White Ginger Pear

Tea type
Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Ginger, Pear, White Tea
Flavors
Peach
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 315 ml

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From Tea Forte

Rarest Pai Mu Tan white tea is plucked in early spring from a special varietal tea bush called “chaicha”. Blended with the sweet taste of juicy orchard fresh pear and the tingle of spicy ginger for a delicate and delighting infusion.

Ingredients: ginger, blackberry leaves, lemon balm leaves, white tea, mallow flowers, flavoring

Steeping Guidelines: 2-4 minutes at 195 degrees

Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 30mg)

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41 Tasting Notes

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1387 tasting notes

I went for a random tea bag tonight and I wanted a white tea. I don’t know when the last time was that I had a tea bag… I’ve had so many amazing loose teas lately. The instructions on this said almost boiling? No way. I saw the splenda in the bag right away.. it’s like a bright white beacon. I’m lucky I was looking at the steepster page for this tea as I was steeping because I saw blackberry leaves on the ingredients list and ran over to pull the teabag out real quick. Oversteeping blackberry leaves tastes like peptobismal to me. The first taste I’m cringing a bit at the splenda. I think that is supposed to be half the pear flavor. I’m super sensitive to ginger but I don’t find any here. The splenda kind of drowns everything out, but it isn’t terrible. Maybe splenda is why I’m avoiding teabags now.

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The smell of the dry tea bag is ginger-y but sort of a candied ginger rather than straight-up, freshly-chopped gingerroot. Adding water brought out a delicious pear fragrance that reminded me of pear-flavoured hard candies with a hint of warm, spicy ginger.

Tea Fort’s teas have (in my personal opinion) a reputation for looking and sounding fancy but not really having much actual flavour or substance to them. But this tea proved me wrong. It tastes exactly like what it says it will – pear and ginger. The fruity pear dominates with the ginger complimenting it subtly rather than trying to compete with it for my taste buds’ attention. The whole thing is surprisingly sweet, almost like I’d added some sugar or agave nectar to it, and has a faint herbal-floral aftertaste.

I have to say that I REALLY enjoyed this tea and I think it would be a good one to convert someone who’s used to drinking Celestial Seasonings or Lipton to finer teas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Suzi

Hmmm, I haven’t been impressed with Tea Forte’s other blends but I might be willing to give htis one a try since I love pear teas.

Jillian

If there’s one I’d recommend it’s this one, but we all have our own tastes. :)

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237 tasting notes

Got this one as a Christmas present! I think pear and ginger go together really well anyway, so I’m already favorably disposed towards this tea right out of the gate. The smell of the dry leaf is heavy on the ginger, with some fruity sweetness from the pear in the background. I was surprised at how small the leaf particiles were; lots of very small, almost dusty particles, and not many pieces bigger than about 1/4 inch square. The ginger bits are also easy to see, and there are a lot of them.

Smells great, and steeps up to a medium golden brown clear liquor. As far as the tasting, the pear and ginger flavors are superbly balanced. The pear lends its floral sweetness and the ginger its heat and tingle. The tea base is very light, as I’ve come to expect from white teas, but that’s okay. I’m liking how the main players come to the fore.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This was another one sent to me by Jaime! Thanks so much!!!

Let me start off by saying that I don’t really like pear-flavored things. Why? I have no idea. I guess that it’s not really the most rational thing, but I just “think” that I don’t like pear things. However, I am adventurous enough to try pretty much any tea at least once and I do like ginger, so I thought that I would give this one a try.

I totally have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss on this one. Her review for this tea sums up my initial thoughts perfectly when she talks about how the ginger pear ratios change before and after this tea steeps. This is another tea that definitely smells different before and after you steep it. Before I smelled more ginger than pear and after it was all about the pear with some ginger. At first I was like… Uh oh. Pear. But it actually smelled pretty good! The flavors blend together really well in this tea and there is just the slight bite of ginger that makes it interesting. Something pear that I actually like!

As this one cools, I notice the flavors come out more as well. In fact, I tried this as a small glass of iced tea the other day and it was very refreshing! In fact… I was at the AJ’s in town yesterday and saw that they had a few Tea Forte boxes and this was one of them, so I bought a box!

Thanks again Jaime for the sample! This is one that I probably wouldn’t have tried on my own, but I really like it!

Jaime

So glad you liked it!!!

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1085 tasting notes

Perhaps white tea is best brewed from big billowy leaves covered with white fuzz? Somehow filter bag whites, including this flavored blend from Tea Forte, always start tasting indistinguishable from grocery store greens. This is okay, but the ginger is quite light and polite. My preference is for a bolder ginger bite.

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43 tasting notes

My sweet mother got me some of this for when I’d be home over spring break. I must say, its something else. The pear is juicy, sweet with just a little bit of ginger. Its wonderful~

Now just to kick back a bit and sip this, before I head back to school and hell semester begins again in full swing.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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988 tasting notes

I finally got to try this tea, and it’s been one I’ve wanted to for a while, at an upscale restaurant in Northern Virginia. I remember the last time my family and I went there (before I was into tea), my brother got this tea and it smelled amazing. I ordered it this time and it did not disappoint! The waiter loved this tea too – he said it should be made into a gum lol. It is VERY fragrant and is the first tea I’ve had that really tastes like pear. The ginger isn’t overpowering at all. Definitely a win.

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254 tasting notes

I was pleasantly surprised to find a canister of this tea in a store I’ve been meaning to visit but never had the time to. My weekend was a great laid back break from a quite busy week, of course watching Marvel’s The Avengers helped my enjoyment significantly.

My last encounter with ginger pear tea was in a teabag that is sold everywhere, so having ginger pear white loose leaf tea was a treat to find, it was also the only loose leaf tea canister in the store, and the last canister left on the shelf.

The aroma once opened is a beautiful blend of fruity ginger, a very strong ginger with that hint of fruity sweetness. It is an extremely effective scent that fills your nostrils and washes you with a fresh calming feeling.

It is a light amber colored brew, with an even stronger fruity ginger scent. As I tend to always do, I try new teas unsweetened, and this tea does not require any sweetener.

The taste is extremely surprising, given my last encounter with something similar. The ginger gives the base white tea a nice kick, while the fruit naturally sweetens. There are lingering floral flavors, with a bit of blackberry somewhere, but it is mainly pear and ginger flavors that dazzle and shine.

This tea would be a great any afternoon tea. For the price, and with a handsome storage tin, this is a great find.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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42 tasting notes

Love the constant whiffs of juicy pears while going mild on the ginger. Tastes light, a little sweet and slightly floral.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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673 tasting notes

Another sample I picked up at the local gourmet food store. First…others note the strong scent of the dry bag, ginger especially, and I could hardly detect any scent at all. I was fearful that the flavor was going to be flat. I let the bag steep 4 minutes to a sweet light caramel yellow, pour….and the pear scent drifted up like “Ha, fooled you”. The pear flavor is absolutely spot on (had a pear tree growing up in California)…and the ginger is way in the background…not the type you cook with in the shaker bottle, but the fresh ginger you grate or chop that needs a very light touch and has that peppery heat. I taste a slight sweet corn (the new white corn on the cob) flavor also in the middle before the last pear burst.

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