Zentboutique Bouquet de Roses

Country of Origin: not listed
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.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.