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drank Sawa Organic White Tea by MAJANI
1911 tasting notes

Sipdown, 239. This sample comes to me thanks to Kasumi no Chajin! Pretty sure this is the first white tea from Africa that I have ever tried.

The leaf on this is long, fuzzy white tea leaves that are whole and thus difficult to meaure out with a teaspoon. I think I used more leaf than usual for a western-style brew, but it didn’t seem to be over steeping after 2 minutes so I went the full three. It’s still a very pale yellow, and smells fruity and a little nutty, even. The flavor is light, and I probably could have steeped it even longer, but it is still quite lovely as is. Possibly my favorite non-jasmine white that I’ve ever tried! It is so sweet on its own, and I agree with apricots as the fruit that it most reminds me of. The flavors are tantalizing, and keep you sipping again and again so that they build in your mouth. A really impressive tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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