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Snow Geisha White Tea

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Luscious cherries plucked straight from the billowing, gorgeous Sakura tree characterize this melodic Eastern treat. Sip this rare blend of delicate rose petals, soft white tea leaves, luscious cherries and candied cranberry that will take you on a sublime journey of the senses.

Light and refreshing cherry infusion with floral rose undertones



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TeavanaSnow Geisha® White Tea
 
3.5

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (35)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great aroma (116)
  • Unique flavor profile (86)
  • High quality (73)
  • Fresh (70)
  • Soothing (59)

Cons

  • Bitter (36)
  • Too strong (27)
  • Weak (16)
  • Flat (15)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (90)
  • Evening (29)
  • Afternoon (27)
  • Dessert tea (26)
  • Morning (15)
    • Tea Body:
    • Medium (68), Lightweight (61), Full (21)
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth (62), Long (39), Too short (36)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Fruity (129), Citrusy (15), Spicy (5), Cherry (4), Floral (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (128), Health conscious (62), High-end shopper (46), Occasional tea drinker (17), Health nut (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Delightfully Fragrant

This was my first Teavana purchase in several years and I am glad I chose this blend: the flavour is to die for. Although I drink my tea with raw sugar, I would...Read complete review

This was my first Teavana purchase in several years and I am glad I chose this blend: the flavour is to die for. Although I drink my tea with raw sugar, I would gladly drink this tea without any sweetener. Most of the white teas by other companies are so "light" that one can hardly enjoy them but this tea has a good body to it and a flavour that lingers quite nicely. This is a tea that I will purchase again very soon. Cheers!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Performed Far Below Expectations

I have over 30 varieties of tea in my home, most of them green or white, and signed myself up for the White Tea of the Month club purposefully, in order to bite...Read complete review

I have over 30 varieties of tea in my home, most of them green or white, and signed myself up for the White Tea of the Month club purposefully, in order to bite the bullet and see if there was anything else in Teavana's shop that I liked. I go to the store regularly and have made numerous online purchases beyond the tea of the month club, and I review almost every tea that enters my house. (No, seriously-- go look.)

I did NOT like Snow Geisha. I did not sample the 'first version,' as other reviewers have, but rather the latest version, which was included in my monthly box of tea. Let me tell you why, and why I gave it only one little Buddha.

The ingredients list, like all Teavana blends, is exciting. "White tea, cherries (with pits), rosehips, hibiscus blossoms, orange peel, apples, lemon peel, mango bits, pineapple pieces and rose petals." Of all of these, the chief ingredient, the white tea, is completely undetectable. The cherries, which I strongly suspect are candied, overshadow everything, in tandem with the apples, of which only the peel can be tasted. The rose petals are nonexistent, though a second brewing brings out the rosehips, which sadly do absolutely nothing for this brew. The overall taste is strongly astringent, not sweet so much as sharply sour-- between that and the smell of the cherries (which is the only detectable fragrance of the final pot), the summary impression is Robitussin cherry cough syrup.

The color is not the pale golden pictured above, but a vivid pinkish red. This reinforces the cough syrup impression.

The tea is not soothing or satisfying. Multiple brewings-- experiments with adding sugar, varying the amount of tea used, washing the leaves, reducing or increasing the water heat -- have not produced acceptable results. I like a cherry tea, and I keep the Wild Cherry Green Tea in the house. I do not like snow geisha; it is, in short, a hot mess and a waste of white tea leaves. It is, in fact, the only tea I have every purchased that I will not drink.

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4.0

A lovely, fruity cup

By Lead the Teavolution!

from St. Louis

About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Fresh
  • Great Aroma
  • Rich In Antioxidants
  • Soothing

Cons

  • Too Strong

Best Uses

  • Afternoon
  • Morning

Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

I smelled this in the store after remembering that it had been on my list for a while. I adore cherries, and I usually blend my own cherry white tea. It smelled so delightful in the tin that I decided to buy some. I brewed it up at home with some of my own dried cherries added, which was really nice. It tastes sweet and light, with just the right amount of fruit and tea flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by it. It's really enjoyable hot, but it is amazing poured over ice. It's so refreshing in the hot weather.

  • Tea Body:
  • Medium
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Fruity

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1.0

Cough Syrup Flavor

By Tarafied

from Illnois

About Me Tea Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Artificial
    • Bitter

    Best Uses

      Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

      I really enjoy white teas and this one seems promising from the aroma. Do not be fooled! You cannot get around the medicinal cherry cough syrup flavor of this tea. I have an automatic Breville tea maker, so I know my time and brewing temperatures are precise.

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Finish:
      • Long

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      5.0

      Peaceful

      By Redfrost

      from Saskatoon, Canada

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Blends well
      • Fresh
      • Great Aroma
      • High Quality
      • Rich In Antioxidants
      • Smooth Body
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Dessert Tea

        Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

        Recommended by a friend and I am indebted to her still for introducing me to this tea. The name intrigued me and smell sold me and the taste won my soul. First few times I tried it hot it was great but it got better when I tried it cold. I Love to mix it with Sakura Allure that makes the most wonderful soothing tea. My Advice Drink it cold and drink it lots.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Finish:
        • Smooth
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Fruity

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        5.0

        My Favorite Tea

        By Crisis

        from Cancun, Mexico

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Great Aroma
        • High Quality
        • Soothing
        • Unique Flavor Profile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Dessert Tea
          • Gifts

          Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

          This is my favorite tea of all times. It is light, has an amazing flavor and aroma that reminds of candy.

          • Tea Body:
          • Light
          • Tea Finish:
          • Long
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Candy, Floral, perfumed

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I knew it smelled familiar

          By Chobee

          from Lakewood, Ca

          About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

          Pros

            Cons

            • Tastes Cherry Cough Syrup
            • Too Strong

            Best Uses

              Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

              I had high hopes to try a few new teas this holiday. Once I got it in the mail, I opened it to get the smell I knew but couldn't place at first. It came to me a day after. Didn't think it would have the same taste but sure enough, it did. Cherry cough syrup. Maybe it may be great if I ever need a tea when I'm sick & need to add something to it, but not worth it any other time. May keep me from trying anything else with Cherry if it happens with any other tea.

              • Tea Flavor:
              • Cherry Cough Syrup

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              One of my favorites

              By Allaya

              from Athens, GA

              About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Great Aroma
              • Smooth Body
              • Soothing

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Afternoon
              • Morning

              Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

              This is one my favorite teas, the smell is incredible with the cherries and cherry blossom. It can come out bitter if not brewed correctly, like brewing it longer than 2 minutes. I would highly recommend this tea for the taste and smell make it nice to enjoy for the afternoon or morning.

              • Tea Body:
              • Light
              • Tea Finish:
              • Short
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Fruity

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Favorite Tea Ever

              By Tea PhD

              from Kennesaw, GA

              About Me Tea Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Great Aroma
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Body
              • Soothing
              • Unique Flavor Profile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Evening
                • Morning

                Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

                Snow Geshia was one of the first Teavanna Teas I tried years ago when I was a poor graduate student. Despite my low budget I always made sure I had at least some in my cabinet, a tradition I still keep to this day. It is not like any other tea I've tasted. I enjoy traditional black green and white teas and tend to dislike herbal teas which taste like syrupy "fruit soup." When you first smell it, it reminds me of cherry popcicles form when I was young. After brewing the delicious aroma remains but the actual taste is not as sweet as might be expected based on the smell. I especialy like that it is a bit tart and dry,and I enjoy it both with and without sweetener depending on my mood. Whenever I have company I love to share this with my guests who always comment on what a unique and delicious blend it is. I would be so sad if they ever discontinued it becuase I ahve loved it through all its incarnations and don't think I'll ever find another tea to compare to it.

                When I was pregnant last year I developed a very unfortunate aversion to any tase of tea (it was awful for this typical 3-4 cup a day drinker). I missed my snow geshis most of all and would sometimes brew it anyway just to be soothed by the amazing smell which thankfully didn't bother me.

                • Tea Body:
                • Light
                • Tea Finish:
                • Long
                • Tea Flavor:
                • Dry, Fruity, Tart

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                NO

                By Bambi

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Artificial Aroma
                  • Bland
                  • Flat
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

                    This tea is a huge failure and I'm not sure why it's still around. It has a VERY strong smell of artificial cherry, much like Robitussin or candy. While that might appeal to some, it does not have any flavor at all. Seriously, hold your nose and drink it- you will taste nothing. Who knows what the smell comes from. There was only a single dried cherry in the mix I bought. I hate to do it, but this one is going straight to the garbage.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Light
                    • Tea Finish:
                    • Short

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                    5.0

                    Snow Geisha, wonderful smell

                    By Jeff

                    from Spring, TX

                    About Me Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Fresh
                    • Great Aroma
                    • Smooth Body
                    • Unique Flavor Profile

                    Cons

                    • Prefer Tea Pouches

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

                    I do not know if I want to drink it or just smell it! It is a bit on the light side so I use a bit more for my tea and sweeten it with honey. I make it for a full ice cold pitcher or for a hot tea at night or morning. It smells SOOO GOOD!!!

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Light
                    • Tea Finish:
                    • Smooth
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Fruity

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                    4.0

                    Aromatic and blanaced flavor

                    By Ahmed Al-Shukaili

                    from Oman

                    About Me Health Conscious, Occasional Tea Drinker

                    Pros

                    • Fresh
                    • Great Aroma
                    • Unique Flavor Profile

                    Cons

                    • Flat

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about Teavana Snow Geisha® White Tea:

                    Not a strong tea, yet it's a tea that sets the Mood

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Medium
                    • Tea Finish:
                    • Smooth
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Fruity

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