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drank Songyang White by Verdant Tea
138 tasting notes

I just received my package today although it was "delivered"on the 29th, my apartment complex held it in the office.
I asked for a sample of this tea because I thought " why not sample both of the whites Verdant has to offer?" The jasmine Yunnan was great so I asked for this, this time.

Hmm.. I went on Verdant’s website to see what temp I should boil this at. I usually do it at 185, but the site said boiling and to use a tablespoon of tea. Instead of using my gaiwan I decided to go for the tasting cup instead.
I brewed it for about a min. It had a nice yellow color. The wet leaf had some floral notes, but I really could not smell more then that. The taste for me was even a little harder to make out. It was sweet at first then a little bitter. It had a floral note but there was something more.
After reading both of the tasting notes that were on here, I think I am going to try again with a lower temp. Maybe 175?
I will come back to this….

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

I have this coming too as a sample….

TeaBrat

It wasn’t a huge hit with me but you need to play around with it, I think

BTVSGal

Yes the sample was big enough for me to get maybe three tastings. So one down 2 more to go. I continued steeping the 1st though. I did it at 185…less bitter, but I think I just need to start fresh.

ScottTeaMan

I brew all my whites between 175-185.

BTVSGal

So I tried this again. This time I did the temp at 185 and brewed it for 20 seconds. Turned out a lot better. Crisp and clean. Tasted like creamed spinach.

Spoonvonstup

Creamed Spinach! definitely see that. That’s how I’ve been doing this tea… short and sweet to protect the baby leaves.

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Charles Thomas Draper

I have this coming too as a sample….

TeaBrat

It wasn’t a huge hit with me but you need to play around with it, I think

BTVSGal

Yes the sample was big enough for me to get maybe three tastings. So one down 2 more to go. I continued steeping the 1st though. I did it at 185…less bitter, but I think I just need to start fresh.

ScottTeaMan

I brew all my whites between 175-185.

BTVSGal

So I tried this again. This time I did the temp at 185 and brewed it for 20 seconds. Turned out a lot better. Crisp and clean. Tasted like creamed spinach.

Spoonvonstup

Creamed Spinach! definitely see that. That’s how I’ve been doing this tea… short and sweet to protect the baby leaves.

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