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Meditative Mind from The Tea Spot


Meditative Mind from The Tea SpotThis is a rare and exotic tea that definitely deserves 5 stars.  If you love feminine, floral, or jasmine blends, you will enjoy this tea.  It’s one of the most romantic and inspired teas I’ve tasted recently, and contains both tippy high quality white tea leaves as well as green tea rolled into jasmine pearls.

Along with the white tea and jasmine pearls they have blended the most beautiful pink rosebuds that create a special floral symphony in this tea.  As far as romantic, relaxing blends go, rose and jasmine is a great combination!

The Tea Spot describes this tea as:

Our best seller! This blend of pure Chinese white tea, rosebuds and jasmine pearls creates an experience of aromatherapy that sharpens the mind and arouses the senses. The floral, exotic scent of night–blooming Jasmine is uplifting and soothing, and is used as an anti-depressant in herbal medicine. Rosebuds are used to ease nervous tension and stress, and have a calming effect on the mind. This combination works together to enhance the light, subtle flavor of the white tea leaves. This tea brews into a golden liquor with a very soothing fragrance, and is perfect before, during, or after a stressful day.

An elegant tea in all aspects, it’s fragrance is soft, floral and alluring, and it brews up into a soft pale yellow liqueur.   Be sure to brew this one in a clear glass or mug because with the whole dried rosebuds, tippy white tea leaves and jasmine petals, this tea is an aesthetic beauty as well (as you can tell from the photograph).

Much too fragile to serve iced, however when served hot, this tea can be truly meditative.  Appropriately named, this tea is worth meditating with.

The Tea Spot offers the following free tea recipes specifically for Meditative Mind:

White tea latte  (Makes two lattes)
This is a most soothing & calming drink. White tea is very high in antioxidant content and very low in caffeine, making this a delightful and healthful indulgence! Steep 8 oz. MEDITATIVE MIND using 3 tsp tea leaves and water at 160°F for 3 mins. Steam or Froth 4 oz. milk to twice its volume. Add tea concentrate to milk, and sweeten as desired.

Meditative Creme Brulée
This MEDITATIVE MIND–infused crème brulee is very delicate and aromatic treat. In the afternoon, it pairs well with MEDITATIVE MIND tea or Champagne. In the evening, it is wonderful with a sweet white Bordeaux, like Sauternes or Barsac.

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups heavy cream
6 Tablespoons sugar
6 egg yolks
1/4 cup MEDITATIVE MIND tea concentrate (steep 2 Tablespoons MEDITATIVE MIND loose leaves in 1/4 cup boiling water for 5 minutes)
1/2 cup light brown sugar.

PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 325° F. Heat the cream in the top of a double boiler and stir in the sugar. Beat the egg yolks until light and very gradually pour the hot cream over them, stirring all the while. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of the tea concentrate. Pour the mixture into six 1/2 cup baking dishes. Place the dishes into a large pan filled to 1 inch height with hot water.

Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the crèmes comes out clean. Do not overbake, as the crèmes will continue to cook themselves from retained heat after you remove them from the oven. Chill overnight. Before serving, cover the surface of each dish lightly with brown sugar. Set the dishes into the large pan again, this time filled with iced water and broil for less than a minute, just until the sugar is brown and melted. Serves: 6

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  1. Comment by June 23, 2009 @ 12:44 am
    The Tea Spot Chef said:

    The second and third steeping is just as good as the first and is actually very tea-licious iced.

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