The base tea for this heavenly blend is our Snowbud white tea. Snowbud, a traditional budset white tea, comes from the Fujian Province in China. Plump buds are plucked and processed to produce this delicate white tea. Available land for farming in Fujian is limited, as the province is mountainous and has many forests, however tea cultivation and production is one of Fujian's major crops. In fact, once upon a time Fujian was the only place where white tea was produced.
This delectable blend combines Snowbud white tea, with flower petals and apricot and mango flavors to create a truly exquisite cup! We've tried it hot and iced and, frankly, it's a toss up as to which we prefer most - we love it both ways. The aroma is enticing and mouthwatering and the taste is light and delicate with the fruit flavors tasting fresh and slightly sweet. White Ambrosia was an instant hit here - we think you'll also find this to be true!
Ingredients: Snowbuds white tea, cornflowers, orange blossoms, and fruit flavors.
Brew: 2 tsp tea in 8 oz. water (at 175°), steep for 4 minutes.
White Ambrosia Iced Tea with Blackberry Syrup
8 tsp. White Ambrosia
2 cups hot water
2 cups cold water
Place 8 tsp of White Ambrosia in a teapot and cover with 2 cups of 180 degree water. Steep for 3 minutes. Strain tea into a large glass container and add 2 cups of cold water. Refrigerate.
Enjoy as is or pour 1 cup of White Ambrosia over ice and add 2 tsp. blackberry syrup.*
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
½ cups frozen blackberries
Place sugar, water and blackberries in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain out the blackberries.
||Drink of the Gods
|Ambrosia was a "delightful liquid" originally reserved for mythological gods. It was so aromatic and delicious that it was often described as bestowing immortality or longevity. This fantastic tea blend does not hold that much power, but it is exceptional and worthy of its name!
The brew is light but definitely not weak. A perfect commingling of extraordinary fruits has been achieved that could easily become addictive. Emerging foremost and lingering is the perfect note of apricot. This is a tea that is almost magical to me. I would give it more stars if I could.|
|- Judy BIndner, AR|
|This white Ambrosia is so nice and bright but very delicate and light all at the same time, the fruit flavors gives it such a distinct tropical taste to it, it is just absolutely Delicious!|
|- Nelson Padilla, NY|
|I ordered this tea and was really satisfied. the taste is smooth and fruity. I drink it cold and it is my favorite. The leaves are whole, not ground, like some places I have ordered from. If you call S&V you get to talk to knowledgeable and friendly personell, which means alot.|
||A bright, refreshing fruity white blend!
|This is another awesome blend from S&V. A very tasty Snowbud white tea blended with fruit flavors and beautiful orange flower petals Ive never seen in a tea blend before, as well as gorgeous blue cornflowers. Its tough to distinguish which type of fruits exactly the description says apricot and mango but they pair very deliciously with the white tea. I bet its also great iced. There are also floral tasting qualities as well as having a milk oolong type flavor. Id almost like to try the base without the fruit flavors, but Im glad they arent overpowering the white tea. I cant describe how tasty this is! Using just boiled water with the second steep didnt make it oversteeped at all. It was nice that way. Its such a refreshing and bright cup.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep|
||My favorite tea
|I love this tea, the aroma is heavenly and the taste is so refreshing. Its the one I reach for first.|
|- Deanna, NE|
||Very subtle tropical flavor with astringent finish
|This tea definitely has tropical flavors. The apricot, mango and orange blossom flavors are present but are not overpowering. The tea taste is gentle, as is typical of Snowbuds white tea. The finish is astringent, but there is no bitterness or vegetal, a.k.a. grassy, taste. The aroma is very strong: fruity and floral. This makes a great low-caffeine iced tea.|
|- R. Starr, ME|
|This is a great white tea. I drink it a lot as it is flavorful and does not seem to keep me awake. I will buy more in time. I often use double the suggested amount of tea for a stronger, darker cup of tea.|