drank 2016 Head by white2tea
526 tasting notes

The White2Tea 2016:

I purchased samples of all the 2016 new line up this year, and I started at the bottom (cheapest) and worked my way up. I did this to taste the profile improvements and variances. I brewed in the same pot with same leaf water ratio. Also, this helps to hone in my palette to identify what’s a good deal and what’s not. At the conclusion of my tasting I will be placing my cake order.

hahaha. Love the name. I gave my packet a shake and opened her up. Immediately, I am hit with a sweet and spicy tone. I take in some odd cooling sensations with basil and other herbaceous tones. I warmed up my pot and placed some in. The scent opens up into some wet wood, wildflowers and honey. the aroma is heavy and sweet. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. Side note; once brewed the leaves are incredibly fragrant! A hot grassy note with some bitter and pungent aromas fill the tea room. The brew begins with some vegetable tastes such as: bok choy, asparagus, and Sichuan peppers. The taste is thick and oily with some sweetness towards the back. The forefront grows with honey tones that warm the body. I take in some astringency in later steeping along with a nice kuwei finish. The puckering and drying of my tongue begins around the third steeping. The brew grows to become more and more bitter with a lot of astringency. I can feel a wonderful qi fill my body and make me feel top heavy. The sensation is powerfully and heady (hehe). The last steeping brings about soft sweet tones with an underlying dryness. The qi grows and sends chills up and down my spine and pushes pressure outwards from my body. I liked this tea, but I feel it needs a some more time to dry out and calm down.


Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Bok Choy, Flowers, Green, Herbaceous, Herbs, Honey, Pepper, Vegetal

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

Mouth watering review! I’ll have to add this to my next order. :)

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Mouth watering review! I’ll have to add this to my next order. :)

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