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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “Sipdown no. 43 for the year 2014. This is embarrassing. I’ve concluded that my recent Adagio white tea sampler tastings may have all been fundamentally flawed by significant underleafing. I should...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you Azzrian for the sample!! (this was from you wasn’t it? lol) Now, the tea… I see what everyone means about it being light and airy. Like a cloud! and there is a woody sort of note in there...” Read full tasting note
  • “Every time I’ve had this previously, I’ve complained about it being wimpy. Had about 1/3 of an Adagio-sized sample tin left and just dumped the whole mess in a tea-for-one to get rid of it. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Dangit. I didn’t rinse my work mug enough, and it still had soap on it, so I wasted the last of the sample of this. Oh well, it’s not a tea that I covet like Gollum.” Read full tasting note

From Adagio Teas

White tea from the Fujian province of China. Snowbud as its name implies is an airy, light tea. And yields a cup worthy of its name: it is effervescent and graceful, with delicate, clean aroma. Snowbud is comprised exclusively of unprocessed leaves and buds, all gathered and dried in the early days of spring. Of all the teas we offer, our ‘Snowbud Finale’ is the lightest one. If you enjoy the subtle, gentle taste of white tea, we hope you’ll give this one a try.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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104 tasting notes

Snowbud makes a good cup of white tea with a subtle, yet distinctive taste. It’s a bit grassy and a bit minerally, but very smooth and with just a hint of tea aroma. The color is a barely there yellow, which reinforces the subtlety of the tea in general. If you’re looking for a smooth, mellow tea that’s hard no to like, this is it.

195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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110 tasting notes

This is the first unflavored white tea I’ve ever tried, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I like it!. The first sip was a little grassy tasting, but I am surprised by the intensity and fragrance of this cup. It seemed delicate at first sip, then intensified, as though my palate adjusted to it. I read Cofftea’s notes, and I agree, there is something like butter or toffee in the flavor.

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682 tasting notes

I’m reading the reviews of this tea on here and ahhh why are they so like.. not bad, but not the absolute best.
My opinion? IT’S THE BEST WHITE TEA I’VE EVER HAD. Well, I’ve only had the ones from the white tea sampler sooo yeah. But out of those four, this is my absolute FAVE. It’s not as grassy as the others and I’m definitely making my way through this particular tea ever so slowly so it can last :)

**side note: I’m kinda mad that the teacup with the filter that I have is like all weird right now. I had a couple cups of chai in it and the chai stuck to the filter. Figured that I shouldn’t drink out of that with the delicate flavours of this tea. So I just put the leaves into my mug, let it steep for a while, and fished the leaves out with a fork. I’M IN COLLEGE. DON’T JUDGE.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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243 tasting notes

This tea was brewed and handed to me, so I cannot give too thorough specifics on it; all I know is it was brewed hot, probably 2-3 minutes with no additives.

The tea is very good, airy, light, slightly vegetal but crisp and clean. Strangely, there is a slightly sweet aftertaste. This appears to be brought on by the cleanliness of the tea.

Definitely very good and I can safely say, I will be adding it to my next Adagio order

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160 tasting notes

Trying it for the first time right now, but I’m headed into an appointment so I’ll have to log later. I just didn’t want to forget to put a note up and log the mug!

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31 tasting notes

I like this tea. It’s really smooth. The flavor is very mellow and not overpowering. It makes for a nice tea-drinking experience.

I prefered it best when cooled off a little, but not quite room temperature (I finished it before it got to that point _).

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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26 tasting notes

snowbud is the first white tea ive tried. i picked it up after realizing i hate the taste of green tea but still want a tea i can drink before bed and the health benefits are a + i guess

i love this tea (compared to green tea) it doesn’t have much taste to it just a really really subtle sweetness as a base and unfortunately still some greentea kind of taste… i think ive seen it said as "vegetal’ but idk

as im looking for a cheaper white tea(not many) i think i could settle on this although its not amazing its certainly acceptable … would ideally like to try other whites though as i see room for improvement

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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123 tasting notes

When you use a really good heaping of tea and steep about 3-4 minutes you can actually get some flavor out of this, not much, but some. I’m definitely getting a lighter version of dragonwell with a buttery taste. White tea has never been my favorite but this tea is perfect if I want something light.

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328 tasting notes

Very light buttery color with a light floral aroma and a hint of licorice/anise (?!?) Flavor is very light, creamy, subtle with a pleasant nuttiness. 2nd infusion—definitely picking up a licorice/anise flavor and aroma, sugary sweet afternote. Interesting—

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

This was the first of the white teas where there was a faint smell with the leaves but no smell when you steeped it. That of course could just be me. Also when you taste it, there’s a very leafy, earthy dare I say fishy taste. It’s not bad but it does make you aware of it when you first drink it. What I’ve found is that it begins to taste better after it cools off.

I’ve had two cups already and it’s growing on me. If I continue to drink it, which I will but it won’t be at the top of the list, I will definitely let it sit for a few minutes. Not sure if I can give it thumbs up as a definite try but I will say try it because I’m curious to see what you think.

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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