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This is one of the selections from Verdants Reserve TOMC for May. I’m just finally getting around to sampling these!

I have not been a huge fan of white teas. Generally speaking, I find them kind of boring. This, however, is a lovely tea that I’ve been enjoying for the last hour or so, while returning phone calls & doing (much needed) office work. I’m pleased to announce that my office has finally reached a point where I was able to set up a tea station. There is still much to be done, including deciding which tea-wares & teas will reside up here on the 2nd floor, but I did post a first photo on FB, for those who would like to see it.
https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak?ref=tn_tnmn

Now for this tea. The aroma is very gentle & of hay, clovers & cream, an odd combination, to be sure, but there it is.
This is the most flavorful white tea I’ve ever had, with a unique floral taste, fresh cream, marshmallow cream, pastry, & hint of clove. The color of the brew is a pale apricot. Later steepings have a spicy, crisp, & sweet character.
The tea itself is also beautiful, with very clearly defined leaf/bud formations, clipped with just enough stem to hold them together. It’s also a nice sturdy white tea, in the way that Golden Fleece is a nice sturdy Dian Hong. The leaves are thick & well formed, not fragile & dried out looking like so many tea leaves tend to be.

I followed the recommended steeping parameters, using my test tube steeper, which I love especially for green & white teas.

Bonnie

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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