Oops, I didn’t add my sample of this to my cupboard, well I did now! I have been making this in my gaiwan all morning for myself and the boy, it snowed here for the first time this season! A nice little icing sugar dusting, it’s chilly out and there’s snowfall warnings for most of the province, but not here that I know of! So I thought a light white tea would go nicely with the light dusting of snow outside :) and I needed to try this sample!

The dry smell is very hay like, reminds me of my beloved Aged Yunnan white that is no longer available at Verdant, so I really like the smell! I have been doing 5 second steepings (+ about 3 for my uncoordinated pouring and preparation lol), and the steepings are light and quite good. A light hay flavor characteristic of white teas, very creamy, a bit crisp, and a bit of a nutty flavor as well. Sweet, soft. Definitely reminding me of that aged Yunnan! I like it! We are on infusions 5 and 6, and still quite a bit of flavor in the leaves. A very enjoyable white tea, and a nice change from my jasmine white teas I have more often it seems haha. Tasty, and the boyfriend likes it too of course!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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