4 Tasting Notes
Lovely, lovely white. I’m not very experienced at describing tea, but this one was full of interesting and pleasant flavors. Delicate but not boring.
I’m not usually a fan of unflavored greens and whites; I drink them when I’m sick because it’s the only kind of tea I don’t care to add sugar to. But White Symphony is almost too good for that — certainly not worth wasting on those sick days when my sense of smell and taste are diminished. I could almost drink this tea every day, and that is an unexpected compliment from someone who typically sticks to unflavored blacks.
First impressions a little damped by the tea bits that escaped my infuser. This is a broken-leaf tea, so probably best in a sachet or fine mesh infuser. Lesson learned.
It was fine without cream or sugar, though a bit more bitter than finer whites I have tried. The added flavors are nice, though — delicate but not hidden — and suit the white tea flavor nicely.
I happened to like it better with sugar, and surprisingly, even better with cream. Yet there’s still a somewhat astringent aftertaste. I would say it’s nice but not perfect. Probably worth trying a weaker brew next time. (I brew everything stronger than recommended, but for some reason I brewed this especially strong today.)