Pear Mango (white)

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160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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  • “Thanks to *nxtdoor* for sending me this sample. It's a nice, light, fruity white tea. I'm getting more mango than pear, but real rather than fake fruit. If it wasn't so cold here, I would have...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I don't even know what white tea they are using for this blend. The more I drink and think about their teas the less enthusiastic I am. On one hand I feel they are a gold mine, a good quality tea...” Read full tasting note
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    Littleelle 275 tasting notes

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Thanks to nxtdoor for sending me this sample.
It’s a nice, light, fruity white tea. I’m getting more mango than pear, but real rather than fake fruit. If it wasn’t so cold here, I would have tried it cold steeped (wrong season for that). I would like this in the summer.
A little overleafed – 80C – 4 minutes = fun little fruit tea. Thanks nxtdoor.

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I don’t even know what white tea they are using for this blend. The more I drink and think about their teas the less enthusiastic I am. On one hand I feel they are a gold mine, a good quality tea purveyor right in my back yard, on the other hand, half the time I don’t know what I’m drinking.

In the store you can ask questions but unless you have a notebook with you and quiz the man behind the counter, once you get home with the stash, well, it’s all “up in the air”. Also, teas never taste the same when you’re out vs when you make it home. Is it because outside you are distracted by surroundings and also feel self conscious at times that you are not as in tune with your taste buds?

This tea smells great in dry form. Once steeped, all the aroma is gone. It just smells wet. Not grassy, not fruity, just … Wet leaves. The flavour is more pear than mango which is fine I suppose, they do call it pear mango, not mango pear. But I’m barely getting any mango and errr… I can’t be sure but it tastes stale. Or something.

I steeped at 160 for 6 minutes because I forgot about it, meant to do more like 4 min. Nonetheless, it is forgiving. Not bitter, not astringent, brews quite a bit darker than I expected. Maybe it’s the fruit skins because if you didn’t tell me this was white I wouldn’t guess looking at the liquour.

Some is going to dexter3657, see if we agree or if it’s just me. 25 grams will go fast if shared. Am just thinking, given the prices, there’s something about Bonsai Hill that makes me go hum. But maybe I’m just a pleb.

ETA: resteep not worth the time. I left it probably 15 minutes. Same color, less taste. Examined the wet leaves. They look like tree leaves, not like tea. Upon closer examination I found exactly four recognizable white tea leaves. Explains lack of flavour I guess.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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