Tea for Tuesday #13Hi! Since we've had a lot of white floating from sky to earth lately I decided we should review white tea. This particular brand of white tea was a gift from Nonna. Teatulia is an organic tea grown in Bangladesh.
This package holds 16 pyramid sachets.
The sachets are tagless, so have a spoon or tea tongs handy. I'm using out inGenuiTea pot, so we're good to go. Anyway, can you see the lovely long tea leaves curled inside the pyramid? They are lovely.
Here's a closer look.
I've put the pyramid in the pot and we've added hot water. It's not very dark to start. We've set the timer for 3 minutes. While we wait, let's take a look at the packaging.
Teatulia is nice, they give us lots of instruction and information on the package!
See! Tea information, steeping instructions and how many times the sachet can be used and ingredients and company information. Love it!
A bit of a mission statement too.
Done! White tea does not get dark like black tea or green like, well, like green tea. It has a slightly golden color to it.
It smells nice. I'm not sure I get the peach and nectarine notes mentioned in the description.
Here is a better look at the golden color.
Ah, the first sip. Sometimes it's the best.
The white tea is quite mild. I still don't get the peach and nectarine. I wonder if a sweetener will bring them out more? Let's try honey.
BLECH! No, no, no, nope! That does not work. Tastes like medicine. (shudders) I need a plain sip to cleanse my palate. (giggles) (sighs) Okay, that's better. Ready to move on. I'm going to try regular table sugar.
Okay, that's not bad. I think I like it this way best.
Remember how the package told us we could get two cups from one sachet. Let's give it a try. The inGenuiTea pot is still being wash, so we're just steeping in a cup. You want to make sure your water isn't too hot. White tea is delicate and too hot water can change the flavors in a bad way.
I love how it floats.
The second steeping still results in a nice golden color.
Lovely, mild aroma.
Again, has a delicate flavor. No notes call out to me. This time I want to try a tiny bit of sugar in the raw. I mean, maybe half a teaspoon. (sips)
This is my favorite. Now I get a tiny hint of the peach.
Teatulia white tea.
A delicate tea for those times you crave a cuppa to go with your fruit desserts.
- Make sure your water is not too hot and do not oversteep. Both will result in a grassy, bitter cup which is not good at any temperature.
- I found if I ate berries or chocolate with a hot and warm cup brings out the peach and necatrine notes. These notes are also more prominent as the tea cools.
Hope you enjoyed my tea review! Have a great day!
Tchau! Até mais tarde!
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