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Jun 13

White Tea & Lemon Myrtle from Chai, Baby!


White Tea & Lemon Myrtle from Chai BabyI have to be honest, I like this company.  I don’t know if it’s because of the high quality teas, the incredibly cute tea tins their tea comes in, or if it’s because they focus on only 6 of their own privately blended teas allowing for razor-sharp quality and recipe refinement.

This is one of their six blends, White Tea & Lemon Myrtle.  They chose a light Bai Mu Dan white tea base which is a great choice for complimenting the lemon flavors.

And speaking of the lemon flavors – WOW – what zip, what zing!  The lemon flavor that is created from the Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass and Lemon Peel is so authentically lemon-tasting that you will swear you were drinking white tea with real lemons in it! It also has a very distinct Mulberry flavor about it, that is pretty refreshing and delicious, even though I doubt it was intentional.

Chai, Baby! describes this tea as:

Freshen up, baby! Our lovely & delicate White Tea & Lemon Myrtle contains rare, pure and elegant Bai Mudan white tea buds, combined with all-natural, premium lemon myrtle and lemongrass for refreshing, citrusy notes.  Ingredients: White tea, Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass, Lemon Peel and Calendula petals.

This blend is 100% organic and Fair Trade Certified. 16 clear pyramid sachets in our vibrant signature tin.  (Note: each tea sachet can be used 2-3 times in the same sitting.)

We wanted to add a white tea to our growing collection of unique specialty tea concoctions. Then, we came across the elegant & delicate Bai Mudan white tea bud and fell in love!

Though we loved the taste, we also wanted to give the blend a little of that distinctive Chai, Baby! character. We found that lemongrass and lemon myrtle added exquisitely light citrus notes to this delicate & refreshing tea blend. The result — White Tea & Lemon Myrtle — is truly unique! Enjoy, baby!

This is a very refreshing, invigorating tea with strong citrus notes.   This would also make a magnificent iced tea – a rare feat for a white tea!  It almost tastes like lemon flavored gummy bears, or lemon drops.  A very lovely tea with complex and multi-layered flavor profiles.  Even though the only two main flavors are white tea and lemon, I can’t express how rich, subtle and intricate this blend is.

And the tins that their clear mesh sachets come in are absolutely adorable, and completely re-usable – for teas, or just about anything else.  VERY high quality tins that look attractive in absolutely any kitchen.    I wish there were some sort of label on the teabag tags to identify the tea sachets individually as well.

This tea is also very relaxing and indulgent when served hot.  The taste is almost haunting with it’s more subtle flavor nuances and will linger on your palate begging for you to take another drink!

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2 Comments Join the Discussion

  1. Comment by June 13, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
    BunRab said:

    This does sound really refreshing for summer!

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  2. Comment by June 14, 2009 @ 7:26 pm
    ItsAboutTea said:

    Wow! This sounds very refreshing. Have you tried it as an iced tea? It sounds like it would be a perfect blend for the warmer days! Sounds awesome.

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