It has been a while since I have sampled tea from The Simple Leaf, so this tasting is long overdue. Excited to have a new tea experience, I eagerly opened my new package of Decadence. Many thanks to The Simple Leaf website for this awesome picture. The very name was enough to pique my interest… Dacadence.
Composition: White tea from the Rungmook Estate in Darjeeling, India.
Dry Visual: Very green rolled leaves of various shades with a mild “dusting” of fur.
Dry Aroma: Somewhat earthy – but very light. It was surprising, because I expected the aroma to be a little vegetal.
Flavor: Excellent! I was very impressed by the strength of Decadence. Considering white tea has a milder, more delicate taste, Decadence was full of flavor. Naturally sweet, easily enjoyed both with or without sweetener I enjoyed Decadence like a purist. No sugar, honey, or artificial sweetener – simply tea. Even as I write this review, I am thinking of brewing another cup to discern what I believe to be a fruity undertone. After many swishes around the mouth, I cannot be sure – it is quite faint.
Liquor: A very light brown – darker than what I would expect from a white tea.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 minutes. I brewed for 3 minutes and remain quite impressed by the strength of the flavor.
Manufacturer: The Simple Leaf
Decadence has become one of my favorite white teas. I would certainly recommend it to other White Tea lovers on the prowl for a new tea. If you have had the pleasure of drinking Decadence, stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!