A Review of Daude's Xaouen Green Tea
My first reaction to this tea was that it smells very sweet and a lot
like potpouri! The scent of roses blends nicely with the fruity smell of
mango and the sharp scent of jasmine.
After four minutes of
steeping, the previously strong aroma really mellows out to a pleasing
blend of primarily jasmine and mango scents. My first sip seemed to be
entirely roses, followed by hints of tropical fruit and some jasmine.
Quite pleasant, if not a bit much in the way of flowers. Taking a bigger
swallow, a myriad of flowers and the mango taste flooded my mouth,
though everything seemed to be tinged with the flavor of roses. There
really is not much taste of rooibos in this tea, as it is overwhelmed by
all the other tastes...and it really is okay. I see no problem with
that (excepting that one of those tastes is sadly not rooibos).
To be quite honest, I cannot say this is something that would have
caught my eye and held my attention if I had seen it in a tea shop.
Perhaps it would have required a second glance at the ingredients and at
the tea itself, as it is very attractive, and unique looking, both in
the dry leaf and in the list of ingredients. It is tasty, the flavor is
quite pleasant, and I believe it is a tea that some will very much
enjoy. As for myself, I give it a 75/100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
Daude's Xaouen can be purchased from their website, here.
Photo credit to Daude.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.