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drank Tangerine Blossom by Shang Tea
1431 tasting notes

This is a white?! Two teas in two days that have shocked me in the same way. White that looks like a black, tastes like a black, and is even named a black (Tangerine Blossom Red Tea – red tea is what we consider to be black here). This is a thick, malty and slightly sweet tea with subtle floral notes – again so surprising considering the one minute steep time! I’d love to grab more of this to try it properly… if I love it this much severely underleafed, what will I think of it done right?

Thanks (I think?) to TeaTiff for sharing this in the 12 Days of Christmas Swap!

2 tsp in 16oz. – which according to the instructions is severely underleafed… I should have used 1/2-2 TB per 8 oz.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dinosara

I think it’s a white cultivar processed as a black tea… It’s pretty cool!

MissB

Oh… that makes sense now. I really enjoyed the cup, even more so earlier today after I’d forgotten about it and left it on the counter to cool.

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Dinosara

I think it’s a white cultivar processed as a black tea… It’s pretty cool!

MissB

Oh… that makes sense now. I really enjoyed the cup, even more so earlier today after I’d forgotten about it and left it on the counter to cool.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

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