90

From the dry leaves I get aromas of hay, honey, old leather, courgette and animal fur. In the wet leaf smell, notes of cooked vegetables and strawberries are more prominent. The floral aromas appear mostly in the empty cup and the liquor.

Taste of this white tea is very delicate and balanced. It is somewhat sweet with a little bit of a fruity (peach, nectarine) edge to it. There are also sour, grassy and savoury flavours complementing it though. The aftertaste is long, very floral and warming in the throat.

As for the mouthfeel, it is light, velvety and mouth-watering. In later steeps, slight dryness in the finish appears as well, which makes them not as delicate as the first infusion say. I wouldn’t say it’s for the worse though.

This is most probably the best white tea I have tried to date. Furthermore, the leaves are so pretty! Both dry and wet, when you can see the interplay of the different colours – yellow, green, purple and brown.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Fruity, Fur, Honey, Leather, Peach, Pleasantly Sour, Stonefruits, Sweet, Vegetables, Zucchini

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds.

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and only recently (in 2017) started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth. I rarely drink blends or white tea and avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied. The one thing that I am currently missing in my collection are teas from India, in particular some Darjeelings.

My rating description:
100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.

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