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I didn’t think I liked white teas. In fact, I didn’t think I liked this tea. But two days ago, I had it again for the first time since I started paying attention to water temperature. Delish. Light, grassy/vegiteal, and easy to drink. I’m adding it below the oolong on my this-is-all-I-want-to-drink list.

Standard mug – blue pottery. 1 tbsp. gently steaming water. 5 minutes.

Second brewing. 6 minutes.

I was hoping to try a third brewing but I fear I might be tea-d out for the evening.

Jillian

White teas scald and get bitter REALLY easily if the water’s too hot. Also shorter steeping times might help with the taste as well.

takgoti

Oooh, this sounds good. Rishi and I have been getting along quite splendidly thus far, so this one might have a place on a future order.

You should try a silver needle – I find those to be particularly lovely. Most vendors make one and they’re typically good across the board. Of course, I love the one from my life partner – Samovar.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Jillian ~~ Thanks. I’ll try steeping it for less time next time I make it.

takgoti ~~ I think the only silver needle I’ve had was in pyramid bags. I don’t remember being impressed with it. But it was bagged and back when I was just starting to drink anything other than black teas and flavored black teas. I will remember that though next time I buy white tea.

I googled Samovar because I wasn’t quite sure it wasn’t your gf or bf and you were referring to a tea gifted by them. =)

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Jillian

White teas scald and get bitter REALLY easily if the water’s too hot. Also shorter steeping times might help with the taste as well.

takgoti

Oooh, this sounds good. Rishi and I have been getting along quite splendidly thus far, so this one might have a place on a future order.

You should try a silver needle – I find those to be particularly lovely. Most vendors make one and they’re typically good across the board. Of course, I love the one from my life partner – Samovar.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Jillian ~~ Thanks. I’ll try steeping it for less time next time I make it.

takgoti ~~ I think the only silver needle I’ve had was in pyramid bags. I don’t remember being impressed with it. But it was bagged and back when I was just starting to drink anything other than black teas and flavored black teas. I will remember that though next time I buy white tea.

I googled Samovar because I wasn’t quite sure it wasn’t your gf or bf and you were referring to a tea gifted by them. =)

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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