Friday, June 18, 2010

Teatulia Organic White Tea


Teatulia is one of my favorite companies because of their commitment to fair trade and environmentally friendly business practices. I love that all of their teas come from their own garden in Northern Bangladesh. The dry leaves of this tea were a greenish grey in color and covered in downy hair. I was surprised at how thin and wispy they were. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 185 degree water for 3 minutes. The liquor was a grassy yellow color.

This tea was mellow but with a complex flavor profile that really drew me in. There were floral and fruity notes as well as a very light vegetal astringency. It was sweet and very refreshing. I definitely will have to try this one iced. A second steeping did not take away much of the strength. I have an odd habit of taste testing dry leaves and these tasted exactly the same as the tea itself. I've only had a few Indian grown white teas but I’ve really enjoyed them so far. I would definitely recommend this tea.

2 comments:

  1. This stuff is awesome. Probably ranked in the Top 10 of white teas I've tried. Certainly the best of the sachet-ed bunch.

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  2. I tend to like the stronger white teas like Shou Mei and some Bai Mu Dan, and it seems that so far, most companies cultivating and producing white tea outside of China seem to stick with the more delicate varieties, so I have yet to try a non-Chinese white tea that I like.

    But I would still be interested in trying this. I have not tried any teas from Bangladesh and it fascinates me how certain aspects of flavor and aroma end up being associated with different regions. Teatulia recently offered to send me some samples, and I'm excited! =)

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