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drank Snow Sprout by Golden Moon Tea
186 tasting notes

So cozy!

I’ve only got 5 more teas left to try in the GM sampler, which makes me sad. Somewhere down the line, I’m definitely going to need to order more of their stuff, since it consistently falls above average for me.

Snow Sprout is pretty. Upon opening the packet, it sort of smells like a musty honey smell. With lots of sweetness. Maybe sugared flowered? Anyway, The leaves look like green Silver Needle! Very odd, indeed. They’re fuzzy, and slender, but… they’re not silver. They’re a pale green. Sea green, almost.

Anyway, I steeped up the entire packet of this, because it was around a tablespoon or so, and watched it steep. Funnily enough, once the water hits the leaves (or sprouts? What do I call these guys?), they look like twigs. Knobbly twigs. Very intriguing, indeed.

Anyway, this one steeps up to a very light cup. If someone handed me this, I’d automatically assume it’s white tea. It even smells like a white tea, in that it’s not very interesting on the nose. But does it taste like a white tea?

Yes, yes it does. WEIRD. There isn’t much of a body to it, and the tastes are kind of fuzzy, but here we go, trying to draw some tasting notes out of this puppy. It’s very subtle, like a white tea. For one, I’m getting almost nuttiness at points. I’ve narrowed it down to macadamia nuts! Yes, it’s that sort of nuttiness. There’s a sweetness at the end. It’s more of a green sweetness than a white sweetness. I can’t really explain that; I think it’s only if you’ve experienced the two you’ll be able to tell the difference.

Other than that, I’m not getting much else. It’s definitely a yummy cup of tea, but I don’t think it’s that memorable. For what it is, though, it tastes pretty good!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
takgoti

That does sound like a white tea. Curious, indeed. I’m looking forward to trying this one. I think today is going to be a tea swap/GM sampler day.

wombatgirl

I want to get the GM sampler someday – but there’s no room in the cupboard!

takgoti

If it helps, it comes in a decorative box, so technically you can just leave the box on some non-cupboard-related surface!

teaplz

Yes! I laid out the sample box with my collection of other basket-y things. It’s a cute little box!

Ricky

Down to one, down to one! Can you guess what it is? It’ll probably be your last tea to try as well.

Step 1 – Trick yourself into thinking you have room in the cupboard (if it helps, just move all the tea into another cupboard and come back the next day! Gasp! Where did all my tea go? Oh well, time to order more)

Step 2 – Click the purchase button.

Step 3 – Confirm the order. (Yes, you will be hesitant here, but it’s like a bandaid, quick and painless. If it helps just oh accidentally knock onto the mouse and click Confirm =])

Step 4 – Regret about the purchase. (Sorry, no returns!)

teaplz

Ricky, Coconut Pouchong? :D

Ricky

Hahaha, bingo!

sophistre

You guys had better drink it soon! It’s the one tea I bought a big bag of rather than just a little tin, so if you hate it I’m going to be soooo disappointed!

sophistre

Well…disappointed on your behalf. I have a pot of this sitting next to me for when I finish my matcha, so not disappointed for me, obviously. ;)

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takgoti

That does sound like a white tea. Curious, indeed. I’m looking forward to trying this one. I think today is going to be a tea swap/GM sampler day.

wombatgirl

I want to get the GM sampler someday – but there’s no room in the cupboard!

takgoti

If it helps, it comes in a decorative box, so technically you can just leave the box on some non-cupboard-related surface!

teaplz

Yes! I laid out the sample box with my collection of other basket-y things. It’s a cute little box!

Ricky

Down to one, down to one! Can you guess what it is? It’ll probably be your last tea to try as well.

Step 1 – Trick yourself into thinking you have room in the cupboard (if it helps, just move all the tea into another cupboard and come back the next day! Gasp! Where did all my tea go? Oh well, time to order more)

Step 2 – Click the purchase button.

Step 3 – Confirm the order. (Yes, you will be hesitant here, but it’s like a bandaid, quick and painless. If it helps just oh accidentally knock onto the mouse and click Confirm =])

Step 4 – Regret about the purchase. (Sorry, no returns!)

teaplz

Ricky, Coconut Pouchong? :D

Ricky

Hahaha, bingo!

sophistre

You guys had better drink it soon! It’s the one tea I bought a big bag of rather than just a little tin, so if you hate it I’m going to be soooo disappointed!

sophistre

Well…disappointed on your behalf. I have a pot of this sitting next to me for when I finish my matcha, so not disappointed for me, obviously. ;)

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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