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drank Wild White Tea by Shang Tea
174 tasting notes

I finally ordered the sampler package after seeing so many good reviews on here and it arrived today, which is really fast shipping…3 days I think. Anyways, this was the first one I picked out, I want to save the ones I think I’ll like best for later, but I’m not sure how that will go since I’m already having an internal argument of whether or not I should try another sample since it’s getting into the evening and I don’t want to stay awake from caffeine, but I also have nothing to wake up early for tomorrow, and so my dilemma continues!

The actual tea now…dry and wet leaves smell very much like sweet hay. In taste is carries a very sweet note in it that is slightly creamy in texture, like honey. The hay notes are very prominent, fresh and crisp. There is a slight floral note that I cannot quite pinpoint it’s origin.

The one thing that really surprises me about this tea is the sweet, creamy honey notes. It tastes like it was added but I assure I did not add anything to this. I brewed it 175F for about 1 minute in a 12 oz vessel. A delicious sweet white tea, and a good start for the samples!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Nice! I loved working my way through these samples they are quite good!

Invader Zim

Almost all of them sound delicious, but I do love my jasmine teas.

Azzrian

Just DO IT! :)

Invader Zim

I’m still brewing this one for now. Steep #4 I think I’m on, holds up rather well. But we will see, there’s still plenty of time before I decide to go to bed tonight!

Bonnie I think you’ll make it! Sounds enjoyable.
CHAroma

Phew!! That is expensive! Seems like the sampler is definitely the way to go.

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TeaBrat

Nice! I loved working my way through these samples they are quite good!

Invader Zim

Almost all of them sound delicious, but I do love my jasmine teas.

Azzrian

Just DO IT! :)

Invader Zim

I’m still brewing this one for now. Steep #4 I think I’m on, holds up rather well. But we will see, there’s still plenty of time before I decide to go to bed tonight!

Bonnie I think you’ll make it! Sounds enjoyable.
CHAroma

Phew!! That is expensive! Seems like the sampler is definitely the way to go.

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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