Snow Bud 2015

Tea type
Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Vegetables
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 oz / 428 ml

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  • “Very light tea that was perfect after dinner on a day that was in the 90’s. Refreshing and soothing. I tried it hot and chilled, with and without cream and sweetener. The vegetable taste is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I made and served this tea in relative darkness. Hubby and I had finished yoga and we’re going to have a quiet cup. I had the idea that I was making white tea, thus I was delighted with how much...” Read full tasting note
  • “Snow bud is very subtle. There is very a minimal vegetal flavor, and a good deal of light sweetness. This is a limited batch, so be sure to give it a try before the stock runs out. -RA” Read full tasting note
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Limited edition of a light Chinese green tea. We found a small batch of this special tea from Hunan Province in China. It is made in the early season (Ching Ming), thus the leaves are small, tender and make for a sweet tasting tea. Like the snow, it will be gone soon, so please try it. Tiny curls of light green and white, with a light and sweet flavor which reminds one of the sweet white rind of watermelon.

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Very light tea that was perfect after dinner on a day that was in the 90’s. Refreshing and soothing. I tried it hot and chilled, with and without cream and sweetener. The vegetable taste is there no matter how you make it. It is a general veggie taste. I couldn’t get a good fix on a specific vegetable, nor the water melon rind flavor the maker says it has.

Maybe I need to eat more watermelon and then I could identify it???

While I still favor fruity or brisk blends over this, it is nice and I did enjoy it. No bitterness on either the first or second steeping. Just a smooth lightly flavorful blend. Not boring, either. I drank two 32 oz. steepings because I liked the flavor and really wanted to identify it better.

Flavors: Vegetables

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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I made and served this tea in relative darkness. Hubby and I had finished yoga and we’re going to have a quiet cup. I had the idea that I was making white tea, thus I was delighted with how much flavor It had. Then I turn on the lights and look it up and see that it is a green tea.

I am still delighted with it. Obviously, I couldn’t see the first steep in the dark, but the second is very pale, almost clear. The first steep was soooo creamy. Oh my goodness, it was good, with light notes of hay, lots of lip licking cream, and a far off vegetal flavor like baby spring peas. I don’t know what sweet white rind of watermelon would taste like, maybe this is it.

Bottom line – sweet, creamy, nice body, light vegetal notes, light hay. Definitely a contemplative, spa experience type of tea. Savor it.

Thank you, Harney and Sons, for the generous sample!

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Snow bud is very subtle. There is very a minimal vegetal flavor, and a good deal of light sweetness. This is a limited batch, so be sure to give it a try before the stock runs out.
-RA

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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