Friday, July 24, 2009
Mighty Leaf White Orchard Tea
Mighty Leaf has been kind enough to send me a few more samples of tea, and this was a new one that sounded yummy: White Orchard White Tea with melon and peach. I opened the package and inhaled. Ahhh! This tea smells terrific!
So I brewed up a cup. Three minutes, just like it said. The tea was OK, but it had that funky and almost bitter aftertaste I have found in many flavored *green* teas. It wasn't terrible, but I can't say it would be a favorite. So, I did what I've been doing with all my teas this summer ...
I put the teabag in a glass of filtered water in the fridge and allowed it to cold brew for a few hours. This time, I thought the tea was quite good! I should have mentioned this before now, but with most of my "Tea Tasting Saturday" teas this summer, I have poured water on the spent leaves and allowed them to steep in the fridge overnight. I have yet to find one I did not like cold brewed. So, if at first you don't succeed with a tea ... toss it in the fridge!