Review: Atlantic Spice Company White Tea

Atlantic Spice Co. Green Tea

(Photo by Katie Ring)

Overall Rating:

Taste 4.75 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability 3 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is a bit delicate.

Abby says:

Temperature: @ 180-200 (below boiling)
Steeped: 2-3 minutes (then re-steeped several times)
Served: Nothing added

White tea is one of my favorites because of its subtle yet complex flavor, and Atlantic Spice Company White tea is just that. In addition, each steep brings a slightly different flavor profile to the cup. This is a tea I like drinking all day, hot or cold. Generally with this tea I will steep it three or four times, each time leaving the tea in the hot water for longer lengths of time. On the first steep the tea will be a beautiful pale golden yellow and each steep following the color becomes sucessively weaker and more pale. The taste changes as well, while still keeping that signature white tea flavor.

White tea and this one in particular is great if you are looking for a satisfying subtle tea. Keep in mind that this tea is a little fussy and can easily be over-steeped. This tea is also loose, so it requires a teapot or filler tea bags.

Taste 4.5 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability 3 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is a bit delicate.

Katie says:

Temperature: below boiling
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: Nothing added

I have to say this was a welcome treat after last week’s Lipton white tea review. That tea was just OK, but this white tea, from Atlantic Spice Company, is fantastic! To me it is similar to the difference between homemade and store-bought food. The lipton tea had smaller leaves and more ingredients than seemed necessary. This one is just white tea, pure, simple, and with nice big whole leaves!

White tea, like green tea, is easily over-steeped. So, when brewing a cup make sure that your water isn’t too hot I suggest letting it boil and then cool for a few minutes or catch it right before boiling. You should also avoid over-steeping this tea;  just a minute for the first cup. I like to use a tea ball infuser like this one.

As Abby mentioned, when steeped properly this tea can be sipped all day. It has a mild yet satisfying flavor and with short steeping times it isn’t bitter at all. The best way I can describe it is that is has a very clean simple and refreshing taste. One of my all-time favorite white teas!

Taste 5 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability 3 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is a bit delicate.

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One response to “Review: Atlantic Spice Company White Tea

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