It’s a gentle tea – so perfectly named “Velvet Garden” as it is so smooth on the tongue, and has a gentle, light and fresh rose floral flavor.
The instructions for this tea say to bring the water to a boil, let it cool a bit and then pour over the tea and let steep for 2-4 min. I always steep it 4 min and never find it to be too strong and it’s never astringent.
Numi tea describes it like this:
Roses have been a symbol of love and beauty since the dawn of romance. Numi’s enchanting Velvet Garden™ releases a provocative sweet rosy taste as it blushes a soft pink. With every sip this liaison of organic rose petals and delicate Spring White tea imparts a silken smoothness. White Tea is the tender bud of the tea plant making it exquisitely subtle and supremely healthy. High in antioxidants and vitamin C, this uplifting Fair Trade Certified white tea blend will be the beginning of a long lasting love affair.
White tea is so healthy – low in caffeine and high in antioxidants. And the rose flavor is the perfect compliment to this tea – but don’t be afraid it is too strongly flavored. It’s not. Numi has done an excellent job adding the flavor of rose without losing the flavor of this high quality white tea!
Pick out your favorite teacup for this tea… it is worthy of your very best china!