Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: The Tea Merchant
Creamy, smooth, and delicious! We use spring select white tea hand blended with coconut, safflowers, and cornflowers. Delivers a sweet creamy texture with a light body, and a good balance of coconut. This tea is wonderful hot, iced or as a dessert tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
This is so-so-so good!
Right off the bat, I’m really impressed with this tea. When I opened the resealable Kraft pouch, I was greeted with some of the freshest white tea leaves I’ve yet to see! Their color is a pale green with silvery white tips, and are covered in silvery fuzz. And they’re so soft – not crunchy! I think that the only time I’ve seen white tea this fresh it has been a pure, unadulterated tea, not a flavored tea blended with flower petals and chunks of organic coconut.
And now that I’ve brewed the tea and am sipping it, I’m so thrilled with how good it tastes. It has a sweet, creamy coconut taste that marries beautifully with the delicate taste of the white tea, which is not overwhelmed by the strong coconut flavor. The white tea has a lightness to it (it IS a white tea, after all!) but it also is quite creamy, with an almost buttery undertone. I like that I taste both the coconut and the white tea … It’s all very nicely balanced.
The tea also has a very subtle floral tone that offers just a hint of contrast. This, together with the slightly dry astringency toward the tail helps keep this tea from coming across as cloying. It is a very sweet tea, but, these little nuances keep it from tasting too sweet.
A very enjoyable tea that is delicious any time of day, would make a very good alternative to dessert on the days when you want to go low-calorie but still crave delicious flavor. If you like coconut, this is a tea that you MUST try!
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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