Review: Earthbound Tea White Peony Daisy

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Its OK"A "blossoming" tea that does not blossom? Disappointing. Effect on your pocketbook? Disappointing. This tea's flavor? Not disappointing in the least. "
Dan’s Teaview: 6/10
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earthboundwhitepeonyAs this was filed under the "blossoming" section of Earthbound Tea's website, I was excited to finally try one of these nifty creations. Well, perhaps my cup was too confining (though the daisy seemed to have plenty of room to breathe), or perhaps I was expecting too much fanfare, but... well... it didn't do anything. It certainly didn't "blossom". It just kind of sat there and steeped. This should have been a given, since there were no flowers to blossom. Pretty disappointing in that regard.

This White Peony Daisy is hand-woven Darjeeling that's shaped into a sea urchin type ball of spiky tea leaves. Pretty nifty, but again - no "blossom". Which is fine and all, but this begs the questions: (a) why is this filed under the "blossoming" category?; and (b) why use all this delightful tea on a hand-threaded ball o' tea that is meant to be used (assumedly) only once, thus making it incredibly expensive?

I prepared this tea with 185-190 degree water for approximately 3.5 minutes. The resultant liquor was a very pale yellow hue. The flavor, I must admit, was exquisitely delicious - very very mild, and quite sweet in a natural way.

In all, this was a delicious tea, but leaves one scratching their head as to why to go through the expense of presentation with a tea that doesn't actually blossom, but is rather an intertwined ball of inanimate tea leaves? If this was offered in an affordable loose-leaf, my rating would come with a much higher recommendation.

— To purchase Earthbound Tea White Peony Daisy, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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