Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: LeafSpa
Sweet and slightly creamy, a nice, refreshing summer organic white tea. Citrus, honey, and vanilla notes enhance the gentle flavor of this mild white tea.
Of the teas that I’ve tried thus far from LeafSpa, this one is definitely my favorite. The flavor is so light and creamy! It’s a real treat in a teacup.
The honey and vanilla flavors come through very strong given the lightness of the tea, but they are not so strong as to overwhelm the delicate flavor of the white tea. The white tea has a sweet, fresh flavor – not a lot of vegetative or grassy taste to it. Clean and pure!
What this reminds me of is a homemade vanilla ice cream! Yes! It has a light, sweet, creamy taste that is very much like vanilla ice cream, but it doesn’t have all the fat and calories! Like I said: a real treat in a teacup!
The honey flavor is sweet, as is the vanilla… together, you might think that this results in an over-the-top sweet flavor. But it isn’t too sweet. Yes, this is a sweeter tea than a typical unflavored white tea, but, it is not an overwhelming, cloying sweetness (at least, not to this reviewer with a sweet tooth!)
That being said, I do not recommend adding any sweetener to this tea, because I think the addition would make this an overwhelmingly sweet cup. Instead, drink as is (I prefer it hot and found that it is more flavorful as a hot tea, but it is still quite good as an iced tea), and pair it with a tray of fresh fruit or possibly a fresh salad. YUMMY!
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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