White Lion

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68
drank Raspberry Truffle by White Lion
87 tasting notes

I received this tea from Sarah today :) and I must say its good!! The smell is a soft raspberry and chocolate. The taste is not as strong as I would like so I’m going to steep it longer next time but if I inhale the sweet aroma before sipping this tea it’s like a beautiful summer day :)

Thanks so muh Sarah!!!!!!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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88

This was my second sample from White Lion. Am having it late on a Saturday morning, with milk.

This is very soft and fragrant, with pleasantly hushed bergamot and floral notes. It’s almost sweet, but that may be the effect of the milk. Probably not for someone craving a very assertive bergamot, but calming and refreshing.

I tried this years ago and have concluded that at that time I didn’t know what I was doing with it. I probably crowded way too much leaf into a mesh tea ball and steeped it way too long. I may have gone a bit short on the steeping time today, but I like the results very much and would be inclined to order this again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Vanilla Dolce by White Lion
123 tasting notes

Ordered a sample of loose tea and brewed it tonight, added a bit of half and half. No idea what the base tea is (Assam?) but it seemed nicely balanced with the vanilla. I liked this better than Harney’s Vanilla Comoro, but in fairness — I had to make do with bags when I tried the Harney’s.

The vanilla scent was quite strong when I popped open the (cute tiny little glass) sample jar. Brewed, it was smooth and not overwhelmingly vanilla, but the vanilla was definitely present and very mellow. I think I’d like this for a weekend breakfast tea as well as an after-dinner treat. I have enough left for 2 more trials with maybe enough after that to add to some Earl Grey as an experiment. I will let you know how it goes. I also have a sample of their Earl Grey with Lavender so things could get pleasantly foggy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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97

This is an amazing tea! I buy it online and everyone who has tasted it wants to order. I have never had a favorite tea before (just any type of green) but now I almost exclusively drink this tea.

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66

I think most of the white teas are just too delicate for me! I like the flavor, just not one of my favorites.

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85
drank Winter Blend by White Lion
60 tasting notes

We serve White Lion tea at the spa I work at. The Winter Blend is one of the least favorite teas that guests pick in the relaxation lounge. I think guests overlook it because they think black tea = caffeine = bad. We also serve Cranberry Hibiscus (herbal) and Moroccan Mint (green). The Cranberry Hibiscus is the most popular, of course. Luckily that means more Winter Blend for me! This is a bold, spicy black tea with fruity undertones. I have been trying to duplicate a ginger milk tea I had at Radiance Tea House in NYC. I usually boil about 3 large pieces of ginger for about 10 minutes. Then I remove the pot from heat and add tea and milk. I steep it for about 4 minutes. Strain and add brown sugar to taste. It’s absolutely delicious!

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