Saturday, July 21, 2012

Numi Organic Tea Flowering Dragon Lily White Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: bright green with deep orange flowers
Ingredients: white tea, osmanthus petals, orange lily blossoms
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

Flowering teas are a sort of guilty pleasure for me. The taste isn't always so great but gosh darn it they are pretty! This one had a light apricot taste and a smooth mouthfeel. That flavor likely came from the osmanthus petals. It unfurled fairly quickly but was still elegant and fun to watch. I suggest taking the tea bundle out of the water once it has fully bloomed because this one got bitter fairly quickly. It's against my better judgement to use such hot water for white tea but I always try to follow the vendors directions when reviewing a tea. Despite the bitter turn, this was a fairly good selection made with high quality leaves. I would probably recommend this tea.

Purchase this tea here.

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