White teas are delicate and pure. Their flavor profile is full of subtleties and natural sweetness. With the addition of both floral and fruit items to make this Snow Geisha blend from Teavana, they hope to attract a wider audience.
|Blend Name||Snow Geisha|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Package Type||Loose in bag|
|Price per Package||$15.00 USD|
|Quantity||~ 2 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Visually this tea is stunning. The white tea leaves (I saw no buds) combined with large sour cherries, mango and pineapple pieces as well as hibiscus blossoms and rosehips and other items for a visually active blend.
The dry aroma smells heavily of fruit and reminds me most of papaya or guava, though neither exist in this tea. Once brewed the aroma becomes much more floral. The rosehips come out most readily with the hibiscus not far behind.
Producing a very very light yellow-orange liquor, the flavors get complicated. There’s an unexpected astringency here which I blame the citrus peels (orange and lemon) for. I don’t sense any mango smoothness or natural sweetness from the hibiscus. Instead I mostly get the sour cherry and rose petal coming through.
Snow Geisha causes a notable dryness of the palate which I also did not expect for a white tea.
While the aroma was satisfying I would have liked less complication in this blend flavor-wise. Maybe drop the fruit peels and the rosehips and see how that turns out. As it is, I felt this blend fell short of my expectations.
Fans of fruity teas may like this blend, but be forewarned some sweetener may be handy to keep this tea from drying your palate too much.
6 thoughts on “Snow Geisha (Teavana)”
Teavana told me today that Snow Geisha is off the market. Do you have any?
If so, at the same time we’d like to order Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea.
I’m sorry to hear Snow Geisha has been discontinued. I no longer have any on-hand, and I do not sell product which has been donated for review purposes. You can find quality Jasmine Dragon Pearls from a variety of quality vendors.
I am extremely disappointed that Teavana discontinued Snow Geisha white tea. It was my absolute favorite. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a tea that is similar? I’ve been craving it and I need my fix! Thank you!
I am not aware of an identical blend. But someone may well have made one by now.
Is there any place I can purchase Snow Geisha — even by another name.
I am unaware of an identical blend.