Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Boston Tea Co.
Tender as the touch of a loving hand, this delicate Chinese white tea soothes your weary soul with the sweet juiciness of blueberries and kiwi and the gentle scent of meadow-grown malva flower petals. Brew some inner-peace and drink up a good-for-you cup!
The dry leaf smells of fresh fruit – berries and melon! – with a hint of flower and a leafy/herbal-y scent. The brewed liquor presents a slightly different smell – it becomes more of a blending of the fruit, flower and leaf, but, it is still very lovely. Before taking a sip, I first inhale deeply so that I can enjoy the fragrance before I enjoy the taste.
With such a delightfully aromatic tea one might think this would be an abundantly flavored cup – to the point of being overwhelming. But this is not the case with this tea.
This is a light-bodied white tea. The base is crisp with a tender sweetness and a fresh taste. And the flavors of this tea are in harmony with the delicate yet complex flavors of the white tea.
Blueberry is the most prominent fruit essence here, but, I like that I can also taste the kiwi flavor here too. Kiwi has always tasted like a cross between a strawberry and a melon to me, and that is what I taste here, together with a sweet-tart taste of authentic blueberry flavor.
I enjoyed my first cup of this tea as a hot tea, but, I found that it was even tastier when served iced. There is something so incredibly refreshing about this blend – the natural sweetness, the balance of fruit flavors, and the light, clean essence of the white tea – that makes it a perfect candidate for iced tea!