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My future mother-in-law gave me this, which was a gift to her, but she says she doesn’t have the time to make tea.

It’s a pretty “meh” blend, I even steeped it for a bit longer. It could be because I’ve been drinking some stronger teas lately, but it just seemed like a general herbal. The honey bush is nice, and I do get a very light mint flavor from spearmint, not so much of the other ingredients. I’ve got one more that I’ll probably use at some point, but definitely won’t go out of the way to get any myself.

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Boiling 8 min or more

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Peppermint by Adagio Teas
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Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Woo! This might be a bit too spicy for me. I’m a pretty big wuss though when it comes to spices.

I got this from the sampler pack and brewed this according to one of the reviews on Adagio: " I brew it in boiling water for 2 minutes, then add milk (1:1 proportion), bring to a boil, bring the heat down and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Then add in some honey and its perfect."

I think it may be the ginger, but something hits me right in the back of the throat. I’m not a huge fan of ginger so… Not sure how much of the actual tea I was getting either, could have been I didn’t use enough (a heaping perfect teaspoon). This definitely needed the honey for me, sweetens it up nicely and brings out some of the flavors. I may try again with some different brewing.

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Boiling

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drank White Peony by Deet's Place
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Iced 8 min or more

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drank Hunan Gold by Adagio Teas
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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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drank White Peony by Deet's Place
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So this is from the coffee shop on campus at Virginia Tech. I grabbed a couple ounces of a few teas there before I graduated. I have no idea who the supplier is, and of course the e-mail on the website doesn’t work. Oh well.

Followed Teavivre’s instructions since this came with none, worked out pretty well. 195 degrees, 3 infusions at 1 minute, 2, and then 3 minutes.

This may have been my first loose white tea. It’s super super tasty! Very smooth and light. Not sure I get a whole lot of the floral taste that’s supposed to be here. I’d have to compare it with some other white teas. Even shared some with my future mother-in-law who enjoyed it as well.

Any favorite white tea recommendations would be great!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Your request for recommendations got me thinking… I’m not sure I’ve really tried any straight white teas! Shame on me! So I’ll have to do that soon!

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