Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Octavia Tea
Grown high in the mountains of one of the world’s premier tea gardens, Glendale Estate is a truly remarkable tea. Cinnamon-colored leaves yield a golden-brown liquor. Fresh, woodsy notes reminiscent of an alpine meadow give way to undertones of warm spice and port wine. Savor this tea sip after sip.
- White tea
This tea is made from 100% natural ingredients.
This is a rather unique white tea. It tastes much more like an Oolong than most of the white teas that I’ve ever tasted. It reminds me of a lighter version of a Bai Hao Oolong. It has similar fruit notes and a honey-esque finish. The mouthfeel is deliciate, smooth and soft.
It is an incredibly delicious white tea. In addition to the fruit and honey notes, I can also taste a nutty quality as well as a faint hint of raw wood. Like I said – it’s very unique. I like it very much!
I was a little sad when I visited the Octavia Tea website and was unable to locate this tea. I know that they’ve made some changes to their website and the look of their label, so I hope that the omission of this tea is a temporary one… because you really should try it!
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!