To find a perfect green tea for drinking with milk is anything but easy., but it's not impossible. White Chocolate tea blend is one of rare green tea blends that go amazingly well with a splash of milk. Sounds good, doesn't it?
What is White Chocolate Tea?
White Chocolate tea from Rosie Lea Tea is a green tea blend with a chocolate and creamy flavour. Although chocolate goes really well with tea, it's mostly blended with black, rather than green tea. This tea contains chun mei green tea, cocoa nibs, really beautiful large cocoa husks, jasmine blossoms, desiccated coconut and natural flavourings. A lot of creamy and cocoa ingredients to create a flavour reminiscent of white chocolate.
If you are an avid tea drinker, you've probably tried chun mei (or chunmee) green tea already, if not pure, then undoubtedly in some flavoured tea blend. Cocoa husks and cocoa nibs give a wonderful cocoa scent to this blend and look very pretty, too.
What's the flavour like?
Since White Chocolate is a green tea blend, the best temperature for steeping will be at around 75-80 degrees Celsius. Use 1 teaspoon per cup of water and steep for 2-3 minutes.
What's really interesting about this tea is that it's blended with Chinese chun mei green tea, which is often used in tea blends. But in many blends, it tends to be overpowering, strong and even bitter. White Chocolate tea is the complete opposite. In fact, without an ingredient list, it would be difficult to say you are drinking chun mei. More experienced tea drinkers may notice a light smokiness lingering in the background and specific depth, which is very common in a chun mei tea. Cocoa husks give the most intense note that blends well into a mellow green tea base.
Which condiments are the best for White Chocolate tea?
You won't be needing any condiments with this tea, but the flavour profile makes it great for tea drinkers that enjoy adding sweeteners. What's super great about this tea blend is that it's one of the rare teas you can actually drink with a splash of milk. Most green teas are either too light, or to grassy and vegetal for milk. When choosing the right green tea for milk, colour matters too. Because it brews into a tea with an intense orange-yellow colour, chun mei really is a wonderful choice for this blend. With a splash of coffee creamer, cocoa notes really shine through, and White Chocolate tea actually looks like a cup of hot white chocolate.
Chun Mei tea is strong enough to be used for making a pink tea, a super unique type of milk tea.
White Chocolate is a very delicate and light tea, but strong and deep enough to enjoy it with milk. Who would enjoy it? Tea drinkers that like gentle, mellow and deep green teas more than fresh, fruity and vegetal greens. This blend would be a great option for afternoon tea times as well, and amazing as a morning cuppa.
Read more – Green Tea – The Ultimate Guide
Water or milk? Water or milk.
Day or night? Day.
Hot or iced? Hot.
Sweetened or Pure? Pure or sweetened.
What's the price? Starting from 3.00 GBP.
Where to buy? Get White Chocolate Tea from Rosie Lea Tea website.