Elderflower White Tea

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Elderflower blossoms add floral aroma and sweetness to this top quality Indian White Tea. Excellent hot or iced.

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: 12oz hot spigot water (150-160 historically)
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, spice, Christmas
Steeped Tea Smell: floral white tea with some spice
Flavor: fruity, floral with a hint of spice on the back of the sip
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: cinnamon, a touch bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-red-brown

I got this tea through a swap with Mel

I think there was some scent cross-contamination?

Resteep: 2-3 min, pretty much same as the first, this has staying power!

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/09/teagschwendner-loose-leaf-white-tea.html

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Got this from Mel, and this is really nice. Light, with a juicy aftertaste while not being sweet or losing the mild astringency. I can see that this will be a lovely hot weather tea.

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On the bag, it said to use a scale to measure for the tea. But I looked on the website, and it said to use 2 heaping teaspoons per 8oz of water, so I did that. The tea itself is just beautiful with its layers of colors.

It’s an extremely light tea! The instructions of just 2 teaspoons doesn’t seem at all enough. I love elderflower in St. Germain liquor, not sure if I like it in tea. It’s so light though, it’s just background. Next time I brew it, I will add probably double the amount I used this time.

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596 tasting notes

This is one of my favorites. Sweet, light, floral. Makes a killer iced tea, too!

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I love it – especially in summer. Great as iced tea – but use filtered water as it will become cloudy otherwise. It still tastes great,though.

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