I’m drinking the 2012 version of it this morning, but I do have a slight stomachache, so I’m going to hold off on rating this for a while. I was in the mood for something gentle.
1st steep: The wet leaves after steeping smell floral and almost buttery to me. The lea liquor is slightly vegetal but also has a fruity note of apricots and a bit of almond, perhaps. This was at 3 minutes or so at 205F. Overall very pleasant, but I can’t say I’ve met too many white teas I am not fond of (unless flavored/scented), they are a reliable favorite for me.
2nd steep: slightly less time and lower water temp. I still feel like this is nutty with a vegetal flavor. Definitely less sweet than some other white teas like bai mu dan, but still quite enjoyable.