Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"This is a very mellow and mild brew, which on some occasions may be just what you are looking for. This tea just crosses the line into sweet territory and there is also a hint of a nutty flavor here."|
Earthbound Tea is a company who's tea selection is fairly limited, but their selection does appear to be of high quality. Today I sampled their White Peony daisy, a hand-woven Darjeeling tea. The dry arrangement is rather two-dimensional, but once brewed, the leaves expand in all directions so the flower is more like a bursting star; really. This is a tea that appeals to multiple senses, as watching the flower bloom was relaxing and impressive. At first, the liquid was a pale yellowish color but as it sat in my mug, it darkened a bit. At its darkest, however, it was still a pale tan. I had high hopes for this tea after seeing it bloom. Unfortunately, it falls a little shore in the flavor category, and let's be honest, flavor is the primary aspect by which a tea should be judged. I wouldn't call this tea flavorless, but it is certainly beyond mild. I used the bloom to make one large (~10 oz) cup of tea, and given the leaves-to-water ratio, I highly doubt that the weak flavor is due to dilution. Rather, I think this is just a very mellow and mild brew, which on some occasions may be just what you are looking for. I can see this tea working best as a late afternoon cup or partnered with a light lunch. This tea just crosses the line into sweet territory and there is also a hint of a nutty flavor here. In all, this tea doesn't commit too strongly to any flavor, and thus renders itself to mindless sipping rather than contemplative drinking. I could see myself "mindlessly sipping" quite a bit of this though, as even though it is an uber-mild tea, I did find it refreshing and enjoyable.
— 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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