Review: The NecessiTeas Sunrise

Hibiscus Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Orange Peel Tea, Rose Tea, The Necessiteas, White Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"Strong flavor of hibiscus helps the tea end with a nice tang that lasts awhile. Also near the end, the orange peel is evident. This tea has nice balance. I enjoy white tea blends and this is no exception."
David_A’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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necessiteassunrise1Background:
I have been enjoying NecessiTeas for about 3 or 4 months. Until today I never saw the information label on the bottom of the tin. It's funny since I store my teas on shelf above my head and yet until the day I decide to write my first NecessiTeas review I never saw it. By the way, the tea comes in a nice round tin that is airtight. The lid has a very cool seal.

Sunrise has been for my a very surprising white tea blend. This is a tea that has found it's way into my week day routine that includes a thermos for work. That in itself is high praise and recommendation as at present there are only about 5 teas in the work day list.

The smell of the tea is full of the wonderful blend consisting of: white tea, hibiscus, orange peel, lemon grass, rose petals, and natural flavors. I always wonder what "natural flavors" really are. Hints of orange with the tang of lemon grass and hibiscus are clear.

Brewing:
The label calls for a teaspoon per 8 ounces of water steeped for 5 - 7 minutes, which is a long time for a white tea. It definitely tastes better brewing longer than the usual 2 - 3 minutes for a white tea. I do not use fully boiled water and let it sit for at least a minute before steeping.

Taste/Impressions:
This tea has a small bite to it. It's a little tart, which I like. Strong flavor of hibiscus helps the tea end with a nice tang that lasts awhile. Also near the end, the orange peel is evident. This tea has nice balance. I enjoy white tea blends and this is no exception. I like a shorter brewing time then the recommendation,  generally around 3 minutes. I think the white tea starts getting a little bitter with longer brewing. There is definitely a back and forth as longer brewing is best for the herbal components and shorter for the tea.

I am a bit stuffy at the moment so I can't give very good impressions of the smell of the tea warm. As is true with many teas, the aroma warm is far more subtle than in the tin.

There are many fruity white tea blends such as strawberry, blueberry, pomegranate, etc. Fruit works very well with white tea. This is a blend with different ingredients that works well, actually very well.

Conclusion:
NecssiTeas is known for it's unusual and appealing blends. From what I can tell that is about all they sell. I have tried three so far and been completely impressed. I like this tea. It is a regular of mine and will continue to be for a very long time. I like the tartness and other flavors. A wonderful blend.

— To purchase The NecessiTeas Sunrise, 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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