78
drank Blossom by Westholme Tea Company
2741 tasting notes

I could have sworn I’d reviewed this already, but I couldn’t find the listing.

Anyway, this is a few years old now and I’ve been trying to finish up all my older white and green teas. I’ve had this tea many times hot, today I coldbrewed it 5 minutes (1.5 tsp leaf/what was left with 250 mL cold water). It is nicely floral with well balanced jasmine and rose. The tea is on the whiter side, but still quite vegetal. I didn’t love it, but for a floral tea intended to be had straight, I think this is a good choice. Most of my rose teas are black teas intended to be had with milk. It was nice to have something else in my cupboard.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Rose, Tannin, Vegetal

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, whey, lactose, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb) or stevia

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