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I’m starting my morning by backlogging my Canton Tea Club tea’s on my lazy Sunday morning.

About this tea: Forest White is grown by well known husband and wife tea growers Eva lee and Chiu Leong in the forest around the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. From each plant the top bud and first two leaves are picked, withered on a traditional bamboo mat and solar dried.

will be using my gaiwan with the following steeping instructions: Wash the 5g of tea before the first infusion for 3 seconds and discard the liquid. Start with a 15 second infusion and add 5-10 seconds on for each subsequent steep.

The leaves before their rinse are dry and crisp in a multitude of brown, green and silver colours that smell slightly woody.

After the rinse the leaves smell sweetly green and floral.

Steep 1 – 15 seconds
The liquid is pale honey coloured with a sweet woody fragrance. The first few sips are crisp and fresh with sweet floral tones. It’s light and delicate with an edge of earthiness.

Steep 2 – 25 seconds
Still nice and smooth with a sweet pea finish. Also becoming slightly perfumey.

Steep 3 – 35 seconds
The liquid has darkened in colour slightly to a toasty gold. Slightly woodsy with fermented fruit tones still with crisp freshness.

Steep 4 – 45 seconds
Picking up on the fruit tones but losing some of the sweetness and become woodier and stronger.

Steep 5 – 55 seconds
Now it’s almost vegetal and edging back to sweet pea toned sweetness.

Steep 6 – 65 seconds
Now the liquid is pale yellow/gold. I can’t detect much other than pure sweet pea tones with a smooth floral finish. Jasmine like but sweeter in taste.

Overall this is a very nice white tea and excellent quality. It was tasty, fresh, and fulfilled everything that it promises. I have tried a few different tea’s from Eva lee and Chiu Leong and each time I have been impressed, I would recommend this tea and any other tea from them. Thank you Canton Tea.

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175 °F / 79 °C
Nicole

Nice pictures and very complete review! :)

TheTeaFairy

Really nice, like your new name :-)

Ysaurella

the dry leaves are so beautiful ! I’m craving to taste this one in the future

KittyLovesTea

Thank you Nicole and *TheTeaFairy for your kind words. :)
Ysaurella The leaves were beautiful and so fresh, I wish Canton sent me more than one serving :(

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Nicole

Nice pictures and very complete review! :)

TheTeaFairy

Really nice, like your new name :-)

Ysaurella

the dry leaves are so beautiful ! I’m craving to taste this one in the future

KittyLovesTea

Thank you Nicole and *TheTeaFairy for your kind words. :)
Ysaurella The leaves were beautiful and so fresh, I wish Canton sent me more than one serving :(

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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