Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Boston Tea Co.
Tender as the touch of a loving hand, this delicate Chinese white tea soothes your weary soul with the sweet juiciness of blueberries and kiwi and the gentle scent of meadow-grown malva flower petals. Brew some inner-peace and drink up a good-for-you cup!
The dry leaf smells of fresh fruit – berries and melon! – with a hint of flower and a leafy/herbal-y scent. The brewed liquor presents a slightly different smell – it becomes more of a blending of the fruit, flower and leaf, but, it is still very lovely. Before taking a sip, I first inhale deeply so that I can enjoy the fragrance before I enjoy the taste.
With such a delightfully aromatic tea one might think this would be an abundantly flavored cup – to the point of being overwhelming. But this is not the case with this tea.
This is a light-bodied white tea. The base is crisp with a tender sweetness and a fresh taste. And the flavors of this tea are in harmony with the delicate yet complex flavors of the white tea.
Blueberry is the most prominent fruit essence here, but, I like that I can also taste the kiwi flavor here too. Kiwi has always tasted like a cross between a strawberry and a melon to me, and that is what I taste here, together with a sweet-tart taste of authentic blueberry flavor.
I enjoyed my first cup of this tea as a hot tea, but, I found that it was even tastier when served iced. There is something so incredibly refreshing about this blend – the natural sweetness, the balance of fruit flavors, and the light, clean essence of the white tea – that makes it a perfect candidate for iced tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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