When I got this in the mail, I was beyond excited to try it. White teas are my tea of choice. They started me down the steepy spiral of loose leafdom. Ceylon whites were still unknown territory to me. In appearance these looked like Silver Needle but more variant in size. I was reminded of Bengali white tea on sight alone. The aroma had a fruit-hint to it and a buttery/honey-ish lean. This brewed quite clear with a similar wet aroma as the dry. The taste differed greatly between the three infusions I made; sometimes leafy, creamy, honey-combed, nut-sweet, leafy, and vegetal. I was more or less impressed with the results.
This ‘Super Premium’ white tea is especially rare and only 30 kilos are made on a weekly basis because only the best fresh shoots are selected and then withered and sun dried. The heady aroma is unlike that of any other tea and is somewhat piney. The subtle taste may only be appreciated with an experienced palate. It has light liquoring with peach-like overtones. Near Adams Peak, are grown some of the finest teas on Earth. Adams Peak is one the most sacred mountains in the world. Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims hold it as sacred and Muslims are convinced it is where Adam wept after the loss of Eden (whereby the mountain got its name).