|"This is the first I have enjoyed that has non-fruit ingredients. The flavors are so varied in this tea. I really suggest you give this a try."|
This is a tea to take courting. The smell of roses is evident without hesitation. Along with it comes the Silver Needle a fine compliment. The dried flowers have a nice pink hue providing a nice balance to the tea. All in all this is tea that shows great promise. The Silver Needle is such a wonderful looking tea with the needles long, rolled, white/grey, and with peach fuzz. It is such a nice tea to look at.
I am particularly careful steeping certain white teas. This is clearly one of them. This tea is best brewed with a water temperature of around 180 degrees for bout 3 minutes. That is what I tried for.
The aroma from the brewed tea is captivating. There clearly scents that are inviting, drawing you in. I like that kind of tea. There is no question that a large part of the taste of tea, as well as food and drink, is the scent/aroma. The rose smell is quite distinguishable. It is a good compliment as it is neutral with respect to sweet or sour. There is a hint almost like a citrus bite and something suggesting great flavor.
The tea is very delicate like the flower it contains. There is no bitterness or sourness at all. The tea has a very light sweet character though it has other flavors involved. There layers present not found in single ingredient teas. I like there is no unpleasantness to the tea. Even as this cools the way the taste remains constant and confident. Usually I enjoy white blends that include fruit, whether it is strawberry, peach, blueberry, etc. Of those I haven’t found many I don’t like. This is the first I have enjoyed that has non-fruit ingredients. The flavors are so varied in this tea. I really suggest you give this a try.
This is a wonderful white tea. The rose is a perfect compliment to the Silver Needle. This tea is a fine example of a flavored white. One of the best I have tried. It is a good companion for a quiet night, conversations with friends, and other times like these.
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