With a name like Ghost Tea, I would think this tea would be more of a tea for the Halloween season- pumpkin or apple flavored. This tea is actually a Bai Mudan White Tea with rose petals and cornflower. To me, exactly what a ghost tea needs to be. Light with a silky texture.
Who: Yokai Tea
Info: Ghost Tea– Ghost–a delicate, ethereal white tea, gently perfumed with rose petals and flashes of bright blue cornflower. Contains low levels of caffeine. Ingredients: Whole leaf Bai Mudan tea*, rose petals*, cornflowers*
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This tea is absolutely stunning to look at. I love how the white tea leaves and rose petals look in the sample tin. Just gorgeous.
I scooped the sample into my Breville basket and brewed the tea up with the white tea setting. Few minutes later, my tea was ready.
First sip in and I’m left with a tea that I had high hopes for, but am not really sure what I think. The first sip of this tea and my first thought how flat this tea tastes. I’m not picking up any floral note from the white tea or even sweet notes from the rose petals. Just more of a bland tea. I’ve had this happen before so I went ahead and tried a second infusion of this tea, thinking that the second one might give me the flavors I want.
Second infusion in and there are the flavors I was looking for. Sweet floral white tea with such a light and soft feel. I’ve been drinking quite a bit of heavily flavored blacks and greens as of late so this tea is almost like a refreshing palate cleanser. I’m really enjoying the simplicity of this tea. Such a relaxing, soothing, and calming tea that really refreshes that just the right amount of floral notes. I’m looking forward to seeing how far I can push this tea.
This is my third tea from Yokai Tea and so far, I’ve enjoyed all three.
This is sipdown #31!
While I was online researching Yokai Tea I found this:
Yōkai (妖怪 ?, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “apparition; mystery; suspicious”.
Maybe this tea would be perfect for the Halloween season after all. . .
~Yours in all things Geek-Nichole/CuppaGeek