79 Tasting Notes
Added this tea to Teavana’s list here (sorry for the photo sans bloom, I was in a rush!) … it is from the discontinued Imperial Blooming set. They replaced it with an updated version not long after this one was gifted to me. What a lovely gift it was!! This is a mellow white tea that burst into the most beautiful bundle of petals. It remained in my glass teapot while I drank, and while the flavor grew more prominent it didn’t get bitter. Highly enjoyable blooming tea.
I am in love with this tea! I purchased the 250g tin from Upton and was delighted to receive it the afternoon before a blizzard hit the area. I made a pot of it as we experienced some “thundersnow”, and added hand-pressed rosewater sugar cubes to the pot. It’s delightfully fragrant and isn’t bitter at all if oversteeped.
The rose, just like another person said, is a tiny bit spicy but never overbearing/cloying. I’ve finally found the perfect rose tea for me!
The last time I had this (and after my family burnt through 2 boxes) I found that it stains cups rather severely. I know tea-staining is normal, but I’ve never seen such dark & immediate residue that won’t even come off in the dishwasher. I had to sit down with a scouring pad and scrub it off the interior of several mugs. Still delicious, though!!
This is my mother’s absolute favorite Earl Grey and so I bought her a few boxes and tried a cup. So far this is an enjoyable Earl Grey. The level of bergamot isn’t too sharp and it has a light and pleasant citrus flavor. I’d love to have it with some cranberry scones and Devonshire cream.
I bought this on a whim when Teavana was offering a free tin with any online purchase. When I opened the bag I was hit with the aroma of sweet egg nog, and my father made the same remark when he sniffed it. I brewed it and the egg nog dulled into a soft & pleasant vanilla. The tea itself was medium-bodied and very sweet with a lovely spice undertone. I added a small amount of raw snowberry honey and it was perfect! A new favorite blend from Teavana. :)