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drank White Butterfly by Teaopia
1315 tasting notes

darn, I forgot my notes at work! jotted them down between calls. oh well…
Anyhow, this tea was quite tasty. It lands somewhere between a crisp white peony and a standard other “white” tea. There were delicate, fresh water notes throughout the sip.
When it was piping hot and I took that daring first test sip, I could swear there was a hint of peach! but then as it cooled, that quickly disappeared.
The delicate-ness was overtaken slightly by a nutty but somewhat grassy flavour.
I’ll update this with something a little more decisive when I get my notes back!

EarthernChild

There’s definitely a peach flavor! I want to get some soon!

Indigobloom

ah good to know I’m not crazy! too bad my tongue isn’t a bit more hardy :P

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EarthernChild

There’s definitely a peach flavor! I want to get some soon!

Indigobloom

ah good to know I’m not crazy! too bad my tongue isn’t a bit more hardy :P

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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