Review: Tea Emporium Thurbo Clonal Exotica EX-23 White Tea

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Thumbs up!"When sipping I am really reminded of a crisp white wine. There is the dryness to the tongue, the whispers of different flavors that you coax can tease until they fade or morph into something else entirely."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 9.6/10
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teaemporiumexoticae32Whew. The name on some teas really are a mouth full. From what the Tea Emporium's website has to say this tea is worth its moniker. I thought that I would share it here.
This is a super premium White tea plucked from the 100% pure and young AV2 clonal bushes of this prestigious plantation in Darjeeling. Only one leaf and a bud is plucked by the expert pluckers of this garden during the early hours of the morning as a result of which the made tea has a very attractive ornamental look in this state. The dry leafs also gives out a refreshing aroma of fresh fruits and flowers.

This is a very pretty tea with the long wiry leaves that come in colors of gold, greyish green, olive and a dark blackish green. I don't agree about the aroma however as to me it gives off a sweet grassy aroma with just a touch of fennel. Quite appealing but nothing fruity or floral about it.

Following the suggestions of the website I set the leaves up using 185 degree water and a steep time of 4 minutes. (Actually they just suggested the time so you will probably have to play around with temperatures.) The resulting brew is a darker gold. The liquor has a light fragrance of spice and citrus playing nicely with the sweet grass.

This tea is rather interesting. When sipping I am really reminded of a crisp white wine. There is the dryness to the tongue, the whispers of different flavors that you coax can tease until they fade or morph into something else entirely. This would be the perfect tea to introduce wine lovers to white teas. Perhaps serve it to them in a wine glass?

This incredible tea has put Tea Emporium on my list of vendors to stalk and I am really looking forward to enjoying more of their teas. Would I purchase this tea? In a hot second. The fact that they offer free shipping if you order over $59 worth of tea makes it all more appetizing.

— To purchase Tea Emporium Thurbo Clonal Exotica EX-23 White Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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