Interesting for sure, smells like Assam, looks like silver needle but less silver and slightly larger. Its certainly larger than the Kenyan tips and Darjeeling white. The color of the liquor of this first 3 min steep (what can I say, I’ve become cautious with these sample sizes) is quite striking, it’s a peachy champagne.
The tea has nice light notes but with all the depth of an Assam, minus the big bite. I definitely prefer this to black Assam but it’s a really hard to top the Tinderet Silver Tips surprising cocoa sweetness, I do think it’s more interesting than the Darjeeling Arya Pearl though.
Two more steeps adding on a min each, color is more golden, flavor stronger on the second and lighter on the third. It’s a good Assam and a good white, but I dont really care for Assams unless they are the base for spices, so I shan’t be ordering it again. Tomorrow, a white Ceylon.
Update for sipdown. There is a something roasty but still vegetal and still light about the first two steeps. I’d recommend this as a white for those that like roasty blacks and oolongs. Third and sixth steeps are quite sweet while the fourth and fifth had something dry and winey going on. I steeped these at 3-4 mins each the second time around. To be fair I did add the white Kenyan as I had less than a teaspoon of it left, but I definitely was tasting mostly Assam.