My usual box of tea’s to taste came from the Tea Tourist who deliver surprise selections of loose leaf teas from some of the hottest artisan tea companies each month. They are supplied in taster-sized portions for you to try.
In this month’s choice was one called ‘White Bellini’ from a tea company based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire called ‘The Tea Experience‘. Their company started in 2010 as a way to bring affordable high-quality teas to teal lovers and is run by owners Paul and Ann ad offers a range of orthodox teas, flowering tea blooms and a collection of beautiful glass teaware.
Obviously the name popped out straight away and after reading the info on this tea as a fruity and refreshing take on the traditional Peach Bellini Cocktail, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
I also had a friend here at the time and with the sun beaming down outside we followed the instructions and added 1-2 teaspoons of the loose leaf tea and steeped it for 4-5 minutes.
This white tea served up a light-coloured brew with a fruity peachy aroma and was absolutely delicious and refreshing. The ingredients include white tea, freeze dried raspberries, peach pieces, currants and flavouring and they say could be enjoyed hot, cold, or shaken up as an iced tea cocktail.
I couldn’t wait to have another cup and tried a second one cold which was just as refreshing as a warm one.