Thursday, September 25, 2014

Silk Road Teas White Peony

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green, grey and brown
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: deep gold

There are some white teas that are so spectacular that you find yourself hoarding them away for special occasions. There are others that are more of your every day drinkers. This was one of those teas. Now, it's important to note that I don't mean that this is a bad thing. The taste was pleasantly light and sweet with notes honey and florals. While not overly complex, I also picked up hints of melon in the lingering aftertaste. Their tasting notes mentioned a grapiness that somehow escaped me. It never got bitter, even when oversteeped. At $13.50 for 4oz this one won't break the bank on you either. On the second infusion I noticed a bit of smokiness. That seemed a bit strange for a white tea but this one was heat dried so that may explain it.

White Peony sample provided by Silk Road Teas.