The new growth of a tea plant is known for having the best flavor and fragrance, so this style of white tea—comprised completely of individual leaf buds—is justifiably prestigious. It’s handpicked in early spring, when the pale silver buds are still covered in fine downy hair, and originated in Fujian Province. This version is made in the coastal area of Fuding from the traditional bai hao cultivar. It has a wonderful aroma, reminiscent of an almond croissant, balanced by a classic herbacious note. Lingering flavors of baked goods, lemon, and bean sprout are punctuated by a sweet cinnamon spiciness that is enhanced on the second infusion.
With its velvety texture, this is a cup to enjoy at any time of the day. To maintain white tea's natural sweetness, steep with water below boiling.
Region: Fujian Province
Tasting Notes: almond, cinnamon, herbacious
Harvest Season: Spring 2019
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It took a couple of steeps to learn the way not to make tea that tastes like water. Once I got the right mix of timing and temperature, I now enjoy the most delicate, floral, wonderful white tea. Thank you!
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