Earl Grey White
Reviewed by: Rebekkah
|Type of tea
|Flavor aspects and Aroma
Flavor Aspects: Natural
Aroma: smells like regular Earl Grey
|Where I got it
|How I brewed it
1 16oz mug of water filled at coffee machine (hot water tap), carried back to desk and allowed to sit a minute, 1.5 tsp tea added to water and brewed for 1 minutes
Was it bitter the first time? Then it's still bitter.
I've had this tea a while because it's taken me forever to get through it. Not in a good way, although it's not necessarily a bad tea. The concept of Earl Grey flavor in a white tea is a good one; it's just that this tea is so easy to overbrew it almost always turns out bitter, and I have to toss most of it out, because it's like a brick wall of awful when it does get overbrewed. When I don't, it tastes pretty good, definitely like a lighter version of Earl Grey, so I guess if you love Earl Grey but want the antioxidants from white tea you might be willing to risk it.
That said, it does taste all right if I brew it a very, very short time, at a cooler temp. Rebrews... well I think I've managed to burn it on the rebrew half of the times I didn't manage to burn it on the first. That said, if you do it right, there's still plenty of flavor in the leaves. Not my favorite tea. Unless you have a temperature-controlled teapot and a time, I don't think the tea is really worth it, not when there are so many other really good teas to choose from.
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(Learning to Like Tea Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Guest Post: Types of Tea, Guest post: Getting the Best Cup of Tea)