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That’s the end of the packet, and the end of my white tea until I buy some more. I lost concentration and brewed it for 5 mins at 80 degC rather than 4 mins at 75 degC and you can tell that it has gone a little bit too far. It’s a shame not to finish on the best cup of this tea, but it’s drinkable. Yesterday’s cup (not logged here) was much better. I like white tea, so I’ll get it again, it might be this one but I think I can find something even better
(Note: I did not get this batch from Aurora)
Sikkim is a wonderful tea with a very full and smooth flavour. I find it at it’s best a few minutes after brewing, so I advise you steep for 3-4 mins, then pour off and allow the tea to properly blend and breathe, then drink (i have it with milk, no sugar!)
Like last time I drank it, I find myself trying to work out the interesting aftertaste that it leaves. It’s certainly very pleasant, perhaps a bit woody, I still can’t put my finger on it. This tea is good enough that I had it one day and then the next day wanted to get some more. Normally I chop and change a lot so to go back to it so soon means it’s pretty tasty!
Opening the packet, the smell was not so grassy, but it almost reminded me of oolong. The leaves as well are blue-grey. I was expecting a fluorescent green colour because I have just been drinking sencha, but it has th colour of honey and the smell of the brew is sweet too. I could eat some lemon cake with this for sure. After all that, the taste was a little disappointing. Or at least, not quite what I expected. I’ll have to drink it again to decide what I thnk