Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teavivre True Love Flower Tea


Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: mottled green, tight ball shape
Ingredients: silver needle green tea, marigold, globe amaranth and jasmine
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: bright gold

This tea was slow to unfurl but the flowers hidden inside were really beautiful. It was very light and floral with Jasmine being the dominant taste, typical of a flowering tea. The liquor was a really bright gold that caught the light in an amazing way when I poured it into my double walled glass tasting cups. I suggest using a taller glass for this tea. My glass teapot is a little squat and there wasn't quite enough room for the floating strings of flowers. As far as flowering teas go, this selection was pretty high quality. I would definitely recommend it.