Tea of the Week for January 1, 2018!
Confession time - I've never actually tasted a "Champagne Dream" Cocktail. I happened upon the recipe for it while browsing the web and the ingredients sounded like it would make for an interesting tea flavor - especially since this year New Year's Day actually falls on a Monday. So I thought I'd give it a try . . .
And it's really tasty!
I started with Moonlight White tea (Yue Guang Bai) and added some champagne essence. Then I added dried orange wedges and freeze-dried pomegranate arils. The result is a tasty tea! The three components play very nicely together - there's a pleasant balance of orange, pomegranate and grape-y notes from the champagne. It's been years since I've actually had a glass of champagne - so I don't know that I'm qualified to say that this tastes like 'champagne' - but I do get a grape-like note which I attribute the champagne essence. The white tea is a delightful base for these flavors - it's light and crisp.
The overall flavor is sweet - but that doesn't surprise me. I may not have had a champagne dream cocktail before, but I have had a mimosa before (with champagne and orange juice) and what I remember from that experience is that the drink was quite sweet - and this does taste remarkably similar to how I recall the mimosa tasting - although I think that this has a tad more tartness to it thanks to the pomegranate.
It's quite a nice tea! Here's to a lovely 2018!
Taster size is approximately 12g
ingredients: white tea, organic oranges, freeze-dried pomegranate arils, amaranth petals & organic natural flavors