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Mmm, it’s hard to believe that this isn’t a flavoured tea because I could distinctly smell notes of citrus and spice and something that makes me think of chocolate when I opened the sample package. The tea doesn’t look that much different from other white tea buds, but when I put them in the water they took on the appearance of tarnished silver. It’s really quite pretty in an almost poetic way.

The flavour is very subtle and normally I don’t like that in a tea, but in this one I find I don’t mind it. I think it’s the flavour; instead of the vegetal/cooked greens flavour I get from Chinese silver needle teas, it has notes of nutmeg and sweet oranges that sort of gently tease at the palate and linger on the tongue.

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JacquelineM

This sounds soooo delicious!

Marie

How beautiful! I’m just starting to get into non-black teas to savor the natural flavors of the leaves. What an amazing journey these teas are taking us on. Never knowing which new tea will capture our hearts next! :)

Stephanie

Spice from a white tea? Wow! I never would have guessed. On to the shopping list this goes!

Andriel “It’s really quite pretty in an almost poetic way.” Thank you for this thought, it is a perfect description!

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JacquelineM

This sounds soooo delicious!

Marie

How beautiful! I’m just starting to get into non-black teas to savor the natural flavors of the leaves. What an amazing journey these teas are taking us on. Never knowing which new tea will capture our hearts next! :)

Stephanie

Spice from a white tea? Wow! I never would have guessed. On to the shopping list this goes!

Andriel “It’s really quite pretty in an almost poetic way.” Thank you for this thought, it is a perfect description!

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