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South India White Oothu

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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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  • “Wow. It took me a while to fuly appreciate it the way it deserves, but now barely a day goes by without my evening cup of White Oothu. It is rather aromatic and flavourful for a white tea and has...” Read full tasting note
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Forty miles from the southern tip of the subcontinent and isolated within a pristine tropical rainforest, Oothu was the first tea garden in India to adopt biodynamic tea cultivation. This white tea offering is partially oxidized, showing splendid colors of green, russet and pale brown. In the cup, a delightful and pungent earthiness awaits with nutty undertones. A smooth affair, with an intensity rarely seen in a white tea.

Preparation: Two heaping teaspoons per 8oz cup of filtered water, boiled and cooled for approximately 10 minutes to 70°C/158°F. Allow to brew 2 minutes.

Organic cultivation certified by Ceres GmbH for conformity with USDA standards

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Wow. It took me a while to fuly appreciate it the way it deserves, but now barely a day goes by without my evening cup of White Oothu.
It is rather aromatic and flavourful for a white tea and has a distinctly fruity aroma to it. In fact the fruityness was so overpowering to me at first, that I shunned the White Oothu for my Bai Mu Dan for a while.

After several tasting though I have to conclude that this white specimen has a deliciously round body that will not disappoint the lover of white teas, even after multiple steepings. And you get a lot out of this beauty – I brew it in a gaiwan and can easily steep 5gr of White Oothu 10 to 15 times before having to add more leaves.

The fruity notes linger for a long time and give way in later steepings to a very gentle body with slight hints of sweetness, melons and very mild grassiness. Very well rounded.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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