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This was one of a few teas I still have from a white2tea order in early 2019. They were in my backstock bin of unopened teas, where things tend to get forgotten about, so I pulled a couple of black teas out to work through as my first tea of the day.
This one… I kind of felt like I was missing something? At least based on the other tasting notes for it. I steeped it western, as gong fu just isn’t really my jam at the current moment. And don’t get me wrong, it’s pleasant and enjoyable and all that, I just don’t find it all that special? It’s a combination of black and white teas, so I get some flavors from both, but somehow I would rather have either one of those on its own. It has some pleasant barnyard, musty hay sort of notes from the white tea along with the breadier, woodier black tea with hints of stonefruit in there.
Anyway, enjoyed it but not something I would repurchase. It is also four years old at this point so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the nuances have faded.
Flavors: Apricot, Bread, Dried Fruit, Earth, Fruity, Hay, Mineral, Musty, Stonefruit, Straw, Sweet, Tart, Wood