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drank Coconut Vanilla White by TeaFrog
1914 tasting notes

Another one of my recently aquired samples. When I first brewed this one the aroma wasn’t pleasant to me at all. Sort of musty, weird and hard to describe, but it didn’t smell good. The taste, however, is nice and light, sweet with coconut and creamy vanilla notes. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a disconnect between smell and taste! I enjoy the tea for the most part, but it’s hard to get past that smell. Maybe I “overcooked” the white tea?(When I smell the brewed leaves in the infusion basket, it smells disconcertingly exactly like cooked spinach). Mostly I’m left completely unsure about how I feel about this tea, so I’m not going to rate it yet. Good thing I have enough to play around with my parameters and try again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 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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