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70
drank White Riesling by Cultured Cup
748 tasting notes

This is one of those reviews where it starts off positive but ends strangely. Not negative, just kinda weird. The dry and wet aroma are start off nice. Sweet but balanced. Once the second steeping is done that disappears and the weirdness starts. I don’t think the flavoring was necessary. Whenever there is flavoring it leaves a weird after taste in my mouth. But beyond that, it makes for a pretty good cup. Slightly sweet in taste.
Color is golden, clear amber which is slightly darker than a riesling but not by much.
Fairly silky mouthfeel. The second steeping is still sweet but with an interesting tannic, almost granite note. I feel like I just licked a new granite countertop. Or maybe just a huge slab of unfinished granite, after it rained hard.

Cameron B.

LOL! I’ve found some “like licking a rock” notes in teas before too. XD

Martin Bednář

Hah, I am glad I am not only one who thought I was drinking/licking a rock. I completely understand what do you mean with it.

Dustin

I can almost smell wet granite now!

Skysamurai

I thank my younger self for those experiences.

ashmanra

I read an article by someone who was going to culinary school. She said they literally went on field trips and licked rocks!

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70
drank White Riesling by Cultured Cup
803 tasting notes

A friend who lives in Dallas sent me a few teas from The Cultured Cup, including this one, and all of them were excellent! This particular blend isn’t my favorite, just because I’m not the biggest fan of grape-flavored things, but it’s definitely great quality tea. Huge, unbroken white tea leaves that give off a soft flavor that really does remind me of white wine.

Flavors: White Grapes, White Wine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank White Ginger by Cultured Cup
35 tasting notes

I had this lovely tea at a meetup with my local lolita* fashion community! I love myself a ginger tea in any form and if I had to choose, white tea is certainly my favorite.

The ginger came through fairly strong (as one would expect) both in the tin and in the cup, but as most good flavored white tea blends, the ginger surprisingly didn’t overshadow the flavor of the white tea itself. The use of what seemed to be a white peony blend should be the reason for that. I am so terribly sad it seems that The Cultured Cup seems to have discontinued this blend. I am absolutely up for recommendations regarding substitutes.

*lolita fashion is a Japanese fashion that is inspired by Victorian and Rococo fashions. It bears no link to the novel of the same name.

Flavors: Ginger, Pear

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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89

Advent from Inkling, day 18! Wow, this is one of the best white teas I’ve ever had. The black curates are distinct without being acerbic. Smells like honeyed fruits. The flavor is also surprisingly bold for a white tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Maple Toddy by Cultured Cup
1304 tasting notes

Advent day 9! A nice mild maple note, with a touch of cinnamon. The black base isn’t overwhelming either of the flavors, even though they are quite mild.

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85
drank Maple Toddy by Cultured Cup
803 tasting notes

A friend who lives in Dallas recently sent me the loveliest surprise package containing 3 tea blends from “The Cultured Cup”. I had never heard of this company, but I must say, I’m impressed with the quality of their tea! This one is a lovely smooth, rich black tea with just the right amount of maple flavoring and a touch of cinnamon. So warming and comforting for this cold wintery weather we’re currently experiencing in the Midwest!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank Wuyi Rock by Cultured Cup
11 tasting notes

Almost similar to the black tea I tried. But this one had a more stronger taste and after taste. Very good tea. I learned a lot about it and the process of how it’s harvested and picked.

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