My mother received this as a gift from one of her co-workers. She is more of a coffee fiend, but does like a nice hot cup of black Lipton tea every so often. These little balls of desiccated flower petals that expand to double their size are a bit too much for her. She passed it along to me knowing that I am willing to give anything a try.

Smell: In the tin it smells vegetal. You definitely know this is a plant!

Taste: Less than what I expected. Although white teas are light on flavor, I truly didn’t expect it to be almost absent. I can imagine pairing this with fruit like pineapple or strawberry, but for the price tag I shouldn’t have to go through all that effort.

It IS really pretty when it’s allowed to steep in a clear glass – it almost looks like pink water lilies (if they weren’t pink, but dead instead).

Overall it is visually appealing and the aroma is nice, but on taste alone this tea isn’t worth the cost.

Flavors: Vegetal

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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