82
drank Songyang White by Verdant Tea
140 tasting notes

Wow I can’t believe I still had this and that I had not logged it in. I found a stash so I’m sharing with a friend at work. Even though this is a white tea this tea seems to cross the line between green and white tea, I’m sure it will be enjoyed.

I’m having this today because I felt like its been a while since I’ve just had some white/green and this one is easy to drink, sweetness that is not overwhelming with strong vegetal notes that always remind me of parsley for some reason.

First steep is sweet and slowly turns smooth, buttery and vegetal. What I like the most is how pale it is, tricks you into thinking it will be extremely subtle, it certainly isn’t bold but the flavors don’t hide either.

The second steep was still sweet and buttery but not as the first one. This one does wear taste that resemble Edamame when steamed. It turns sweeter and refreshing one it has gone down.

I feel like sometimes white/green teas are like a ‘cleanser’ of the mind. A purity about them that just relaxes you.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Bonnie

Great comment about the mind purity. I think the flavor lingers too which is like a reminder to slow down and rest or at least relax.

JC

Its true. I love my Puerh and I can relax with it. But every once in a while having a green tea or a white tea (at least to me), is like resetting my head. And in the aspect of tea, is like the pickle ginger to my sushi, restarts the palate. lol

Bonnie

I love puerh too, but I have to take a break. I’m a big fan of strong black tea’s, roasty oolongs and autumn darjeeling for kicking me in the head. Then, those delicate greens are like a defrag!

JC

Completely agree. It feels like you can run smoothly again. I have a stash or Silver Needle and Drum Mountain White and Green teas for this. I just happened to stumble into this tea today.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Bonnie

Great comment about the mind purity. I think the flavor lingers too which is like a reminder to slow down and rest or at least relax.

JC

Its true. I love my Puerh and I can relax with it. But every once in a while having a green tea or a white tea (at least to me), is like resetting my head. And in the aspect of tea, is like the pickle ginger to my sushi, restarts the palate. lol

Bonnie

I love puerh too, but I have to take a break. I’m a big fan of strong black tea’s, roasty oolongs and autumn darjeeling for kicking me in the head. Then, those delicate greens are like a defrag!

JC

Completely agree. It feels like you can run smoothly again. I have a stash or Silver Needle and Drum Mountain White and Green teas for this. I just happened to stumble into this tea today.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Discovered tea a few years ago and I’ve been exploring ever since. I’m looking forward to keep learning and enjoy tea as I do. Keep learning, those who “know” stop learning and become irrelevant to the world.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

Location

DC

Website

http://thetinmycup.blogspot.com/

Following These People