Adagio Teas White Tangerine Tea
A Pleasant White Tea With a Sweet
Summary : This was a pleasant white tea, even if it
wasn't exactly what I was expecting due to the name of it. Indeed, in
many ways this tea had a flavor identical to that of a pure white tea...I
simply couldn't find the flavor of tangerine at all in this tea, assuming
it was supposed to be there to begin with.
Review : I've long loved white teas, mainly because
the flavor of them tends to be nice and light and subtle. Moreover, white
teas generally have a soft, somewhat sweet flavor to them as well...always
a nice thing for people with strong sweet-tooths like myself.
And so tonight, in the mood for something sweet, I came across a white
Adagio Teas called White Tangerine. I've had several other white teas from Adagio,
and have enjoyed them all to one extent or another. Yet, the "tangerine"
in the name stuck out at me, and being the "orange-a-holic" that
I am I immediately formed an impression in my mind that this tea would
a light, orange tasting white tea which would be just a bit sweeter than
your normal white tea. Yummy.
My mood was soon dashed though when I popped the lid on the container.
The leaves were huge, and contained stalks and all, always a good sign
with a white tea. Yet, the problem was that this tea had a fragrance
identical in all ways to your standard white tea which had nothing added
to it. I could detect not a whiff of anything "orange," "tangerine",
or anything else wild and exotic.
And adding water did nothing to lift my mood either, as the addition
of water released the fragrance I'm used to from other standard white
teas. Still, I'm a survivor...so I pressed on and began the 7 minute
countdown as the tea brewed.
This is how
Adagio Teas describes their White Tangerine Tea on their website : "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."
Now, like other white teas I've had, this white tea was indeed somewhat
sweet, perhaps even a "touch" sweeter than some other white
teas I've had. But nowhere in this tea could I find any sort of "tangy" flavor.
Indeed, if it hadn't been for the label on the container, for all intents
and purposes I would have thought that this was simply a "straight
Similarily, the flavor of tangerine was completely and totally missing.
And that to me was disappointing, as that was what I was in the mood
for...the flavor of tangerine. And so, with that flavor mysteriously
absent, my moods fell onto the rocks of December despair.
Recommendation : In a way. This tea had no flavor of
tangerine, let alone did it have a "tangy" flavor to it. Yet, like other
white teas, the flavor was light, subtle and semi-sweet. I guess what
I'm saying is that if you are searching for a "orange white tea," keep
searching as this one will disappoint. But if orange in a white tea isn't
your thing, you'll probably like this tea as I could find no flavor at
all of orange or tangerine in it.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : White Tangerine Tea
- Manufacturer :
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- Type of Tea : White Tea
- Leaf Type : Loose
- Date of Review : December 10th, 2007
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Use 1.5 teaspoon of
leaves due to the large size of the leaves. Pour water with a
temperature of 180 degrees over leaves and let brew for 7 minutes.
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