Making myself take time out from my revision schedule to spend quality time with my beloved, I decided it would also be a good opportunity to sample this tea, which a good friend sent me. The leaves are thick, fuzzy and curly, ranging from almost white, through green to a brownish olive green colour. The dry leaf has a sweet earthy aroma with caramel overtones. It already does not feel like a normal white tea.

I brewed the tea in a gaiwan because my teapot had not been washed from my Lapsang binge this afternoon and I am rather glad I did. The experience was much enhanced by this. The steeped liquor is amber in colour with a strong floral aroma and a definite citrus edge to it. It tastes silky sweet and floral, with a hint of caramel and that citrus edge comes through to cut the other flavours and produce a very different experience for a white tea. The aftertaste is phenomenal. It is sweet and citrussy but goes on forever. The sweetness leaves after a while but the taste of fresh, sweet tangerines remains even almost an hour after finishing the cup. Better yet, this is a whole body tea infused with a sense of well-being and relaxation. As I drank the tea I could feel this week’s crap melting away. I really needed something like this and am so glad I picked the right tea.

This is a truly superb tea that deserves a quiet contemplative moment if you are to enjoy it to the full. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time because the tea will grab you and massage you into submission. This is no shrinking violet. It is a firm yet compassionate nanny that will take proper care of you. It is not cloying like some white teas can be and it has so much more depth than many teas. It rewards care and the attention you pay to it. I so need more of this.

Flavors: Caramel, Orange Zest

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML
TheTeaFairy

Oh my, this tea sounds exquisite…
P.S. «a firm yet compassionate nanny that will take proper care of you», lol, Roughage, make sure that sentence is never taken out of context ;-)

Roughage

I guess the nanny comment needs context or it could be misinterpreted rather interestingly, but we’re all adults here, aren’t we? :D

MzPriss

Dang, now I want this too.

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TheTeaFairy

Oh my, this tea sounds exquisite…
P.S. «a firm yet compassionate nanny that will take proper care of you», lol, Roughage, make sure that sentence is never taken out of context ;-)

Roughage

I guess the nanny comment needs context or it could be misinterpreted rather interestingly, but we’re all adults here, aren’t we? :D

MzPriss

Dang, now I want this too.

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I am a historical consultant, Vikingologist and tea enthusiast! To be honest, I have always liked decent tea, but in 2011 I started working at learning what good tea really is. I continue to expand my horizons and discover new teas with the aid of my chums on Steepster, much to the chagrin of my wife, who despairs of my enthusiasm.

My favourite teas are Darjeelings, sheng puerhs and Anji Bai Cha. I return to these every time, after whatever flirtation with other teas I have been involved with.

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