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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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From Imperial Tea Garden

Star of China is an excellent rare white tea that is delicate and subtle. Often served at state functions in Beijing, this white tea captivates your imagination. Each star of China is covered in soft velvety hairs and made from five individual leaf buds, then painstakingly hand tied to form this intriguing white tea. Embrace this luxurious tea with each sip and reap the health benefits white teas have to offer. Only to be consumed in good company.

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First, the little “stars” this tea is formed into are both beautiful and adorable. So much fun.

The steeped scent is very sweet in a berry sort of way with a touch of green.

When sipped hot, it has a coating berry taste along the back of the tongue and throat. Very distinct, very enjoyable. There is also a buttery mouthfeel behind the lips.

This actually reminds me some of the Sakura Sencha I recently had… the sencha buttery fullness in that tea.

This is one that loses it’s lovely “oomph” as it cools, best drunk while nice and comfortably hot.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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