I am always looking for new teas to try, and I stumbled across August Uncommon Teas on Facebook, they were offering a free sample of their tea, so I said why not? and gave it a try. With their free sample you got to pick which tea you wanted to try so I grabbed their "Dark Iris" Tea. Dark Iris is one of their Gourmand teas, it says it is a "Rich oolong with peach, pistachio and lime", to me this sounded interesting as a tea!
The sample came in a resealable bag with 14g of tea, which on the bag says makes 4 cups of tea. The smell of the dry tea was strong. It has a very lime scent to it and a nutty scent. I wasnt quite sure about this tea upon smelling it.
The back of the bag says the tea "Tastes Like: peach, crème fraîche, iris, lime blossom" so I was still of course intrigued and willing to give it a try. The smell of the tea once steeped was not as strong on the nose and had a very good lime/peach/nuttiness to it.
The taste was very pleasing, Lime and Peachy, with a hint of nuttiness to it. I am not a huge nut fan when it comes to my teas but this I would drink again, at least finishing off what I have of it. This seems more like a chill, and relax after work tea than something I would make for myself in the morning.
August Uncommon Tea is a company out of Los Angeles, Ca. They have a few different varieties of tea on their webpage and rotate them out, making them in small batches, so if "Dark Iris" is something you think you would like I would go check it out, a sample size is $4.00 and a tin of it is $29.00. They also have a lot of other interesting sounding teas on their site as well! Check them out here.