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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TeaGschwendner Loose Leaf White Tea 'Elderflower'

Tea Information:
Tea: Elderflower
Type: White Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TeaGschwendner
Purchase: Here
Description: Elderflower blossoms add floral aroma and sweetness to this high quality Indian white tea.
Ingredients: White tea from India, elderflower blossoms and natural flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: 12oz hot spigot water (150-160 historically)
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, spice, Christmas
Steeped Tea Smell: floral white tea with some spice
Flavor: fruity, floral with a hint of spice on the back of the sip
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: cinnamon, a touch bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-red-brown

I got this tea through a swap with Mel on Steepster

Steepster Reviews

I think there was some scent cross-contamination?

Resteep: 2-3 min, pretty much same as the first, this has staying power!

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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