drank apricot splash by Bulk Barn
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So this is a bagged tea, and pretty good considering! now I’ve never tried bagged white tea, anything I’ve ever had in that area has been looseleaf. Even still, I am pleasantly delighted.
The white isn’t as crisp as I would like, which is something I’ve associated in my head with white teas, so that is a bit odd. However it’s not quite oolongish the way I find alot of fuzzier teas to be – I can actually taste the “white” now that it’s cooled down some, which I could not earlier.
Once you get past the initial half, the apricot really makes itself known. Up until that point, it’s mostly just tea though
In fact, if it were possible to take just half a sip (and not finish) then this would be most disappointing with just a very mild apricot background note.
Not to worry! The end is fantastic, leaving a lovely apricot aftertaste. I feel like I just ate an apricot!
There is something else in the finish as well. I can’t quite put my finger on it… it’s very refreshing and watery, but doesn’t make the tea any lighter. Almost as if water could be a flavour? like a note in the tea. Hey maybe the “splash” part of the tea’s name is more than simply a gimmick. ha!
Anyhow, I only bought two bags of this tea to sample (perk of shopping at Bulk Barn) as they had so many… I just had to get as many samples as I could!
Not sure if I will restock this one, they had a few loose-leaf whites that I bought… who knows where they will take me?? :)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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