Saturday, January 26, 2008

White Blueberry

Tea: White Blueberry
Vendor: Adagio
Price: $8.00 / 2oz
Source: China, Fujian Region
Vendor Description: Premium white tea from Fujian region of China flavored with sweet blueberries. 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.

Adagio's white blueberry was somewhat what I expected it would be. This tea has a very pleasant and strong blueberry scent when smelling the leaves and at the time of brewing, but this scent is very short lived.

The actual taste of the tea is very smooth, but with next to no actual blueberry flavor to it at all. It has a nice smooth flavor which leads to a medium level of astringency when finished. The initial taste of the tea is low profile while builds up in intensity in your mouth and finishes off with the medium level of astringency.

Rating: 6/10

Conclusion: While this tea is called white blueberry , the only place where the blueberry comes into play is before brewing and at the initial onset of brewing. There is little to no actual blueberry flavor to the tea. This is a very average white tea.

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