Tea of the Week For July 15, 2019: The White Rabbit's Tea!
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The White Rabbit's Tea!
A White Tea w/Carrots & Carrot Cake Essence
Tea Description: This blend might be a very literal interpretation of a tea for the White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland but it's so tasty! I think that in this case, going to an obvious interpretation was the right way to go!
In the past, I've done a few carrot/carrot cake-ish type blends, but this one is - in my opinion - the best I've done thus far. The carrot cake flavor is THERE - I taste the notes of carrot and a bit of spice cake. I even get a bit of tangy cream cheese frosting.
The secret, I think, is with the base. I used a beautiful, fluffy white Bai Mu Dan tea. The flavor is soft and delicate and it allows the carrot cake flavors to do their thing . . . .without masking the notes of the gentle white tea. The result is a soft, sweet tea that tastes like carrot cake. It's really quite lovely. So good, in fact, that I think it might be something worth being a bit late for!
A gluten-free, allergen-free & VEGAN tea blend!
ingredients: white tea
organic ingredients: Carrots & natural flavors
I really love how this one turned out. The carrot cake flavor is well-defined. There's even a subtle hint of cream cheese frosting. Notes of spice. The white tea is soft and silky. Just a really pleasing cup to sip.
I drank my first cup of this hot and I finished it off pretty quickly - and as I was about to pour myself a second cup from the pot, I decided to let it cool so that I could try it iced. I'm really glad I did - because it's just as good iced as it is hot.
to brew: because white leaves are usually so big and fluffy, it's hard to measure them with a teaspoon. I really recommend using a scale for it, and use 3 grams of tea to 12 ounces of hot water (heated to 165°F) and allow to steep for 3 1/2 minutes. strain and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. enjoy!