Tink’s Fairy Dust White Tea Blend from Tealee

Tinks_Fairy_DustTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Tealee

Tisane Description:

There’s something magical about this aromatic combination of soothing ingredients. Perfect for the moments you find yourself day dreaming about Neverland.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The dry leaf aroma is absolutely beautiful!  I smell strong notes of lavender and I love the way they meld with the lime leaves.  Lovely!

To brew this tea, I used my Breville One Touch – yeah, I don’t usually use my Breville to brew white teas, but because the leaf is a little smaller here, I felt comfortable using the Breville this time.  I measured 2 heaping bamboo scoops into the basket of the tea maker and poured 500ml of water into the kettle.  I set the timer for 3 1/2 minutes and the temperature for 165°F.  Then I let the machine do it’s thing.

The brewed tea is almost as beautifully fragrant as the dry leaf.  This is a tea that you want to inhale deeply when you lift the cup to your lips – smell it first! – and then take a sip.  It will make the experience even more enjoyable!

Nice!  I was a little worried when I smelled the strong lavender – I worried that maybe the lavender had been overdone.  Too much lavender ends up tasting too perfume-ish or soapy and even though I love lavender, I don’t want to drink something that tastes like I should be bathing in it instead.

Fortunately, the lavender is just right!  It is strong enough to offer a powerful aromatic experience but not so powerful that I am not able to enjoy the flavor as much as I enjoy the fragrance.  This is really lovely!

The lavender is the strongest flavor of the cup, and it has a sweet flavor that is distinctly lavender.  Sweet and floral, but not perfume-ish.  When I drink teas with lavender, I feel an almost instant “calming” effect and I don’t know if that’s because my brain knows that it just drank lavender and lavender has that effect on me, but I’m starting to feel that – I feel relaxed and as I continue to sip, I feel myself becoming more and more calm.

The lime leaves taste light and citrus-y, and this citrus note is especially noticed in the aftertaste.  I can feel a distinct “lime” note on my tongue – as if I just had tasted a tiny bit of lime.  I like the way the lime notes play with the lavender – it’s an unexpected but delightful flavor combination.

The white tea is a delicate flavor.  It’s soft and sweet.  It’s a nice base for these flavors, because a more aggressive tea would be less “calming” and I like the way the lavender is soothing me.

A really pleasant blend!  Tealee has some really enticing tea blends on their website.  Lots of teas to explore!

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