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