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drank White Tea by Golden Moon Tea
357 tasting notes

Chrysanthemum! ::shakes fist in the air::

I actually didn’t read the sample packet on this one until I’d poured the leaves into the pot and noticed a single white flower. I was somewhat confused since I thought that something called “White Tea” would contain just white tea. Then I read the packet. I’m not a big chrysanthemum fan.

I won’t go into details because I’m having a horrible time figuring out how on earth to describe it. I just feel like a perfectly good white tea was spoiled by one singular flower. It just sort of added an unpleasant taste for me. I think that what it reminds me of is when I was a child I loved dandelions so much that I tried eating one. I’m not gonna try that again to compare, but I just remember that bitter plant taste and being so disappointed.

I must admit that I did do two steeps. I don’t hate it, but it’s something I’d never purchase. M

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

Uh oh, now I’m worried about this one. I did not love the last chrysanthemum I had. Maybe I’ll like it better with some white tea in there to take off the edge.

Rabs

Oh lordy – I cannot imagine straight up chrysanthemum ::shudders:: I’m quite curious to see what you think since I really have an extremely limited reference point taste-wise (I’ve only had a couple of loose leaf white teas).

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__Morgana__

Uh oh, now I’m worried about this one. I did not love the last chrysanthemum I had. Maybe I’ll like it better with some white tea in there to take off the edge.

Rabs

Oh lordy – I cannot imagine straight up chrysanthemum ::shudders:: I’m quite curious to see what you think since I really have an extremely limited reference point taste-wise (I’ve only had a couple of loose leaf white teas).

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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