drank Wonderful White by Teaopia
761 tasting notes

This was an interesting tea, and interesting circumstances in which it was chosen as my tea to go the other day. I don’t know why, but I was having crazy itching at work, and I didn’t know the cause, but I also didn’t want to be knocked out at work from a Benadryl, so I looked for a tea that might offer relief. I asked the SAs, and they weren’t too sure what might help, but suggestions were either rooibos/honeybush, for hydration, or a white tea, for the anti-oxidants. I opted for this one, as it has ginger and I thought it might have a blood cleansing/warming type of effect. I dunno what I was thinking really, but I did stop itching. It might have been the tea, or it might have been the different atmosphere once I went home, or maybe just time.

The taste was interesting. I wish I could say I could pick up the pistachio or the peppercorns, but I mainly tasted the orange and cinnamon, and a little spice from the ginger. No coconut, none of the other flavours. Perhaps they just married the others well, and made a complex taste, but I think really, they were just understated, or underwhelmed.

All in all, it was not a bad tea. Probably not one I’d buy for myself, though I’d drink it if it was given to me.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are…

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty (except rose), and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.


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