100

Finally getting around to rating this one. I think this is the third time I’ve had it now, and I’m just getting around to reviewing it. Just poor timing on my part, methinks.

The scent of this brewing is heavenly, but it’s a more warming scent than an overpowering one. Mint, you walk into a room and go ‘Wow, it smells minty in here!’ This, you walk in, give a soft sigh, and think ’wow, it sure does smell pleasant in here". I have no idea whether that distinction makes any sense whatsoever.

Then you take a drink, and this sweet, ginger elixir just glides over your tongue. Its a soft, sweet ginger flavor, as opposed to a spicier, peppery ginger. It has very little bite to it, which I think compliments the sweetness of the bai mu dan. After the initial sweetness, the bergamot flavor begins to sort of… blossom, for lack of a better term. I definitely taste the ginger and the white tea first. But by the end of the sip, the bergamot feels much stronger than at first. It rounds off the sweetness very well. This is just an extremely pleasant cup of tea, it is so darned tasty.

This really makes me wonder why I don’t see any ginger flavored Earl Grey’s around. The combination is so perfect in this tea.

I got lucky here too. I almost missed out on this tea, and if it wasn’t for Frank having the free white tea sale, I would have. This was kind of a throw-away. I wasn’t expecting to like it… and it’s so, so good. He was nice enough to put a double package back up on the website for me to buy more, as well. I figure I’m probably going to end up buying one of these a paycheck until he runs out.

Maybe I should lower the rating until I can buy it all… hrmm…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Did I miss something? I don’t think that there is bergamot in this.

Dylan Oxford

There is :)

Missy

I copied this from the description on 52teas.

So, without further delay or reminiscences, here is our premium Bai Mu Dan white tea, blended with real ginger and natural bergamot and ginger flavors.

52teas

I could very well be wrong, but I always thought that ginger ale had ginger and some sort of citrus in it too, so, yeah, I put bergamot in it. I’m happy you are enjoying it.

Dylan Oxford

I am enjoying it, quite a bit. It’s a very tasty combination. Well done sir :)

Missy

Now if you could just keep it in your permanent collection under the name earl grey…

LiberTEAS

Oh, cool. I love this tea also… I just managed to totally miss that it was bergamot. It tasted citrus-y to me, but not particularly bergamot-y. Ah well…. it is a delicious tea, indeed.

LiberTEAS

I think now I am going to have to order more of this tea … especially since Summer is coming up and this one was one of my faves iced.

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, I bet this is quite tasty iced. Hrmmm…

TeaBrat

I loved it too. I hope Frank considers adding this to the perm collection. Pleeeeeze?

Dylan Oxford

I think he’d have to sell out before he added it to permanent, but maybe I’m wrong. I really haven’t been around long enough to track the movements ;)

LiberTEAS

he sold out of it when it was first introduced … this is the revived batch from the 12 Days of Christmas.

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LiberTEAS

Did I miss something? I don’t think that there is bergamot in this.

Dylan Oxford

There is :)

Missy

I copied this from the description on 52teas.

So, without further delay or reminiscences, here is our premium Bai Mu Dan white tea, blended with real ginger and natural bergamot and ginger flavors.

52teas

I could very well be wrong, but I always thought that ginger ale had ginger and some sort of citrus in it too, so, yeah, I put bergamot in it. I’m happy you are enjoying it.

Dylan Oxford

I am enjoying it, quite a bit. It’s a very tasty combination. Well done sir :)

Missy

Now if you could just keep it in your permanent collection under the name earl grey…

LiberTEAS

Oh, cool. I love this tea also… I just managed to totally miss that it was bergamot. It tasted citrus-y to me, but not particularly bergamot-y. Ah well…. it is a delicious tea, indeed.

LiberTEAS

I think now I am going to have to order more of this tea … especially since Summer is coming up and this one was one of my faves iced.

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, I bet this is quite tasty iced. Hrmmm…

TeaBrat

I loved it too. I hope Frank considers adding this to the perm collection. Pleeeeeze?

Dylan Oxford

I think he’d have to sell out before he added it to permanent, but maybe I’m wrong. I really haven’t been around long enough to track the movements ;)

LiberTEAS

he sold out of it when it was first introduced … this is the revived batch from the 12 Days of Christmas.

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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