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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
21 tasting notes

This is my last cup from the sample pack I bought from Adagio. No tasting notes from before because, well… I don’t think I even knew about this site yet.

The smell of the leaves after being steeped remind me of asparagus, but I like that smell. The color of the tea looks like a pale ale, or champagne. The tea itself doesn’t smell of the asparagus that the leaves do, it has more of a subtle grassy smell. I like it!

Oh cup, I wish you would cool down some so I could try the tea!! So impatient. I’m not very experienced with white teas. I spend most of my time drinking herbal blends, and green blends. Every now and then I’ll try black, but I think that’s my least favorite.

So my first sip was… sort of lackluster. I knew whites were muted, but about the only thing I got out of it was an asparagus aftertaste like a minute after I had swallowed that sip. That seems slightly silly. I really want to like whites. They have great antioxidant properties and are low on the caffeine scale, which I’m really paying attention to lately and trying to avoid caffeine. Let’s try again.

Ok I think the taste is building with each sip. I don’t hate it at all, it’s actually quite soothing. It’s like… a chamomile tea without the sweetness. I really hate to give this a rating right now as I don’t have much to compare it to. I definitely will try more white teas.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Right now I’m trying to limit my intake of caffeine, so I’m focusing on rooibos and herbals, with a small amount of white or green thrown in here and there!

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