I visited a cute little tea shop today that was opened in Rijeka just recently.
Got this tea and oolong – both i have never tried before.

Tea is categorized as white even tho it has a big mix of ingredients.

First of all it smells amazing – the loose tea itself and the tea and whole room once u make it. Smells mostly of cloves. And that’s basically smell of winter and xmas. Its mixed with various fruit smells and cinnamon. Very very strong and aromatic.

Color is clear and very bright yellow. Almost white. I thought i havent steeped it long enough because of the color. But the smell was talking oh you so did…

Lets go taste it :) Without sugar first (even tho i always like it more with a lil bit). Mmmm i actually think i could drink this one without. Tasty and quite sweet itself. I can taste so many aromas. But its also very very mild. Very delicate. OK i just put in just a bit of sugar and yes – this is first time i can say the tea is better without. Maybe honey would be better for it.
I’ll try to steep it bit longer next time, would like it to be slightly stronger. Or put in more to steep.

So overall, it smells like winter but it doesn’t taste spicy enough. I might have done something wrong this time. Will experiment more with this one till i find a perfect measure. Haha red hot wine would help it…

This is the first white tea i’ve tried and i know in theory that they are supposed to be really mild and hence not for amateurs. That’s why my rating will probably be lower than it would be by someone more experienced.

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff


rijeka, croatia

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