Halo Tea from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Tea Type:

Flowering Tea/Blooming Tea (White Tea)

Where To Buy:

The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Direct link to this tea in their store: http://www.persimmontreetea.com/halo-tea.html

Product Description:

A beautifully hand-crafted blooming white tea that displays a ring of jasmine and amaranth flowers, with blueberry and peach essence.

* Characteristics Mild * Flavors Fruity * Steep Temperature 180˚ * Steep Time 3-5 mins

Tasters Review:

Halo from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company is just outstanding and AMAZING!!!
It perfectly opened/bloomed the first time around without any imperfections whatso-ever and smelled of blueberry and peaches and that’s on top of the floral aroma…how awesome is that for a blooming tea!!??

I could taste the blueberry, peach, and flowers and it’s very yummy!

I tried a 2nd infusion on this and it was still very tasty!  The only notable difference was the 2nd infusion was more floral.  It was still an overall wonderful flavor tho!

This is probably one of my favorite blooming teas or flowering teas I have tried  to date!  This is VERY special!

 

Strawberry Cascade Tea from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:

Awe-inspiring bai mu dan white tea, overflowing with strawberries, rose petals and creamy coconut. The perfect compliment to the perfect day.

Tasters Review:

The smell of this is unique…it’s sort of hard to explain but I would try by saying the rose comes thru more than the other ingredients but you can tell there are other ingredients within this mix…something slightly fruity but not very identifiable based on aroma alone…I think that is because the coconut fragrance interrupts the fruit and the rose overpower both the coconut and the strawberry.   But the aroma is lovely, regardless!

The taste is really wonderful!

The white tea flavor hits you and the strawberry is the prominent flavor on the tongue but it’s still somewhat mellow and isn’t tart at all! The rose comes thru a little too and the coconut takes the back seat but seems to step up to the plate a little more as it cools.

What a beautiful, gently flavored, tasty White Tea!  I really like this!
It’s a great cup – both HOT and COLD!!!

I’m a fan of  Strawberry Cascade from White August Tea Company and I must say I haven’t met a White August Tea I haven’t liked so far!  They have a wonderful selection and LOTS of tasty teas!  They are quickly becoming a tea company suggest to many of my friends!

 

Gunpowder Mint Tea from Jennifer’s Tea Garden

Tea Type:
Green Tea/White Tea Blend

Where To Buy:
Jennifer’s Tea Garden

Product Description:

Gunpowder Mint
Type: Green Tea
Caffeine: Low
Flavor / Aroma: Smoke and Mint
38-50 servings
4.0 oz

Ingredients: Green Tea, White Tea, Mint, Jasmine, Natural Flavorings

Tasters Review:

The dry aroma of Jennifer’s Tea Garden’s Gunpowder Mint Tea is  Smoky, Minty, Green Tea, White Tea, Floral…yes…I can smell all of those things with a single sniff!
The wet aroma is more of a stereotypical gunpowder tea smell…with a little extra something…maybe it’s the combo of the Jasmine and Mint I am smelling.
The color: is a light Yellow-Green.
As for the taste…this has a unique gunpowder type taste.  It’s not a gunpowdery-grass-smoky as some are but the mint is very nicely done and not too over the top and the Jasmine gives it a little extra something too!  I think the addition of the white tea is also a nice touch!   It’s smoother than I expected…it was a pleasant surprise, indeed!
The aftertaste is NOT grassy…it’s slightly floral-sweet with a very small hint of smoke trying to hide underneath.  There is a lovely smoothness to the aftertaste too.

I really like this tea!  Great job and a THUMBS UP to Jennifer’s Tea Garden!

Spring Harvest from Sanctuary T

Tea Type:
Green/White Tea Blend

Where To Buy:
Sanctuary T

Product Description:

An amazing blend of green tea, white tea and passionfruit flavor.

Tasters Review:

Well, I know I am ready for Spring!  Are you!?  It’s been an overly trying winter across the United States.  I have always lived in a snow belt area but this year has been the worst I have see in a long time.  The worst part is…I HATE WINTER…I’ve always hated winter…I HATE snow…I will ALWAYS hate snow!

So – needless to say – I can’t wait for Spring!  I can’t wait for nice weather!  I can’t wait to see the blooming of flowers, the sun beating down, green grass, and wildlife again!

In the meantime this tea helps.

Spring Harvest from Sanctuary T is a Fruity Green and White Tea Blend.  Mostly Green tho and I am ok with that.  The green tea is almost buttery and quite smooth going down.  It’s slightly tropical minus the stereotypical coconut tropical flavor.  I suppose that would be one way of describing it anyways.

Yes!  This sure helps me THINK SPRING!!!!

Tea has saved the day again!  Here’s to SPRING!  CHEERS!!!!

White Lemon from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

WHITE LEMON

Fair Trade Certified & Organic White Tea

Tin / Bio-bag: 45g / 57 cups • Sample: 5 to 7 cups

A full leaf white tea, this is a super smooth brew with a full mouth feel. The lemon essence is distinct but not to the point of overwhelming the mild flavor of the base white tea. A perfect balance of flavours with plenty of anti-oxidants.

Story

The exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely presumed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China. In South and South East Asia, it was known for its antiseptic properties and it was used as an antidote for various poisons. Today, India is the largest producer of lemons and generates 16% of all lemon and lime output worldwide.

Tasters Review:

White Lemon from Shanti Tea…another lovely Shanti offering!  Ahhh!

Dry this smells a little like Lemon Pledge and White Tea. It’s Very Clean. (no pun intended)

Post infusion…it’s more of a gentle lemon and white tea aroma!

This tastes wonderful!  Of course, I like lemon, so that helps!  The White Tea is PERFECT and the Lemon just makes it even more tempting!

I had 1 cup hot and another cold and LOVED both!

 

Wild White Tea from Shang Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Shang Tea

Product Description:

Ingredients: 100% Organic White Tea leaves -Antioxidant Rich

If you are a fan of white tea you will not want to miss this unique tea. Grown on the edge of our tea farm, this wild white tea is creamy and flavorful with a sweet finish, delivering pleasant energy.

Tasters Review:

Plain and Simple…this is a great white tea!  It’s Fresh, Pure, Pretty, Tasty, Smooth, and has somewhat of a floral aftertaste.

The aroma before, during, and after infusion does have a different nose to it…and by different I mean “it’s own” and it really is beautiful!

In a way it reminds me of a friend of mine…unique, sensitive, and fun to be around but she has a wild side, too!

If you are a White Fan Tea…try this one!  If you have tried White Teas before and have found them lacking…perhaps THIS is the White Tea for you…as it offers MORE than the average White Tea.

Snow Jewel from Lahloo Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Lahloo Tea

Product Description:

WHITE TEA » SNOW JEWEL

XI HU, ZHEJIANG, CHINA

The Story:
Snow Jewel white tea is the true queen of teas! Pure elegance! This rare wild Dai Bai silver needle tea grows high in the Fujian mountains.
♥ Downy buds plucked in the spring just before they open
♥ Exquisitely refreshing and delicate
♥ Ripe fruits- peaches, lychees, pear

“Oh my! It’s an absolute revelation! I’m greeted with this amazing peachy flavour. It’s light and sweet and delicious, making me gulp down the lot.” teatunes

PS Perfect chilled over ice

Tasters Review:

Pure…as the driven snow!

Clean…as the whistle!

Crisp…as crisp can be!

Mouthwatering Masterpiece!

This White Tea – Snow Jewel – from Lahloo is a pure delight!  I mean…this is REALLY nice!  It’s sweet and I can taste a hint of fruitiness!

If you are a fan of white tea or looking for something different to dive into…try Snow Jewel from Lahloo!

 

Blueberry White Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Certified Organic White Tea

Tin / Bio-bag: 45g / 50 cups • Sample: 5 to 7 cups

Light and fragrant, the taste is delicate yet satisfying. This organic sensation is of antioxidants. Rather than covering the delicate body of the tea itself, our blend enhances and reveals even more of the natural qualities of the tea. Never bitter or overly strong, you can enjoy this tea any time of the day.

Story

Blueberries are one of the only fruits native to North America. Blueberries are high in vitamin C, a strong antioxidant offering support for the immune system. Blueberries also contain fibre, folate, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, B vitamins, vitamin E and silicon. All in one little, tiny berry!

Tasters Review:

A few years ago when my good friend’s son was a toddler – I went over one summer afternoon for a visit to find him not only eating but devouring a HUGE bowl of blueberries!  And I don’t mean just part of the bowl…the whole bowl!  Back then…you could only get this kid to eat blueberries and hot dogs!  The Blueberry part is what had me excited!  What a wonderful thing to have a craving and love for, eh?  And especially for a toddler!  I sat beside him and watched him mow down on those Blueberries for at least a half hour!  Another great thing about this blueberry story is that his mom grew the blueberries herself!

Over the past few years the area I currently reside has been promoting “Shop Local-Buy Local” and other Buy Local Produce Programs…which I think it wonderful!  Blueberries always seem to be a favorite and rightfully-so!

If you are anything like me – or my friend’s son – and LOVE blueberries you have to look into this tea from Shanti!  It’s a lovely flavored White Tea.  It’s nice and pleasant and fruity-tasting…naturally!  As far at tea strengths go – this is a milder tea but still very tasty!  I did notice that the white tea as well as the blueberry flavors really start coming out to play after it has the chance to cool at room temperature a bit.

Thanks for reading my Blueberry Ramble!  AND my Tea Ramble!  It’s what we do best here – at SororiTEA Sisters!

Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone!

 

White Peony King Tea from Shang Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Shang Tea

Product Description:

Smooth and mellow White Peony King is honored for its soothing health giving properties; this delicate white tea offers a silky texture and savory undertones.

A delicate and fragrant white tea with fruit undertones, White Peony Tea is grown and dried on the top of Tai Mu Mountain. This White Tea won the 2007 Golden Prize in Fujian Province’s White Tea Contest, making it the #1 White Peony in the region.

Tasters Review:

White Peony King not only has an awesome name but this tea has some really  beautiful leaves! They are long and delicate.  This infuses into a lovely golden color.

The floral and fruity notes are wonderful both in aroma and taste!  It’s very creamy…naturally…as well as delicate, sweet, and clean!  This is a VERY nice white tea!

Raspberry Champagne Tea from Octavia Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Octavia Tea

Product Description:

Lush and inviting, Raspberry Champagne blends the floral, honey-like notes of champagne with fresh, blushing berries. White tea is said to be the healthiest of all teas and is picked only a few days each year.

Tasters Review:

Raspberry Champagne from Octavia Tea smells like Raspberry and Flowers!   The taste is Raspberry and floral but very champagne-like and juicy.  The aftertaste is a sweet floral taste. The berry notes are wonderful!  I can even taste a bit of honey as well!

I tend to over infuse my loose leaf teas.  I infuse more of the actual loose leaf but for a little less time to avoid bitterness or overly grassy or mossy tastes in other teas.

When I over infused the amount of this specific tea here is what I found different from the original infusion…

The aroma was of Honey, Berries, White Tea…it was very nice!  The taste was pretty much the same as before but even more so.  The Raspberry really came out when I attempted this!

I also tried a 2nd infusion when I over infused the amount of loose leaf and the taste is a bit on the lighter-side…but still very tasty and satisfying.  I really enjoyed each attempt!  And I really thought this was a great flavored white tea!

 

Strawberry White Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy:  Shanti Tea

Product Description:

This tea combines the soft flavour of white tea with a hint of strawberry. White tea is loaded with antioxidants and is also said to strengthen the circulatory and immune systems. A treat for nose and palette.

Story

Strawberries have grown wild for millennia in temperature regions throughout the world. They were highly prized by many ancient Romans. In the Middle Ages, they were prized again, more so for their medicinal qualities than delicious flavour. Today, the strawberry is the most popular type of berry fruit in the world. While there are more than 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in flavor, size and texture.

Tasters Review:

I tend to add more loose leaf than suggested because I usually like a strong flavor with most or all of my teas.  The first time I tried this one I used what I would call my normal amount of loose leaf.  I was completely shocked at the flavor it was almost too much of the sour and puckery taste to handle.

I promised myself I would then try the suggested amount…and that’s exactly what I did!  It was MUCH better!  A little goes a long way here, folks!  This flavored white is packed with flavor and personality!

At first I thought this had hibiscus in it but I cannot tell – for sure – based on the description – I guess it could just be the strawberries in the dry mix.  It’s a tarty/puckery type strawberry.  In this case, I personally, prefer less as well.  I am not really into tarty teas – so less is more with me!  This one worked out really well when I did what they suggested with the loose leaf amount.  The Strawberry flavor was amazing!  I also LOVE that Shanti Teas did a Strawberry WHITE tea!

Another thing I would like to mention in this review is the aroma!

I will say I LOVE the way this one smells and it reminds me of a strawberry chapstick I used to LOVE as a kid…the 80s RULE…I miss them when it comes to certain stuff like strawberry chapstick!  I know there are other strawberry chapsticks out there but not like the one I specifically remember the aroma to from the 80s!

I just LOVE creative flavored teas and lately flavored WHITES is something I have been extremely interested in.  This is one of Shanti’s newer offerings and I think it’s a treat!

 

 

Organic Silver Tips White Tea from Teapigs

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Teapigs

Product Description:

For two hours in the morning, for two weeks of the year in the Chinese Fujian province where white tea is grown, the pluckers are in the fields at first light to catch the early morning shoots. These are then withered naturally in the sun and sent to people who appreciate this kind of thing (i.e. teapigs). Possibly the most exclusive tea we stock.

naturally contains caffeine

Compare the large leaf in our tea temples to the dust in your regular tea bag; whole leaf is best.

Taste:
Refreshing, light and aromatic. Peaches and apricots. Very pure. We have chosen to bring you genuine white rather than green tea masquerading as white tea. If your white tea looks green in the cup, then it is green tea – watch out for fakes.

Try it:
Simply pure. Adding anything would be like drawing glasses on the Mona Lisa.

Good if you’re feeling:
Impure of thought, word or deed. Forget the rosary and the Hail Marys – redeem yourself with a cup of this gorgeous white tea, crammed full of antioxidants.

To buy our silver tips white tea online, select the quantity of loose leaf tea or tea temples you would like and then add to basket.

Ingredients:
Silver tips white tea from the Fujian Province, China.

Brewing Instructions:
One tea temple per person. Use water just off the boil and infuse for at least 3 minutes. Don’t rush – just relax and watch the leaves unfurl.

Tasters Review:

I just have to say I have always LOVED the name of this tea company!  It very much describes myself!  I’m a complete pig when it comes to tea!  I’m not ashamed to say it either!

As for Organic Silver Tips White Tea from Teapigs…I had this a while back and I had it in a bag which was a silky see-thru type tea bag.  This is a very good tasting bagged white tea!

It’s Light, Sweet, thirst-quenching, semi-fruity tasting, and aromatic…and those are just a few words to describe this tea.

I have found many companies who have tried to do a white bagged tea and have failed.  Teapigs is right on the money!  Nice Job!

Plum Berry from Rishi Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Rishi Tea

Product Description:

A blend of white teas combined with succulent plum and wild forest berries. It’s juicy with a deep ruby colored infusion that’s tart, fruity and naturally refreshing.

Tasters Review:

If you have followed this blog for a while now you may have noticed I tend to make special notes about plums from time to time.  They aren’t necessarily my favorite fruit but they are on my top fruits list!  The reason I mention them here on SororiTEA Sisters is because I sometime find an ingredient that I am on the constant search for that perfect taste or flavor or aroma or feel IN a tea.  Plum is one of those flavors!  Each time I see a tea with Plum in it – I will most likely try it.  With Plum – specifically – I am looking for a plumpiness to it even in my tea!  So I am looking for a plump and juicy plum flavored tea.  Not one that is artificial tasting or barely there.  I guess my plum tastes are quite specific one could say.

I’m not going to tell you that Plum Berry is my favorite Plum tea because it isn’t.  BUT…I am going to tell you what I do like about this tea and why it’s different and why I would have another cuppa!

The first thing that came to mind when I smelled this DRY and prior to infusing was KOOL AID!  Once infused it does smell more like plum and maybe a hint of raspberry.  I prefer the infused aroma better than the dry.  It is pretty juicy smelling!

Thumbs up to Rishi for creativity!  It’s quite plum and berry like and it’s juicy but you can also taste the white tea a little underneath.   It might be a little too flavored for some white tea purists but I think it’s alright!  If you are looking for a plum or berry fix and need something a little different – you might want to try this one!

 

Jasmine Silver Needle from Canton Tea Company

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Canton Tea

Product Description:

Entirely hand-made from Fuding Da Bai Hao tips and sun dried, this delicious silver needle white tea is a high quality Yin Zhen with the characteristic white hairs on a pale green leaf. This high quality Silver Needle white tea has been infused only with the freshest hand-picked jasmine blossoms. Unlike many Jasmine teas this is an authentic infusion made by scattering the Jasmine flowers over the tea buds over several nights so the buds absorb the naturally sweet, heady scent of the jasmine.

The liquor is light and bright and the taste is soft and mellow with the notes of Jasmine lifting the flavour and leaving a long and pleasant aftertaste.

Brewing tip : The Chinese brew this skillfully made tea very lightly so a serving of just 2 grams will be enough to give a delicious infusion. Brew at 75c and infuse at least 3 time.

Tasters Review:

This Jasmine Silver Needle is just perfect for me!  It’s weird because I’m not usually drawn to Jasmine nor am I a fanatic of Silver Needle but this is really great!

I don’t know what it is but this specific Jasmine Silver Needle from Canton Tea reminds me of my grandparent’s backyard in Florida…the way it smells…that is.  Very airy…clean, crisp, floral.  A breath of fresh air!

The taste of the tea is super crisp and clean, too!  The Jasmine doesn’t have that funky old floral after taste that some Jasmines seem to have.  Everything is RIGHT with this Jasmine Silver Needle…at least for me it is!  This should have been called Jennifer’s Jasmine Silver Needle!  (Just kidding)

Pai Mu Tan Grapefruit Tea from Upton Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Upton Tea Imports

Product Description: A premium Pai Mu Tan white tea, flavored with the taste of grapefruit.

Tasters Review:

Pai Mu Tan Grapefruit from Upton has a very gentle aroma.  It’s gentle in every way, actually!  The smell of it is a more floral-white tea with a hint of grapefruit.

As for the taste the grapefruit is subtle. There isn’t a lot there but what is there is lovely!  Grapefruit goes well with white tea – at least I think it does!

This is very pleasant.  I would suggest this for a nice calm-down or end to the day or if you are stressed – it’s comforting and relaxing! A nicely flavored white tea from Upton!

Champagne Raspberry White from Georgia Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Georgia Tea Company

Company Description:

A fine white tea flavored with champagne raspberry.

Taster’s Review:

There is no mistaking it – this tea definitely smells like raspberries and champagne.

And it tastes like it too.  There is a pleasant sparkly taste that glistens over the palate… no it doesn’t actually have the “bubbly-ness” that champagne has, but I can taste that sort of fermented, sparkly taste in this.  It definitely tastes like champagne!

The berry flavor is there too:  bright, juicy, ripe raspberries.  I can taste them here.

These two flavors really complement each other well; the taste of the champagne seems to bring out some of the sweetness and flavor of the berry, while the berries seem to heighten that sweet, fermented grape taste of the champagne.  It is really a delightful marriage of flavors.

And let’s not forget about the white tea, because the flavor of the white tea does not get lost amid these strong flavors – in fact, it seems to enhance some of the more delicate qualities of the champagne and the raspberry flavors… something that I doubt a tea with a stronger presence could do.

I recommend keeping the brewing water temperature low (my water was about 165°F) and steep for a longer period of time (5 minutes or more – with brewing temperatures so low, you needn’t worry too much about bitterness if you steep it for 6 or 7 minutes, but I wouldn’t go further than that), and use a little more leaf than you ordinarily would (I use a tablespoon of white tea leaf rather than a teaspoon).  This will – in my opinion – help you extract the most flavor as possible from this tea without worrying about having an overly delicate tasting brew.  And… brewing it this way will also ensure that if you choose to ice it, your tea will still be just as flavorful iced as it would be hot.

Ramona’s Spiced Pear Bai Mu Dan from 52Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Company Description:

This one was a request from a former employee, Ramona, who asked me repeatedly to create it. I just felt like spiced pear was never as exciting as some of the other crazy blends we were creating, so I never got around to it. Well, I never forgot about it either, so here it is. This one is for you, Ramona!

Taster’s Review:

Pear is one of my favorite fruits, but it isn’t always my favorite flavor for tea.  Very often, the pear flavor will be so delicate that I can hardly taste the pear.  There have been exceptions, though… like this one!

The light-bodied white tea is a lovely base for the softer flavor of the pear, because both the tea and the pear can be tasted without one overwhelming the other.   The spices are skillfully balanced so that they do not overpower the other flavors.  The pear is sweet, juicy and delicious.  The white tea is fresh and crisp.  The spices are gentle and warm, not hot or spicy.

The combination of pear, spice and white tea creates a lovely flavor that reminds me of a baked pear dessert!   Delicious!  Like many baked fruit desserts, this tea tastes best served warm.  I made a pitcher of this to serve as iced tea, and it was yummy, but, I noticed that both the pear and the white tea became a bit muted.  The result was more like a spiced cider – with the fruit flavor being pretty difficult to discern.  It was still very tasty, but, not quite as sumptuous as it is when served hot.

Sliver Needle White Tea from eTeaket

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: eTeaket

Product Description:

Silver Needle is the most famous of all white teas, and for good reason. The delicate downy buds (packed with antioxidants and very low in caffeine) give a delicate but complex flavour with a hint of melon, fresh citrus notes and a lingering finish. Forget silver, this tea deserves a gold medal.

Tasters Review:

I can smell the melon in this prior to infusing! Sliver Needle White Tea from eTeaket is very clean and pretty smelling! Once it has time to infuse a little I can pick up more of the floral and sweet grass aromas underneath too!

It’s also VERY Clean and Smooth on the tongue. The aftertaste is sweet-grass, citrus-melon, and fresh spring bouquet all wrapped up into one! This is Nice!  One of the better and more memorable Sliver Needles I have tried!

Ginger Peach from Octavia Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Octavia Tea

Product Description:

Transport yourself to a fragrant orchard in mid-summer with this mouth-watering blend of peach, ginger and rare white tea. White tea has a delicate, honey-like flavor and contains the highest antioxidant level of all teas.

Our Ginger Peach white tea was a finalist at the World Tea Championships and is one of our best sellers!

Tasters Review:

WOW!  This one knocked my socks off!  WHY!?  Well, I don’t usually like Ginger in most blends…I guess it’s ok in some Ginger Peach pairings but I can usually sample and be satisfied without having to run right out and buy a bunch.  This on is different.  I think it’s because it’s a Ginger Peach WHITE Tea.  The White Tea is lovely in this and the Ginger and Peach couldn’t be more perfectly paired here.  This is nicely scented and flavored.  It makes your mouth water but it’s also thirst-quenching.  Yes, I could taste the Ginger, Peach, and White Tea, but I could also pick up on a honey-like aftertaste.  My iced attempt has an even more honey-like finish than the hot attempt – but I do like BOTH hot and cold of this delightful flavored white tea!  YUM!

Summer Rain from Art of Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Art of Tea

Company Description:

The taste of fresh sliced melon washes the palate and refreshes the spirit. A special blend of organic white tea with all the antioxidant power that white tea leaves have to offer and fresh cantaloupe essence and jasmine. Perfect as an iced tea or after a meal.

Taster’s Review:

Fig orchard!  Yes, that is what I think of when I smell this brewed tea (especially when chilled!)

As far as I know, there are no figs in it, but, there is something about the aroma of this tea that mentally transports me to the fig orchard that I spent many an hour in as a young child, picking sun-ripened figs and eating them right there in the orchard.

Weird, right?

But, I do want to clarify – this tea DOES NOT taste like figs.  It doesn’t even really smell like figs.  There is just something in the aroma that brought that memory to the surface for me.

The white tea base is – not surprisingly – rather delicate but I can definitely taste it – it tastes refreshing and light.  There is a pleasant balance between tea and melon taste.  The melon tastes juicy and sweet – a very pleasant fruity taste that complements some of the softer features of the white tea.

As tasty as the melon flavor is here, there is a part of me that wishes it were not quite so strong so that I could taste more of the jasmine, which just sort of lingers – whispering ever so softly – in the background.  It is a nice touch, but, this jasmine lover wants just a little more of jasmine’s sweet song to dance upon my palate.

This is a delicious blend that is very refreshing.  It is very good hot, but, I strongly suggest trying it iced.  It’s truly amazing as an iced tea and has become one of my FAVORITE teas to serve iced.  And I’ve tried a lot of teas!

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