Sweet Orange White

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Orange Peel, White Tea
Flavors
Lettuce, Orange
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “this was another disappointment for me today. I had high hopes for it based on the smell of the dry leaf, but it was not meant to be. It reminds me a LOT of the wild sweet orange tea from tazo...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Backlog: A strong orange aroma in the dry leaf, but the flavor isn’t as strong as the fragrance would suggest. That’s not to say that the orange is absent in the flavor, it isn’t, it just isn’t as...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So I decided to cold brew this one. I thought it was quite nice, even after sitting for quite a few days. And then I saved the leaves and did a second cold brew with it. I thought it was quite nice...” Read full tasting note
  • “I took one look at this and decided to hold it for iced teas, so it’s my first time trying it today after cold-brewing it for 14 hours. I think I may have oversteeped it as it is just a little bit...” Read full tasting note
    75

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Our delicate Shou Mei white tea is balanced perfectly with a touch of citrus. Dried orange peel results in a sweet and refreshing addition to the citrus flavor dancing amongst the backdrop of the gently floral Shou Mei. Delicious served iced as well as hot, this tea makes an ideal light, summery drink with a twist of citrus.

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this was another disappointment for me today. I had high hopes for it based on the smell of the dry leaf, but it was not meant to be. It reminds me a LOT of the wild sweet orange tea from tazo that i liked when i first started drinking tea but have since found icky. This isn’t a terrible tea per say…it’s just not the delicious orange tea that i hoped for based on the smell. it falls flat.

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Backlog:

A strong orange aroma in the dry leaf, but the flavor isn’t as strong as the fragrance would suggest. That’s not to say that the orange is absent in the flavor, it isn’t, it just isn’t as strong as the scent led me to believe it would be.

And I’m glad it’s not as strong, because it would have overpowered the Shou Mei white tea. The white tea and the orange flavors meld well together. Sweet, juicy, flavorful, and refreshing! This makes a stunning iced tea!

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So I decided to cold brew this one. I thought it was quite nice, even after sitting for quite a few days. And then I saved the leaves and did a second cold brew with it. I thought it was quite nice still. Quite orange, but I don’t think it tastes fake.

hippiechick 42

Could you tell me how to cold brew?

Cheri

Cold brew is easy. Put dry leaf in container. Add water. Put in fridge. Wait (8+ hours). Strain. Drink.

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I took one look at this and decided to hold it for iced teas, so it’s my first time trying it today after cold-brewing it for 14 hours. I think I may have oversteeped it as it is just a little bit bitter, but the orange is very nice and a little bit of agave would probably make this perfect! I’ve got lots left to experiment with though!

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This is a blend of orange peel, Shou Mei White Tea, Safflowers, Sunflowers, and Orange Flavor for a citrus themed twist on a classic white tea. The aroma is very citrus heavy, it is a little on the artificial side and sadly reminds me of the orange bathroom cleanser I used to use. Underneath the heavy swath of orange there are notes of lettuce and delicate floral.

Once the leaves have steeped in their little basket, the wet leaves’ aroma is intensely orange, still too artificial for my liking. There is also a bit of tartness and lettuce to the aroma. The liquid smells pretty much the same, I am afraid!

Tasting the tea sadly confirmed my fear, this tea tastes like air freshener. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not such a tea snob that a candy flavored tea puts me off…just certain flavors do not necessarily work. I find that any citrus that is a flavor and not all natural tends to taste too much like cleaning chemicals, but it could be that I have a preference for citrus scented cleaners. Other than the air freshener taste there are notes of lettuce and a tiny bit of orange sweetness. I really like the idea of an orange white tea, just maybe I will hunt one down that just has orange bits in it.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/06/simple-loose-leaf-june-subscription-box_7.html

Flavors: Lettuce, Orange

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This one is interesting.

Method: 1 heaped tsp. @ 200 degrees, grandpa style. Added more water near the end of the first cup and the 2nd cup didn’t taste weak.

Dry Leaf Aroma: Smells like citrus, but not orange. This smells like bergamot, tangerine, and neroli had a baby. It also has a smell like a familiar candy, but I can’t quite place it to say which one.

Brewing Aroma: Pretty much the same as above.

Flavor: Oddly, I liked this, overall. I’m not always a huge fan of citrus in teas. This one is mellow and pleasant. I could detect some bitterness in the 2nd cup, but that’s probably due to the brewing style, so I can’t fault the tea. I plan to try it as a cold brew tonight.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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