Sunday, August 25, 2013
Zentboutique Bouquet de Roses
Leaf Appearance: lots of flower petals with varied shades of green
Ingredients: jasmine, rose, white tea, peppermint, lavender
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: brassy gold
This tea lived up to its name because it was certainly a bouquet. The white tea base was just barely there but it provided a perfect stage for the other flavors to really stand out. I was worried at first because I'm not always a fan of flowery teas. The dry leaves could have passed for potpourri. Thankfully the jasmine, rose and lavender combined to make a gentle floral sweetness rather than a mouthful of perfume. Rose was the dominant flavor out of the three. The mint did not really stand out for me other than a slight coolness in the aftertaste. There was no bitterness or astringency to speak of. I could see this blend working very well as an iced tea. It might not be something that I would reach for all of the time but if you love jasmine or rose I would definitely recommend giving it a try.
You can find out more about this tea here.