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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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My other white ginger tea option- again, thanks to Ricky. Kinda winging it. I only have 2.16g, but I still made a 6oz cup. Added 1.12g of ginger root. I don’t have the original tin as a reference, but I’ve been warned about outrageous steeping time suggestions w/ Adagio whites so I went w/ 3min. And I’m glad I did. Whoa! Holy liquor! So much darker than I expected. So is the aroma. It smells distinctly of true tea w/ a hint of peach, but it bites my nose as well which assures me that inspite of the strong tea, the ginger won’t be drowned out. As expected, it’s a very strong white tea. A bit of peach (wish there was more), and a bite of ginger. This is definitely not a “wine cooler tea”. (Some guys give wine coolers a bad rap for being fruity and sissy). Strong, yet sweet. Think Southern Comfort. I’ll probably buy a sample tin of this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

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Cofftea

2nd infusion celebrating being blessed that I was near the beginning of the UPS delivery route and not the end. And the fact that my computer was delivered today and not tomorrow. Liquor is ever so slightly lighter and the aroma is more peachy. The tea taste is lighter, but I’m not sure I’d identify it as a white if I didn’t know it. The peach comes thru more and is warmed by the ginger.

Cofftea

3rd infusion, 5 min. Liquor still isn’t much lighter. The aroma is sweet, both from the peaches and from the tea itself, not necessarily fruity though. No ginger sent. The white tea is definitely coming thru w/ just a hint of peach and warmth from the ginger.

Ricky

One day I shall get a tea scale and I will weight the tea leaves properly so you can make a delicious eight ounce cup of tea.

Cofftea

Haha Ricky, actually my preference for anything except Japanese greens is 6oz. But that’s only because I don’t know if other teas have varied water amounts for their steeping parameters like Japanese greens do. I do; however, know a wonderful woman that will give you a wonderful deal on a tea scale:)

Cofftea

4th infusion, 6 min w/ leftover eggplant parmigana. Even more white tea-esk. Sweet. Actually between the light tea taste, the sweetness, and the bite the ginger gives, it kinda tastes like a hot sweet white wine. yummy?

Cofftea

5th infusion, 7 min. Instead of being just barely lighter- the liquor is substantially lighter this time. An actual light peachy color. The aroma matches the liquor well as does the flavor except the ginger really isn’t detectable.

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TeaEqualsBliss

I just sent you an email on your live account…sorry I forgot to say who it was…subject is TEA

Cofftea

2nd infusion celebrating being blessed that I was near the beginning of the UPS delivery route and not the end. And the fact that my computer was delivered today and not tomorrow. Liquor is ever so slightly lighter and the aroma is more peachy. The tea taste is lighter, but I’m not sure I’d identify it as a white if I didn’t know it. The peach comes thru more and is warmed by the ginger.

Cofftea

3rd infusion, 5 min. Liquor still isn’t much lighter. The aroma is sweet, both from the peaches and from the tea itself, not necessarily fruity though. No ginger sent. The white tea is definitely coming thru w/ just a hint of peach and warmth from the ginger.

Ricky

One day I shall get a tea scale and I will weight the tea leaves properly so you can make a delicious eight ounce cup of tea.

Cofftea

Haha Ricky, actually my preference for anything except Japanese greens is 6oz. But that’s only because I don’t know if other teas have varied water amounts for their steeping parameters like Japanese greens do. I do; however, know a wonderful woman that will give you a wonderful deal on a tea scale:)

Cofftea

4th infusion, 6 min w/ leftover eggplant parmigana. Even more white tea-esk. Sweet. Actually between the light tea taste, the sweetness, and the bite the ginger gives, it kinda tastes like a hot sweet white wine. yummy?

Cofftea

5th infusion, 7 min. Instead of being just barely lighter- the liquor is substantially lighter this time. An actual light peachy color. The aroma matches the liquor well as does the flavor except the ginger really isn’t detectable.

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2: I steeped this tea but couldn’t stand the aroma enough to get it past my nose

3: I immediately gagged at the 1st sip and spit it out.

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