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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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I got this tea at a wedding I attended! It was the favor and our place cards were attached to it. Nice idea :)

This is my first experience with a white tea. The tea leaves almost looked like bay leaves. Interesting!!!

The tea liquor is a pretty golden color. First sip – I taste a sort of tea taste with an overlay of the flavoring. I really don’t like the flavor – I think it’s supposed to be coconut and pineapple, but I think it tastes like the fake butter people put on popcorn with a dash of suntan lotion!!!! Bleah!!!

I am going to finish this cup, but I’m not resteeping and this tin is going into the traveling teabox!!

EDIT: Cofftea suggesting trying it at a 3 minute steep time. I did a cup at 3 minutes/180F and the tea tastes good, but that fakebuttersuntanlotion is faint but there, and it’s just too artificial for my liking. Again, I’ll finish the cup, but out into the world it goes! If one of you happen to choose it from the TTB, lessening the suggested steep time is a great suggestions and improves it ALOT :)

EDIT2: This tea is growing on me as it cools. I think I’m going to keep it for an afternoon cuppa, but I wouldn’t buy it. I would up the rating to oooooh, a 51 at a 3 min steep time. Cofftea – you’re a tea saver :)

EDIT3: and now I have a stomachache!!!!! I never get stomachaches! It’s going in the box again!!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I love the wedding favors, but the varieties they come in don’t thrill me personally. I’d rather do my own.

Ricky

Ahhh, too much tea and not enough food =( I hate stomachaches, I get it often…. for no reason!

JacquelineM

Ricky – I think I psyched myself into a stomachache thinking about fake butter suntan lotion in my tea. Uuuuugggghhhhhhhh. White Tropics is now in the punishment area of the tea cupboard with that Seaweed Japanese Sencha!!!

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Cofftea

I love the wedding favors, but the varieties they come in don’t thrill me personally. I’d rather do my own.

Ricky

Ahhh, too much tea and not enough food =( I hate stomachaches, I get it often…. for no reason!

JacquelineM

Ricky – I think I psyched myself into a stomachache thinking about fake butter suntan lotion in my tea. Uuuuugggghhhhhhhh. White Tropics is now in the punishment area of the tea cupboard with that Seaweed Japanese Sencha!!!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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