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Second try.

This time I can already smell much more, so I’m sure this tasting will be more accurate than last.

The smell is very vegetal with a hint of sweetness. Not bold like black teas, subtle and sniffy lol. Maybe a little honey-toned.

Since the leaves are so long in this, I use about 1/8-1/4 cup of them to 12oz of tea. Sounds like a lot, but it’s not… it turns out to be about the same as 2 tsps of more broken teas, judging by how much space in my infuser they take up before and after brewing.

The flavor is very vegetal, it’s true. I think leeks may be accurate; with it’s subtle honey taste it reminds me a bit more of fresh cut grass or possibly wheat. Yes, that’s it: wheat. That’s what the sweet + green equals out to, for me.

I’m definitely liking this better this time around. But still not an all-time favorite… just makes me want to explore more white teas.

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Note to those who read my reviews:

I only about a year ago learned I have synesthesia and that is why I’ve always wrote my reviews primarily in colors. Clearly, if you’ve read any recently, that’s still how I write most of the time as that’s still how I best describe flavors. Today I realized that may be worth putting out there for folks who come across my reviews.
Moving on:

Unless otherwise noted, I use 2.25g of tea to 6oz of water for my tastings.

Geeky, vegan, dominant, serious, non-gendered, childfree, eclectic, alternatively-styled, friendly and open-minded are good descriptors of me, I think. Also: extremely introverted, but not at all shy.

I grew up on bag teas, mainly Lipton, at my father’s and great-grandmother’s homes. I loved getting up before everyone else and sitting with a hot cup and reading or watching some quiet tv in the morning.

I didn’t bother much with tea for the years of my teenhood because of no longer seeing either of these people and my mother’s house wasn’t one for tea… more coffee drinkers, instead.

During my adulthood I started drinking it again, but still mostly bag teas like Lipton, Tetley, and some herbal mixes. I enjoyed these but went no further…

…until I was at a restaurant one night and ordered a Darjeeling tea to give it a try.

I fell back in love with tea and have since been trying all sorts of loose leaf and some bag teas.

I’m currently delving mainly into white teas, but my tastes wander.

Not sure what else to say here… if you like my notes or are interested in chatting about something, do feel free to send a note. I love meeting new folks, especially since we share at least one interest, being on this site and all.

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