Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: The Jasmine Pearl
Tangy Grapefruit White is a blend of organic Chinese Baimudan white tea, grapefruit essential oils, organic calendula petals for color, organic lemongrass, and organic lemon myrtle, brewing a true-to-life grapefruit burst.
Learn more about this tea here.
I have been on a mad white tea kick as of late. Even with all of these fall flavors going on, I feel like in the mornings I’m still gravitating towards a floral or white tea to get me thru my last parts of deadline at work each day.
Today, I saw this little guy hanging out by my bag and knew that today was my day to try this one. I was a bit excited. Brewed this up at work with the help of my Sei Sei Tumbler to take care of the brewing part. Added in water around 190 per the packaging instructions and let this tea steep for about 3 minutes or so.
I loved watching this one steep. The dry leaf mix was gorgeous with all the lovely long leafs with pops of a bright orange color.
First infusion in and this tea is delicate and lovely. One that takes you away and allows you to indulge for a moment before the phone starts ringing again and there are emails to read. This tea gives you that much needed blissful moment where you can wrap your hands around the mug and the the tea do its thing.
The white tea flavor is the first to wash over you and it is delicate with subtle notes of a floral kind. The grapefruit flavors are there but they really don’t become prominent until that last part of each sip. That last part of the sip is where all the tangy grapefruit lovin is. Wow.
Another impressive tea from The Jasmine Pearl. I’m really digging this one and heading now to the kitchen to prep up more water for my second infusion. This tea is a keeper!
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Leaf Aroma: Citrus
Infusion Aroma: Grapefruit, slightly floral
Infusion Color: Light Amber
Base Flavor: Grapefruit
Infusion Strength: Medium-Light
My opinion is…there can never be enough Grapefruit Flavored Teas. But not all of the Grapefruit Flavored teas I have tried have been all that wonderful. Shanti has broke that chain! Their White Grapefruit Tea has perfect white tea and mellow notes of grapefruit…not just the ‘meat’ of the grapefruit but the pith, too. This tea balances the juicy citrus with a hint of bitter to make it taste like true grapefruit!
I wasn’t left wanting after sipping on this one! Thanks Shanti!