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Very mild… probably to avoid overshadowing the white tea. For me it’s perhaps a bit too mild. If I’m going to enjoy flavored tea, I want the flavoring to really take the foreground (or, um, something to take the foreground). I totally get that white tea is delicate and that many folks probably do want to taste the teaness in their cup, but I’m finding myself a little bored. I don’t know what the rose petals add, but it seems like not much. I actually used the Keurig to make this one, because I’ve found that water comes out of there just the right temperature for greens and whites. So… what else to say about this blend? Hmmm Pai Mu Tan is pretty good in general, but one time I had it iced and the whole cup just tasted like ice water. Subtle, perhaps good for thems what don’t really like tea.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Grad student in sociocultural anthropology. I drink tea while reading for my courses, and it makes the books go down easier. I genuinely like most kinds of tea – although fruit tisanes kind of scare me.

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