Review: Zhi Tea White Blueberry

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Thumbs up!"In the dry form, on first whiff, the blueberry scent knocked me. It was as if I was eating candy in a flowerbed."
Geoff’s Teaview: 7/10
Other Teaviews: Shelly gave it 9/10, Numi gave it 9/10, Katie gave it 6/10, Christine gave it 7/10, Jamie gave it 7.5/10, Laura gave it 7/10
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zhi-white-blueberry.jpgBai Mu Dan isn't my first choice, but it's a very acceptable runner-up. By itself, it is a more full-bodied white tea in comparison to its cousin, Yinzhen (Silver Needle). In my humble - and needless - opinion, though, it lends more of a grassy finish reminiscent of a standard green. That's not a bad thing, just an observation.

Zhi Tea's White Blueberry is an interesting mix if ever I saw one. I really want to know what the blender was thinking? Blueberries alone would be enough to justify the fusion, but to add blue malva petals? Where and when had they tasted such a thing and thought, "Hmmm...blueberries!"? I think I have to thank him/her because the floral addition lends a certain sophistication to it.

In the dry form, on first whiff, the blueberry scent knocked me. It was as if I was eating candy in a flowerbed. Come to think of it, that doesn't sound like a bad idea. Moving on...

The brew temp for this blend is higher than most, 195 F. I adhered to the almost-boiling point, infusing 2 tablespoons in 12 ounces of water. The liquid form was light, red-brown, and I could smell it through the filter glass I used. The taste of steeped flowers overruled the blueberry, which settled in as an aftertaste. Second infusion had a bit more of a berry-ish bite to it, but not enough to retain dominance. A delightfully relaxing white tea blend, however.

— To purchase Zhi Tea White Blueberry, 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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