This is a good “everyday,” non-fussy white tea. It produces a medium yellow liquor with woodsy, nutty, yet slightly floral, notes. Very smooth and easy to drink. Something about it reminds me of hay or straw, although that’s not to say it tastes like straw. It doesn’t have the delicate sweetness of some higher grades of white tea, but sometimes, that’s not what you’re after. This one is easy to brew, forgiving of oversteeping, and tastes great iced as well, or mixed with other teas.
China Pai Mu Tan (Organic)
WTC Winner – Best Pai Mu Tan under $20
Hand-processed according to ancient methods. The flavor lies between that of Green tea and of semi oxidized. The large leaves are only lightly oxidized and not rolled, and have whitish silvery buds; flavor is fragrant, floral, smooth and aromatic; color in the cup a bright golden yellow; high quality.