A very down-to-earth looking and tasting tea. This tea tastes like it came from a more tropical estate with a surprising beefiness and heavy mouthfeel not found in many white teas. It also tastes like it wants to be processed into a red tea. Thankfully, we are treated to the unique visual in the dry leaf.
When brewing this tea one has a lot of control over the strength and flavor profile. Obviously, it gets stronger the longer it steeps but I’ve found that shorter steep times provide subtle nuances that are overpowered by the distinct, yet still pleasant, taste of prototypical “tea” in stronger brews. There is, however, a hidden richness in even light brews. One can almost taste the humidity of the air and richness of the soil in which it was grown. Not delicate but nuanced. Very versatile and interesting.
Also, I almost NEVER add anything to my tea but, for some reason, this one seems to beckon for a little honey. It’s great for people who are brandy new to the loose leaf business because it’s very pretty to look at and won’t taste outlandish to them. It is complex enough to pique interest and can be brewed to taste.