Friday, February 7, 2014

T-We Tea Flailing Princess

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of rose petals and coconut
Ingredients: autumn flush Darjeeling, coconut ribbon, rose petals
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: bone china teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: dark amber

With blend names like Bicurious George and Guurl Grey I think it's safe to say that +Christopher Coccagna and the rest of the team at T-We Tea are among the most creative in the business. Could they be any more San Francisco? This blend caught my attention because its base is an autumn flush Darjeeling. The taste was floral, fruity and sweet with a buttery soft mouth-feel. Everything was very well balanced and I really loved that the natural muscatel of the tea was still able to shine through. Coconut has a tendency to come across as very artificial but its use was very subtle here. Overall it was a delicate and feminine cup and while it isn't the kind of blend that I would ordinarily seek out, sometimes it's nice to feel like a pretty princess for a few moments. Something tells me that this might be fun to make a very girly cocktail with. What do you think?

P.S. I love that they list bippity boppity boo on the ingredient list!

Flailing Princess sample provided by T-We Tea.