This was the first tea that I have tried out of my November 2014 Select box. I loved watching these little balls ‘pop’ in my gaiwan! For some reason, I got fruity smells on the dry leaf. It was like a ripe peach and pineapple. My thought is that it was some kind of fluke. The actual liquor was a different story. My first infusion was structured and smoky, but not an overpowering smoke, almost like a light Hickory note. The second infusion was a little more bitter, too bitter for me. which was bizarre. I didn’t change the temperature at all and I the steep time wasn’t prolonged… weird.
If I hadn’t ruined the second infusion, I would have liked this tea much more. If I ever have a hankering for unique white teas, I will be ordering it from Steepster.