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Scent of the dry leaves is lovely. Vegetal and slightly sweet. I’m not getting the ‘spicy’ scent the packaging describes, though.
After steeping, the leaves smell a little odd and more grassy than before steeping. The tea itself is smooth and buttery. I can’t taste the grassiness I smelt in the leaves, which is kind of a relief.
I haven’t tried many greens, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. Although this is a pleasant tea, I don’t see it becoming a favourite.
This bloom opened perfectly and it tasted really gorgeous. The silver needles were delicate and the globe amaranth and chrysanthemum added a beautiful floral taste. Stood up to three (fairly lengthy) steeps really well.
I found this to be a pleasant-tasting tea. It was delicate and smooth, and I really liked the taste but I’m not really sure if the bloom opened properly. The silver needles opened up but the flower inside stayed tightly furled. I will have to try it again to see if I get a different result.
The second steep tasted lovely, but it didn’t have any effect on the peony.
Just finished my package of this. I’m going to get some more :)
I had this with milk and a little sugar. It was a pleasant cup, but not something I wouold drink everyday. I have had better assams than than this (and also much worse). I don’t see myself buying more of this in the future.
This is my first bagged white and, honestly? I wasn’t expecting much.
The scent af the the dry tea is of overpowering raspberry. I couldn’t detect the tea at all. I would say the steeping times on the box are a bit long – 45 seconds produced a cup that was on the way to being bitter.
The brewed tea smelled really, really nice. The raspberry had subsided and the tea was holding it’s own. The first sip tasted of plain white tea and the aftertaste was raspberry, but by the third sip the raspberry came through and I could taste it in the tea.
A really clean, refreshing cup. I will be buying more of this.
I have had this tea three times since that first disastrous brewing, and each time I’ve forgotten to put it on Steepster. So, finally…
It’s way better than the last time I had it. I have had a chance to experiment with the steeping times etc. It’s pleasant right around 1 and a half minutes of steeping with boiling water, which suprised me because I usually steep black teas for much longer. However, at this time, the taste was pleasant and ever-so-slightly malty. Still not getting much of an aroma though. I will raise the rating of this tea substantially – it’s a good cup, but not a go-to tea.
Just had another cup, and weirdly, I could taste liquorice. This isn’t a good thing – I really don’t like liquorice.
I steeped this tea for 3 and a half minutes with boiling water and used 2 teaspoons for a 6-cup pot.
The dry leaves were fruity-smelling and i was really looking forward to tasting it, but when the tea was brewed, I couldn’t smell anything the taste of my first cup was bland and boring, with a very bitter aftertaste.
For my next cup, I added a little cinnamon to sweeten it a little. This usually works for blacks, but in this case it didn’t really help and there was no difference in the taste – I was kind of hoping that the cinnamon would bring out the flavour of the tea, but no such luck.
On to the third cup, with milk and sugar added. A little better, but the milk doesn’t really do anything for the tea.
Fourth and final cup. Just sugar. Much better. Still not fabulous, but not awful. And I had such high hopes for this tea….
I will refrain from rating this tea now, but I will play around with the steeping parameters tomorrow and see if i can’t make this tea better.
I just got given 7 cases of this from a friend (I have no idea how or why she got that much) and I don’t really know what to do with it. It would be ok if it were a nice tea, but I don’t really like it. It is very, very strongly scented and adding milk and/or sugar doesn’t make this any better. Its a bit of a shame really, because I’m quite partial to Earl Greys.
I’m fast running out of this tea. I’m a little sad, because every time I drink this tea I love it a little bit more.
I notice a slightly fruity aroma both before and after steeping. The tea produces a lovely reddish-gold liquid it looks really nice in my favourite teacup.
Brewed again, but this time a few minutes longer. This time much better, I think. The vanilla was less overpowering this time and it was fairly well balanced..
Hmm. The scent of this is nice, vanilla-ry but not overdone. However, when I brewed this I could not really taste the actual tea, only the vanilla, which was very sweet. Could have done with a stronger base than ceylon.
Very sweet but I don’t think it tastes very natural. Very forgiving though – I steeped this for ages by accident and it didn’t get bitter or lose any of its sweetness.
Hmmm. When I opened the package, the smell was very strong but when brewed it lost almost all of this scent and I could really only taste the white tea. I am going to hold off rating this one until I had it a few more times.
Received this as a free sample from Clipper. I found this slightly bitter but with a bit of honey it is really nice. Not something I would drink everyday, but good for if you want something quick.
I was a bit wary of this tea because it smelled very cinnamony and I was afraid it was going to be too strong, but the flavour was suprisingly delicate and well balanced. I also left it a bit lobger than I should have, but it did not detract from the flavour at all. This tea is one I will be drinking regularly
YUM! Just brewed some in my favourite teapot…..
Not a favourite, though it’s alright. Just didn’t seem very flavoursome. I will have to try others to see how they compare.
I didn’t like this tea on it’s own, but I used it as a base for homemade chai and it was really good!
I found the jasmine in this incredibly overpowering and it tastes rather fake. Maybe it will be better iced…
The tea leaves had a delicate fragrance. When dry they almost had a faint hint of chocolate (or maybe I’m just going mad). Anyway, when I brewed this tea, it was refreshingly light and extremely delicate. I will have to tweak the steeping times though, because I don’t think I steeped it for long enough.
Yum! Had this before bed – it’s growing on me so I’m bumping up the rating!