2023 sipdown no. 33

I’ve been low key searching for a White Rhino replacement and don’t often order white teas, but this one intrigued me. For anyone interested, this isn’t a decent replacement, but it’s fine as a tea in general.

The tea itself was very unique looking, noted as a “stem tea” on the website, and it’s like tiny driftwood twigs! The taste is very clean and balanced. The flavour notes are meant to be “wild honey, stewed apricot, lychee” and I’m not sure I’m getting any of these.

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Daylon R Thomas

I have Malawi white antlers from What-Cha that sound similar. To me, it just tasted like really sweet wood and I haven’t touched it. I have some friends that loved it, but did not see appeal yet.

Courtney

Exactly!

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Daylon R Thomas

I have Malawi white antlers from What-Cha that sound similar. To me, it just tasted like really sweet wood and I haven’t touched it. I have some friends that loved it, but did not see appeal yet.

Courtney

Exactly!

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I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug. I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted/green and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens (mango or pineapple, yum!).

Likes:
Raspberry, strawberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, blackcurrant, redcurrant, fig, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, jasmine, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

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