This was my first loose-leaf white tea, and it won’t be the last. There is a sort of juicy almost “mouth-watering” effect that the flavor has. I have not experienced this with any other types of tea, and as this is my first white tea I am unsure if this “juicy” property is found in other white teas or if it is unique to this tea in particular.

The crisp notes of hay are definitely in the spotlight, shadowed by a quiet sweetness and a very subtle honey/melon-like tone. I usually add a bit of sugar to my teas, but this one works just fine if not better without it. This tea is everything I imagined white teas would be; delicate, crisp, and clean. I look forward to seeing how this tea will stand up to other whites as my cupboard grows!

Brewing notes:
The tea leaves are pretty long so I tend to want to weigh my leaves rather than measure them. I’m not sure if measuring these leaves is as inconsistent as I am imagining it, but I just can’t imagine the leaves are going to fall into the tablespoon the same way every time you measure. I used 4g in 8oz of 190F water for 3/5/8mins.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Currently looking for these teas:
A replacement for Butiki’s Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black

Notes & flavors I like: vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, cream, butter, brown sugar, smokey, roasty, earthy, wood. Banana, melon, most fruits in general, sweet, rose, jasmine, florals.

If you are interested in a particular tea in my Cupboard, we can perhaps set up a SWAP… please post in my Swap thread and tell me what you are interested in!

Rating scale:
100-90: Incredibly delicious, a staple which I will look to always keep stocked
89-80: Great, will definitely look to purchase again.
79-70: Good or decent. Would drink again, and might purchase again.
69-60: Not good or bad. I won’t drink it again, and will throw away any remaining.
59-00: Completely awful or terrible. Undrinkable.


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