TC93: Adam's Peak Ceylon White

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White Tea
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White Tea Leaves
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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 6 g 250 oz / 7393 ml

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From Upton Tea Imports

A very special offering, comprised of hand processed and sun-dried white Pekoe tips. The flavor is delicate with lovely nuances of fruit and hints of melon. We are pleased to offer this exquisite and rare selection.

Region: Ceylon – Dimbula

$29.80/50g

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This is a jem I got from the Travelling Teabox when it stopped at my house back in the summer. This particular tea looks very similar to a Chinese Silver Needle with lovely, fuzzy, unbroken buds. They turn a beautiful silver colour when the water is poured over them too.

The flavour is quite unlike a silver needle white tea – this is sweet and fruity and very nectar-like. Beneath it there notes similar to to what I’ve tasted in some of the better-quality Ceylon black teas, although lighter and smoother in this case.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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If I was asked to describe this tea in one word – I would say “mind-blowing”. It feels like a mix of different teas and cultures in a cup.

To start with, the leaf looks like bald Silver Needle, it has some hairs on it but they are extremely short and close to the surface, not fluffy at all. The aroma is incredible. When smelling the tea out of the bag it is hard to believe that it was not artificially scented. I mean the scent is natural and very berry-like but too strong to belong to unscented tea, if it makes any sense, because nothing about this tea make sense to me. The flavor is indescribable – there is everything in there one can wish for – fruits, flowers, honey and all of that is blended with easily identifiable black tea taste. To top this off – the brew has the familiar color of Silver Needle and provides four tasty infusions.

Seems like a dream? There is also a catch – the price matches the quality and is quite high… but the experience is totally worth it. It is tea created for indulgent moments, not everyday consumption.

P.S. Upton is almost sold out of this, only 3 bags were left after I snatched one today. I can only hope it will be restocked in the future.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sigh I’m a week behind in posting, but I keep my notes on my phone: Okay lets get back to these samples shall we?  Finally the white Ceylon!  The leaves (buds) are slender, short and silvery with darker tips.  Leaves smell like tea, black tea, like a golden needle or golden monkey with a strong, wait what? artichoke? after note?  Yeah, artichoke shrug.  None of that is in the brewed leaves that come out all shimmering silver,  it’s all steamy and spa like (I do hope I’m not smelling chlorine in my water because I’ve gotten this pool scent on my whites before).  

Regardless, I rinsed and did a quick steep and the liquor is very very clear but tasty!  It’s sweet for sure but not in that vague light white tea way.  It reminds me of the Kenyan white, maybe not as chocolatey but there is definitely some cocoa and honey and while I’ve never had agave it comes to mind as there is something kind of nectary about this without being fruity, no there’s dry cocoa again, figs maybe and currents?  This is also quite similar to Golden Jade only you know white.  Hmm I was skeptical about this being special but it is certainly very good and very sweet.  Oh gosh I need to stop comparing and searching for something distinct about this and just enjoy, it’s delicious!

Second infusion is pretty meh and scratchy, not sweet, not vegetal, maybe a bit like the white Assam.

Third and fourth infusions bring forth that odd artichoke note I was smelling.  It has a sour winey muscatel note, this feels very Darjeeling in all the good ways (it’s not dry or astringent).  There are also some piney rosemary notes at the end. I did try this for seven infusions but didn’t take notes, sixth was bland as the leaves needed awakening, seventh was tasty.

Will probably try this with a longer second steep next time, but I love the first short steep to much to extend that to recommended western brewing times.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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A word to the new tea drinker: if you are going to invest in a tea like this, invest in a thermometer so you can get the steeping temperature correct! It’s too expensive to guesstimate; I speak from experience on this point. Guesstimated the first two pots I brewed, then bought a thermometer and followed the steeping directions. VOILA! A very tasty, refreshing tea. It’s light and has a melon-y, berry-ish cup. Takes very little sugar. Treat yourself!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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not too good of a tea. i have had better. sorta tastes like black tea too

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 6 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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