Company/Brand Name: Le Palais Des Thés
Name: Fleur De Geisha
Category: Delicately Flavored Green Tea
Form: Loose Leaf
Origin of the Leaf: Japan
The Leaves: Fragrant, dark green leaves
Flavor: A high-quality green tea with a touch of sweetness and loaded with flavor
Overall: This tea is perfect for those quiet, spring and summer time moments. I found myself quite taken by the flowery, cherry blossom aroma. It was subtle, yet fragrant enough to captivate my senses.
Upon opening the Fleur De Geisha tea canister, I was met with a delicate and exotic cherry blossom fragrance that was simply intoxicating. When I finally got around to brewing a cup, I once again took a moment to inhale the aroma of the green tea before taking my first sip.
Upon taking my first taste, I was taken aback momentarily because the flavor was much more powerful than I had anticipated. I had been expecting a more subtle taste experience. Yet, there was a delightful grassiness that was complimented by a touch of tanginess on the tongue that I rather enjoyed. It certainly made me take notice.
At this point I really could not comprehend the sweet-floweriness of the Fleur De Geisha, so I experimented with a simple method that I had learned from watching a tea master.
I deeply inhaled the steamy, lush fragrance and then took a sip of hot brew. Voila! There is the sweet, cherry blossom taste I was looking for!
Overall, I discovered that you’ve got to really relax into this tea to enjoy the complexity of it. If you try to rush the experience, you’ll be disappointed.
Take it slow and remember to deeply inhale often for a luxurious experience.
You’ll find that if you explore the Le Palais Des Thés web page, that you have several options when ordering any one selection of tea.
For instance, if ordering the Fleur De Geisha green tea, you have the option of a large silver pouch, slim silver tin, gourmet tea bags, the colorful tea canister I had received or, a stunning cherry blossom designed washi (Japanese paper) tea canister.
I don’t know about you, but I love having choices!
The tea canister I received recommended an infusion time of 4-5 minutes. The Le Palais Des Thés website recommended a steep time of 3-4 minutes at 167F.
However, I found that a steep time of 2 minutes at a water temp of 160F led to the most enjoyable cup for my personal tastes. This tea can easily get bitter, so a lower steeping time and water temperature really does the trick.
I used my mini-glass teapot to for brewing the leaves. And, as with all the teas I review, I used filtered water, which is simply a must for the best flavor.
Iced Tea – This green tea is also brilliant as an iced tea. In fact, it became my preferred beverage as the days got longer and hotter!
Plus, this tea encourages you to slow down and savor all the nuances. You could drink this tea on the go, but why? Take a great novel out to the deck, or even poolside, and give this delicious green tea a try. It will tantalize your taste buds while also soothing your need for a bit of dramatic flair.
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If you’d like to purchase this green tea just click the link below, it will take you directly to Fleur De Geisha web page. Enjoy!
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