From the moment I read the ingredient list of this tea, I knew it was one I had to try. Fortunately, I have a tea friend online who had a supply of this tea and was willing to part with a bit of it so that I could sample it.
The TeaGschwendner website recommends brewing this at a boiling temperature, but, because there is Green Tea in this blend, I chose to brew it at a lower temperature to avoid scorching the tender green leaves. This results in a lighter flavor from the Black Tea, but, no bitterness from the green.
Instead, I get a soft, buttery creaminess from the green tea that imparts a silky mouthfeel. As I mentioned, the black tea is more delicate in flavor than it would have been had I brewed it in boiling water, but, I can still taste its lively flavor.
The jasmine and rose are very balanced here. I can taste distinct notes from both flowers, and I can also taste a hint of sharpness from the sunflower in the background. It is a very pleasantly floral and feminine brew. It’s quite delightful!
TeaGschwendner describes this blend as
Jasmine, sunflower and rose enchant your senses. It isn’t difficult to imagine a thousand more cups as lovely as the very first.
Ingredients: Green tea from China, black tea from India, Sri Lanka and China, rose blossoms, jasmine blossoms, sunflower blossoms and flavor.
This is a delicious tea that I prefer served hot, because it allows the subtleties of the flowers to reveal themselves. As it cools I find that the flavors become more muddled and less distinct. The natural sweetness from the flowers really doesn’t need additional enhancement, although it wouldn’t hurt the tea to add a little if you want. I found it perfectly delightful served neat and clean.
This would make a lovely tea to serve at a garden tea party – even if it’s a tea party for one in your own backyard. A very enchanting brew!