I had been thinking about this tea since passing it over during a trip to Ito En’s New York store back in April. When I was there again last week, I made it a point to pick some up. After all, how could you go wrong with a blend of Chinese Silver Needle white tea and Japanese Uji Gyokuro green?
Sadly, the first infusion definitely did not live up to my expectations. The gentleness of the white was overwhelmed by the green, leading me to think the ratio of the blend isn’t optimal. The second and third infusions, though, were better and seemed more even.
The jury’s still out, overall, though.