Regular White

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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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This white tea produces an amber brew, and has a jammy / malty taste closer to medium black tea than green tea. This tea proved very popular with our test group of tea drinkers, even converting some from long time favorites like English Breakfast and Earl Grey. With a great taste and 3 times more antioxidants compared to black or green tea, this tea is really worth a try!

This tea is made from Pai Mu Tan white tea, which is the highest grade of white tea available before one enters the stratosphere in pricing for white teas such as Peony White Needle Tea. Pai Mu Tan leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or chaicha bushes. The leaves are not steamed or pan-fired (the process used in green teas). The leaves are naturally withered and dried in the sun. Thirdly only special ‘two leaves and a bud’ are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down.

This tea is processed to a smaller leaf size to improve infusion

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10 tasting notes

Just like the store’s description says, the taste of this tea is closer to a black than a white…. My first steeping was for 1 minute – it was a pretty dark amber and pretty bitter… I dumped it out right away.

The second steeping I put it in for less than 30 seconds and it actually wasn’t terrible. Still, steeping it for such a short time meant that it was pretty mild and not really complex.

Overall I don’t really like this tea… It’s not really complex or what I’m looking for in a white tea. Also, the pieces are so small that it’s almost a powder – this makes steeping a bit more difficult, and almost impossible if you don’t have an infusor basket.

150 °F / 65 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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12 tasting notes

White tea antioxidants with black tea flavor? Sign me up. This tea is genius. It is so close to classic British black tea, and is strong enough to stand up to milk and sugar. I drink this when I don’t want too much caffeine but want the comforting taste of a nice cuppa.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp

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