Joy’s Teaspoon Riesling

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: mix of whole and broken leaves. The cornflowers added a punch of color
Ingredients: Pai Mu Tan, Cui Min, rose hip peel, freeze-dried black currants, flavoring, mallow blossoms, cornflower blossoms
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: bright gold

Having just started working at a wine shop I was really excited to try this blend. The aroma truly smelled like Riesling. I am happy to say that it tasted exactly as it smelled as well. It was flowery and sweet with notes of pineapple and grapefruit. I was amazed at how grapey it was as well. From the description on their website, it seems that the “flavoring” may be actual grape juice. I love authenticity in a tea blend! I tried a second infusion which was much more subtle but that is to be expected of a white tea like this.

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