Tea type
White Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Bubblegum, Floral, Grain, Hay, Jasmine, Musty, Stonefruit
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Strange VariaTEA TTB – Tea #33 Wasn’t sure exactly what this was, it smelled a bit floral or something in the pouch. But it seems to be a plain white tea. The leaves were very broken so I...” Read full tasting note
  • “There is no easy way to say this. Actually, there is. I’m not looking forward to trying this tea out. Maybe I feel bad saying so because it was a gift. But I’ve had my share of loose leaf whites...” Read full tasting note
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  • “P is for…PuriTea I have a lot of “P” teas and I maybe got excited about the variety and made a lot of cups of tea…like 4 + water…and then had to figure out how to get them all up to my bedroom to...” Read full tasting note
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From Dollar Tea Club

Our newest white tea blend! This tea is produced by plucking leaves on rain-free days, with much care taken to avoid any purple buds, partially opened leaves, insect or wind-damaged leaves, or stems that are either too long or too short.

Once plucked, the leaves are gently withered until they are slightly green in color – and that’s that. PuriTEA is a fabulous tea from the “Tuscany of Tea” in Kenya.

With very high levels of polyphenols (antioxidants), white tea has been said to reduce the risk of heart disease, help with weight loss, and protect teeth from harmful bacteria.

Ingredients: White Tea

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Strange VariaTEA TTB – Tea #33

Wasn’t sure exactly what this was, it smelled a bit floral or something in the pouch. But it seems to be a plain white tea. The leaves were very broken so I shortened my steep a bit.

It doesn’t seem to have been short enough, because there’s quite a lot of bitterness going on. It actually sort of tastes slightly like jasmine or some floral as well, even though there’s no jasmine. Otherwise very hay-like, as I would expect. Now what was jasmine is tasting like bubblegum, which is odd. I doubt there was any contamination, since this was in a well-insulated kraft paper pouch. There’s a touch of stonefruit at the end of the sip.

Certainly not a good quality white tea, but it’s gone now! :P

Result: Finished Off

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Bubblegum, Floral, Grain, Hay, Jasmine, Musty, Stonefruit

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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There is no easy way to say this. Actually, there is. I’m not looking forward to trying this tea out. Maybe I feel bad saying so because it was a gift. But I’ve had my share of loose leaf whites and this is…. the bottom of the pile. It literally looks like the bottom of the tea leaf pile. Everything else was harvested but they didn’t want to just toss this. Harvesting and processing is hard work you know! But still, the coloring is dull. It’s so broken. Might as well be in a bag.
Sorry. Let’s taste.
The aroma doesn’t do it any justice either. Dull. Though with slight orchard notes. So not a complete waste. The wet aroma is very earthy. Compost, wet leaves, musty wet wood. But you really, I am really, have to stick your nose in the leaves to get the aroma.
Let me clean my nose off.
So now we taste. The liquor is much darker than I would expect for a white but considering the color of the leaves, it doesn’t surprise me. Clear, dark, amber. The taste is not pleasant. Drinkable but I am not enjoying this session. It is bland. Medicinal. Meh…

ashmanra

Sounds like a shou mei. The first one I got was a gift and I literally wondered if it was a prank at first! It was actually pretty good, though, for something that looked like the pile left after you rake the yard and there are still bits on the ground that you can’t get up.

Sil

i LOVE this review lol

Lexie Aleah

I’ve been there! Stuck with a lot of oolong that was a gift yet difficult to drink.

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P is for…PuriTea

I have a lot of “P” teas and I maybe got excited about the variety and made a lot of cups of tea…like 4 + water…and then had to figure out how to get them all up to my bedroom to study.

This tea is just a plain white tea but it was just sort of broken up leaves. I am drinking it now and if I am being honest I had very low expectations given the look of the leaf. So its better than expected but its not good. It’s the slightest bit astringent and just sort of floral/soapy. Basically a mediocre shou mei broken up. I can drink it but I don’t want to so the rest is going in the swap box.

Martin Bednář

“P” tea sounds a bit different. At least that was my first thought.

VariaTEA

When I wrote it I thought that but then just went with it anyways haha

Martin Bednář

Of course, it’s just a weird association in my mind.

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