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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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I’m not a huge fan. I’ve been enjoying white teas a little more lately, so I went looking for my Adagio white sampler today, and.. well, maybe I didn’t make this the way it should be. I’ll try steeping it longer next time.

I can taste the peach just fine, though it’s not overpowering, but I almost wish it were because I’m not impressed with the white tea base. I used 2 grams of tea for a 4oz pot, but it just doesn’t have the rich mouthfeel I’ve been getting from (say) LeafSpa’s Silver Needle or Rishi’s Snowbud. It has lasted for two steeps so far.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

I got nothin for ya… I would normally suggest more leaf, but you used more than I do. Longer steeping time? I like my whites for no more than 3 min, but the extra 45 sec may do it good… but then again I like mine cooler as well. It’s a shame cuz I liked the 2 flavored whites I’ve tried and this sounds good.

teabird

If you like Adagio’s other flavored whites, you might like this too – I think I might just be picky about the base :/

cody

I bought this because it sounded awesome, but I just can’t get into it. I don’t know much about white tea, though.

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Cofftea

I got nothin for ya… I would normally suggest more leaf, but you used more than I do. Longer steeping time? I like my whites for no more than 3 min, but the extra 45 sec may do it good… but then again I like mine cooler as well. It’s a shame cuz I liked the 2 flavored whites I’ve tried and this sounds good.

teabird

If you like Adagio’s other flavored whites, you might like this too – I think I might just be picky about the base :/

cody

I bought this because it sounded awesome, but I just can’t get into it. I don’t know much about white tea, though.

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Some notes on ratings:

I’d have separate rating scales for tea types if that were possible (probably Black, Flavored Black, Darjeeling/Dark Oolong, White/Green/Light Oolong, and Herbal) because the flavors and quality markers are just too different. A flavored black rated 100 isn’t better than every oolong I’ve ever drunk, just delicious for a flavored black.

Ratings are a combination of my enjoyment and the perceived quality – I do often demote teas a few points for artificial flavorings, small quantity of steeps supported, or weakness of flavor (requiring extra leaf).

I pay less attention to the number than the order of my ratings; I don’t necessarily keep a stock of everything rated 80+, but if two breakfast blends are rated 82 and 84 I consistently enjoy the 84 more.

And in case it’s not obvious? I am not an expert. I don’t even know what I like until I taste it sometimes, but I’m ok with that :) I like learning to like new teas, as well as enjoying the comfort of familiar ones.

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