Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:31 PM
Sniffed: Lime "adulterated" with other notes: flowers? musk?
On skin: Ehecatl begins with a blast of lime touched with matcha, but this tones down over time and the other notes begin to emerge. While this is predominantly a lime-and-green tea blend, the hot-floral hibiscus and slightly furry musk morph in and out, giving it body, substance and depth. It's extremely similar to Shanghai, but while Shanghai is straight-up tea, Ehecatl is like Shanghai with more body and complexity. It straddles the border between being a simple green blend, and being something a bit more interesting. Always it is cool, peaceful, gentle and slightly airy (although not enough to evoke the Serpent of Winds). Colour impression is a light translucent leaf-green, mixed with a drop of furry, opaque white.
Verdict: I like the green tea note, so this gets a thumbs-up. But my preferred green-tea blend is Holiday Moon, and Ehecatl, while interesting and full of character, just isn't interesting enough to top that. Close, and definitely lovely, but no cigar.