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Thanks to ScottTeaMan for this lovely sample. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get around to trying some… this tea seems like it has a personality complex and does not know if it’s a white tea or an oolong.

After steeping the wet leaves smell quite floral and relaxing so I know I am in for a treat of some kind. :))

I steeped this for around 90 seconds in 180 F or so water and I was not skimpy with the leaf. My cup is light yellow and quite delicate. The flavor is lightly sweet like sweet peas or corn, but also floral with a honeysuckle like quality. Very relaxing and aromatic and some slightly creamy elements in the finish. This is quite nice, almost intoxicating!

Second steep is also wonderful… a little buttery but with some crazy, wonderful Himalayan floral thing going on. It reminds me a bit of the White Shangri-La from Rare Tea Republic.

I will be looking out for more teas like this from Thunderbolt. Thanks for sharing Scott. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

Your welcome! I knew you’d like it. It is so delicious! I want to review a white tea today, but I think I’ll revisit this one. I hope I gave you enuff for afew more cups. :))

ScottTeaMan

Did you experience any maltiness, nuts, or light chocolate notes? My sinuses aren’t clogged today, so maybe I’ll get some of the sweet peas, & more florality!

TeaBrat

I thought I sensed the white chocolate but of course I read your tasting notes which probably put the idea in my head. ;-)

ScottTeaMan

I find that sometimes descriptions by others DO zero in on an aspect or flavor characteristic. I do try not to read other descriptions too much though- for the reason you said. Does any of this make sense? :p

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ScottTeaMan

Your welcome! I knew you’d like it. It is so delicious! I want to review a white tea today, but I think I’ll revisit this one. I hope I gave you enuff for afew more cups. :))

ScottTeaMan

Did you experience any maltiness, nuts, or light chocolate notes? My sinuses aren’t clogged today, so maybe I’ll get some of the sweet peas, & more florality!

TeaBrat

I thought I sensed the white chocolate but of course I read your tasting notes which probably put the idea in my head. ;-)

ScottTeaMan

I find that sometimes descriptions by others DO zero in on an aspect or flavor characteristic. I do try not to read other descriptions too much though- for the reason you said. Does any of this make sense? :p

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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