Saw how cold it was going to be on the day I was in office last week and immediately reached for one of Bitterleaf’s ‘In The Mood For Tea’ stuffed mandarin oranges to sip on throughout the day! This one is the Jinggu white tea and, though it’s definitely much less sweet than the black tea version I had not very long ago, it is still aromatic and delicious in its own distinct way. I definitely get more of that deep and soothing medicinal and coating flavour of orange that I find in most chenpi teas, but it almost feels closer to snow chrysanthemum in that it also has the pungent florals and herbaceous notes of dill to complete and round out the profile. It’s delicious and warming on this cold day and there’s really not much else I could ask for in this moment!
(I did steep the whole stuffed mandarin; just cracked it in half first)
Tea Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZPWQzWO4uC/