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The dry leaves smell rather like pickle juice – a little off-putting at first. The tea brews up to a delicate golden hue, with a sweetly refreshing taste. This is definitely going on my favorites list!
Really?!? I’m going through all of my new tins from Adagio before I open any of the savory tins. I did smell all of them and it was a little scary.
Really – the flavor is nothing like the smell. I don’t taste anything specifically that reminds me of cucumber, and certainly not of pickles. But, if I were to compare this to a plain white tea, there is an undefinable something there, that adds a bright, fresh flavor. White teas tend not to have enough acidity to my palate – I usually prefer black teas. This one seems to have just that little bit more – it doesn’t taste or feel acid, just brighter.
I agree w/ Cynthia! It’s one of my favorites, especially iced in the summer- and it helps that white tea helps lower body temp! To make a great mojTEAto, steep 1.12 grams of dried peppermint, spearmint, or orange mint in 5oz of 180 degree water for 3 min. Reheat to 180 degrees and use to steep 2.25 grams of white cucumber for 7 min. Add 1oz rum and 1/2 TB each lemon and lime juices. Chill and serve. Use 2x as much tea leaves if you pour it over ice.
I wonder why they say to steep it for 7 min??? This is by far the largest steeping time I’ve seen for a white tea.
I get my savory teas tomorrow – so excited! And the pickle juice comparison sounds… intriguing!
They have the 7 minute steep time recommendation on all of the white teas I’ve bought from them. Similarly, all Adagio black teas have a recommended 5 minute steep time.
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