Review: Teas Etc. White Rose

Bai Mu Dan Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea, Organic Tea, Rose Tea, Teas Etc Add comments
K’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"Because it is so calm and mellowing with such a light body, this stands out in a sea of floral blends by standing back."
K’s Teaview: 8/10
Other Teaviews: Nicole gave it 5/10, Joe gave it 5.5/10, Raven gave it 8.5/10, Dan gave it 7.5/10, Shaiha gave it 7.5/10
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teasetcwhiteroseRose teas are tricky. They can be a delicate blend of floral goodness or they can taste like you are drinking perfume. As I smell this dry blend, I am immediately optimistic about the balance of floral flavours and delicate white tea. The leaves appear beautiful and, actually, more appealing than the picture on Teas Etc's website, which doesn't do any justice to the magenta rose petals and crisp chrysanthemums.

I opted to steep one tablespoon of this blend for four minutes with 180 degree water. The liquor is a blazing yellow with a tint of amber. The cup smells sweet, mostly of the chrysanthemums, pleasant but very weak. It is hard to catch hold with your nose, but it is wondrous when you can.

The flavour is, in short, delicate and perfectly balanced. It is a soft and beautiful tea, great for winding down. Because it is so calm and mellowing with such a light body, this stands out in a sea of floral blends by standing back. Sadly, I must stop lauding Teas Etc's offering for a moment and say a word of warning to the rose lovers out there: The rose in this blend is almost overly delicate. I love its balance, but considering the name White Rose, you may be disappointed by how calmly it blends with the Bai Mu Dan and Chrysanthemum. It mostly sits at the back of the tongue and comes out in the finish.

For the second infusion, I let the used leaves steep for five minutes. This infusion is somewhat less sweet and bolder with a heavier mouthfeel, though it is still very light. Though different, I find it just as pleasant as the first cup. The third steep, which I left for six minutes, left me with an almost scentless cup. By this point, the floral additions are almost entirely gone, but the Bai Mu Dan has held out well enough. This is a very minimalist end to a calm and quiet tea, one that I am finding to be uniquely beatiful.

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