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It’s been three years since I last revisited this white tea, but last week, I’ve been having it in spades. At first, it was to fill a notch in my “White Tea Week” series of blogs, but then it became my go-to evening picker-upper. Arguably the most expensive white tea out there, it has an extremely wonderful flavor of fruit, spice and wine that holds up to almost-boiling water. (In fact, that’s what the Sri Lankan estate recommended.)

I’m glad I had a second crack at this.

Full write-up: http://steepstories.com/2014/01/16/born-virgin-white-tea-revisited/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
CharlotteZero

Sounds wonderful. It looks like Mariage Frère’s Thé Blanc Sacré is the same as this tea? Maybe I will pick some up when it becomes available again…

Geoffrey Norman

Just looked that up. Whadd’ya know! It IS the same tea! Although, according to the Mariage bio, it’s from a “secret” estate. I would hardly call it a secret.

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CharlotteZero

Sounds wonderful. It looks like Mariage Frère’s Thé Blanc Sacré is the same as this tea? Maybe I will pick some up when it becomes available again…

Geoffrey Norman

Just looked that up. Whadd’ya know! It IS the same tea! Although, according to the Mariage bio, it’s from a “secret” estate. I would hardly call it a secret.

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