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I’m always hesitant when I drink straight whites and greens. I don’t enjoy grassy flavours, or ones that just taste . . . planty . . . at all. Thankfully this tea didn’t have that. It is very light, almost too light even more me. I had a few sips of it without adding anything and found it had a slight underhint of something. I hesitate to say vanilla but there was definitely something nice sneaking in. Wondering if some sugar would highlight it so I could pinpoint what I was tasting I added a halfspoon of sugar. And wow, suddenly the tea was almost tasteless.

I don’t dislike this tea, but it isn’t my favourite white so I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it again. It isn’t a bad tea, it just isn’t memorable or something I see myself ever having a craving for.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I see why this tea seems tasteless for you… You steep it at 90 degree and during only 5 minutes.

A white tea needs to be steeped during 10 minutes at 75 degree. I always infuse this tea in a ceramic teapot at the bottom of the teapot without any infuser. With that method all the taste is released and the ceramic keeps your tea hot during a long time when it infuse.

Hope it helps! :)

Tina S.

The first time I brew I try to follow the guidelines the store gives me. Of course half the time they’re wrong, but I like giving them the benefit of the doubt ;) I’m definitely going to go for a more traditional white steep next time to see if it has a difference!

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I see why this tea seems tasteless for you… You steep it at 90 degree and during only 5 minutes.

A white tea needs to be steeped during 10 minutes at 75 degree. I always infuse this tea in a ceramic teapot at the bottom of the teapot without any infuser. With that method all the taste is released and the ceramic keeps your tea hot during a long time when it infuse.

Hope it helps! :)

Tina S.

The first time I brew I try to follow the guidelines the store gives me. Of course half the time they’re wrong, but I like giving them the benefit of the doubt ;) I’m definitely going to go for a more traditional white steep next time to see if it has a difference!

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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