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    The Puritea White Peony

    According to The Puritea this tea was grown in the Fujian, China. The dry leaves were a mix of fuzzy silver needles, brown and green leaves. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a pale gold color with a honey-like aroma. The flavor of this tea was incredibly complex. It was vegetal and woodsy with notes of fruit and cocoa that became more apparent with each sip. White peony is one of my favorite teas because it is light and refreshing while still having a lot to off in the taste department. My second steeping was just a delicious as…

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    The Puritea Gunpowder Green

    The appearance of the leaves was unusual in that they were rolled into larger rocks, rather the tiny pebbles that usual come to mind when I think of a gunpowder tea. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a pale yellow. This tea was surprisingly minty with some roasty notes in the background. It was vegetal with hardly any astringency. I found that it got progressively sweeter with each sip. So much so that I had hard time believing that it was unsweetened. My second steeping was a bit more full bodied and just as delicious. I would definitely recommend…

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    The Puritea Emerald Needle

    The Puritea decribes this selection as a Chinese green tea. The dry leaves of this tea were light green and shaped almost like a silver needle would be. I can see where the name comes from. I steeped this tea for three minutes in a kyusu using 180 degree water. The liquor was very pale, almost resembling a white tea. This tea was wonderfully delicate and full bodied at the same time. It was vegetal with hints of fruit and a bit of creaminess. There was a tiny bit of astringency but not so much to make it unpleasant. The second infusion was even better, with the fruity notes coming to the forefront.…