Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Art of Tea Starry Night

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small and dark, white tea star is adorable
Ingredients: Organic black loose leaf tea, white loose leaf tea, natural flavors
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: dark amber

It's rare that a tea can be described as adorable but this one was exactly that. I loved the stars made out of white tea. While not really apparent in the flavor profile, they were a unique addition. It was fun to watch them unfurl, much like a flowering tea. The base Assam was malty and earthy but subtle enough to let the flavoring shine through. I was happy to find that it was't overpowering or artificial tasting. Vanilla is like comfort food for me and it lent a subtle creaminess to this tea. I'm usually not one for adding anything to my teas but I found myself craving just a touch of almond milk. The soothing vanilla and mellow taste would make this blend a great evening tea. This is the first tea that I've reviewed from Art of Tea and if this one is any indication, I'm sure that I'll love the rest of their offerings.

You can find out more about this tea here.