Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tea Review: Teatulia White

Tea for Tuesday #13

Teatulia: White Tea

Hi! 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.
[Timer beeps]
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.
[Time passes]
I'm back! 
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.
[Timer beeps]
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.

Xyra's Notes

  • 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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  1. I will have to tell my grand daughter about this tea as she loved tea. She literally can sit and drink a whole tea pot full. One cup is never enough. My grandmother was British so we are tea drinkers. Though she drank her's in a two handled soup bowl with warmed milk and sugar. I prefer mine with just sugar.

    You are right about the water not being too hot even though I love my coffee and tea very hot. My grandmother said never bring the water to a boil, then take the pot off the burner for about 30 seconds. I love using lose tea and have several holder's.

    1. That's interesting! I love the two-handled soup bowl method.

      Our collection of infusers is growing. We have at least 4 maybe more. Some of the ones available are really funny.

  2. You know this is one of my new favorites. One thing I really like about it is that you can use a large mug and not feel jipped (because it makes 2 small cups). I think I do brew mine longer than you though. I haven't picked up the grassy taste yet.

    1. The water was really hot, like steam billowing from the spout and we kind of forgot about it the one time and it was cool by the time we took the bag out.

      I'm glad you haven't experienced the grassy taste.