This unusual white tea from Yunnan, not Fujian, Province is made on Jingmai Mountain. A simple process of air-drying, after hand-harvesting, allows for slight oxidization.
Note the dark olive leaves interspersed with abundant silky silver buds; they yield a yellow-gold liquor in the cup and a rich mouthfeel. Once infused, a floral fragrance leads to a deep, fruity flavor—think grilled plums—that lasts through several steeps. A sweet hay-like aroma, characteristic of Yunnan teas, lingers throughout.
Region: Yunnan Province
Tasting Notes: hay, plum, velvety
Year of Production: Spring 2019
A lovely lightly sweet tea with just a hint of green tea like vegetal character. A favorite.