Received this tea as part of a large shipment from Adagio, as we were ordering a kettle from the company and we figured we might as well get a bunch of their teas as well. I was curious to look up Adagio and find that their headquarters in Garfield NJ is only five blocks from my boyhood home.

I steeped the tea for four minutes at 200 degrees, somewhat high for a white tea. The tea in the bag had a sour and almost pickled smell, but I was pleased by the fresh and crisp flavors in the finished result. Given the scent of the dry tea I expected a more complex and bold taste, but instead the cucumber white is mellow, unassuming and simple. Generally I prefer stronger teas, but I loved this one; I understand that what is subtle to one person is weak to one person, but there is little cause for complaint in this tea.


200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This is the joint account of Cash and Chris, two American University seniors and roommates with a love of tea and a shared collection that makes two separate accounts pretty pointless. Each tasting note is signed by which one of us wrote it.

In our photo, Chris is on the left in the plaid and Cash on the right in the poncho.

Cash is studying psychology and works at the Apple Store. He enjoys drumming, overanalyzing, and hoarding.

Chris is studying criminal justice and works for the EPA. He enjoys being terrible.

Send us a message if you’d like to do a tea trade, we’re always down to try new varieties!

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