I’ve been finishing up a lot of my tea lately in preparation for some new stock. Unfortunately this means that I am out of black teas which I prefer in the morning. I have mate, but I like it with milk which I am out of. So white pineapple coconut it is. Pretty good, but I wish I had something with a bit more of a kick. Perhaps I will break down and have the mate without milk.
After previous iced tea success, I decided to use the rest of my tin as a cold brewed iced tea. It has been brewing since yesterday and it is pretty awesome. I think we are just going to decant as we drink since I’m just using a regular pitcher, but I’m really enjoying this. It is so good in fact that my husband wanted to know how much a pound or similar large amount would cost. I think I’m slowly turning him into a tea drinker after all.
I think I will have to up the rating for this tea: I was actually craving this one. I’ve craved plenty of teas, but never a white. That is really saying something about this particular one. Amazing. I think that white teas seem to get better the longer they are steeped, but that may only be true with the ones I have had. This has an insanely strong coconut smell and taste backed by a light white tea fresh hay-like flavor. The fruit flavors are dominant, the hay-like flavor is barely there which makes it enjoyable.
I actually made this last night, but I just wanted to comment on the extremely forgiving nature of this tea. I set the tea to steep and completely forgot about it. I remembered at least 30 minutes later and the tea was actually very good. No strange tastes or bitterness were present. This would be a great tea to take in one of those travel mugs with a built in infuser because you could carry it around for quite awhile with leaves in the water without worrying about ruining the tea. Slight rating bump.
I brewed this up last night and let it chill. This is perhaps a better iced tea than hot.
I decided to have this tea iced today, or a version of iced. I just brewed the tea normally, threw it into a mug with a bit of honey, stirred, and popped it all in the freezer for about an hour. It isn’t iced tea cold, but it is on the cool side of things. Overall, this is very nice at the cooler temperature. The white tea base takes on a more floral quality, but not an in-your-face floral. I believe that the pineapple is the focus at this temperature, rather than the usual coconut but that is a good thing today. I may have to go brew some more and chill it so I will have some once my current mug is gone.