Yunnan Silver Needle

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White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Cedar, Dill, Floral, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Melon, Sweet
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Delicate white tea with floral and fruity notes.

Spring Harvest White Tea Buds

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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Thank you Whispering Pines for the sample!

So this one was interesting. Like many teas I’ve been drinking lately, I’ve done inapproximate steep times. I more or less did this one western with a quick early sip. First brew was light and fruity, but subdued. Honeydew and peony florals come out. The majority of the tea actually borders on herbaceous for my palette. There’s a coolness that reminds me of Dill or Marjoram. Ashmanra and Ashman got cedar, and I can see it. The second brew I left for about 4-5 minutes. It was a touch over steeped, but more melony than herby. Last brew I backed off on time to 3 minutes, and it’s cooling and refreshing white tea that’s easy going, soft and light.

Flavors: Cedar, Dill, Floral, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Melon, Sweet

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This sample is a surprise gift that came in the mail from White Antlers last week!

I was really surprised that I had to add this one to the site as I could have sworn I had seen it reviewed before.

The sample package says this is spring harvest white tea buds. The buds were fat and absolutely covered in downy white trichomes. The cha he looks like it is holding miniature fat and fuzzy pea pods!

Ashman joined me for this gong fu session and I asked him to describe the smell of the leaves after they had warmed in a preheated gaiwan. He said cedar. Actually he said, “What is hamster bedding?” And I said “cedar” and he said “that’s it.” Ha ha!

The steeped tea is quite different from the aroma of the buds. The description on the package says floral and fruity but I definitely felt it the other way around. My first impression was intense fruitiness, and the floral came after and was more subtle. Ashman said he liked the aroma of the wet leaves and steeped tea much better than the dry warmed leaves.

The first two steeps were very much alike, but the third must have oversteeped or something because you could smell the astringency before you sipped. It did have a lot of briskness but it forgave my negligence by rewarding us with a nice rising sweetness after the swallow.

White tea is Ashman’s favorite, so many thanks to White Antlers for the sample!

derk

White Antlers has been on my mind a lot lately. I hope she is well!

ashmanra

derk: She had breakthrough Delta variant of Covid but is back home now! Doing better but still recovering.

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