White tea is rather a new thing for me. I'd tasted it before, but didn't really know anything about it until the recent tea sommelier workshop I attended. In fact, I didn't even know that the names of teas (like wines) are derived from their country or region of origin. White tea (or Bai-cha), by the by, comes from China. It's good. Really good. This particular blend from Harney & Sons combines mutan white tea with bergamot, giving it a light and citrusy flavor. There are few things in life less pleasurable than pouring hot tea into a beautiful vintage teacup and sitting down to enjoy it. And this ruffly camellia bloom seems like the perfect floral version of this soft and luxurious tea.
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