Heaping 1/2 tablespoon for ~8 oz water.

Dry leaf smells strongly of plums & fuzzy peaches (yes, the smell was fuzzy), maybe a little bit bubblegum-y. While steeping, white tea & cherry fragrances come forth. This is one of those teas that seems more aromatic than flavored to me, so I added a little glug of agave, which gave it a gentle sort of honeyed fruity taste. Withholding rating until I figure out the best way to steep this one.

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I grew up in New Jersey drinking Celestial Seasonings, and now I live in England, where I developed a taste for a good builder’s brew. Sometime in 2012 I bought my first loose teas, and my collection has since spiraled out of control. Still quite a novice, due to not drinking enough tea to keep pace with the amount I keep buying.

Some things I’m pretty sure I do like:
- most florals (jasmine, orange blossom, osmanthus, etc)
- buttery, vegetal greens
- malty blacks (usually with milk & sugar)
- oolongs that aren’t too heavily roasted

Not really feeling the flavored teas lately, for whatever reason.

All tasting notes use unfiltered hard tap water, unless otherwise specified.

No real method to my numerical ratings yet, but we’ll see what develops. So far I’ve only given ratings of 90 or higher if I actually get excited while drinking the tea.


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