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I’m drinking the 2012 version of it this morning, but I do have a slight stomachache, so I’m going to hold off on rating this for a while. I was in the mood for something gentle.

1st steep: The wet leaves after steeping smell floral and almost buttery to me. The lea liquor is slightly vegetal but also has a fruity note of apricots and a bit of almond, perhaps. This was at 3 minutes or so at 205F. Overall very pleasant, but I can’t say I’ve met too many white teas I am not fond of (unless flavored/scented), they are a reliable favorite for me.

2nd steep: slightly less time and lower water temp. I still feel like this is nutty with a vegetal flavor. Definitely less sweet than some other white teas like bai mu dan, but still quite enjoyable.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’m just finishing up my Fuding White Treasure from Upton’s that is very enjoyable. This one sounds good too. I like the way Norbu describes this tea and the withering process.

TeaBrat

It’s amazing to think of how much care and effort goes into a simple cup of tea!

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ScottTeaMan

I’m just finishing up my Fuding White Treasure from Upton’s that is very enjoyable. This one sounds good too. I like the way Norbu describes this tea and the withering process.

TeaBrat

It’s amazing to think of how much care and effort goes into a simple cup of tea!

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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