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Friday, April 9, 2010

Teas Etc Loose Leaf White Tea 'Honeydew'

Tea Information:
Tea: Honeydew
Type: White Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teas Etc
Purchase: Here
Description: New to our lineup, Honeydew has quickly gained attention from white tea enthusiasts in and out of the office. The soft melon flavor lingers on the palate, is perfectly balanced and not to sweet.
Ingredients: Chinese white tea and flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered water
Tool: Zarafina white-loose-medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: like honeydew milk boba tea
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, like honeydew milk boba tea, flowery
Flavor: slightly bitter, astringent but melon
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent light orange

I should try a mild steep and / or less leaf next time.

The tea came in a black plastic sealed bag inside the tin. When I dumped it into the tin I noticed a pollen like fluffy residue in the bag. I wonder if this is a white tea attribute?

Post-Steep Additives: none, but was thinking about some sugar

Resteep: just as strong as the first steep

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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