Every now and then I manage to make this tea perfectly, and last night was one of those times! I’m not certain what the difference is, but I’m sticking with these steeping parameters as they produced an absolutely wonderful tea drinking experience.
The dry tea smells amazingly sweet and fruity, with more than just a hint of floral notes. 165F (73C)/1 min. The tea’s aroma simply floats out of the teapot, pulling me in. I can smell it the moment I enter the kitchen. The sweetness of the scent is reproduced beautifully in the taste. The floral taste is quite pronounced, but it’s so lovely. The white tea, surprisingly, is not completely hidden. It’s there without bitterness. Each sip is a treat.