I got this white tea with a bunch of other “Mystery Teas” I purchased from What-Cha.
At first glance, I wasn’t particularly excited about this tea. The tea is broken leaves and dust, and very floaty when I poured water into my pot…I had to stop pouring a few times because the particles were clogging my infuser’s holes. (Usually that only happens with certain chais…)
Once brewed, I expected it to be terribly bitter…I much prefer whole leaves since I have to abuse them more in general before they turn bitter.
But it’s actually it’s a completely serviceable tea. There is a tiny bit of bitterness, but I think that’s because I overbrewed it because I half-ignored it while cooking breakfast. I think I left it brewing over 5 minutes. It’s a white tea, and my tea came out looking red…if I hadn’t known better, I would have thought it a lighter black tea. I expect if I don’t abuse it, the hint of bitterness wouldn’t have been there and my white tea wouldn’t have been a reddish color!
Overall, I’m not terribly excited by this tea, but it weathered my overbrewing better than I expected. I’d be perfectly content to drink this if it’s given me, and I expect to use up the rest of what I have.
I’ll leave another tasting note when I brew it under better circumstances. I did brew it once prior to this, and I recall liking it just fine.