Ring In The New Year

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White Tea
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Flavors
Citrus, Floral, Orange Zest, Smooth, Tannic, Fruity, Grapes, Vegetal, White Wine
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Vegan
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185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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  • “I’ve never had a champagne dream cocktail either, Anne! But orange and pomegranate together sounds fantastic. The dry leaf smells juicy and red. Mostly red fruits with a touch of orange. I’m not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not only am I the first to review this tea, but this is the first time I’m drinking it! Day 13 of the 2018 homemade advent calender has the theme of teas from 52teas. I thought it seemed...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for January 1, 2018!

Confession time – I’ve never actually tasted a “Champagne Dream” Cocktail. I happened upon the recipe for it while browsing the web and the ingredients sounded like it would make for an interesting tea flavor – especially since this year New Year’s Day actually falls on a Monday. So I thought I’d give it a try . . .

And it’s really tasty!

I started with Moonlight White tea (Yue Guang Bai) and added some champagne essence. Then I added dried orange wedges and freeze-dried pomegranate arils. The result is a tasty tea! The three components play very nicely together – there’s a pleasant balance of orange, pomegranate and grape-y notes from the champagne. It’s been years since I’ve actually had a glass of champagne – so I don’t know that I’m qualified to say that this tastes like ‘champagne’ – but I do get a grape-like note which I attribute the champagne essence. The white tea is a delightful base for these flavors – it’s light and crisp.

The overall flavor is sweet – but that doesn’t surprise me. I may not have had a champagne dream cocktail before, but I have had a mimosa before (with champagne and orange juice) and what I remember from that experience is that the drink was quite sweet – and this does taste remarkably similar to how I recall the mimosa tasting – although I think that this has a tad more tartness to it thanks to the pomegranate.

It’s quite a nice tea! Here’s to a lovely 2018!

ingredients: white tea, organic oranges, freeze-dried pomegranate arils, amaranth petals & organic natural flavors

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I’ve never had a champagne dream cocktail either, Anne! But orange and pomegranate together sounds fantastic. The dry leaf smells juicy and red. Mostly red fruits with a touch of orange. I’m not sure if it’s the age of it (I’ve had it sealed since getting it), but once steeped, a lot of the fruitiness disappears and you’re left with a slightly hay-like white base. There is a bit of pomegranate but it’s so faint.

Not really sure what to think of it. It may be better iced, but I’ve been so lazy with preparing tea cold. Have I mentioned that I accidentally broke my DAVIDsTEA glass pitcher a few months ago? That really hurt. Really hurt. Especially because they don’t seem to make them anymore, only the plastic ones, and I’m not crazy over the idea of cold steeping in plastic. I’ve yet to find a replacement. Sigh. It’s a huge reason why I’ve been neglecting my herbal fruity blends at the very least.

52Teas

Sorry to hear about your glass pitcher – I really hate storing tea in plastic – whether brewed or dry leaf – so I understand how you hesitant to get a plastic pitcher for your tea. I hope you find something to your liking soon!

Fjellrev

Thanks! I know, right? The concept of plastic and tea is just so wrong to me.

52Teas

A few years ago, I found just a basic glass pitcher at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Back then, I did all my iced tea brewing via hot brewing method and it works splendidly for that. Now, I do a good bit of cold brewing, but I just go simple with a large mason jar and a nice infuser that I found on Amazon that is made for mason jar cold brewing – I find this works well for me.

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Not only am I the first to review this tea, but this is the first time I’m drinking it!

Day 13 of the 2018 homemade advent calender has the theme of teas from 52teas. I thought it seemed appropriate to open and try a new tea since I finished up \eg cupcake this morning.

I found this to have a lightly floral but falvourful white base. Delicate, fruity, and floral in the aftertaste. Most of what I taste is citrus/orange rind, which I could have done without but it isn’t a bad thing. I would have been happier to get more white wine/Champagne flavour or something resembling alcohol. It might be that this white tea is now many months old, however I just opened the bag today. I will have to report back on that one as I get to the bottom of the bag. At the moment, it reminds me a lot of When Doves Cry with the orange and floral notes.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Orange Zest, Smooth, Tannic

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