No, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth, even though it has been awhile since my last tea review. Yes, I have been drinking tea, unfortunately, I’ve been overwhelmed with work and getting my tea fix while on the go from the closest Starbucks. But when I sat down today, for a cuppa tea, I had a sense of nostalgia. The sensory experience always forces me to slow down and center. Because who can drink a cup of tea without examining the leaves, inhaling the scents from the dry leaves while in the container, watching the dance of the leaves while steeping, then inhaling once again the liquor before taking that first sip? I did just that when preparing Blink Bonnie, the subject of today’s review.
Composition: Organic green tea from Sri Lanka.
Dry Visual: This green tea has quite a unique look. Very long, almost two inches, tightly rolled leaves. They are a predominantly a mixture of brown, rust, with a hint of light green. Thanks to LeafSpa for the photo.
Dry Aroma: This amazing loose leaf tea has a sweet almost sappy aroma.
Flavor: They say you have to give credit where credit is due. Blink Bonnie Organic Green Tea is amazing! Immediately in the first sip, I was impressed by the naturally sweet taste with honey and floral notes. Blink Bonnie is full-bodied with a distinct flavor unlike any green tea I have had before. It is not vegetal like I have experienced with Chinese Greens and requires no sweetener. Personally, I fear sweetener would negatively alter Blink Bonnie’s flavor profile.
In the first cup, I found this tea to have no astringency and only a subtle dryness. The second infusion, proved to exhibit a mild dryness. As the cup begins to cool, the floral quality became a bit more pronounced leaving it’s footprint on the back of my tongue.
Liquor: A beautiful amber hue.
Brewing Time: LeafSpa recommends steeping Blink Bonnie for 2 – 3 minutes in 180° water for 2 minutes. I steeped both my first and second infusion for the requisite 3 minutes. I’m already thinking about my third infusion.
If you have had the opportunity to enjoy a cup of Organica Blink Bonnie tea, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!
~Tea was provided as a sample from LeafSpa.