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1 bag for 250mL water, bare. Numi recommends cooling the water a bit after boiling — good. It makes me cringe when white and green tea packaging exhorts the use boiling water. Yeesh, way to ruin white and green tea for first-timers. But I digress.

For a white tea, this one gives off a slighlty leathery atringenct scent that I normally expect from a first flush Darjeeling. Or is that part of the rose I’m catching?

The rose is gentle aqnd very soothing. I feel like keeping still within a comfortable chair. The different scents encourage mindfulness and rest, and that is very good.

A four-minute steep gives a pale brass-cloured liquor and a really different rose scent. Not powders and perfumes at all, but instead very classic, even a bit sharp. The astringency reminds me of the Body’s Shop’s Tea Rose perfume oil (which I love but gave up wearing because wasps and bees like it, too; guess which insects I have a phobia of), though the tea for sure does not smell as rosy as that perfume.

Really good. Especialy for a bagged white. I’d love to try this one loose.

I really like samplers. Ya like some, ya don’t like some, but it’s a great way to meet new tea.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

A beautiful cup of tea. The blend would be even better with a higher-quality of white tea, I am sure, but still, really good stuff. Excellent for bagged.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

A beautiful cup of tea. The blend would be even better with a higher-quality of white tea, I am sure, but still, really good stuff. Excellent for bagged.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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