This is the first non-flavored white that I have ever had. I expected it to be bland, but it is surprisingly complex despite being smooth and mild. I over-steeped it a bit which gave it a wisp of acidity, but still quite pleasant. It is a bit green and vegetal on smelling which gives way to a toasty caramelness and finishes bright with a bit of citrus and graperfruit. A truly lovely tea with a nice element of umami.

The look of the leaves is interesting and more herbal looking. Bright green leaves interspersed with darker bits and smaller pieces. Pale liquor with a nice punch though.

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I started drinking coffee at the age of 12, but I have recently found that the coffee I always enjoyed gives me headaches. Luckily I have no such issues with tea. I have just begun to discover the joys of a good cup of tea and figuring out what I like and don’t. So far I prefer black tea either Fujian, Keemun, Assam or Darjeeling that are fruit forward with a wisp of acidity or smokiness. I occasionally will drink green, jasmine or a bold white, but typically just to change things up. I hate fake fruit flavors, bitter tea or blah tea with no punch.

I live in the desert southwest, so in the hot summer afternoons you’ll likely find me iced tea in hand with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint. I also am a semi-foodie who enjoys a sharp sauvignon blanc, a jammy zinfandel or a dirty martini with the stinkiest cheese possible.

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