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    Art of Tea Monkey Picked White Tea

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: twisted, covered in downy hair Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: pale gold This was a wonderfully delicate yet complex white tea. The aroma of the leaves, both before and after steeping, as intoxicating. There were floral and nutty notes along with a slightly vegetal, sage-like finish. The aftertaste was sweet and lingered in my palate. This is a tea to take your time with so that you don’t miss the subtle nuances. The second infusion was grassier but still delicious and refreshing. With both steepings, the mouth-feel was soft and smooth with no astringency. I love that this…


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    Art of Tea Starry Night

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small and dark, white tea star is adorable Ingredients: Organic black loose leaf tea, white loose leaf tea, natural flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: dark amber It’s rare that a tea can be described as adorable but this one was exactly that. I loved the stars made out of white tea. While not really apparent in the flavor profile, they were a unique addition. It was fun to watch them unfurl, much like a flowering tea. The base Assam was malty and earthy but subtle enough to let the flavoring shine through. I was happy to find that it…