Review: The Spice and Tea Exchange Berry White Tea

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Its OK"I wouldn't call this tea a winner, but it's not bad enough to overcome the company's hard-won reputation."
Katie’s Teaview: 5.2/10
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This is yet another new company to me, but I've heard good things about The Spice & Tea Exchange, albeit more about their spice side than their tea. This didn't win me over, but I'm not so dismayed that I wouldn't try something else from here, which I guess goes to show how important a reputation is. Because if I hadn't already heard good things, I'm not sure I'd want to try again.

I steep at 185° for 3 minutes. It's a cloudy, light pink liquor that's largely translucent. The flavour, kindly put, is subtle. The rosehips and hibiscus are noticeable, coupled with a vague floral flavour. It is slightly acidic and sour, which could be indicative of the schizandra berries, but it's not particularly on point. It's fruity, but not specifically lychee or plum or any flavour it's supposed to resemble.

I attempt a second steep, but it's basically inedible and ends up in my kitchen sink. I wouldn't call this tea a winner, but it's not bad enough to overcome the company's hard-won reputation. I'll probably pass it on to a friend, which is at least one step above going straight into the garbage.

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