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drank 2017 Sunday Special by White2Tea
3126 tasting notes

From Meowster!  Thanks so much – started these steeps Sunday, finished yesterday. Steepster is finally allowing me to post about this today. I haven’t tried nearly as many W2T as I would like to try.  Meowster kindly weighed the sample – 4.5 grams.  The flavor is hard to pick apart.  Maybe I’m losing my taster for pu-erh like I am for oolong.  The four mugs were very consistent, though the first steep was distinctly like coffee somehow.  This one would be excellent to use as a coffee inspired flavored blend anyway.  Otherwise, the flavor was always smooth, sweet and very inoffensive with a scarlet tint to the brew.  This was great, but after the wonder that was 2016 Poundcake and this being W2T, I thought it would be even more special than it was.  It looks like the handful of steepster notes agree – nothing too special about this one but ALWAYS appreciative of trying any tea!
Steep #1  // 4.5 grams for full mug // 22 minutes after boiling  //  rinse// 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // 12 minutes after boiling //  2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 3 min
Steep #4 // just boiled //10 min
2020 Sipdowns: 71

Flavors: Coffee

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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