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Sipdown of this tea as well because I’m splitting the sample i receive from verdant to let my other friend try this tea. She’s a huge fan of white and greens teas so I’d like to try and get a few higher end teas to her to see if she really enjoys them.

White teas are generally not my thing. Not because i hate them, but because i don’t like them lol My taste buds tend to feel largely unable to get much out of whites. Generally when i drink white teas, the weight of them is so imperceptible, that most of the time i feel like i’m drinking hot water with a splash of “something very nearly undetectable.”

This tea? It’s better than most. Initially it was much like drinking something the way that Hay smells. That fresh barnyard smell after you’ve cleaned all the stalls out. I have to say, after several steeps though, I’m just feeling like i’ve had too much water to drink. Again, not a bad tea, but nothing that knocks my socks off.

It did give me a chance for more practice with my gaiwan, so that’s wonderful. :)

Barbara

Initially I wasn’t very impressed with the somewhat hayish smell and taste of the ordinary Silver Needle either. Somehow it grew on me however… :-)

Nicole

I have not been impressed with many whites. Only from Shang. Those are the only ones I’ve been able to say taste like something besides water.

Starfevre

I’m the same way with white teas.

tigress_al

That is what makes the tea world so wonderful, the variety and choice that is offered to us. Personally, I love whites!

Sil

tigress – i think everyone is in agreement there…especially given the size of most of our cupboards hahaha

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Barbara

Initially I wasn’t very impressed with the somewhat hayish smell and taste of the ordinary Silver Needle either. Somehow it grew on me however… :-)

Nicole

I have not been impressed with many whites. Only from Shang. Those are the only ones I’ve been able to say taste like something besides water.

Starfevre

I’m the same way with white teas.

tigress_al

That is what makes the tea world so wonderful, the variety and choice that is offered to us. Personally, I love whites!

Sil

tigress – i think everyone is in agreement there…especially given the size of most of our cupboards hahaha

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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