I’m hoping everyone stays safe and healthy! Scary times.
Thanks for the samples, Teakruthi! These leaves must be the largest that I’ve seen even in a white tea! Impossible to measure with a teaspoon so I just threw a ton of leaves in the infuser. Probably a small handful in my smallish hand. I’ve tried this a couple times using different parameters. The scent of the dry leaves is like the sweetest pile of hay in sunshine. The flavor is very light, so light it is tough to describe: light, full of minerals, smooth. It’s like a blank slate of a tea, more than most teas I’ve tried, which can be a good thing or not depending what you’re in the mood to drink. If you are simply craving a lovely white tea, this is a good one to try. I had to steep it the way Teakruthi recommended, and really this is impossible to oversteep. I will dock some points due to the comparisons between price & simpleness of flavor, however.
Steep #1 // 39 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 16 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 min
Second steep session:
Steep #1 // 28 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 16 minutes after boiling // 5 minute steep
2020 sipdowns: 19 (David’s Glitter & Gold)