Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Teatulia
Delicately rich with a hint of peach. Excellent choice for starting off a hot summer day or relaxing in the early evening. Also a perfect choice for those new to tea– the sweet, subtle flavor is a lovely introduction to the world of tea.
Through the sheer pyramid sachet I could see that this was a silver needle white tea, although I’m finding the flavor to be a bit stronger than some of the silver needle teas I’ve tasted. It is sweet and rich… lush! Lush is the word I’d use to describe the flavor and texture of this tea.
The aroma of the dry and wet leaf is quite vegetative, as is the fragrance of the brewed liquor. However, I don’t get a lot of vegetative taste from this. There is some vegetal flavor, but it is very delicate… and that somewhat grassy taste can be amplified by the simple act of inhaling the aroma before taking a sip.
While I have come to appreciate the grassy taste of green and white teas, I still prefer the fruit and floral notes of this tea over the grassy tones – and those flavors are very much in abundance with every sip.
This is an excellent white tea. It is mild enough in flavor for those who find green teas to be a little overwhelming, but yet it is not as delicate as some of the white teas I’ve tasted. This would be a really good white tea for those who are new to it. I highly recommend 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!
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