Rara Willow White Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

Rare_White_WillowTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Tea Information:

A classic, aromatic, second-flush white tea. Meaning? It’s sweet and fruity with subtle classic white tea notes. There’s also citrus notes to be noticed subtly in the finish. This is a fine example of a white tea! It’s a summer harvest that’s hand-picked – one leaf and one bud.

This tea is available from Amoda Tea.

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Taster’s Review:

I reviewed this tea last year but I’m revisiting it for a couple of reasons:  first, it was part of my January box (themed “Fresh Start”) from Amoda Tea.  Second, it’s an amazing tea that I’m only too happy to be enjoying once again.

I think I’d like to start this review by pointing out that I just love the boxes that Amoda Tea curates!  They have great taste when it comes to tea and it’s evident in the teas that they select that they are very passionate about tea.  If you haven’t yet tried their new monthly subscription, you’re missing out!

This is an excellent white tea.  I described it previously as a trip to the candy shop on Main Street in Disneyland – the flavor of this tea reminds me of those yummy rock sugar lollipops I used to buy there!  That description still pretty much nails my first impression of this tea – it’s sweet and delightful.

Once your palate becomes acclimated to the sweetness, you start to pick up on light citrus notes, especially noticeable near the finish.  I find this citrus-y note to be very refreshing.  My palate feels clean and invigorated after each sip.

As I said in that previous review:  this is a tea that all tea drinkers should try.  It’s a remarkable white tea.  One of the finest I’ve ever tasted.  It resteeps beautifully too – the second infusion is just as delicious as the first!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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