The first time I tried it ( after having tried the legendary Chinese white teas like Silver Needle), it didn’t somehow live up to my first impression ! Then, I tried steeping it for 2 1/2 minutes instead of the usual 3 for most white teas and it made a difference ! I could find the subtle and sweet aroma that I am now accustomed to in most of my favourite white teas and I am glad that one of them is Korakundah – the first white tea I have ever had ( just a month ago !)
This was the very first White tea that I ever had consciously ( knowing that it was white tea). I promptly went and procured some white teas for home ( authentic chinese like silver needle, etc.) Now, in contrast, I find the Korakundah ( from Nilgiri, India), not as subtle as the chinese ones – but still pleasant and enjoyable !