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I received this as a sample with my latest ATR order. It seemed very interesting, very citrusy. By far, the strongest scent in the dry tea was the orange. It wasn’t a pleasant scent, but instead reminded me of orange flavored cough syrup. I was a bit worried…

165/2 min. – Definitely the orange takes center stage. (Reminds me of the liqueur Cointreau.) The taste mirrors the scent. Orange, orange, orange… and lemon. The citrus flavors are so overpowering that I cannot taste the bai mu dan at all. I was worried that the flavor would be a lot like Cointreau or orange cough syrup, but it is very smooth and not medicinal at all. As it cools down, it becomes quite nice. Frankly, this tea would make a great tea for those who are nursing a cold. It screams comfort, but in a sick way. (Now that didn’t come out correctly. Hm.)

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165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

I think I liked your ‘not right comment’ the most…I generally don’t like flavored teas, particularly if they are flavored with ‘flavorings’ (oils, synthetics, etc…) I can appreciate it if its a natural extract or a zest or fruit leather or such…or a raw spice….but the trend to add flavoring to white tea is a dance to appeal to those who really don’t like the taste of white teas and are chasing ‘health benifits’….I like your honesty about its aroma and ‘cough syrup comfort’…

American Tea Room

There is no flavoring added….it is grapefruit and bergamot oil (as used in Earl Grey) with a touch of jasmine. Sorry it was not your cup of tea!!

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Kashyap

I think I liked your ‘not right comment’ the most…I generally don’t like flavored teas, particularly if they are flavored with ‘flavorings’ (oils, synthetics, etc…) I can appreciate it if its a natural extract or a zest or fruit leather or such…or a raw spice….but the trend to add flavoring to white tea is a dance to appeal to those who really don’t like the taste of white teas and are chasing ‘health benifits’….I like your honesty about its aroma and ‘cough syrup comfort’…

American Tea Room

There is no flavoring added….it is grapefruit and bergamot oil (as used in Earl Grey) with a touch of jasmine. Sorry it was not your cup of tea!!

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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