Category: white

Episode 032: Murmur

Chocolate teas can be super hit or miss (I mean, why not just drink hot cocoa, right?), but Handmade Tea has a winner here with their Murmur blend.

They’ve used flowery bai mu dan as a base, and added in freeze-dried strawberries and cacao nibs. The result is a nice, tasty cup without the heaviness or muddiness that you’d normally get from a chocolate tea. Best of all, you can probably get all these ingredients from Whole Foods and re-create the blend yourself! (Which is good since Handmade Tea doesn’t sell this blend anymore.)

Episode 039: Snow Sprout

This snow sprout white tea from Golden Moon Tea is a bit of an anomaly. On sight, it reminds me of a silver needle tea…but the leaves are tough and woody. It also has a very light flavor profile, so using the right sweetener in the right amount is key (unless you want a glass of hot sugar water).

Golden Moon Tea no longer sells this, but American Tea Room’s Ancient Snow Sprout is a good substitute. (And they call it a green tea! Weird!)

Episode 057: Climber’s High

Surprise — another maté blend! As a non-coffee drinker, maté and black tea are my go-to beverages when I need a buzz. The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High is a great, well-rounded cup of tea that’s great when you need a jolt in the morning or a pick-me-up after lunch.

It’s a yerba maté blend with chai spices, so it’s a light in body but heavy on flavor. There’s also tulsi rama, green tea, white tea, and pu’erh in this blend. It’s kind of a Whitman’s Sampler of tea in one cup!


Purchase The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High

Episode 060: Strawberry Misaki

Blooming teas are just as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette. Picture this: an intricate ball of tea unfurling underwater to reveal a beautiful flower arrangement. Check out this time-lapse video of Teavana’s Strawberry Misaki “flowering”!

This particular flowering tea contains jasmine and lily, which play well with the delicate white tea. The strawberry flavor is very light, so try this with a bit of honey. Unfortunately, Teavana no longer sells this particular blooming tea. But I will be reviewing more of these in the future!