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    Teas Etc White Monkey

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: silver tips mixed with darker leaves, curled shape Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold The first thing that that I noticed about this tea was the leaves. It almost resembled a white peony except the silver tips were curled in delicate spirals. I have a penchant for playing with my leaves and these were fascinating. The taste was sweet and vegetal with floral notes but there was a round, earthiness that I’ve never experienced in a white tea before. It’s rare that I describe a tea as delicious but that is what this one was. I…


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    Teas Etc Tanzanian White Tea

    Country of Origin: Tanzania Leaf Appearance: small, pale green and covered in down Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: deep gold I was really excited to try this since I’ve never had the opportunity to try tea that was from Tanzania. The leaves of this tea were noticeably smaller than the silver needles typically grown in China. The taste was grassy and lightly floral with notes of melon and honey. These flavors became more pronounced as the tea cools. I was very impressed because I have not been a fan of other African sourced white teas that I’ve tried. But then, I shouldn’t be that surprised because…

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    Teas Etc Orange Vanilla White Chocolate

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark leaves with large orange slices Ingredients: black tea, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter,milk powder, soya lecithin, natural vanilla), orange slices, natural flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One Touch Tea Maker Liquor: dark reddish brown I’m a total white chocolate addict so I was super excited to try this tea. When I first opened my sample, I was surprised to see whole orange slices. I’ve seen lots of blends with bits of orange peels but I had never seen whole slices being used before. The dry leaves had a strong citrusy aroma as well. The flavor was understated…

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    Teas Etc White Rose

    Despite my delving deeper in the world of serious teas, I still have a secret love for floral teas. For that reason I was excited to get a generously sized sample of this selection. Upon first opening the bag the floral scent was very powerful, predominated by the rose petals. The dry tea had a scattering of white tea leaves but consisted mostly of bright pink rose petals and white blobs of chrysanthemum blooms. I like the fact that this tea is organic since flowers are often treated with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. I first brewed it according the manufacturers directions, with water close to boiling and steeped for 4 minutes. The second…