of the tea. It’s a nice combination, refreshing without detracting from the soothing characteristics of green teas.
Based on this, I would be inclined to try a few more varieties. This was such a pleasant surprise, I’m curious to see what else they have in store.