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Cresting Cranes of Legend

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “I wasn't going to get this, but then my mother picked it up and loved it. I wasn't sure about picking up a pre-packaged *white* tea, especially from a grocery store. Aren't white teas supposed to...” Read full tasting note
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    wosret 108 tasting notes
  • “This was the first white tea that I tried in the loose form and the tea that made me understand that I have to switch from bags to loose tea. I've tried many different brands of bagged white tea...” Read full tasting note
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    Kamyria 125 tasting notes
  • “I wasn't expecting this tea to actually have full rolled leaves. I also wasn't expecting this tea to look as good as it does, with nice deep green colors and surprisingly lovely silver needles. The...” Read full tasting note
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    thepha 249 tasting notes

From Nourish Tea

white bai mu dan is a classic Chinese white tea grown in the Chinese province of Fujian (where the best white tea in the world is grown) high up in the misty mountains. You can’t get closer to the whole fresh leaf than with white tea. Open the tin and you’ll witness for yourself how lovely and large a whole white tea leaf can be – “cresting cranes of legend” is honestly beautiful just to look at, especially as it steeps. With the highest in anti-oxidants and the lowest in caffeine of all teas, this velvety-smooth tea will win you over the minute it hits your lips.

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108 tasting notes

I wasn’t going to get this, but then my mother picked it up and loved it. I wasn’t sure about picking up a pre-packaged white tea, especially from a grocery store. Aren’t white teas supposed to be far too delicate for the grocery store treatment? Well, colour me surprised once again by this company! This tea tastes a whole heck of a lot like the white needle tea I bought a few years ago from one of the fancy tea shops downtown, and many (many!) of the leaves have the white needle appearance, delicate fuzzy covering and all. Deeeelicious.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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This was the first white tea that I tried in the loose form and the tea that made me understand that I have to switch from bags to loose tea. I’ve tried many different brands of bagged white tea before that and every single one was turning into dark brown liquid in under 60 seconds of steeping time. This one was first to brew into a golden color.

Overall taste wise it’s a very pleasant tea. I enjoyed it quite a bit until I stuck my head into the premium department and realized what else is out there. It’s sitting a little lower on the quality scale for me because the leaves in my tin came quite broken up and I even got a stem or two.

ashmanra

I have had some white teas with stems, and I think it has more to do with production style than quality, for instance, Chinese oolongs almost never ever have stems, Taiwanese, which are some of the finest in the world, almost always have stems, that’s just how they do it. White tea is fascinating, isn’t it? I have one tin that is so soft and fluffy and the eaves are long and thin. I have another tin that looks like someone chopped up what they raked out of my front yard. Both are great teas! Shou Mei (Soo Mee) is one that can have large broken pieces and still be great white tea.

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I wasn’t expecting this tea to actually have full rolled leaves. I also wasn’t expecting this tea to look as good as it does, with nice deep green colors and surprisingly lovely silver needles. The scent leaves a lot to be desired, a light woody scent, but it is quite lovely to look at.

Steeping gives a nice golden color, with a light and planty aroma. Very promising.

The flavor, although very surprising as well, is also a little disappointing. There are light hints of earthy and woody flavors, and a bit of astringency, but it is not strong enough, and because of the light flavor, can drop out once the pale taste takes over.

This could be due to a mass production process, but if the tea were fresher, the scent would be stronger and the flavor more full bodied. A very promising tea that just couldn’t go further.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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