Slightly sweet, not overpowering, but definitely tea. On the way to becoming one of my favorite teas, and possibly my favorite white tea. Good way to wrap up a day of W.B. Yeats.
An exquisite version of the White Peony variety, this is a delicate tea made from unopened leaf buds and the newest two leaves to open on the tea bush. For White Symphony, many more buds are included than is typical for classic White Peony. The liquor is very light, similar to Silver Needles. But the flavor is much more complex: faintly floral, warm and sugary like honeydew or white nectarine. Soft mouthfeel and clean, uplifting finish. If you’ve been enjoying White Peony, we invite you to savor this more refined version.
steep: 195°F / 91°C @ 3-5 min