A co-worker recently visited Lancaster, PA, and she brought me a sample of this lovely tea. The town of Lancaster is famous for having a strong Amish community, beautiful farm land, and unique stores offering everything from handmade quilts to shoofly pie (yes, it’s a real thing!). It’s also the home of the Lancaster Tea Company who blend their teas in small batches and have created a winner with their Whispering Angel Tea.
The tea has the creamy, buttery taste of white chocolate and a very slight floral note. I found the white chocolate flavor to be accurate, and even though I’m not a huge white chocolate fan I though it was downright tasty in this tea. Whispering Angel is incredibly flavorful while still having the delicate, sweet flavors that white teas offer. In fact, the tea has enough sweetness on its own that I didn’t find sugar necessary. That said, if you want an excellent dessert tea just add a touch of sugar to your cup. I’d hold off on the cream though. It would drown out the softer flavors of the white tea.
When preparing this tea I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for my 8 oz. cup with 160° F water and steeped the tea for 4 minutes.Once steeped there is an oily film on top of the tea from the oils used to flavor the leaves. This didn’t bother me or distract me fro the tea itself. As I said before, I didn’t sweeten my cup, but I can see how the addition of sugar could make this a knock out dessert tea.
Obviously I am a fan of this tea. I think good flavored white teas are hard to come by, and Lancaster Tea Company has created a gem in White Angel. If you are a fan of dessert teas, chocolate teas, or white teas with a twist then I suggest giving White Angel White Tea a try.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored White Tea
Where to Buy: Lancaster Tea Co.
White chocolate paired with white tea.