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Alex Zorach

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Indian White Tea from Frontier

Style: White Tea – Region: Kerala, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 27th, 2013

Dry leaf is beautiful, but not very aromatic. Looks like a bai mu dan (white peony) by leaf shape and size, but a shou mei by the darker leaf color.

Upon brewing, there's a fleeting suggestion of lemon in the aroma, but when I drink it, the flavor and aroma are subdued. Aroma is mostly of caramel and autumn leaves...

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Poabs Organic from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kerala, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Jul. 9th, 2012

A powerful, robust, Assam-like tea.

I'm not feeling the description Simpson and Vail gives for this tea; I found it neither smooth nor sweet. This tea brews a strong, dark cup. The aroma and flavor are more like Assam than any tea I've tried outside of Assam. However, there are some nuances that I find most teas ...

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