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drank White Symphony by A C Perch's
218 tasting notes

Wow, I don’t know how these dudes blend their teas but they tell you to steep this white one for 5-8 minutes :O So umm… I did exactly that, although reluctantly, and voilà! It tastes… really good, actually!

No, it did not come out bitter. Not at all. It smells a little tart, but it’s a good kind of tart… like the promise of tropical fruit. The way it tastes holds up to its aroma promise I think. There’s definitely pineapple and peach… Not sure about the elderflower, I mean, what is it supposed to be anyway? Oh, there’s also supposed to be pomegranate, but it’s wonderfully subtle. I am used to pomegranate hogging all the room for itself in blends (usually it turns out it’s hibiscus, not pomegranate, anyway!) and here it is more in the background.

It gets better as it cools… Nothing about it tastes artificial. It reminds me a little of American Tea Room’s Bliss green & white blend, but this one is IMHO better. I really like it!

Big thank you to Anna for sending me a sample! :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Anna

Weirdo steeping times on those, I know. So cool that you got around to trying this! Did I send you the White Mulberry, too?

Kat_Maria

I don’t think I got that one, Anna! I just checked. Is it as yummy as this one? :D

Anna

I like the mulberry more, but my friend likes the symphony, so I’d say it’s a matter of taste. The absolute best, though, is the White Temple. Next swap!

Kat_Maria

White Temple… I think I saw that one in the swaps! I must try it soon! Let me know whenever you’re ready for the next international swap :D

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Anna

Weirdo steeping times on those, I know. So cool that you got around to trying this! Did I send you the White Mulberry, too?

Kat_Maria

I don’t think I got that one, Anna! I just checked. Is it as yummy as this one? :D

Anna

I like the mulberry more, but my friend likes the symphony, so I’d say it’s a matter of taste. The absolute best, though, is the White Temple. Next swap!

Kat_Maria

White Temple… I think I saw that one in the swaps! I must try it soon! Let me know whenever you’re ready for the next international swap :D

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I started drinking tea when I was a teenager, my dad used to make tea a million times a day as it was (and still is!) good for his health. So he would make it for the entire family. Usually it was Lipton with a teaspoon of sugar per cup and a slice of lemon. I was fond of it made this way then a lot.

Then I would have occasional loose leaf teas, I slowly got into green tea… I would mostly stick to bagged tea though. It was just convenient.

Only recently, in the middle of 2013, did I start getting seriously into all kinds of loose leaf tea.

My cupboard only reflects what I have in ‘regular’ (non-sample) sizes. It could be that I have some tea you’re looking for, just in a smaller amount, even though it is not in my cupboard, so you can always just ask when swapping with me :)

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- second flush darjeelings
- malty assams
- green oolongs
- Chinese green teas
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- white teas
- dark oolongs
- interesting dessert teas
- earl greys
- pu-erhs

[IS INDIFFERENT ABOUT]:
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- herbal teas
- fruit teas

[DISLIKES]:
- mint in blends (it’s ok as straight mint)

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Golden Moon Tea
Harney & Sons
Lupicia
Shang Tea
What-Cha
Whispering Pines Tea Co.
Yezi Tea

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