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drank Silver Yin Zhen Pearls by Teavana
243 tasting notes

Backlogging from Saturday.

Teavana is such an entrancing place, I go in for something simple like a matcha bowl, and leave with piles tea and accessories I had no intention of buying. In the store, the pearls smelled sweet and fragrant; almost fruity. This would lead to the assumption that you would get a fruity white tea. My companion was intrigued. I was not. I know what happens when you assume, so I avoid assuming anything.

The brewed leaves and brewed tea both smelled earthy and raw, like a tea that was unfinished, unrefined, unfiltered and all together natural. Can we say pu-erh? However, determined to try the tea, it turned out to be not so bad, once you get past the smell. The finished tea, was very silver needle, very plain and white, nothing special at all. The only thing special was the smell.

Brewed hot, no additives.

Jillian

I wouldn’t call it ‘entrancing’ so much as ‘annoying, pushy sales people’.

Madison Bartholemew

you know… it’s growing on me… I still think it tastes kinda salty… but I’m wanting more

Cinoi

@jillian, I know what you mean, but madison and I have them trained, they know not to try and sell us anything, haha

@madison, ew, enjoy, I still have like three to backlog from Saturday, can’t wait for the body + mind.

Madison Bartholemew

body and mind is really tasty… and when you read the description you realize you can make it yourself cheaper… like all things teavana

Ricky

But the teavana teas all sound so amazing! I’ve never been into a Teavana store =(

Madison Bartholemew

??? where’s your rock? I have to get it up off of you… then again you are actually not missing anything other than that weird Wafting thing they do… it’s kinda creepy

Honestlyme4

I like to mix this tea with Monkey Picked Oolong Tea.

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Jillian

I wouldn’t call it ‘entrancing’ so much as ‘annoying, pushy sales people’.

Madison Bartholemew

you know… it’s growing on me… I still think it tastes kinda salty… but I’m wanting more

Cinoi

@jillian, I know what you mean, but madison and I have them trained, they know not to try and sell us anything, haha

@madison, ew, enjoy, I still have like three to backlog from Saturday, can’t wait for the body + mind.

Madison Bartholemew

body and mind is really tasty… and when you read the description you realize you can make it yourself cheaper… like all things teavana

Ricky

But the teavana teas all sound so amazing! I’ve never been into a Teavana store =(

Madison Bartholemew

??? where’s your rock? I have to get it up off of you… then again you are actually not missing anything other than that weird Wafting thing they do… it’s kinda creepy

Honestlyme4

I like to mix this tea with Monkey Picked Oolong Tea.

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As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

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