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I had to go in today to replace a gaiwan I just broke… how sad. I hope I can make the new one last a bit longer, I had accidentally dropped my lid on the floor and it broke.

Anyway far be it from me to resist trying something new. I wanted to try a white tea that I had never heard of before. I was told you could steep this in 190 F hot water for a minute or two but it wasn’t that sensitive to oversteeping. This new craft tea is supposed to be a hybrid of sorts between white and green. I also used a pretty high leaf to water ratio. I might try it again with a little less leaf.

This tea is a golden color when it’s brewed up. It doesn’t seem really flowery like a lot of other white teas. It reminds me a bit of an oolong – probably due to the higher oxidation here. It’s a little sweet like honey and has a nice soft finish that’s a bit apricot-y. This I can see being a really nice every day tea, especially for the afternoons since it’s gentle and kinda low in caffeine. I am saving some of the leaves for when I wake up from my afternoon nap.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

Amy, Read my last 3 tea reviews- Hand Rolled Sencha, Puttabong SFTGFOP1 CL/Queen, and Feng Huang Dan Cong. Those are 3 I’m sending you-I wanted to review them first. I may look for a good white tea too, since they’re growing on you. :))

TeaBrat

okey dokey :)

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ScottTeaMan

Amy, Read my last 3 tea reviews- Hand Rolled Sencha, Puttabong SFTGFOP1 CL/Queen, and Feng Huang Dan Cong. Those are 3 I’m sending you-I wanted to review them first. I may look for a good white tea too, since they’re growing on you. :))

TeaBrat

okey dokey :)

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