Origin: Blended Leaf Type: White Tea, Rosebuds and Flavouring Taste: Delicately sweet rose Drink: Without milk Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste with water off the boil When to drink: Throughout the day
Chelsea Garden Blend Tea evokes the gorgeous scent of a classic English garden bursting with roses and is perfect for drinking outside on a warm summer's day.
Whittard has drawn on its heritage and expertise to create this unique and exclusive blend. At its base is an exquisitely light and deliciously sweet white tea. Grown exclusively in China for centuries, white tea is only now beginning to be shared with the world. It takes its name from the downy white hairs on the tea buds and is one of the purest forms of tea available. It is made from the youngest buds and softest leaves, which are left to dry naturally in the clean mountain air.
Chelsea Garden Tea combines white tea, rosebuds and rose flavouring to create a fragrant and delicate blend that offers a healthy but indulgent experience for any tea lover.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and use freshly drawn water which is heated to around 80 degrees. You can either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for a few minutes afterwards. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Should be drunk without milk.
I'm not one for floral bouquet teas. Yet having a smallish sample from the Trentham store I was pleasantly surprised.
I would describe it as a liquid Turkish delight (without chocolate), but extremely subtle in flavour.
The previous reviewer mentions having it iced. This is something I have yet to try, but shall.
17th July 2013 Posted by
A very sweet tea with a very strong sweet fragrance that is almost a bit sickly. I personally found it a little overpowering considering white tea tends to be delicate, it does make a nice iced tea though.