Upon opening the packaged White Orchard White Tea Blend from Mighty Leaf (Lot #032309M), I immediately smelled the beauty of spring in a bag. I am by far not a full-pledged aficionado of tea, however I do have quite the appetite for delicious tea. The aroma is smooth, subtle and packed full of sweet smells of melon and peach. Initially, I was slightly turned off by the fruity smell, mistaking the aroma for a bit of berry. I am by far not a fan of “berry-flavored” teas, but I was going to give this White Orchard tea blend its fair opportunity to prove itself worthy of my sipping.
I busted out my kettle and heated my filtered water to around 182 degrees (F). I let the water sit for about 30 seconds to a minute, while I warmed my cup, as to make sure I was prepared for the ultimate tea-tasting experiencing. I measured out a teaspoon, a nice bulky teaspoon of this White Orchard tea and dropped it into my tea-ball. I allowed the tea to steep for 4.5 minutes.
Now, as far as I could tell, I was going to be tasting a tea that had quite the punch of melon and fruity- goodness to it. I could not have been more incorrect. The White Orchard Tea is by no means fruity. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The back-end of the flavor is quite traditional of White Teas with a hint of Green Tea bitterness. The major impact and punch came from the smooth, silk-like flavor that crossed my palette. I was tasting a rich melon and peach blend that was more than relaxing. In simpler words, Mighty Leaf’s White Orchard Tea was like spring-time, blooming its glorious season against my taste buds. I could not have been more pleased with this White and Green Tea blend sample.
Additionally, I could not think of a better tea to try iced. I am a big fan of both hot and cold tea, therefore, I decided to go for the cold, slow, and iced brew approach. I had the tea hot and relaxing, now why not try it iced and refreshing? The iced-tea experience from the White Orchard White and Green Tea sample was not weak, as I initially expected. I did not sweeten the tea with anything, as its natural sweetness was plenty for my dull pleasure. However, I believe that with a little honey, this tea would definitely go on the “perfect tea list,” for most people.
The whole artisan blend of teas can be quite confusing at times, especially if you do not know or cannot distinguish which tea of the blend is the most powerful. By appearance, this tea is definitely a more green tea, but their website says a bit different. I guess I will learn to judge them better.
White tea from China harmoniously blends with mouthwatering fruits of melon and peach in our White Orchard White tea to produce a fruity and light infusion. The pefect tea to get white tea health benefits along with smooth, rich taste.