Monday, 31 May 2010

Fleur de Geisha

This Japanese tea is one of my favourites and one that I find I go back to a lot. I first discovered it in PDT's shop in Dublin last and was blown away by smell alone. At that time, I was a bit 'ugh' about green tea, but have gradually fallen in love with it. It's become one of my 'staple' summer teas.

The tea smells of cherry blossom and has a naturally sweet taste to it (although this is delicate and can be distorted if the tea is over boiled, the teabag is left in too long or you, er, forget to put the lid on your container...) The subtle taste is flowery, but also a little bit like sweets. For me, this is a good 'general' tea and a good introduction to green tea, especially if people have had bad experiences of over-brewed tea.

Fleur de Geisha is available as both loose leaf and in bags on the Palais des The website.


I recently looked at my 'tea stash' and counted at least twelve types of tea- some in bags, others loose leaf, some at home and a couple of caddies at work. I realised that I often get sent tea and then forget whether I liked it or not. So I decided to start this blog.

The whole point is that I write my thoughts about different teas and basically review them. I couldn't find any comprehensive, independent tea reviewing sites in English and, although I'm learning Japanese and I have a bit of French, my translation skills are not up to much.

So, welcome to my new blog! Please leave any suggestions for tea I should try in the comments (and, if possible, where I can buy it from)