I have a lot of tea. I mean… a LOT of tea. Most of it is loose leaf, and loose leaf is usually what I’ll purchase. And while I do agree that loose leaf is usually better than bagged tea, occasionally, I’ll find a bagged tea that is not only acceptable – but really good!
Like this White Tea with Raspberry from Eastern Shore Tea Company. The flavor is light and sweet, with a pleasing berry flavor that comes complete with that little tart tingle in the finish.
The Pai Mu Tan base is very delicate in flavor, but not so delicate that you can’t taste it. It has a fresh taste to it that is only slightly vegetal. I wouldn’t call it grassy, exactly, but I also wouldn’t say it tastes of vegetable. It is somewhere in between, and it is a very soft flavor.
The raspberry is also quite soft, but I think that it needs to be so it doesn’t overwhelm the Pai Mu Tan. As it is, it is quite a harmonious balance. Sweet and delicious.
Eastern Shore Tea Company describes this tea as
White tea is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. The tea takes its name from the silver that still covers the buds, which turns white when the tea is dried. White tea is very high in anti-oxidants, and delivers a pale, silky cup. Our White Tea With Raspberry is the prefect cuppa to enjoy on a warm summer day.
This is really delicious served hot without any additions, but, if you want to serve it iced, I suggest sweetening it just a little with some agave nectar or perhaps some sugar as this will help enhance the flavor. A very nice, calming cup of tea that is enjoyable any time of day.