|"A "blossoming" tea that does not blossom? Disappointing. Effect on your pocketbook? Disappointing. This tea's flavor? Not disappointing in the least. "|
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.
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