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Day 29 of my 101 days of tea. Had this today (well, I suppose technically yesterday now) at the DAVIDsTEA on Queen Street West. Steeped for around 6 minutes.

I found the taste to be quite floral — more than I’d like, really. Perhaps someone who enjoyed that sort of taste might find this delightful, but it wasn’t quite my thing. It also seemed rather one-note-ish, perhaps because I’m used to flavoured whites and this was straight.

I resteeped it with a half-full cup (the DAVIDsTEA cups are pretty big, after all….), and found the taste to even perhaps get stronger than the first time around. So, still didn’t like it, but was glad to see that the flavour was quite persistant at least.

Not my favourite tea, probably wouldn’t buy more of it (especially at $20/50g). However, it’s my first straight white tea of this challenge, so I’m glad I gave it a try.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I recommend you to steep directly in the tea pot WITHOUT any infuser (Preferably in a ceramic tea pot to can infuse during a long time). The water need to be at something like 75 degree during 15 minutes. THAT is the best way to enjoy straight White Tea!

Another little trick : Drop a little of cold water in your tea pot before infuse it. That will prevent your tea to be burned.

Sorry if you already know all of those tricks!

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I recommend you to steep directly in the tea pot WITHOUT any infuser (Preferably in a ceramic tea pot to can infuse during a long time). The water need to be at something like 75 degree during 15 minutes. THAT is the best way to enjoy straight White Tea!

Another little trick : Drop a little of cold water in your tea pot before infuse it. That will prevent your tea to be burned.

Sorry if you already know all of those tricks!

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A Canadian girl interested in the arts, books, geeky things, and tea. Especially the tea part.

Currently engaged in a tea drinking challenge of epic proportions. (1001 teas, 1001 days. December 1st, 2013 – August 28, 2016)

I’ll be adding a few teas to my cupboard — if anyone would like to swap for something in there, please feel free to contact.

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