Victoria wrote:Interesting, thanks for the review. I find those glass on porcelain pieces so intriguing, they look lovely. The sample set sounds interesting as does one of the infused blends: ROSE VIOLET CALENDULA. I'm not much for flavored, but scent infused does get my attention. Especially after having a very special sample from Stephane of Tea Masters of a orchid infused oolong. It was a very special tasting, I really enjoyed it.
There were four scented samples sent with my order but the one you mentioned isn't one of them (one is missing the label so I'm not sure which it is). The only scented one I tried was the passionfruit. The scent is very noticeable even when relatively far from where I'm brewing. Although I doubt I'll ever be into scented teas, this was my first encounter with them and I'm glad I had the opportunity to at least try them.
If you are intrigued by the glass on porcelain, I also just purchased an Eilong Studios of Taiwan thin porcelain cup with a glass dragon handle. It was ordered from Imperial Teas of Lincoln (UK). It is an amazingly high quality piece of teaware and is perfectly suitable for brewing and drinking Chinese green tea right from the cup. Previously I would never do this, but I tried it with this piece and have continued using it that way ever since. The Tai Ping Hou Kai comes out very well brewed this way. They also have a phoenix version of this cup which I just purchased as a birthday gift for my sister. Highly recommended!
Eilong Studio bone china and glass dragon cup:http://www.imperialteas.co.uk/accessori ... lidded-cup
Eilong Studio bone china and glass phoenix cup:http://www.imperialteas.co.uk/accessori ... lidded-cup