Sipdown, 239. This sample comes to me thanks to Kasumi no Chajin! Pretty sure this is the first white tea from Africa that I have ever tried.
The leaf on this is long, fuzzy white tea leaves that are whole and thus difficult to meaure out with a teaspoon. I think I used more leaf than usual for a western-style brew, but it didn’t seem to be over steeping after 2 minutes so I went the full three. It’s still a very pale yellow, and smells fruity and a little nutty, even. The flavor is light, and I probably could have steeped it even longer, but it is still quite lovely as is. Possibly my favorite non-jasmine white that I’ve ever tried! It is so sweet on its own, and I agree with apricots as the fruit that it most reminds me of. The flavors are tantalizing, and keep you sipping again and again so that they build in your mouth. A really impressive tea!