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White Peony (Pai Mu Tan) from Adagio Teas

Style: White Peony Tea – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 23rd, 2017

This tea exhibits a pure, delicate flavor -- essentially what every white tea is described as by the company that sells it. It has no bitterness and a smooth flavor. When in the mood for a straightforward, pure tea that isn't grassy, this is a nice choice.

To prepare this tea, I used the Chinese method I was shown a...

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White Blueberry (Blueberry White) from Adagio Teas

Style: Fruit White Tea – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 31st, 2015

The aroma of the dry leaf is wonderful if intensely floral and fruity are what you like. Love it.

The white tea comes out much more stongly in the taste than in the scent. For my palate, the flavors blend pretty well -- though I'd be fine with even more blueberry flavor. Leaving the tea on a warmer improves it and d...

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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 23rd, 2014

Raisin-like, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I'd buy for myself. Tried a free sample at the store.

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White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) from Two Leaves Tea

Style: White Peony Tea – Region: Fujian, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 1st, 2014

As a pure white tea, this wasn't bad, but it wasn't a flavor to get me excited. It didn't taste bitter to me, which was a plus, but overall it was fairly nondescript. (Or maybe I'm missing nuances because I need to internalize the language of tea better?)

I'm not sure what else to say about it. I'm sure people who p...

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Superfine Jasmine Downy Dragon Pearls Green Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 24th, 2014

Though I'm not generally big on Jasmine green teas, this one was obviously high quality. The floral aspects were heady, but pretty well balanced. I brewed the tea a little too long for the first cup, resulting in it having a slight bitterness characteristic of some Jasmine green teas. My second cup successfully avoided...

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Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 11th, 2014

Very fresh, fruity tea! The jasmine is muted and well blended with the tea and peach flavors. The peach is at the ideal strength--neither hidden nor overwhelming, and tasting natural rather than fake. I brewed it longer than I was expecting to because the tea seemed to be diffusing very slowly. This may have been becau...

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Dragon Pearl Jasmine from Harney and Sons

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 3rd, 2014

Excellent jasmine pearl! Very smooth. I tend to get tired of jasmine teas where the jasmine dominates too much, so I was happy that this one was well balanced. The tea I had was in a sachet rather than loose, but the sachet was very airy and was very full of tea. When I've had loose pearls like this before, I've used o...

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Snow Buds Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Snow Buds – Region: Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 13th, 2014

Tastes to me like a fresh, light green tea, though I do feel like the white tea undertones gives it a fuller flavor. Very smooth, no bitterness, a nice cup of pure tea. Slightly floral in aroma. I think I may have used too little leaf for the first cup because my only complaint is that I'd like a slightly stronger cup....

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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 12th, 2014

Huh, I know this is an oolong tea but to me it tastes like a lighter version of the darjeelings I've tried recently. The scent and taste is a little more floral in nature with a lightly baked undertone. It goes together very smoothly. Not a bad tea at all, but not as impressive to me as some others. I had to add more l...

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Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 8th, 2014

Okay, so here's the thing with this tea: I bet it's a great example of the kind of tea that it is. It has the bitterness of black tea, but in a way that feels more blended/smooth than most and gives it body. The primary other flavor I seem to identify in this robust tea is a raisin-like aroma and taste, and it has a ra...

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White Tea from Ten Ren Tea

Style: White Tea – Region: Fujian, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 6th, 2014

Not a bad white tea. It tastes a bit like a hot version of unsweetened iced tea, or like a black tea without the bitterness. I haven't found a pure white tea that's a favorite yet and suspect I'll prefer flavored versions, but if this was all that was around I wouldn't be disappointed. I steeped the bag three times and...

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Jasmine Pearls from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 17th, 2014

Jasmine green teas are quite good when the jasmine flavor is well balanced and blended, not dominating. That is very true of this tea. I received a gift of a small container of the pearls from a co-worker and now enjoy it at work whenever I need a solid traditional-feeling tea. I put in five of the pearls and some hot...

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Milk Oolong from Republic of Tea

Style: Milky Oolong – Region: Fujian, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 7th, 2014

I'm honestly not sure whether or not I'm tasting the "milky" quality intended, but silky and smooth are quite accurate. I would also say it has a soothing, muted, simple flavor. I've only tried a few straight oolongs and not been a big fan of them, but this one tastes quite comforting. It'd made a very nice everyday dr...

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