Review: Steven Smith Teamaker White Petal



Overall Rating:

Taste: 4.5 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate

Katie says:

Temperature: @190 (below boiling)
Steeped: 2.5 minutes
Served: with a touch of honey.

This is a tasty tea indeed. I like white teas since they are light like green teas but less likely to taste bitter. Be careful not to over steep or bitterness cannot be avoided! With a short first steep this tea holds up nicely for a 2nd steep. It has a nice light flavor with floral and herbal notes. If it gets cold don’t toss it, this makes an excellent iced tea. Add St Germain or elderflower cordial for a delicious cocktail/mocktail. (I’ve been obsessed with elderflower lately) This tea is a bit pricey but comes beautifully packaged. It’s obvious they take the same care in packaging as in selecting tea as you can see the nice big leaves inside the bag.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate

Abby says:

Temperature: @190 (below boiling)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served:  Nothing added

White Petal tea from Steven Smith Teamaker is a blend of Chinese white tea, Osmanthus flower and chamomile petal. Even though this is bagged tea, you can see the beautiful bring green tea leaves and colorful flower petals through the mesh. Steeped, the tea becomes a pretty light yellow. But, of course, the best part is how it tastes. The flavors are very subtle and delicate and though I didn’t add anything after steeping, it is creamy tasting. The overall taste is flowery and light without any sweetness or perfume qualities. It is easy to drink and delicious.

This tea is a great choice for people who enjoy lighter teas that still have lots of flavor. If you haven’t tried it yet, go for it.

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves – Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate. (just watch water temperature and don’t oversteep)


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