White Tangerine

Tea type
White Tea
Natural Flavours, Orange Peels, White Tea
Artificial, Hay, Melon, Orange, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
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Edit tea info Last updated by Michael
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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 g 32 oz / 946 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Premium white tea from Fujian region of China with sweetly tangy flavor of tangerines. A wonderfully smooth and subtle treat, delectable both hot and cold. If you’re new to white tea, this would be a good place to start.

Ingredients: White tea, orange peels, natural mandarin flavor

Steeping instructions: 2 heaping teaspoons per cup, 3-5 minutes at 180F

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35 Tasting Notes

2036 tasting notes

Trying this today with a lower steeping time (3 minutes) to see whether that helps bring out the tangerine flavor. Alas, it doesn’t seem to have made a difference with regard to the tangerine, though it does perhaps make the tea a bit lighter overall, which has the effect of making it somewhat less planty. Oh well. I am closing in on sipdown with this one but not quite there yet.


Have you tried cold steeping? Sometimes it helps to bring the flavor.


No, I haven’t. I should, though. Thanks for the idea. :-)

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6768 tasting notes

I’m having one last cup of this before sending the last little bit to Ashley. I still think this is a little on the light side but also think it’s pretty pleasant.

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123 tasting notes

I did it wrong.
It tastes like pencil shavings.

I’ll try again later.

190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

hahaha! cute tealog

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558 tasting notes

Got a sample of this with my last Adagio order.

The leaves are large, with a good percent of stems to leaves. I’ve never really seen stems in the tea unless it’s a white tea, so not sure if this is common, but the few I’ve tried loose have had stems.

These leaves smell vegetal, not really smelling the tangerine when dry. Once steeped the leaves open up to be huge, so I’m wondering if I guessed and used too many leaves, as they nearly filled my finum infuser while steeping and expanding in my 16oz cup.

Not getting much aroma at all from the wet leaves. The tea brewed to be a very pretty tangerine colored liquor.

This tea is very light in taste. Once every few sips I’ll get an aftertaste of something citrusy but nothing like the sweet nectar greatness of fresh tangerines. Maybe as it cools more…hrmm.

Nope, not much more as it cools. Maybe I need to steep longer than 7 minutes? Or maybe this is just how light white teas are? I will try this again before I give it a rating.

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

i don’t like white teas because they are usually light and subtle teas (at least the ones i have had)

Meghann M

Yeah, I think white teas may not be my thing. I can barely stand most greens unless flavored. I love my blacks/chais/rooibos though!


Meghann M, while I haven’t tried this one I’ve found a shorter steep time actually brings out the flavor more. Yeah, I know, weird. I like a 3 min steep. Also, make sure you’re using enough leaf. I use over a TB per 6oz. This tea sounds so good, I hope my suggestions help!

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541 tasting notes

When I opened this today I was instantly taken back to my childhood. I used to spend most of my time at my grandmother’s home. She had lots of fruit trees and a really wonderful garden. My favorite part were the raspberry bushes. The dry leaf smells just like those bushes somehow.
When steeped this has a darker amber color and smells mostly like white tea rather than flavoring. If someone preferred their flavoring light I’d suggest Adagio’s white tea blends because they are a lot more toned down. This mostly tastes like plain white tea with a slight sweet edge to it. Mostly honey like to me. This might as well be a plain white tea, but not a bad one by any lengths.

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82 tasting notes

Got a bit of this from my BFF. I opened it up, and squinted a little because it was not a good citrusy scent. It smells a little like … lime rinds? That unpleasantly, acidic citrus, not even like an orange or lemon peel. Which is weird, because there’s no lime in it.

Anyway, steeped it as the package instructed. It’s not bad. The smell mellows out once the water hits the leaves, so it just has a faint citrusy aroma. It’s not bad. The flavor is also not bad, and very light, but it’s not memorable, either. I doubt I would go out of my way to buy this tea, though I wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered. Too bad, it sounded like it would be amazing.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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29 tasting notes

I have tried this one twice and both times, I just was not very thrilled. Opening the package, it smelled very citrusy so I was hoping I was in for a treat.

I took time to watch it steep in my IngenuiTEA infuser and noticed the color was very light, something like a tangerine color. Very pretty.

My first sip was tart, almost sour flavor. It didn’t taste at all like tangerine. More like lemon. I thought the addition of honey would help this one along a bit and it made it more palatable but not exactly tangerine flavor. I will probably put this one away for a while before I try it again. Not my favorite.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

I like this tea and though there are some teas that I only need to steep for 3 minutes instead of the 5-7 mins some suggest this teas is better when it’s left for 5-7 minutes. I like the Tangerine flavor better than some orange flavors. Now I haven’t had all the orange flavor teas so this is tentative for now. I would suggest trying it and I had it with Pesto Pasta Primavera and it was great

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

Part of the Adagio White Tea Sampler. Very light, to the point of being bland. Not horrible, but not good either. It might taste better with a longer steep time than 4 minutes.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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5 tasting notes

I ordered this as part of Adagio’s white flavors sampler. It’s not my favorite, but I still enjoy it when I want a lighter, less caffeinated tea. If the tangerine/citrus flavor was more pronounced, I think I would like it more.

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