I really like the look of the dry leaf. White tea I usually find pretty anyway. This one adds yellow marigold petals and pink peppercorns. It is really lovely. The dry aroma is alcohol. I read other’s reviews and some made a ‘scotch’ connection. While hot the taste is much like the dry aroma. I was expecting pie or at least candy, so I am not sure exactly how I feel about it. I had to take my son to pick up his car at the mechanics mid cup. When I returned it was cold. I actually preferred it cold. I could better taste the scotch and the white tea. In addition it took on more of a creamy feel. The aftertaste resembles more of what I consider to be butterscotch.

It is an interesting tea with potential. I just need to tinker and find how to prepare it to suit my tastes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Mmmm! You had me at marigolds. Love yellow flowers in my tea.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I get a whiskey, alcohol type connection to some teas that are flavored. I think its because some caramel or butterscotch type flavorings remind me of the caramel colorings used in some alcohols i’m sensitive to it and can actually taste the colorings in alcohols.

K S

All the ingredients on this and most of TPT teas are organic. I think a shorter steep is the answer – assuming you don’t want a strong alcohol taste.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

right not this one cuz i havent had it before :) i was just meaning i get that alcohol whiskey note from some that are flavored with flavorings. this one sounds pretty good.

K S

I understand, I had a longer response but I cut part of because I was afraid it came off insulting sounding which I do not intend. It went something like this – Some days I catch faint whispers of flavor that a lot of people don’t notice – which is why I love white teas I suppose – but man being so sensitive you can taste the coloring could get real annoying real fast unless you liked those notes. I liked the alcohol taste here but wouldn’t crave it often. I’m still working to see if I can tone it done to get the candy flavor I do crave.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

right on! ya i likes the alcohol notes but i don’t think i’d want it that often either, rather have the real deal if i’m craving :)

K S

haha. Those days are way behind me. I need all the brain cells I can muster.

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gmathis

Mmmm! You had me at marigolds. Love yellow flowers in my tea.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I get a whiskey, alcohol type connection to some teas that are flavored. I think its because some caramel or butterscotch type flavorings remind me of the caramel colorings used in some alcohols i’m sensitive to it and can actually taste the colorings in alcohols.

K S

All the ingredients on this and most of TPT teas are organic. I think a shorter steep is the answer – assuming you don’t want a strong alcohol taste.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

right not this one cuz i havent had it before :) i was just meaning i get that alcohol whiskey note from some that are flavored with flavorings. this one sounds pretty good.

K S

I understand, I had a longer response but I cut part of because I was afraid it came off insulting sounding which I do not intend. It went something like this – Some days I catch faint whispers of flavor that a lot of people don’t notice – which is why I love white teas I suppose – but man being so sensitive you can taste the coloring could get real annoying real fast unless you liked those notes. I liked the alcohol taste here but wouldn’t crave it often. I’m still working to see if I can tone it done to get the candy flavor I do crave.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

right on! ya i likes the alcohol notes but i don’t think i’d want it that often either, rather have the real deal if i’m craving :)

K S

haha. Those days are way behind me. I need all the brain cells I can muster.

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