Received this tea as part of a large shipment from Adagio, as we were ordering a kettle from the company and we figured we might as well get a bunch of their teas as well. I was curious to look up Adagio and find that their headquarters in Garfield NJ is only five blocks from my boyhood home.
I steeped the tea for four minutes at 200 degrees, somewhat high for a white tea. The tea in the bag had a sour and almost pickled smell, but I was pleased by the fresh and crisp flavors in the finished result. Given the scent of the dry tea I expected a more complex and bold taste, but instead the cucumber white is mellow, unassuming and simple. Generally I prefer stronger teas, but I loved this one; I understand that what is subtle to one person is weak to one person, but there is little cause for complaint in this tea.