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drank White Strawberry by Adagio Teas
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Adagio CommuniTEA – April 26th, 2023

Why is there rooibos?! The cynic in me wonders if it’s included as a cheap filler.

The rooibos here just makes this taste so medicinal, like some vaguely berry-flavored cough syrup. And the white tea is quite musty, though I can hardly taste it under the rooibos.

Boo!

Flavors: Artificial, Berry, Medicinal, Musty, Rooibos, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Roswell Strange

When rooibos is added to Camellia Sinensis based teas it’s for non-taste related reasons (which I’m assuming is the case here) it’s usually to add body. Definitely MUCH cheaper options if you’re trying to use filler – rooibos is actually way more expensive to blend with than people realize.

Cameron B.

Well I expect a generic white tea to have a light body so I still don’t get it LOL!

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Roswell Strange

When rooibos is added to Camellia Sinensis based teas it’s for non-taste related reasons (which I’m assuming is the case here) it’s usually to add body. Definitely MUCH cheaper options if you’re trying to use filler – rooibos is actually way more expensive to blend with than people realize.

Cameron B.

Well I expect a generic white tea to have a light body so I still don’t get it LOL!

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