Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Anise, Camphor, Cherry, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Grass, Hay, Honey, Licorice, Malt, Menthol, Mint, Spices, Stonefruits, Sweet
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 45 sec 7 g 6 oz / 173 ml

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  • “Another good Ruby White from Taiwan. I’m a sucker for them it seems. I like the menthol/wintergreen and fruitiness of this style of tea. This Spring 2019? harvest is especially smooth despite...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The dry leaves were a mixture of dark and green long leaves, kind of looks like something you’d run into while snorkeling off an island, floating in the sea. It smells of super fresh hay… Like when...” Read full tasting note
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

This is an amazing white tea from Taiwan made from the famous Ruby 18 varietal!

All of the notes classically found in Ruby 18 can be found here, including the minty finish and spice notes throughout.

This has quickly become my favorite white tea of all time!

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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Another good Ruby White from Taiwan. I’m a sucker for them it seems. I like the menthol/wintergreen and fruitiness of this style of tea. This Spring 2019? harvest is especially smooth despite possessing plenty of oomph. Complex but round enough to quaff away without thought.

Kawaii433 said, “I wish I wasn’t the only one who reviewed this because I’m sure there is so much more…” I sipped the whole ounce as western preparations except for a lone gongfu session and I didn’t take notes but I think her flavor descriptors are spot on: https://steepster.com/kawaii433/posts/388875#likes

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The dry leaves were a mixture of dark and green long leaves, kind of looks like something you’d run into while snorkeling off an island, floating in the sea. It smells of super fresh hay… Like when you go down to the horse stables in the early morning to feed them. The aroma brings back good memories. It’s a vivid aroma. I still can’t say that it’s an aroma that makes me go yum, I’m sure horses think differently hehe. It is an aroma that brings back some precious youth memories, lost youth. The wet leaves added so many more different aromas: Wintergreen, mints in general, flowers, fruits, anise, grass, licorice. As the infusions continued, the mint became more pronounced. There were also sweet cherry notes, subtle peach, cinnamon, and spices, cocoa, malt, roasted yams, honey sweetness notes. Delicate flavors but complex. I wish I wasn’t the only one who reviewed this because I’m sure there is so much more… Just like I think that different temperatures and different tea prep would change this tea as well. It is a medium bodied tea, satisfying with many different notes and aromas but licorice and mint were always there. It never got bitter nor astringent and it has a long minty-cooling finish. I’m not into mint teas but this is very good because of the complexity.

Gaiwan, 7g, 194°F, 110ml, rinse, 9 steeps: 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 1m5s

Flavors: Anise, Camphor, Cherry, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Grass, Hay, Honey, Licorice, Malt, Menthol, Mint, Spices, Stonefruits, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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