White Anastasia

Tea type
Green White Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bergamot, Citrus, Bitter, Floral, Lemon, Hay, Oats, Earth, Smooth
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 137 oz / 4065 ml

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ORANGE BLOSSOM-FLAVOURED WHITE TEA WITH BERGAMOT

A refined blend of white tea with floral notes and delicate citrus flavor

Kusmi Tea created White Anastasia in keeping with its values and rich heritage. It’s a special version of our iconic Anastasia tea, now celebrating its 100 year anniversary. A delicate combination of orange blossom, bergamot and lemon subtly flavors this white tea blend, delighting fans of our historic recipe.

INGREDIENTS
White tea, green tea, essential oils of bergamot and lemon, natural flavourings.

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Sipdown (221)

W is for…White Anastasia

Thank you Roswell Strange for this share! I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this but seeing it went further than one round in your sipdown tournament had me intrigued. However, it’s not my favorite. I like the addition as the lime as that brightens everything up but the combo of strong citrus and the white base is reading pithy to me. Fun to try though!

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Kusmi Advent Day 11

Just had this as I received it as a sample with my advent order. Still not a fan. Wishing I was tasting the orange blossom that is included in the ingredient list, instead it’s still lemon and bergamot.

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Advent Day 11

Light, citrusy, bergamoty. I like it, but the more frequently I sip the more the citrus builds up and becomes a little bitter. This is one I should drink more slowly!

Flavored white tea seems to be kinda rare. There are a couple of AQ2T blends that were based on white that I really liked. I’m thinking of exploring that category some more. Any favorites?

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

I tend to avoid flavored white teas for the most part, as they’re often just not good. But Harney has some good ones – I like their Heirloom Bartlett Pear, Venetian Tiramisu, and Winter White Earl Grey. I also like Nearly Nirvana from B&B, but that has jasmine as well. Løv Organic had some yummy ones, but I don’t think they made the transition. Looks like Kusmi has a “Tropical White” now so that might be worth trying.

Dustin

The tiramisu sounds great!

Cameron B.

It has hojicha so that’s cheating a bit… ;)

Dustin

I also love hojicha!

Lexie Aleah

I really like August Uncommon Know By Heart which is a flavored white tea.

Dustin

I tried that one and tasted dough. :/ I had a hard time with AU teas. I might still have the rest of the sample around somewhere. Maybe I should try it again.

Lexie Aleah

The only other ones that come to mind are Harney & Sons White Vanilla Grapefruit which didn’t taste like grapefruit more like vanilla with citrus.I haven’t tried their Tiramisu white tea because the sample always sold out but that one has gotten great reviews on Steepster. Most Flavored white teas are usually disappointing in my experience.

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Well… it is different. Unusual. Interesting. Not your everyday white tea for sure.
I actually got it by accident, I was rushing through the Paris main train station, trying to catch my Eurostar on time, I knew I wanted to try their Tropical White tea they released at the time, so I grabbed the first white can I saw. What was my disappointment when I noticed at home I got the White Anastasia instead of Tropical White – even more disappointing, because where I live (Cambridge) we don’t have a Kusmi store with all the new releases.
I wasn’t too happy about it at first but I decided to give it a go anyway – and WHAT A NICE SURPRISE!

Be careful with it, don’t steep it for too long as it becomes bitter. I prefer it brewed in colder water, around 70-75 degrees, and not for too long. Even few seconds too long will make it bitter.
But if you don’t overdo it, you will be met with a lovely surprise – it is sour-fruity, citrusy, zingy and FRESH.
Goes well with sweets (well, what doesn’t, one might ask), good for morning, afternoon and evening. Feels different, interesting and a bit ‘special’. If you’re a fan of traditional Earl Grey – this is a must try!
I’m glad I made this mistake purchase – it seems we were meant to be together ;-)|

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 350 OZ / 10350 ML

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March Sipdown Madness

I’m not a big Earl Grey/bergamot drinker, but of the EG in my cupboard this is the one that realistically I’m most likely to gravitate towards drinking. I actually expected this to lose against the tea it was matched with, Tea Runner’s Evening in Missoula – I just love wintergreen so much and bergamot is more meh to me…

However, between the lacking wintergreen flavour in the Tea Runner blend and the just calm gentle profile of this more citrusy and lime tinged EG on a soothing delicate white tea base!? Well, it was a surprise to me as well – but this tea won out and move on!

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Kusmi Tea White Anastasia, the special blend for the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Since I’ve already used to drinking Taiwanese black tea and oolong tea, my palate can’t take the strong British style black tea nor the special blend tea ( like sea salt caramel oolong tea from Dammann Frères).

Dry leaf: The strong citrus aroma rushed into my nose. It should come from bergamot essential oil.
Taste: High note of citrus took over the first 3 seconds but the subtle freshness of green tea appeared. After one or two sips of this tea, you can feel the vibrant lemon aroma lingering in your mouth.
My Brewing: I first fellow the instruction, but the second time I used 3g of tea with 500ml water. This is just about right for me.

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Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 230 ML

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Why hello there! ❤

Long time no see, tea frens. I have been drinking zero tea for the last month or so, as I just didn’t feel like it – I assume because of the hot summer weather. But now that fall is fast approaching, I’m hoping to get back into the tea swing of things! Plus there’s nothing like the sweet siren song of advent calendar season to tempt me back… :D

So I’m happy to be among my fellow tea nerds again!

As my first tea, I figured I’d pick something out of my “oldest teas” box and an Earl sounded like just the ticket, so this one won out. I’m surprised to see a lot of the notes have rather mediocre ratings, as I dig this one. I enjoy Kusmi’s bergamot – it’s present but not overpowering. I’m not the type who enjoys those double bergamot Earls, so a more moderate amount is perfect for me. The lemon makes itself known, and I do get just a wisp of floral that could be the orange blossom. I tend to find bergamot a bit floral, so it’s possible that’s making it harder to detect the additional floral notes. Not being a flower lover when it comes to tea, I’m quite pleased at the subtlety.

Anyway, it’s a lovely light Earl Grey. I’m not sure I would know that it’s a white tea if I wasn’t told, it could just as easily be a very light black tea. There’s an earthy note to it that’s unusual for white tea, and I don’t get much in the way of hay. A perfect choice for a little afternoon tea relaxation break!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earth, Floral, Hay, Lemon, Smooth

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

Good to see you back!

Cameron B.

Thank you sweet friends! Good to be back. :)

ashmanra

I had this recently with my daughter. I bought it because of you!

Martin Bednář

Hi there! I feel you with being busy :)

derk

Always nice to see you making a return, Cameron.

Cameron B.

@ashmanra – d’awww that’s so sweet! Looking forward to doing more tea swaps. :D

@Martin – my problem is always that I have too many hobbies, and I can’t possibly do them all at once! So I tend to sort of cycle between them.

@derk – nice to see you too! Looking forward to more Kiki guest notes! :P

Lexie Aleah

It’s nice to see you reviewing again! (: I’ve been a bit less active myself and am also trying to get back in the swing of things.

Cameron B.

Fall is the perfect time to get back into the tea-swing of things!

CrowKettle

Welcome back! :)

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Cameron B sent some Anastasia in a swap and I was swept off my feet by it. When I expressed interest in trying the white tea version, she said she owned that one, too, and generously volunteered to send me a sample of that…as well as a ton of other great looking teas!

This is everything I wanted it to be. I am not a fan of many Earl Grey teas but I like bergamot done right. Anastasia was captivating, and White Anastasia is just as good. Even hubby liked it when I offered him a sip, which is great because he doesnt drink much black tea as he always wants milk and sugar in it and he wants to forego those to be healthier.

The white version has the same lovely flavors, a hint of briskness, possibly from the tea but also likely from the citrus, and is soft and gentle at the same time that it is flavorful and commands your attention. There is room for both on my shelf. I love the addition of orange blossom in this.

Funny thing – I was reading a novel (The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag) while I was drinking my tea and the main character goes into the St. Nicholas Tea Room, which boasts a silver samovar they call Peter the Great that supposedly made tea for “Tsar Nicholas and his unfortunate daughters.” One of whom was Anastasia, of course! Isn’t life funny with its many coincidences?

Thank you enormously, Cameron B! A Kusmi order is on the horizon, and will probably include both Anastasias as well as Troika.

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Pretty sure I’ve never had a white Earl Grey before, so it’s hard to compare. Though, so far there isn’t much to compare anyway, because it mainly just seems really light/mild. There is a sour-fruity, citrusy taste, and just a hint of the white tea, but I think I’ll need to make it stronger next time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 550 OZ / 16265 ML

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