Ghost Tea from Yokai Tea 10

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.

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~The Breakdown

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*


~The Good. . . The Bad. . . .

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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.

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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.

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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!

~The Geek

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





About Nichole Miller aka CuppaGeek

A late 30s something mom of two who loves all things horror, sci fi, tea, and polka dot related. . .living with her boyfriend and twin teenage boys while driving the coolest mini van you can find and singing at the top of her lungs to heavy metal music or kidz bop. . . whatever is on the radio at the time. .

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10 thoughts on “Ghost Tea from Yokai Tea

  • Megan Gonzalez

    That’s so interesting that it’s better after the second brew. I usually don’t like the teas near as much after the first brew… to the point that I’ve stopped re-steeping almost all teas. I think it loses so much flavor after the first go.

    • Nichole Miller aka CuppaGeek Post author

      It really depends on what kind of tea you are drinking. If it is a bagged tea, then yes. That is usually the case. If it is a flavored black tea- then usually you can get 2 steepings. For whites I find that the second infusion is where the flavor is and typically I can get several steepings. The same with green tea. It just all depends on the quality of the tea. I was drinking a tea last night that I was able to get 5 infusions out of and it was a green tea.

  • Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    I love the meaning of the name that you put at the end of the post. So cool! This tea sounds really interested. I was a little surprised that you liked it better after a second brew. I have to admit that I’m curious enough about it that I’d try it out. 🙂

  • annabelt @ geeks diet

    I love the name – very mysterious sounding! I think I’ve had ghost tea as well, and it was a similar experience, although in a cafe, so it looked very pretty in the fancy glass they put it in but I didn’t notice much of a taste. I don’t remember if I gave it another steeping, so perhaps it’s worth another try. By the way, I once worked for a company where it was part of my job to make the tea, and the director insisted that we could (and had to!) get 4 cups of tea out of each teabag – urgh, very weak!