Tea Company: TeaFrog (website)
Ingredients: Pai Mu Dan, coconut pieces, pink rose petals and flavour
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Water: 180˚F / Leaves: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 3–4 minutes
To be a white tea fan, one must generally appreciate tea that whispers, not shouts. Most white tea is subtle and only hints at having a flavor. Thus, Coconut Vanilla Flavored white is a pleasant surprise to a drinker of louder, bolder flavored teas. It doesn’t exactly shout but it speaks audibly, firmly, and pleasantly!
The dry tea is beautiful–big, long-legged leaves, complemented by white coconut shavings and tiny rosebuds—and would be lovely in an apothecary jar. Its aroma is smooth and sweet, not greenish or grassish.
But don’t spend too much time with your nose in the dry mix–get on with making yourself a cup, because you’re in for a treat. The steeped tea is pale, but don’t let the color fool you. It’s velvety-thick and every bit as coconutty sweet as “advertised” in by dry aroma: very, very similar in character to white chocolate cocoa.
The quality pai mu dan leaves take a second steep well. A good thing: you’ll want seconds!
You can purchase the Jasmine Green Tea directly from the TeaFrog website.
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