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drank White Ginger by Golden Moon Tea
186 tasting notes

So now we’ve come full circle.

This morning, Blood Orange Pu-erh, that had some ginger in it.

Followed by Orange Blossom, that had orange.

Now White Ginger, that has ginger in it. It’s been an orange and ginger day!

Anyway, this one looks very similar to the white base that GM uses in all of their other white teas. I think it’s a white peony? I’m not entirely sure. But that’s what it looks like. The leaves are pretty and full, with little scraps of ginger mixed in. The smell… I’m not getting really much of anything. If there’s anything that’s interesting about white tea, it’s that it’s not particularly aromatic.

Anyway, I steeped the entire packet of this up, and smiled at the resulting infusion. It’s a typical white color, that beige-yellow, and the smell is only slightly gingery. With a somewhat vegetal-white smell that’s pleasant but not anything exciting.

The taste… hrm. I’m not really getting all that much ginger! Maybe my packet was lacking some, but… it’s not particularly strong. Interestingly enough, I could taste the ginger much stronger in the Blood Orange Pu-erh this morning, and it wasn’t the dominant flavor there. This one is very light, as a white should be, with typical white nectar-sweetness. When the ginger does peep out, it’s not wowing me in any way, and adding anything spicy and special.

It’s like an echo of ginger, a shadow of it, a wisp. I don’t want a super-assertive ginger taste, but I do want something substantial. Of course, this could just be that my packet didn’t get enough ginger in it to meld properly with the white, but with this one, I’m sort of left wanting more.

Overall, though, a really good and interesting tea day! I’ve progressed from dark to light, drank 3 new teas, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
S

I don’t think I’ve ever had ginger tea before, but the idea of white tea sweetness with ginger spicy-sweetness sounds good!

sophistre

I found that the ginger flavor in it was good in terms of the balance of the ginger flavor — it tasted like actual ginger, not the idea of ginger — but that the flavor wasn’t quite right for me. It was interesting, but sort of unexciting…so…I think it’s not just your packet!

teaplz

Thanks for the vote of confidence, sophistre! There’s just something that doesn’t gel in here. It’s not that it’s inauthentic or anything. I just don’t think the two flavors actually match up as nicely as I thought they would!

Shanti, I wasn’t getting as much ginger out of this one as I would have liked, unfortunately. The Blood Orange Pu-erh by Samovar I had this morning really had a nice ginger component to it, though!

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S

I don’t think I’ve ever had ginger tea before, but the idea of white tea sweetness with ginger spicy-sweetness sounds good!

sophistre

I found that the ginger flavor in it was good in terms of the balance of the ginger flavor — it tasted like actual ginger, not the idea of ginger — but that the flavor wasn’t quite right for me. It was interesting, but sort of unexciting…so…I think it’s not just your packet!

teaplz

Thanks for the vote of confidence, sophistre! There’s just something that doesn’t gel in here. It’s not that it’s inauthentic or anything. I just don’t think the two flavors actually match up as nicely as I thought they would!

Shanti, I wasn’t getting as much ginger out of this one as I would have liked, unfortunately. The Blood Orange Pu-erh by Samovar I had this morning really had a nice ginger component to it, though!

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