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White tea of the early afternoon. I’m having a ball with these white tea samples! This one confused me dearly because it says white tea yet is says wu-long which I know is another way of spelling oolong…mind blown. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I brewed it like I do any other white teas and I was very much impressed.

The dry leaves are dark brown and slightly curled with some fuzzy white curled leaves mixed in and smelled of apricot and stones. The wet leaves smell more earthy with hay notes…now I’m getting more confused. Taste…o_O sweet hay notes, sweet apricot notes, stone/mineral notes, a very smooth, creamy texture, like butter, yet it remains light. Is this a white tea or an oolong…I get notes from both types.

This tea is as confusing to me as it is delicious.

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

I keep thinking I need to get more of this!

Invader Zim

I intend to get more next time I order from them simply because of how different this tea is…in a good way of course!

TeaBrat

Yes, 9I totally agree!

Shang Tea

Thanks for all the reviews Invader Zim. Just wanted to clear up the confusion, this tea comes from the White Tea Plant Varietals that we grow on our farm (Da Bai and Da Hao), but it is processed like a Wu-Long (Oolong) tea.

Scatterbrain

This sounds delicious.

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TeaBrat

I keep thinking I need to get more of this!

Invader Zim

I intend to get more next time I order from them simply because of how different this tea is…in a good way of course!

TeaBrat

Yes, 9I totally agree!

Shang Tea

Thanks for all the reviews Invader Zim. Just wanted to clear up the confusion, this tea comes from the White Tea Plant Varietals that we grow on our farm (Da Bai and Da Hao), but it is processed like a Wu-Long (Oolong) tea.

Scatterbrain

This sounds delicious.

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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.

100 – http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/32720-hand-rolled-top-grade-jasmine

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Pennsylvania

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