Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail
This delicate pink cup is truly scrumptious! Our Pai Mu Tan white tea is the perfect base for the delicious guava and strawberry flavors, with their complex, fruity aroma and full flavor. Delicious hot or cold!
Ingredients: White tea, organic hibiscus, cornflower petals, marigold flowers and Guava and Natural Strawberry flavors.
Brew: 2 tsp tea in 8 oz. water (at 175°), steep for 4 minutes.
Learn more about this tea here.
Strawberry Guava White Tea from Simpson and Vail is a lovely strawberry tropical treat for the hot days of summer. White flavored teas can be very hit or miss. Sometimes the flavor is spot on, other times, not so much. White tea has such a delicate flavor that sometimes adding different flavors just muddies the flavor.
The look of the dry leaf is something to behold. Gorgeous blue and yellow pops of color amongst a green background. I scooped a few heap fulls into my infuser and steeped the tea. They recommend steeping this tea at 175 for about 4 minutes. I’ve found those recommendations to be pretty spot on.
First sip and this tea is a pretty marvelous example of a flavored white tea. Delicate yet full of flavor. Light floral notes mixed with strawberry tones and a subtle tartness that actually adds a lovely contrast and definition to the tea. This is one of those teas that needs to be shared with others with gorgeous matching cups and saucers. This tea is dainty yet full of flavors. Really great example of a flavored white tea.
Simpson & Vail has a really unique concept on their site. They encourage their customers to create new and different foods using their teas. From this particular tea, a customer created a jello. A great idea and one that I can’t wait to try!
Where To Buy: White August Tea Company
This complex beauty has the strength of a smooth black tea with the mellow fragrance of a classic oolong. 50g bag only.
Sometimes I play word association with teas! In this case I have two! One being the song Center Fold by J. Geils Band and other being The Bombshell Stamps Design Team in the Paper Crafting world. So I was pretty excited to try this tea!
At first I thought this smelled a bit like a Charcoal Oolong but as I infused it – it started smelling more like oolong and cocoa mix!
This brews up a bit darker than I expected. But I really do love the aroma!
As for the taste there is a bit of sweet-cocoa type taste along side a roasted charcoal type taste – a meet in the middle sort of combo of the two, really. It’s a tad woodsy but very nice! I like this one a lot!
Another wonderful tea from White August!
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Aftelier Perfumed Teas
This organically grown tea starts with a roasted rice aroma and finishes with a fruity taste, blending beautifully with the warm fresh ginger and refined Turkish rose.
My collection of perfumed teas grew out of my love for oolong tea — its complexity and beauty is like a perfume in itself. Essential oils and absolutes are layered onto this exquisite base of first-quality leaves to create a beautiful, subtle taste and scent experience.
Ti Quan Yin Oolong with Fresh Ginger and Turkish Rose from Aftelier Perfumed Teas is a truly unique sipping experience! But the fun doesn’t stop there! This tea awakens ALL of the senses!
The Before Infusion Aroma is very fragrant and beautiful. The first thing that came to mind was…A Rose is a Rose is a Rose!
The Post Infusion Aroma was that of a Rose and Ginger Combo.
The Taste was a nice flavored oolong! The rose and ginger flavors seemed to have met in the middle which I really appreciate.
The Aftertaste was even floral!
This was brilliantly done and very enjoyable -not to mention – memorable! It holds up well to multiple infusions, too!