Pink Sonoma from Element Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Element Tea

Company Description:

Enjoy this wine-inspired tea anytime of day! With rose petals and jasmine flowers, this delicate White tea brews a silky, smooth, and very pleasant cup.

Ingredients: White Tea, Rose Petals, Jasmine Flowers, Cabernet Flavoring

Taster’s Review:

Ah!  This is nice!  The flavor is so light and crisp.  Each ingredient is quite soft in this blend, but each has its place and no one ingredient overpowers the others.  Together the soft flavors of the ingredients deliver a very flavorful sip without becoming overbearing.

The white tea base is delicate but manages to make its presence known upon the palate amid these other flavors.  It tastes fresh and sweet.

The floral additions to this blend are quite nice.  I like how they compliment the Cabernet flavor.  They impart their distinctive flavor in the blend and enhance the overall flavor of the cup.

The wine flavor offers a fruity flavor – I taste grapes and black currants – and a slight tannic effect.  That is not to say that this cup is overly astringent, because it isn’t.  However, there is a drying sensation in the finish that is very similar to a fine dry wine.

I really enjoyed this cup.  It is very light (and brews to a beautiful pale yellow color that is very similar to a white wine) and refreshing.  It is delicious served hot or iced, and really doesn’t require any sweetening unless you like your tea on the sweet side.  I found it to be pleasantly sweet without anything added.

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