When you really think about it, white tea could be just about anything, produced just about anywhere. The only processing is letting the leaves dry—which is common to all other forms of tea. This raises the interesting question why white tea is sometimes depicted as more noble and sophisticated than other varieties of tea. You have to do less not more work to produce white tea, so how can it be more expensive to produce? That’s a puzzle. I look forward to your insights on this matter, my fellow Steepsters!
This flavored organic white tea, Organic Vanilla Apricot Crème from Tazo, has a slightly sweet and fruity scent and flavor. I’m okay with “apricot”, if that’s what they want to call it. The base tea is the uglier variety of white tea, not the beautiful furry silver tips. This sort of white tea always looks very random to me and makes me skeptical about descriptions such as “new white tea buds”. I mean let’s be serious: this looks like old, frazzled dead leaves, along with broken twigs, such as the ones we step on during the fall season.
The flavor is smooth and likable. When it comes to this particular genre of white tea, I say: bring the flavors on!
(Blazing New Rating #43)