drank Cotton Candy White Tea by 52teas
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For National Eat Your Vegetables Day.

A strange choice for today’s sipdown theme, but I took a browse through some of my teas and found this one on Steepster with a note that it tasted vegetal the last time I tried it. I don’t get that flavor/note this time around, but I don’t get cotton candy either. I know someone out there is probably getting tired of me complaining about how white teas taste like old sink water – you want to take them off my hands???

Note: This is an older tea and I’m averse to white teas in general, so this is most definitely not the tea’s fault.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

well, if I didn’t have a bunch of white teas already…

Michelle Hahaha ‘old sink water’ made me lol. Did you really drink old sink water and compare it to the tea?
Shae

Ha! Fair question, Michelle. :D No, I did not – BUT I imagine it would be flat, slightly warmer than room temperature, and flavored by whatever minerals happened to be mingling with the tap water two days prior.

If you change your mind, tea-sipper… ;)

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tea-sipper

well, if I didn’t have a bunch of white teas already…

Michelle Hahaha ‘old sink water’ made me lol. Did you really drink old sink water and compare it to the tea?
Shae

Ha! Fair question, Michelle. :D No, I did not – BUT I imagine it would be flat, slightly warmer than room temperature, and flavored by whatever minerals happened to be mingling with the tap water two days prior.

If you change your mind, tea-sipper… ;)

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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