Day 21 of the PostTea advent, and today’s Winter Solstice tea is…your standard Pai Mu Tan. It’s fine as far as it goes, but if I’d been designing this advent, I’m pretty sure I’d have gone for something a little more interesting. I’d also have mixed up the straight and flavoured teas a little more, because it feels like there’s a run of each. I guess I just prefer variety!
Anyway, this is fine as far as it goes. I like white tea, and this one is smooth and slightly buttery, with that characteristically “soft” mouthfeel. It reminds me a little of accidentally drinking softened water at my parents’ house – there’s a flat kind of silkiness that’s replicated here (minus the salt, of course). Mostly, I’m tasting sweet water, because a lot of the time that’s what I get from white tea. It’s pleasant enough, just a little uninspiring.