Friday, November 2, 2012

Numi Organic Tea Flowering Lavender Dream White Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: plump, bright green
Ingredients: white tea, lavender blossoms, hibiscus petals
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: deep gold

This tea was rich yet delicate and very floral. However, it wasn't a potpourri-like or overly perfumy taste. I loved that I was still able to taste the white tea underneath all of that flower power. The finish was a little dry but not unpleasant. Lavender always relaxes me so this was a great bedtime tea. The blossoms were very tiny and floated loosely so you may want to use a strainer if you don't want them to wind up in your teacup. I was a little disappointed because the hibiscus petals never unfurled. Defects can happen with any handmade tea like this but I didn't feel that it affected the taste at all. Just for fun, I made an animated gif of this tea blooming. My camerawork is a bit shaky since it kept floating out of frame but I think I might do this for all flowering tea reviews. What do you think?

You can find out more about this tea here.