drank Silver Needle by Art of Tea
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I can’t even say I dislike this tea, because that would be like saying you dislike hot water, which is exactly what this tastes like. I’d always known that white teas were typically weaker and more subtle than blacks, and that they often struggle to make your water taste like anything at all, but even a bit of overleafing didn’t help. I steeped for three minutes, took a few sips, and then tossed the rest down the drain. This is going into my swap pile, although I honestly don’t know if anyone else will like it LOL.
Way, way too subtle. Pretty much non-existent.

In other news, thanks to the steroid cream and the anesthetic rinse, my canker is well on its way to healing. The difference overnight was drastic, and I just need to make sure I have this stuff around when my next canker invariably comes to life.

greenteafairy

I’ve had that experience with white teas – I’ve yet to try a really distinctive plain one, actually, but I’m still on the lookout. Glad you’re feeling better today!

Cavocorax

I wonder if the temperature really makes a big difference? Maybe a lower temp would help coax the flavours? IDK. I had some silver needle but I didnt’ get too much out of it.

keychange

Yeah, perhaps silver neetle just isn’t where it’s at. I may try a jasmine silver neetle at some point, although like you, greentea, unflavoured whites may just not be my thing.

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greenteafairy

I’ve had that experience with white teas – I’ve yet to try a really distinctive plain one, actually, but I’m still on the lookout. Glad you’re feeling better today!

Cavocorax

I wonder if the temperature really makes a big difference? Maybe a lower temp would help coax the flavours? IDK. I had some silver needle but I didnt’ get too much out of it.

keychange

Yeah, perhaps silver neetle just isn’t where it’s at. I may try a jasmine silver neetle at some point, although like you, greentea, unflavoured whites may just not be my thing.

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