Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Tea Shirt
Flavoured white tea
Ingredients: White tea, white apple pieces (apple pieces, citric acid), lemon peel, rose flower petals, natural flavouring.
Learn more about this tea here.
I just recently discovered Tea Shirt on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was instantly intrigued by the name and ended up placing an order. Yesterday the box arrived and I was eager to dive right in. I ordered a variety of different samples but I have to admit this one is the reason I placed the order in the first place. I’ve tried different Gin & Tonic blends but not a white tea version. The others were herbals.
I eagerly steeped the tea and loved the fresh lemon aroma that I was getting from the steeping leaves. The dry leaves were a gorgeous bright vibrant looking blend with pops of rose buds, white tea, and apple pieces. Such a lovely blend. So far, I’ve got some pretty high expectations out of this tea!
So after one sip I’ve decided that I should nickname this tea “Sweet Tart” tea. Because that is what it tastes like to me!
This tea is an absolutely vibrant fun tea with notes of a citrus lemon background, floral hints, with a sweetness and tang that yes does resemble gin & tonic slightly but to me it really sings and says, “Hey, I taste like candy!”. This tea is full of flavor and just keeps giving sip and after.
What I love the most is the acidic notes that give you the tang that reminds me of the tonic water from a gin & tonic. The lemon flavor hits you next. Such a great combo. You could also say this tea reminds me of clear sodas like 7Up or Sprite. Such a fun tea!
Anyway you look at it, this tea is vibrant, singing with brilliant flavors. I’m absolutely in love with this tea and am hitting the kettle again for my third infusion!