Dronak wrote:I've heard before that the flavor of white tea tends to be rather subtle and that green tea drinkers are more likely to be able to appreciate those subtle flavors. I assume that's because green tea is less processed than other types, making it closer to white tea than other types of tea. I do drink green tea, but my tastes are still primarily for black tea. So just how subtle are the flavors of white teas? Will I be able to appreciate them even if I'm not very accustomed to the flavors of teas on that end of the processing spectrum? I'm curious because I'm trying to pick out a nice variety of samplers to order and I'm not sure if I should get some white tea or not. If you have some suggestions, I'd like to hear them. Thanks for the help.
Do you have a suggestion on which one(s) would be good for someone generally unfamiliar with white teas? Maybe the sampler pack?
Dronak wrote:I'm sure white teas do have flavor; subtle doesn't mean none. My concern is that the nuances of flavor will be lost on me since I'm accustomed to the strong flavors of black teas. And this may seem silly, but knowing the relative rarity of white teas, if I'm not going to really be able to appreciate those subtle flavors, I'm kind of inclined to leave them to the people who can and not remove some of the supply from the market. But I did order the sampler pack to try. I've only had bagged white before, so I am kind of curious to see how the loose white compares.