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Thank you to Bonnie for this decadent sample from TeaVivre!!

As I’ve never tried a straight White, this one completely refashioned my perception and respect for what they have to offer! This Bai Hao Yin Zhen is fragrantly refined and tempered living hayfields yet is also tinged with the slightest salt balance in the cup. The buds were amazingly downy and delicate but tripped the light fantastic when given the chance over five steepings. Simply quite wonderful and a splendid offering from TeaVivre!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’ve never noticed the salt aspect, but I’ll keep that in mind.

jason

It was only there for maybe the first third of any given cup before fading – probably at the same rate that the tea was cooling. I added half a spoonful of agave to one of the cups, third or fourth I believe, and it disappeared completely though I suppose I could have expected that

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ScottTeaMan

I’ve never noticed the salt aspect, but I’ll keep that in mind.

jason

It was only there for maybe the first third of any given cup before fading – probably at the same rate that the tea was cooling. I added half a spoonful of agave to one of the cups, third or fourth I believe, and it disappeared completely though I suppose I could have expected that

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I am so very new to loose leaf tea and, after decades of really really good coffee, I am blown away by the diversity and complexity that this little leaf has to offer. Every new cup is an adventure and I look forward to sharing them with you!

+ I attempt to rate teas in comparison to others I’ve tried of the same general variety, so a green tea rated at 95 vs a pu’er at 90 doesn’t necessarily mean that I liked the green better than the pu’er – it just means I liked it better than most other greens.

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