Rishi Tea, who I would personally consider to be one of the best tea companies in the world, brings us this study in ethereal tea beauty. A symphony of romantic florals, fresh grassy mid-notes, and a savory sweet finish.
A completely breathtaking white tea! Even the packaging of Rishi teas are beautiful, leading one to notice the special care they put into lovely product presentation. The tea is infused with REAL jasmine, not jasmine flavoring nor any trace of bitter aftertaste. Just the simple essence of Jasmine flowers gracing the notes of this brew.
Rishi Tea describes this tea as:
White tea buds harvested from the Fuding Da Bai varietal infused with the fresh flavor and aroma of jasmine flowers according to a totally natural process that uses only freshly picked jasmine flowers and expert tea mixing, sorting and drying techniques. Refreshing, soft and subtle with sweet flavors, smooth white tea body and a lofty floral aroma.
Water: 185°F / Leaves: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 4–5 minutes
Ingredients: Organic white tea and Organic jasmine flowers. Origin: Fujian, China.
I enjoyed this tea plain, without any sweetener or creamer, as I feel this tea is best enjoyed. In fact, enjoying a cup of this tea with no other ingredients, no other distractions, is a zen moment in itself! The leaves of this tea are one of the more incredible parts of this tea. They are whole and vibrant, not shattered or withered. And the flavor of this tea is mellow yet crisp, and very refreshing with a delicate aroma and flavor when brewed. This is definitely a tea for those who appreciate white teas, gourmet tea, jasmine tea, or very light or floral blends. Romantic, relaxing and inspiring!