Shangri-La White Silvertips Spring 2009

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165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “There aren't nearly as many varities of white tea as there are of, say, green and oolong, so any time a new variety of white tea from a new region pops up, I'm ready to try it out. Tea Trekker's...” Read full tasting note
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  • Ilam District, Nepal
  • Air-dried, moderately oxidized
  • Open spiral budset style
  • Sweet, smooth, deep flavor
  • Pure, clean aroma
  • Clear, pale-amber liquor

For the last two years the Mainalis brothers have been producing a new kind of orthodox white tea. While different from Chinese white teas, this is a spring plucked tea using just one leaf and one bud. This orthodox manufacture white tea is packed with flavor and is reminiscent of a light-bodied black tea. The delicious flavor of Shangri La White Silvertips is a tea connoisseur’s dream.

Steep 2-3 infusions at 2 minutes each.
Water temperature should be 160° – 170° F

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There aren’t nearly as many varities of white tea as there are of, say, green and oolong, so any time a new variety of white tea from a new region pops up, I’m ready to try it out. Tea Trekker’s Shangri-La White Silvertips from Nepal caught my eye after noting it’s description: “reminiscent of a light-bodied black tea.” Sold!

This tea is, in every way, a middle ground between the two most well-known Chinese whites, Silver Needle and Bai Mu Dan. Silver Needle is bud-only, Bai Mu Dan is two leaves and one bud, Shangri-La White Silvertips is one leaf and one bud. The color of the liquor falls in between, as does the intensity of the flavor.

The tea has light fruity notes, but also a hint of depth one might find in a light black tea (as the description aptly mentions). It’s a well-rounded tea that I dare say I enjoy more than Bai Mu Dan. A solid cup from a region not known for their white teas.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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