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drank pai mu than by The Capsoul
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I´m not too knowledgeable about white tea, and this tea looks wonderful (big leaves), but I´m not so sure about the way to brew it. The tin says to use 2g and steep in water of 60ºC, for 3- 5 minutes… but I think the result is quite thin after 5 minutes, so I left it a bit longer. To get a bit of colour and hopefully also some more taste…but there, I think I´ll need some more experience with other white teas, in order to compare. Very subtle taste, and nothing too defined. To be continued…

Flavors: Green Wood

150 °F / 65 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Tangerine White Tea by The Capsoul
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My first time trying tea from this company, but not my first tangerine white tea. How does it stack up?

The dry leaf smells almost candy-ish, and I was worried it was going to be very sweet and artificial tasting. Once steeped, however, the sweetness died down a little and the tangerine is just the right level for me. The leaves are large and flat and there are a few stems mixed in. From tea or fruit? That would require fetching my reading glasses.

This is very similar in taste to the Tangerine White from Revolution Tea that is made specially for P F Chang’s restaurant. (Hint – the wholesale division will sell it to you if you are willing to buy it by the case. I was. Split it with friends and family.)

I think this one might be a tad more forgiving of less than optimal conditions, though. I forgot to set a timer and estimated the time and this turned out really, really well. A winner for me. I think it would be fabulous iced, too.

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2nd tea by The Capsoul I tried. A lovely tin, a fresh and coulourful label, which already makes you feel good…and then you open the tin (it must be said that it´s a good thing to have not only the lid to close the tin, also a plastic lid to squeeze on top of the container) : the tea smells very nice, the fruity fragrances seem natural (honestly a lot more than the bergamot in the case of the Earl Grey of The Capsoul), a bit underwhelmingly if you like the big aromatised fruit teas, but fortunately, this is not the case for me.
After 3 minutes of steeping (as recommended on the label), the tea is light, but subtly fruity and easy to drink. While the aroma´s are definitely more mango-like, the flavour is dominated (still w/o topping the base pu erh) by the passion fruit. A summer-y tea according to me, and I´m curious what this can give when iced.

Flavors: Mango, Passion Fruits

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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My latest arrival in my tea cupboard : 3 teas from The Capsoul. I must say the fresh colourful look of the tins are half of the pleasure, and the major reason for buying the brand w/o having tried anything from them before. I started with their Earl Grey which smells really very nice, maybe not the typical bergamot scent you find with most of the Earl Grey on the market, but strong and powerful none the less. It also looks wonderful.
But so far I´m not that overwhelmed after steeping it, this time about 5 minutes. I guess this is too long for this blend, as most of the fragrance is gone. The taste I love so much with Earl Grey blends is not present either, so I definitely need to drink it again, and steep it less time.

Flavors: Bergamot

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Oops, it appears that I have sprung back up to 40 but that isn’t so bad. I found this gem at Winners. The gorgeous tins caught my eye but I spent quite a while studying them carefully, being a loser skeptic in regards to this mysterious brand. Who are they? Is this stuff good?

The beautiful tins talked me into it. Actually, to be fair, the Pennyroyal tea initially did because it made me think of Kurt Cobain. But! I went and grabbed these others too.

So glad I did! I’ve only opened this one so far and so far, so good. As soon as I cracked open the lid, I was hit with a burst of citrus. It smells almost exactly like LUSH’s Avobath bomb. Freaking glorious.

And the flavour does not disappoint either. It basically tastes like Froot Loops drenched in a bold black tea base. I’m sure this would make a stellar cold brew too. I’ve since gone to other Winners locations in search of other flavours but haven’t found the ones I’m looking for (primarily their Pakistan blend).

I also enjoyed this with milk the other day but it wasn’t in sync with the notes in here for some reason. I was hoping for a pseudo London Fog or citrusy chai due to the ginger but it was a little muddled. It’s best left untouched.

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