Review: Stash Tea Fusion Green and White

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Overall rating: 4.5 (of 5) on taste and 4 (of 5) on steepability

Katie says:

Temperature: @ 200 (just shy of boiling)
Steep time: 3 minutes

The recommended steep time by Stash Tea for this variety is 1-3 minutes, and I didn’t find it bitter at all with a steep time of 3 minutes. This was a pleasant surprise as green tea can often turn bitter quickly.

Served with: Alone for the first sips then with honey

The first sips are mostly green tea, with a hint of white. I really enjoy the addition of white, as it seems to make this a more complex tea. This tea isn’t as fussy as many green teas, and could probably hold up with an slightly longer steeping time. This makes me happy. I mean really, who wants to diligently time their tea? (Just don’t leave the bag in the cup, it WILL get bitter eventually) My only disappointment with this tea would be the size of the leaves inside the tea bag. I wish the bits were a bit larger, and I was actually surprised to see that they were so small given how much I enjoyed the flavor.

Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves — a decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: @ 200 (just shy of boiling)
Steep time: 3 minutes

Served:  Nothing added

This tea is one of my morning staples.  I enjoy how mellow and easy it is to drink.  Most mornings I am struggling to get myself together and off to work on-time and I like to have something that gives me a like perk but isn’t too startling.  This green and white fusion is just the thing.  It has a more subtle green tea flavor that is somehow both earthy and clean.  It seems that the addition of the white tea to this combo tones down the sometimes abrasive green tea punch.

I like this tea strait-up.  However, it would still be pleasant with a just a slight hint of sweetener.  Adding much to this tea would drastically change the taste because it is so mild.  Also, beware of over steeping!  If left to steep too long the tea will become quite bitter, and the calmness of it is completely lost.  This tea is also best steeped at just below boiling, again too much heat can quickly change the flavor.  As I don’t often have time in the morning to measure the actual temperature of my hot water, I wait for the it to boil then pull it off the heat.  I let it sit for a couple of minutes (usually while putting on my shoes and looking for my car keys) then add it to my mug.

I would recommend this to those who enjoy green tea, but are looking for something a little more mellow and relaxed.  I also think this is a great tea for novice sippers because it provides an introduction to both green and white tea in an approachable and subdued way.

Rating:

Taste: 5 of 5 tea leaves — Outstanding!  A Must try.
Steepability: 4 of 5 — This tea requires very little effort.

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