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Well, I gave this one another chance! and I think I’ve finally met a white tea I don’t like. I was afraid this day would come…
Unless it’s simply that the leaves were scorched (quite possible), then this tea really is not great at all. In fact, this is how I imagine a no name, grade C, or even D, BAGGED white tea would taste
Boring. Rough. Bitter. None of these are words I associate with good tea!

Dorothy

What temperature did you brew it at? I know their website says something like 95 degrees, but I wouldn’t trust that. 75 to 80 sounds more reasonable.

Indigobloom

I’m not sure! it was from the shop, and they prepare it behind the counter… where they have an 80c and a boiling water tap- they mix the two together.
I always thought 94c for a white was odd but it works for the Whisky White! then again that one isn’t pure…

Dorothy

Ahh I see, maybe they boiled it. What a shame :(

Indigobloom

I agree. That said, I’m not willing to spend more money on purchasing more to find out!

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Dorothy

What temperature did you brew it at? I know their website says something like 95 degrees, but I wouldn’t trust that. 75 to 80 sounds more reasonable.

Indigobloom

I’m not sure! it was from the shop, and they prepare it behind the counter… where they have an 80c and a boiling water tap- they mix the two together.
I always thought 94c for a white was odd but it works for the Whisky White! then again that one isn’t pure…

Dorothy

Ahh I see, maybe they boiled it. What a shame :(

Indigobloom

I agree. That said, I’m not willing to spend more money on purchasing more to find out!

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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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