This. I like. A lot. The smell of the leaves- cocoa. The brewed leaves- sweetgrass. The cup both of those plus a nuttiness. The taste morrre dark chocolate. It has a good maltiness just when I was thinking that was something I didn’t like. And the mouthfeel is pleasant, not really buttery but not too much dryness. This like a white version of Autumn Laoshan Black. Toddler agrees, chocolate or perhaps he is just humoring me. This tea wins and I’m going to need a moment alone with it now. If it reinfuses well, I will be buying lots. I need people to share this with its that good, despite wanting to hoard it.
Update to add that I took this to work yesterday and the boss who is a big white tea drinker (though she does mostly fruit blends) said “Wow Autumn, this is really good!” and I know she wasn’t humoring me. Barista boy said there was something meaty about it. I didn’t like these two steeps as much as my first session, but the leaves at the bottom were broken and there was dust, so I imagine that and brewing in a teamaker instead of glass had something to do with it.